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Old 11-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #31
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Where were you staying? I though Tables discounts were only applied at the quick services places at value resorts, SSR and maybe Port Orleans.
You get the discount on quick service food in locations where Disney does not operate a full service restaurant...Animal Kingdom park (except for Yak & Yeti quick serve which is not run by Disney) and the Value resorts.

Some have reported getting the discount at the Sassagoula Floatworks food court at Dixie Landings French Quarter since the full service restaurant at PO is at Riverside. I am not sure if that is official policy.

Since Saratoga has a Disney-run full service restaurant you do not get the discount on quick service there.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:36 AM   #32
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Correct me if I'm wrong but TIW is 75.00 if purchased with an AP and 100.00 if just a DVC discount.If that's correct then either spending 375.00 or 400.00 lets you break even.
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Just to be clear, to break even on a DVC $100 TIW card, you need to spend $500, not $400.
The actual break-even points are $469.48 for Florida Residents or DVC Members and $352.11 for any Annual Passholders with the TiW Card. This is because the savings is actually $21.30 per $100 of menu pricing as the Sales Tax is adjusted.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:39 PM   #33
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You get the discount on quick service food in locations where Disney does not operate a full service restaurant...Animal Kingdom park (except for Yak & Yeti quick serve which is not run by Disney) and the Value resorts.

Some have reported getting the discount at the Sassagoula Floatworks food court at Dixie Landings French Quarter since the full service restaurant at PO is at Riverside. I am not sure if that is official policy.

Since Saratoga has a Disney-run full service restaurant you do not get the discount on quick service there.
From the official website of TIW, tablesinwonderland.com, Sassagoula is definitely officially included. Also The Artist's Palette at SSR is, and that is Quick Service. And it's listed (along with the Turf Club and Turf Club Lounge) on the TIW site as being a participating location.


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Old 11-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #34
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You do get the 20% discount at the quick restaurant of Saratoga (The Artist's Palette )

You also get it at the Sassagoula Floatworks
& Food Factory at the Port Orleans.

Here is a link to the official TIW page. You have a list of all the restaurants who accept the card:

http://tablesinwonderland.com/
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #35
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As a DVC member don't I already get 10% off at some of these restaurants or no? I know there are some you do. Grand Floridian and at SSR for sure. I am trying to figure out if this would be worth it for me and I am thinking not.
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Where were you staying? I though Tables discounts were only applied at the quick services places at value resorts, SSR and maybe Port Orleans.
We were at SSR
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As a DVC member don't I already get 10% off at some of these restaurants or no? I know there are some you do. Grand Floridian and at SSR for sure. I am trying to figure out if this would be worth it for me and I am thinking not.
It doesn't work for us. We don't eat many full service meals while there or order alcohol. Also not always sure we will make two trips inside a year. Might be 13 months before the next trip.
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As a DVC member don't I already get 10% off at some of these restaurants or no? I know there are some you do. Grand Floridian and at SSR for sure. I am trying to figure out if this would be worth it for me and I am thinking not.
Big seller for us was that TiW discounts drinks most other discounts are only on food.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:52 PM   #39
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Assuming you normally tip the recommended amount of 18% on top of the total for your meal, you save on the tips plus another 2%.
The TIW should not affect your costs either way if you would normally tip 18%. There is no savings unless you tip 18% but would otherwise tip more and no cost unless you would have tipped less than the recommended amounts. Tips should normally be calculated based on the pre-discount amount.
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As a DVC member don't I already get 10% off at some of these restaurants or no? I know there are some you do. Grand Floridian and at SSR for sure. I am trying to figure out if this would be worth it for me and I am thinking not.
Another thing to look at when comparing the discounts is the DVC (and Passholder) Dining Discount may only be offered on weekdays or only for breakfast and lunch. The TiW discount is valid for all meals though there are about 6 black out days. There are also far fewer places that offer dining discounts to Passholders and DVC Members when compared what available with the TiW Card. And as other have pointed out, the TiW discount is valid for alcohol.
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Although many people are uncomfortable with having the tip already determined at the beginning of the meal, (having worked as a server before) I understand why they do it. Many people would calculate their tip based on the amount AFTER discount when they receive the bill, rather than the actual bill. The TiW system eliminates any fear on the server's part that they will be tipped unfairly or any awkward explanation by the server of the pre-discount amount. I actually worked at a place when I was younger where many of the servers bluntly explained which amount the tip should be based upon. That would definitely negatively affect my dining experience.

We are getting TiW for our January trip (AP holders) and I am glad to hear that bad service is not common just because the tip is included. I think having it calculated for us will be a big help, since DH can't seem to get the hang of calculating in his head!
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Although many people are uncomfortable with having the tip already determined at the beginning of the meal, (having worked as a server before) I understand why they do it. Many people would calculate their tip based on the amount AFTER discount when they receive the bill, rather than the actual bill. The TiW system eliminates any fear on the server's part that they will be tipped unfairly or any awkward explanation by the server of the pre-discount amount. I actually worked at a place when I was younger where many of the servers bluntly explained which amount the tip should be based upon. That would definitely negatively affect my dining experience.

We are getting TiW for our January trip (AP holders) and I am glad to hear that bad service is not common just because the tip is included. I think having it calculated for us will be a big help, since DH can't seem to get the hang of calculating in his head!
I personally don't mind it being included and the reality is that we usually up it to 20%, or slightly more, assuming the service warranted it. However, I share the concern that it's built in and could affect service and I don't appreciate the option to change it downward if appropriate. For me, this likely hurts them because if the tip is built in for a meal where I feel it wasn't warranted, I'd be more likely to talk to management and tell them so. The other issue is that 18% is not appropriate for buffet's as an automatic, even at Disney.
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I personally don't mind it being included and the reality is that we usually up it to 20%, or slightly more, assuming the service warranted it. However, I share the concern that it's built in and could affect service and I don't appreciate the option to change it downward if appropriate. For me, this likely hurts them because if the tip is built in for a meal where I feel it wasn't warranted, I'd be more likely to talk to management and tell them so. The other issue is that 18% is not appropriate for buffet's as an automatic, even at Disney.
I would have to agree with your points about the inability to adjust and the buffet thing. The amount of work that goes into serving a $200 meal at Chef Mickey vs a non-buffet is definitely something to consider.
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I would have to agree with your points about the inability to adjust and the buffet thing. The amount of work that goes into serving a $200 meal at Chef Mickey vs a non-buffet is definitely something to consider.
It isn't my intent to get into a discussion of the nuances of tipping for buffet's or otherwise, but the appropriate etiquette for buffet's is more in the 10% range though I do believe that usually the server's at Disney's buffet type options (I'd include the preplated locations in this line of thinking),do more than for most buffet's. Still not 18% worth though as a rule, IMO. The other issue with the TIW is that the standard for ETOH is 15% IIRC.
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Another thing to look at when comparing the discounts is the DVC (and Passholder) Dining Discount may only be offered on weekdays or only for breakfast and lunch. The TiW discount is valid for all meals though there are about 6 black out days. There are also far fewer places that offer dining discounts to Passholders and DVC Members when compared what available with the TiW Card. And as other have pointed out, the TiW discount is valid for alcohol.
I realized this last night. Thanks! Most of the DVC discounts do not line up with when and where we are eating.
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