Tipping Info Thread for Disney Dining

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Pumbaa_, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum

    TwiddleDeeTwiddleDum Or was that Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum? I think my

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    Tipping is a matter of personal choice, however when we are having a few at the bar, when our table is ready we pay the tab & leave a tip for the bartender.

    After dinner when we pay that bill we tip according to that total. Now if we've ordered additional drinks during dinner that the bartender prepared for the waitresses, can't control what happens there but I'd hope the waitresses take care of their bartender at the end of their shift :thumbsup2
     
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  3. iteachlit

    iteachlit DIS Veteran

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    The bartender will usually run a tab for you. Normally, he or she will hold your Key to the World Card (assuming you're staying on property) until you are ready to settle up. You can then add a tip to your bill.

    Those of you who have a Tables in Wonderland card can also save 20% off lounge/bar purchases. If you use the TIW card, don't forget that an 18% gratuity will be automatically added.
     
  4. the5beans

    the5beans Earning My Ears

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    ok, I have 2 questions:
    1) We have the dining plus package & our party is 6 people (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 child and 2 infants under the age of 2). Our reservations for dining are for 6, but we only have 4 eaters. Do we get hit with the manditory 18% for parties of 6 or more?

    2) I want to tip in cash, is this acceptable or does everything have to go threw the cc linked to your passes?
     
  5. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    Yes. All parties of 6 are subject to the auto gratuity. It's explained a little bit more under #5 of the FAQ in the first post.

    Tipping in cash is fine. When you pay your bill, give them the room card to deduct the DDP credits and give them the cash to pay the balance due (gratuity and any items you may order that are not covered by the DDP)
     
  6. disnewbie108

    disnewbie108 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for putting together a comprehensive tipping FAQ. I am pretty sure I have everything I need. There was one thing I could not find. Per #5 tip on the first page of this thread, it states:

    "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."

    Can any one clarify when the 18% is calculated and seperate checks are requested, will the 18% be split on the seperate bills for all the food ordered by all people at the table? Or will each person only be charged 18% based on what they ordered? Sorry if this has been asked already.

    Ex: We are a party of 7.
    Family 1= me, DH, DS7, DS1
    Family 2 = MIL & FIL
    Family 3 = BIL

    So will the 18% be calculated for everything the whole party of 7 orders, or 18% for family 1 for what family 1 orders, 18% for family 2 for what family 2 orders, etc...

    I am only asking this because we are all on the DDP, but I know we will order some appetizers/beer/wine not covered on the plan and I dont want the other parties to have to pay extra for gratuity that only we are enjoying/craving....Make sense? Too complicated? Am I too crazy???

    Sorry....

    TIA:flower3:
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It is split per check to what you oredred. so if your family ordered more, your tip would be more
     
  8. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

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    Not too complicated and you're not crazy. You'll get two checks and they'll get one. Their check will show their purchases, and will show them what 18% and 20% of their check is for their convenience. It's not a command, the actual amount/percentage tipped is up to the diner/dining party.

    Your party will get a check like theirs indicating your Dining Plan purchases, with the same convenience tip amounts. You'll get another actual check - the one you need to pay - showing your purchases, your total, the tax, the total-total, and again the convenience tip amounts.
     
  9. disnewbie108

    disnewbie108 Mouseketeer

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    Awesome! Thanks!
    :flower3:
     
  10. myhappyplace1

    myhappyplace1 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the tipping info!!
     
  11. scrap_heaven

    scrap_heaven Planning our second family trip to the MOUSE!!!

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    Okay I read the whole thread!

    So when booking my ADr's I called for a couple of them and the reservation ladies said to make my ADR for five since baby will only be 9 months old and won't count in the total "people" which would make our party a party of 6, she said it will be only 5 people and we won't be charged a gratuity.

    So who is wrong?
     
  12. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    The reservation agent was 100% wrong. You need to count the infant in your reservation total, it's been that way forever as far as I know. As of right now you technically aren't booked for the right party size and you may want to try calling back and get that corrected.

    You will also be charged the 18% gratuity, regardless if you rebook for 6 or not, because when you dine you will be dining with 6.
     
  13. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    My guess is it would depend on the server.
     
  14. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    I've never read of an infant not counting towards the total of 6 on the boards. True more people are likely to complain than compliment, but nobody has jumped in and corrected a complaint either. (and we do that a lot on the DIS :laughing:)

    I know that in my experience last visit to Disney we were a party of 5 plus 1 infant for four days at multiple restaurants, and we were always subject to the auto gratuity.

    In the case of the question at hand, I would count on paying the 18% auto gratuity and be pleasantly surprised if they didn't charge it.
     
  15. mittmee mouse

    mittmee mouse Mouseketeer

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    I was told that the infant has to be counted, and if we show up with a reservation of 6 instead of 7 (to include our infant) we could be turned away if they can't accomodate 7. The CM I talked to said it was for safety reasons and to count towards capacity.
     
  16. scrap_heaven

    scrap_heaven Planning our second family trip to the MOUSE!!!

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    Oh crap on a stick.............

    Now most of my ADR's are wrong.

    What do I do now??
     
  17. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Call back and change them
     
  18. theycallmered

    theycallmered DIS Veteran

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    My husband and I will be travelling with another couple to WDW in September. How can we manage to split the tip between the two couples? We are eating all (except one) meal together.

    Thanks for any tips (haha, get it? Tips! :rotfl2:)
    :thumbsup2
     
  19. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    Just ask for separate checks, and you'll be able to split the tips.
     
  20. theycallmered

    theycallmered DIS Veteran

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    Thanks! Why are the obvious answers the ones that never seem to come to ourselves?
     
  21. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    I think because splitting checks isn't as welcomed in the real world as it is in "The World". In fact some restaurants around here flatly forbid you from splitting checks.

    It's very easy to split in "The World" though. :goodvibes
     

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