tips/gratuities

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  1. queendisney

    queendisney DIS Veteran

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    oh please! Really!
     
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  3. Kath2003

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    Indeed.
    If you want to get the most out of a place and be a responsible tourist, you abide by local customs (assuming its within your own moral realm). In my experience, in Asia, meat is just meat anyway, so I suggest that poster doesn't visit...

    I suggest those who dislike tipping avoid European cities where you have to tip when you pee :thumbsup2
     
  4. Melanierose

    Melanierose Earning My Ears

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    Oh dear what have I started? ???
     
  5. queendisney

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    :)

    hey you are being responsible finding out about whats expected of you..:thumbsup2
     
  6. mollies_mum

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    Thanks x
     
  7. mollies_mum

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    Thanks for posting, we are in NYC in 5 weeks so this is great info :)
     
  8. EpicKevin

    EpicKevin Rafiki's Main Mandrill

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    This is why I hate the tipping culture in the US. Grumpy Yorkshireman, sure... but 18-20% is expected. I'm not calling you cheap, Scooby but £400 is probably a conservative estimate.

    It just bugs me. That being said I usually do about 10% here in UK if it is good.

    Oh - I dunno... :rolleyes2

    *wanders off muttering to self and not sure why this winds him up so much*
     
  9. EpicKevin

    EpicKevin Rafiki's Main Mandrill

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    By the way - I do pay the tip. Usually within guidelines. I just do as I would here - bit less if I've had poor service... Which DID happen once but - that's life.
     
  10. scoobydooby

    scoobydooby Dreaming of next Disney trip

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    I always tip 20%. 15% at buffets minimum. Have been to WDW 5 times in 7 years. £400 is about what it costs us. I am absolutely not cheap. I spent 5 years at Uni waiting tables.
     
  11. EpicKevin

    EpicKevin Rafiki's Main Mandrill

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    Like I say: I wasn't calling you cheap!! Promise!! :flower3:
     
  12. bex7583

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    ok so i need a tips budgets its 18-20% table meal and 15% or a buffet

    what if you are at a bar and drinking soft drinks are you expected to tip 1$ then

    also at disney restaurants are the tips added to the bill automatically? do i have to calculate it myself and then just add it on ??
     
  13. Elise79

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    It's automatically added for parties of 6 or more other wise the put suggested amounts of 18% & 20% at the bottom of the check :thumbsup2
     
  14. wilma-bride

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    Yes, if you are at a bar, even if you are drinking soft drinks, you should still tip the bartender.
     
  15. mollies_mum

    mollies_mum DIS Veteran

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    Do you just leave the $1 on the bar or do they add it to the price automatically?
     
  16. minimousefan

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    wow after reading this i feel aweful .. been going to disney world and disney parks .. for years disneyworld and anheihm and always thought you were not meant to tip ?

    Ofcause outside I always do .. but not in the parks

    so where would you not tip ... cast members who have been mega helpful ? fast food over the counter places ?

    thanks
     
  17. wayneg

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    I have only once in Disney had an auto tip at a bar, it was a DISmeet at OKW, the barman said because there were over 6 of us he added 18% tip.
    All other times I just left what I wanted.
    No its not required to tip CM's or fast food places.
     
  18. wilma-bride

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    We usually tip at WPE since they bring your food to you and we have also had them offer to refill our drinks too. So, although it's a counter service place, we tend to tip because it's got an element of service too.
     
  19. wayneg

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    Correct, I forget about it being CS, sort of halfway between, we usually leave $5 in there.
     
  20. tinkerpea

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    Hi I'm just mega curious at why you didn't think you had to tip anywhere in Disney world or Disney land??
    Did you read/hear that you didn't have to? I'm guessing you have never been a party of 6 or more then lol,
    I was gutted when we became a party of 6 as we do at least 1 TS a day sometimes two! Next trip we may not be taking my mum so that will be cheaper haha
     
  21. wayneg

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    I assume minimousefan means regular cast members being helpful in parks and counter service meals which you don't tip.
    We have been a party of 6 last twice on DDP, as a family of 3 we sometimes tipped less, sometimes more so at 18% its not much different for us.
    Last year every place we ate at added 18% except Beaches and Cream, she left it upto us to decide, her service was exceptional so we left 25%, they might gain from some with 18% auto tip but lose on others. I know you can add more but its not something I would do, if they set it at 18% then thats what they get.
     

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