|01-20-2013, 06:40 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Poinciana, FL (20 miles to WDW)
Here is a working example, using $100.00 as the original bill to make the math show up easily. Note this is for Table Service. At Counter Service there is no gratuity added.
100.00 - Original Menu Amount
*20.00 - Discount
*80.00 - Subtotal
*18.00 - Gratuity Added based on $100
**5.20 - Sales Tax on $80
103.20 - Final amount charged, takes into consideration discount, gratuity and tax.
Without TiW Discount (and still figuring 18% Gratuity)
100.00 - Original Menu Amount
*18.00 - Gratuity
**6.50 - Sales Tax on $100
124.50 - Total
$21.30 - Savings using TiW Card.
(Note - At Victoria and Albert's the added gratuity is 20% instead of 18%.)
* Ignore the asterisks; they are there only so the columns/numbers line up properly.
For the complete list of locations and the rules, go to www.tablesinwonderland.com which is the Official Disney site.
Based on the new pricing, the following is the break-even point for menu pricing (assuming you will routinely give an 18% tip:
AP Holder ($100) is $469.48
Resident or DVC Member (not AP holder) ($125) is $586.85
Both of the above take into consideration that the Sales Tax is also discounted.
41 WDW Stays Totalling 321 nights between 1987 and mid-2003.
Animal Kingdom Lodge; All Stars(2); Beach Club; Boardwalk Inn; Caribbean Beach (9); Contemporary Tower (13); Courtyard (2); Disney Institute; Dixie Landings; Grand Floridian; Grosvenor; Hilton; Old Key West; Polynesian; Port Orleans; Royal Plaza; Shades of Green; Wilderness Lodge; Marriott World Center (3); Other Off-Property (Other Than just 1st or last Night) (8).
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A few very helpful links which are on DisBoards:
Everything About WDW Tickets and this one disABILITIES FAQs
|01-20-2013, 07:50 PM||#17|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northern Massachusetts
I prefer the Tables in Wonderland card to the dining plan
|01-20-2013, 11:18 PM||#18|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma WA
In case it came out wrong, I didn't mean my "but at least I did the math" comment to mean "neener neener you haven't done it". It was a jab at *myself*, and I am sorry that it might have come out wrong. I really do have the best intentions; I just don't know how to say things sometimes.
I once fell down the stairs, hardwood stairs, onto a wood floor. While alone. So not fun. I blame those flowy pants in the 90s and the chunky heels, since they got all caught up in each other. Or I could blame my refusal to have things hemmed to my shrimpy legs.
|01-21-2013, 12:23 AM||#19|
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Join Date: Mar 2002
There is one final caveat. There are blackout dates, and they are usually the major holidays and major "dining out" holidays. So besides the usual Christmas Eve and Day, NYE and NY Day, there's also Mother's Day and Independence Day. You can't use the discount on those days.
The Tables in Wonderland website spells that out, as well.
If you plan to buy your annual pass and TiW card at the same time, it's really best to find the Guest Relations window at the parks, and not the regular ticket windows. Ticket windows are not set up to sell TiW. But all Guest Relation windows CAN sell the AP, and then sell you TiW.
Unless things changed in 2013, I've always had a 13th month expiration on the card. The last time I bought a card was in December 2011. My TiW card expiration date was not in December 2012, but January 31st, 2013.
So it is possible TiW policy changed. But if that's the case, both your annual pass and TiW card will expire on the same day, "worst case scenario".
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