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Old 08-05-2008, 10:40 AM   #1
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Valet parking and tipping

Never having done valet parking I am unsure whether I am to tip on arrival or just when I get the car back?

What sort of amount should I be tipping?

Can I use valet when I am not staying at DVC? (We are there for three weeks, the first two in a villa and the last one at SSR).
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #2
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we tipped at GF both dropping off the car and picking up as we weren't sure.

there is no valet parking at SSR though, unsure if thats where you meant
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:10 AM   #3
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You can use the valet parking perk when not staying at DVC - just show your blue membership card.

However, AFAIK, it is only available free at DVC resorts that are attached to Disney resort hotels, so AKL, VWL, BWV and BC, so I didn't understand Ali's comments about GF

The tipping business is often talked about, and there are those who will point you in the direction of well-known US sites which say you should tip on pick-up only. However, I've never had the nerve to do this and leave $2 on drop-off and again on collection.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:40 AM   #4
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However, I've never had the nerve to do this and leave $2 on drop-off and again on collection.
Yup, we do the same.

$2 drop-off and $2 collection.

Valet is free at DVC resorts, but costs (I think) $7 at other resorts. Valet is always free if you have a disabled badge.
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Valet is free at DVC resorts, but costs (I think) $7 at other resorts. Valet is always free if you have a disabled badge.
Ah, that explains Ali's GF comment. Thanks for that - another new piece of info to store BTW, I think valet parking is more expensive than $7 these days - $10 maybe?
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opps never knew there was a charge at GF, how bad is that, however, we did have the disabled badge and hubby tipped but will know for next time
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we paid the charge and had the disabled badge , didnt know it was free. we had to pay at a kiosk bit at the front and hubby had tipped also when dropping off the car but will know for next time.
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