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Old 07-23-2010, 09:59 AM   #151
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Okay I read the whole thread!

So when booking my ADr's I called for a couple of them and the reservation ladies said to make my ADR for five since baby will only be 9 months old and won't count in the total "people" which would make our party a party of 6, she said it will be only 5 people and we won't be charged a gratuity.

So who is wrong?
The reservation agent was 100% wrong. You need to count the infant in your reservation total, it's been that way forever as far as I know. As of right now you technically aren't booked for the right party size and you may want to try calling back and get that corrected.

You will also be charged the 18% gratuity, regardless if you rebook for 6 or not, because when you dine you will be dining with 6.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:59 AM   #152
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Okay I read the whole thread!

So when booking my ADr's I called for a couple of them and the reservation ladies said to make my ADR for five since baby will only be 9 months old and won't count in the total "people" which would make our party a party of 6, she said it will be only 5 people and we won't be charged a gratuity.

So who is wrong?
My guess is it would depend on the server.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:03 AM   #153
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I've never read of an infant not counting towards the total of 6 on the boards. True more people are likely to complain than compliment, but nobody has jumped in and corrected a complaint either. (and we do that a lot on the DIS )

I know that in my experience last visit to Disney we were a party of 5 plus 1 infant for four days at multiple restaurants, and we were always subject to the auto gratuity.

In the case of the question at hand, I would count on paying the 18% auto gratuity and be pleasantly surprised if they didn't charge it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:04 AM   #154
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I was told that the infant has to be counted, and if we show up with a reservation of 6 instead of 7 (to include our infant) we could be turned away if they can't accomodate 7. The CM I talked to said it was for safety reasons and to count towards capacity.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:26 AM   #155
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Oh crap on a stick.............

Now most of my ADR's are wrong.

What do I do now??
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:49 AM   #156
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Oh crap on a stick.............

Now most of my ADR's are wrong.

What do I do now??
Call back and change them
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:59 PM   #157
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My husband and I will be travelling with another couple to WDW in September. How can we manage to split the tip between the two couples? We are eating all (except one) meal together.

Thanks for any tips (haha, get it? Tips! )
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:01 PM   #158
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My husband and I will be travelling with another couple to WDW in September. How can we manage to split the tip between the two couples? We are eating all (except one) meal together.

Thanks for any tips (haha, get it? Tips! )
Just ask for separate checks, and you'll be able to split the tips.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:16 PM   #159
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Just ask for separate checks, and you'll be able to split the tips.
Thanks! Why are the obvious answers the ones that never seem to come to ourselves?
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:17 PM   #160
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I think because splitting checks isn't as welcomed in the real world as it is in "The World". In fact some restaurants around here flatly forbid you from splitting checks.

It's very easy to split in "The World" though.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:02 PM   #161
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Tip Budget

Yes, another tip budget thread...

Regular Dining Plan for 2 adults, 1 child. How much should I anticipate for table service tips @ 20%.
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Yes, another tip budget thread...

Regular Dining Plan for 2 adults, 1 child. How much should I anticipate for table service tips @ 20%.
That's going to pretty much depend entirely on where you eat and what you order.
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That's going to pretty much depend entirely on where you eat and what you order.
I'm calculating about $20 entrees for DH and myself and $10 for D7. Not big drinkers, maybe 1 beer with dinner. Don't need appys and desserts included. I'm thinking between $60-$70 per night for dinner? Sound about right?
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I'm calculating about $20 entrees for DH and myself and $10 for D7. Not big drinkers, maybe 1 beer with dinner. Don't need appys and desserts included. I'm thinking between $60-$70 per night for dinner? Sound about right?
It depends on wher you eat. If you are doing buffets it will be higher. I would say on average our family of 3 had about a $75 bill each night. We did alot of buffets though or family styles.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:41 PM   #165
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Does anyone have a sample photo copy of a receipt that shows the suggested tip amounts?
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