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  • On Feb 2, 2020
    Brianna from UT Asked

    When is gratuity automatically included in the total cost for dining? If I have a reservation for 7 but one is a baby and we are paying separately (4/3) how would that work?

    Bonjour, Brianna! 

    It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now, we invite you to relax. Let us pull up a chair as the Disneyland Resort proudly presents your dinner! 

    Dining is our favorite activity at the Disneyland Resort. As a family of six, we have found the various table-service restaurants very accommodating for larger parties. Gratuity is usually included with Character Dining experiences and at other restaurants at the Disneyland Resort when seating parties of eight or more. We have found that automatic gratuity is usually applied even when a larger party is made up of smaller parties paying separately. 

    Here are some of my top picks for dining reservations at the Disneyland Resort:
    Character Dining: The food at Goofy's Kitchen is my favorite. And I love that it is available for dinner as well.
    Fine Dining: The SH55 Dry Rub Bone-in Rib-Eye at Steakhouse 55 is my favorite steak anywhere.
    Unique/Themed Dining: Blue Bayou Restaurant has delicious Cajun-inspired cuisine. It is also the only Disneyland Resort restaurant inside a theme park attraction.
    Lounge: Lamplight Lounge at Pixar Pier has the most amazing theming. I highly recommend their brunch. My favorite drinks are the Goofball Island and Mint to Be.
    Downtown Disney District: The 1/2 meter “Family” pizzas at Naples Ristorante e Bar are a great value for feeding a large party.
    Honorable mention: You will not regret trying the Fried Pickles with Dipping Sauce at Carnation Cafe. My favorite entree is the Homemade Meatloaf.

    Bon appétit, Brianna!

    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! With over 30 years of experience visiting the Disneyland Resort, I’m excited to help you discover the magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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