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Old 05-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Explain TIW card to me

From threads that I have read that mentioned it I am understanding that it costs $100 for AP holders and DVC members (I am a DVC member). Is this a card that you can buy once and use it for all trips or is it something you have to buy each trip? Right now if I show my DVC membership I get 10% off at most restaurants. The TIW card gives you a 20% savings?? Can I use both my DVC membership card and TIW card to get a 30% discount or is it basically use one or the other? Just curious if its worth it in the long run. Thank you
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From threads that I have read that mentioned it I am understanding that it costs $100 for AP holders and DVC members (I am a DVC member). Is this a card that you can buy once and use it for all trips or is it something you have to buy each trip? Right now if I show my DVC membership I get 10% off at most restaurants. The TIW card gives you a 20% savings?? Can I use both my DVC membership card and TIW card to get a 30% discount or is it basically use one or the other? Just curious if its worth it in the long run. Thank you
The TiW card is good for one year after purchase and gives you 20% off of all food and beverage (including alcohol) purchases at almost every WDW table service restaurant and a few CS locations (at AK and at resorts without a table service option. The TiW discount can be used by the card holder and up to nine additional diners. An 18% gratuity (20% at V&A) is automatically applied to all TiW purchases.

You can see much more information at www.tablesinwonderland.com.

The DVC discount is available at comparatively few locations. You will not be able to use both a DVC discount and a TiW discount at the same time.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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From threads that I have read that mentioned it I am understanding that it costs $100 for AP holders and DVC members (I am a DVC member). Is this a card that you can buy once and use it for all trips or is it something you have to buy each trip? Right now if I show my DVC membership I get 10% off at most restaurants. The TIW card gives you a 20% savings?? Can I use both my DVC membership card and TIW card to get a 30% discount or is it basically use one or the other? Just curious if its worth it in the long run. Thank you
TIW is a discount card you can purchase annually (it's actually good for 13 mths) if you are a FL resident, AP holder or DVC member. I don't believe you can combine your DVC discount along with the TIW card (someone correct me if I am wrong about that), but you can use it with the DDP. There are specific restaurants that you can use the card at, the majority are TS restaurants. Only a small handful of QS/CS accept it.

For a complete list and details about it check here:

TIW Official Website
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TIW is a discount card you can purchase annually (it's actually good for 13 mths) if you are a FL resident, AP holder or DVC member. I don't believe you can combine your DVC discount along with the TIW card (someone correct me if I am wrong about that), but you can use it with the DDP. There are specific restaurants that you can use the card at, the majority are TS restaurants. Only a small handful of QS/CS accept it.

For a complete list and details about it check here:

TIW Official Website
You can also apply it toward cocktails.
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The TiW can be purchased by Florida Residents, DVC Members, and Annual Passholders. It gives a 20% discount on food and beverages (including alcoholic) at most tables service and some quick services location on WDW for up to ten people at a time. When you purchase it, the card is valid for the remainder of the current month plus 13 full months.

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 current pricing, the following is the break-even point for menu pricing (assuming you will routinely give an 18% tip):
AP Holder or DVC Member ($100) is $469.48
Resident (not AP holder) ($125) is $586.85
Both of the above take into consideration that the Sales Tax is also discounted.
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Cheshire Figment,

Thank you for such a great cost analysis of the TIW card! I was trying to decide whether or not it would be worth it for us to purchase the card, and your post really helped.
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We are thinking about getting a TiW card for our next trip. I am wondering if you can use Disney gift cards and the Disney dream reward card from Disney visa card for payment. Or can you only use a credit card or have it charged to your room?
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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Cash, Disney Dollars, Travelers' Cheques, Credit or Debit Cards (with any of the following logos: American Express, Discover, Japan Central Bank, MasterCard, Visa), Stored value cards with any of the previously listed logos, Resort Room Key (KTTW), Disney Gift Cards, including the miniatures sold year-round at the water parks.

Some of the locations, depending on what they sell, may also accept wampum or cowrie shells. For these, check with the individual locations.
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One more question: Do you just show the card to your waiter BEFORE they bring your bill? or when you actually order your food/drinks?
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We normally just give it to them along with our KTTW card when they bring the check.
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Great! Thanks for the reply!!
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