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  • On Apr 4, 2013
    Jeanette Asked

    Hi Moms ! Thanks for all your onto food. :) We will be on the Deluxe DDP - do we tip in table service restaurants ? Will we have an ongoing paper trail to let us know how many credits are left ? Are there exclusions ? Thanks !


    It has been our pleasure to answer your questions and we're glad you turned to us for our tips and advice. We enjoy helping others by spreading the pixie-dust so that everyone can make the most of their magical vacations.

    In regards to tipping, it is customary to tip at table service restaurants just as you would at home. However, gratuity is not included in the Disney Dining Plans. You will need to have another form of payment, if you have not provided a credit card for additional charges to your room. Keep in mind that an automatic 18% gratuity will be automatically added to your bill for parties of 6 or more as well as items that are not included in your dining plan such as alcoholic beverages.

    You will be provided with a receipt after each meal that will have a running tally of your available credits. This tally will also appear on receipts from quick service restaurants, too! It is a great way to keep track.

    As stated in the official online brochure for the Deluxe Dining Plan, the exclusions are as follows: 
    • alcoholic beverages
    • items that are more than a single serving (ie, box of doughnuts or jar of peanut butter)
    • items (such as popcorn or beverages) that are served in a souvenir container
    • items sold from recreational rental counters
    • items that are considered merchandise (ie, glow cubes, bottle toppers, bottle straps)
    • special dining events with special menus that are offered at certain table service locations
    Bon Appétit,
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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