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  • 2 adults, 2 kids (5,2), 4 nights at DCR + DDP + 4 day park hop. My ?: How much cash should I bring for tips? The driver who shuttles to/from the airport? Various wait staff? Housekeeping? Our fairy godmother in training at BBB? How to decide who gets what?
  • - Asked by Rebecca from Texas on 2/3/2011
  • Hi Rebecca!

    Tipping can be a tough thing to estimate...because we all have different tendencies.  I'll try my best to give you an estimate, but keep in mind, it's just estimate.

    Plan on a tip of $10-$20 for each Table Service meal (so anywhere from $40-$80 for your four meals)

    Shuttle Driver:
    We usually tip $2 a bag

    We generally do $1 per hotel guest per night, so in your case, $4 a night.

    Fairy Godmother-in-Training:
    They are not permitted to accept tips

    So...I'll ballpark about $150-$175 to be safe.  I'd also made that estimate with other 'cash only' situations in mind.  Be sure to keep some of that cash to buy from the balloon vendors, and the nighttime vendors that come out before the Main Street Electrical Parade and Fantasmic, etc.  It's always nice to have some cash on hand. 

    Remember, any leftover cash can go to your 'Future Walt Disney World Vacation Fund'

    Hope this helps and have a MAGICAL vacation!
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