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tips/gratuities

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by Melanierose, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. queendisney

    queendisney New Member

    oh please! Really!
     
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  3. Kath2003

    Kath2003 Active Member

    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 New Member

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

    queendisney New Member


    :)

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

    mollies_mum New Member

    Thanks x
     
  7. mollies_mum

    mollies_mum New Member

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

    EpicKevin Rafiki's Main Mandrill

    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

    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

    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

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

    bex7583 New Member

    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

    Elise79 Moderator Moderator

    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

    wilma-bride <font color=990099>Would love a diet on Cadbury Fl Moderator

    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 New Member

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

    minimousefan New Member

    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

    wayneg <font color=red>VMK AceCaptainWayne<br><font color Moderator

    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

    wilma-bride <font color=990099>Would love a diet on Cadbury Fl Moderator

    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

    wayneg <font color=red>VMK AceCaptainWayne<br><font color Moderator

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

    tinkerpea New Member

    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

    wayneg <font color=red>VMK AceCaptainWayne<br><font color Moderator

    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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