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Old 06-26-2013, 10:02 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by MinnieLovesMickey12 View Post
I have never had bad service when we had the DDp but we do find that the servers tell you NUMEROUS TIMES that the tip is not included. Over and over.

I guess they have been stiffed so many times by ppl thinking the gratuity is included that they are now paranoid that ppl won't leave them a tip.

We have told the servers we would be paying the tip in cash and have even had the servers kind of stalk the table and linger close by so they could rush over when we left the table to see if we really left them a tip.

I am curious what they would have done if we hadn't to tell you the truth. But it was very awkward and uncomfortable. It happened almost every meal.
Ironically, those servers end up getting a smaller tip from me than they would have if they didn't say anything.

I also find it awkward that they ask for the tip amount before sliding your room key. I'm sorry, but part of figuring out how much to tip is how quickly they bring the room key and final check back to you. I have had this part take 20 invites before, so I now always tip in cash. This can also mean a lower tip if I am low on cash or don't have change. I know it's not the servers fault that this is how Disney has chosen to handle it, but I also know I am not going to leave the same tip if it take 20 minutes to bring my room key back as I would if it take 5. At Disneyland once, it took the server 45 minutes to return with our credit card, because he forgot and just went on to waiting on other tables! (We saw him waiting on the tables and kept trying to get his attention, but he ignored us).
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