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Old 07-11-2008, 11:06 AM   #61
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Thanks, Tricia - that sounds perfect!
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:14 PM   #62
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I think you can tip with Disney dollars. Disney dollars can be turned into cash at any time, unlike a gift certificate.

Anytime you pay with Disney dollars, all your change is given in real dollars. CM should be able to trade their DD into cash at the end of the night
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That is good to know! I wonder why people get slaughtered when they suggest doing this?
No idea. I think maybe people don't know about Disney Dollars, that they are comparing them to GCs.

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I am on the DDP and using credits for a breakfast at CRT.
Will I need money for a tip? Or is the tip covered by my credits.
I don't know why I am still unsure of this, but the back and forth over what is and what is not covered has me spinning.
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I think it's the word "included". That word can use two completely opposite things.

You can say "with 6 people tip is included" to mean the tip is going to be stated on the bill and required to pay.

You can say "at CRT the tip is included" to mean the tip is already paid with what is charged.

Very confusing.

A couple times on this thread people used the word "covered", and I think that is MUCH better for things like CRT. The tip is already "covered".

And how about using "required" for parties of 6, DDE users, and any other group that has it automatically put onto the bill?

Let's just dump "included" entirely.


(it's just scary that I think so much about all this, since I've still only been to DLR so far and WDW plans are not even being made firmly yet...)
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:06 PM   #63
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I think you can tip with Disney dollars. Disney dollars can be turned into cash at any time, unlike a gift certificate.

Anytime you pay with Disney dollars, all your change is given in real dollars. CM should be able to trade their DD into cash at the end of the night
Thank you! I thought it would be OK but I figured I would ask to make sure. I am not trying to "slight" anyone of $ to pay their bills. I am trying to use my Disney Dollars in appropriate and acceptable ways. Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:30 PM   #64
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Avoid the mandatory 18% with parties of 6 or more

I have friends that are going in February 2009. They are 2 families going together. Total party would be 6. Could each family book there own ADR for the same time? So that way they would have 2 tables (one for each family). This way they would not be forced to tip 18%. Would they seat them at tables right beside each other?
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If you sit at the same table, you will have the gratuity added. If you have separate ADRs, then the gratuity is at each tab;e's discretion. I would not expect to sit together or near each other, although that is a request they can make at the podium.

If they do ask to sit with each other, and the request is granted, they are now a party of 6
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:53 PM   #66
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Talking I have a question

My sister and my nephew have their own DDP package and myself, DH, and our two kids have our own DDP package. I plan our ADRs so that all 6 of us eat together. How does that affect the gratuity in terms of seperate packages and dining together. Will we tip seperately from my sister or will we both put in our share?
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I have friends that are going in February 2009. They are 2 families going together. Total party would be 6. Could each family book there own ADR for the same time? So that way they would have 2 tables (one for each family). This way they would not be forced to tip 18%. Would they seat them at tables right beside each other?

I would say the chances of them being seated together are slim to none. Even with ADR's made at the same time, they would most likely not be able to accomodate that request.
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My sister and my nephew have their own DDP package and myself, DH, and our two kids have our own DDP package. I plan our ADRs so that all 6 of us eat together. How does that affect the gratuity in terms of seperate packages and dining together. Will we tip seperately from my sister or will we both put in our share?
I would venture to say the tip would be applied here, because you are considered a "6 top." Even when you go to a local restaurant around here, if you are a party of six, paying on 2 bills, the gratuity is included on both tabs.
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I would venture to say the tip would be applied here, because you are considered a "6 top." Even when you go to a local restaurant around here, if you are a party of six, paying on 2 bills, the gratuity is included on both tabs.
Yes, you are right.

Disney will bring you each your own bill with your own 18% gratuity total listed on it. This bill will be based on your personal party's food total.
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Red face Thanks for the feedback

My curiosity got the best of me so I took upon myself to call Disney dining. The Rep told me that even though my dining package is seperate from my sister's and the fact that we are a party of 6 dining together, the gratuity will be a sum of both packages. Not seperately.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:23 PM   #71
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Paying 18 to 20 percent tip for a dinner in which the server simply gives you a drink is simply ridiculous.

We're going in 2009 after loving the 2007 verson of Disney's Dining Plan. We'll just have to crunch the numbers to see if the 2009 version makes it worth it or not.
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The Dining CM is wrong. Which isn't entirely new, or if they're right - they were confusing.

Your Food Bill - $100.00 (3 DDP Credits $0 Due)
Your Tip - $18.00


Other Parties Bill - $150.00 (3 DDP Credits $0 Due)
Other Parties Tip - $27.00


To me, the CM said you'd get one bill for $45.00 for the tip. This is not the case. Your table will receive two slips. One says $18.00 due and the other with $27.00 due.
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Talking Another question

Is it mandatory to tip them 18%? I mean, if the service is mediocre, my husband will leave a tip that is suitable to how we are served. On top of that, some families might find that the 18% out of pocket(may it be cash, credit card or disney dollars) can be something of stretch.

It was so much easier when it was included in the meals. One less worry. Hey, just airing out my thoughts.
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18% is automatic IF you are a party of 6 or more (regardless if there are infants not eating at the table, warm body is warm body ) OR if you are using the DDE card.

In those scenarios, you do not have a choice in the amount, other than to add additional
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:28 PM   #75
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Thumbs up Thanks!!

Thanks for the info, Pumbaa. It is very helpful to me in figuring out what is coming out of our pockets.
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