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Old 05-24-2011, 01:11 PM   #376
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I did it! I really did it! I managed to answer the post directly above mine specifically enough to answer the question yet without mentioning personal tipping habits!
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:27 AM   #377
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redirected from my original post

I'm English so tipping the american way is a bit alien to me.

I had assumed that if you had bad service/fod etc you would leave no tip, but then i read that if you do this then it would just be thought that you don't tip, and that it's better to leave a $1 tip or similiar to show that you know to tip but that the service wasn't worth doing so.

Which do you do?
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:36 AM   #378
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See a manager to head off any bad service. Don't suffer through it. No need to have a miserable dining experience when any problem can be corrected - if you let someone in charge know there is a problem

Also, don't confuse a kitchen problem with a service problem.
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Thanks for reposting your question, however, as stated in the redirect much of the information for this thread is right in the first post.

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5. No personal tipping habits are to be discussed. Generally speaking, what you tip at Disney is entirely up to you. To figure out what your meal will run, check out the menus here on the DIS. This will give you an idea of the meal cost. Disney does provide 18% and 20% calculations on the dining receipt. What you actually tip, is up to you with the exceptions below.

The exceptions to this are those using the Tables in Wonderland (TiW) Discount Card and parties of 6 or more. If you are in either one of these categories, you will have an auto gratuity of 18% added to your bill. Adjustments to this would need to be discussed with a manager.

Parties of 6 include everyone at the table, including children under 3 and infants. If you are dining with another group and paying separate, you are still subject to the 18% gratuity added to the bill. Each group at the table can get their own bill with their portion of the gratuity split out.

Please note – Disney does not differentiate between types of Table Service – buffets, all you care to eat and menu ordering locations are all treated equal and subject to the same guidelines by Disney.

There is always concern expressed about a set gratuity and service. Your option is to talk to the manager at the time of the incident. The only adjustment possible is done by the restaurant manager. Better to speak to the manager early on and receive improved service than to complain at the end to request redeuced gratuity
Even though you may not be subject to a set gratuity, the underlined advice is good advice.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #380
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See a manager to head off any bad service. Don't suffer through it. No need to have a miserable dining experience when any problem can be corrected - if you let someone in charge know there is a problem

Also, don't confuse a kitchen problem with a service problem.
I've ALWAYS believed it's wrong to confuse a kitchen prob with the server. The server didn't make it. Great comment!
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #381
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I just booked CRT using the TIW discount.
I know that the regular price of CRT includes the tax and tip.
Although TIW takes off 20%, it also automatically adds 18% for tip.

When I booked with the TIW discount the final price was $50.70 per person.
(I paid this in full for all 4 of us).
This seems like it does not include the tip now.

When booking CRT with TIW, is the tip not charged until the time of the meal?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:53 PM   #382
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What's the base price of the meal? I'm good at math
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:35 AM   #383
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Base price was 55.00

I just went last night (made the reservation one day in advance...woo hoo).

I did end up getting charged more but nobody could explain it and i found it odd that when I reserved with Disney using their own Tables in Wonderland program that the person making the reservation couldn't figure out the price it would be for the most popular meal at Disney and I ended up with a 21.00 bill at the end of the meal (which couldn't have been for tip....too small of an amount). I guess I'm the first person ever to call disney and book CRT with the TIW discount??

so original price with tax and tip (all inclusive pre set price) is $67 and change.
I paid (with the additional charge during dinner) $55 and change per adult.

TIW gives 20% off but auto adds on 18% gratuity. so basically free tip for meals cause it's a wash.

I thought the price quoted over the phone was a lil low, but with the discount it still ended up pretty good for a 3 course meal, plus photo package, plus character interaction, plus we all got magic wands and swords and 2 of us celebrating got additional huge pound cakelike cupcakes.

I'm still not convinced that Disney's math was accurate.
And the server said the additional charge was because TIW only discounts food and some of the dinner cost is considered merchandise....i dunno...i think it comes down to nobody knows what anyone is doing and the guests just wander around nodding and handing over money and they don't even notice.

It was still a good value with the discount....regardless of the mystery tip amount.
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"Merchaandise" doesn't make any sense when everything is listed as included with the meal.
Here's how it breaks down:
Tax on $55 is $3.58
18% service charge on $55 is $9.90
20% TIW discount on $55 is $11.00
$55 + $3.58 + $9.90 - $11.00 = $57.48
Except that I've heard the CRT price is all-inclusive - which means it should have cost you $44.00. Go figure.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:32 PM   #385
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when i tried to book it online it was over 67 per person and it had no place to put the TIW discount in.

When i was leaving the castle other people were trying to book for another date and they told them it was $67 as well.

I thought the other price was all inclusive but it's not.

calling in they charged me $201 and change for 4 people.
waiter said there was another charge...like i said..they dunno what they are doing.
ended up adding on $21 and change

still ended up the same as pretty much any other disney dinner and was a nice time.
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we are a family of 6 on the dining plan I have 5 reservations made for Chef Mikey, Sci-Fi, Akershus, Coral Reef,and Tusker House so I can budget our daily tips to 18% that will be charged to our room card or pay it with our gift cards right then and there? If I could get 1 giftcard specifically for tips that would work great for us
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:09 PM   #387
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we are a family of 6 on the dining plan I have 5 reservations made for Chef Mikey, Sci-Fi, Akershus, Coral Reef,and Tusker House so I can budget our daily tips to 18% that will be charged to our room card or pay it with our gift cards right then and there? If I could get 1 giftcard specifically for tips that would work great for us
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:04 PM   #388
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Thanks for pointing out this thread (in the other that you closed). Was not aware that it existed.

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Old 07-09-2011, 06:53 PM   #389
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I have a question about adjusting tipping for TiW. The first post says it can be discussed with management. Would it be bad form to adjust a tip for a buffet, since people (that I know) generally don't tip as much at buffets (since nobody's bringing you food or anything), or is 18% worth it for that particular meal?
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Once you hand over your TIW card for the discount the computer automatically puts the gratuity on it when it applies the discount. 18% is the amount the TIW card tips regardless of whether its food or alcohol. Type of restaurant doesnt matter
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