Long time reader at the DIS, and proud to work at the "Happiest Place on Earth." As you can probably tell from the title of my post I work in Bell Services at one of the on-property resorts. I've been getting many first timers at Disney recently, which just makes my day (I love sharing my knowledge of the Parks and amenities) and I've been asked numerous times..."Tim, whom do I tip and how much?" Now this question is usually asked by a rather embarassed parent...and it is touchy for someone in a gratuitous position to answer. So, for those whom don't know (and those whom do know and need a refresher) here you go! 1. Door host, greeter...the first person to touch your bags, and the last person to see you off. If you need assistance (luggage, cab ride,) be kind enough to offer a dollar or two. The hotel golden rule....NEVER grab your own luggage cart at a full service hotel. 2. Valet Parker...when you RETRIEVE the car, a dollar or two. If, upon your return to the hotel, someone knocks your socks off...opens your car doors, asks how your night is, offers recomendations, etc...feel free to "take care of them." 3. Bell person...The person whom escorts you to your room, delivers your bags. The customary $1 a bag rule can apply. If the Bell person escorts you to your room, disseminates useful information, gives you the grand tour, explains the amenities...feel free to offer more at your discretion. Upon checkout offer the Bell person his/her gratuity before they leave the room, unless you are accompanying them. Dollar a bag rule still applies. Again, NEVER grab and use your own luggage cart! It is comparable to taking a taxi cab drivers car...and driving yourself. 4. Housekeeping....depending on the job done this can vary. A dollar a person per night...is minimum. If you are always impressed by "towel animals", the shape of the room. or extra amenities...offer accordingly. I have dropped a $10 a day on my pillow and was amazed at what appeared in my room. Housekeeping also can deliver rollaways, pillows, fridge's, etc...a dollar or two goes a long way. 5. Concierge, Bell Captain: Both individuals should have the ability to get you what you want. Dinner reservations, hard to get tickets, tee times, shows, recomendations....depending on your request, tip accordingly. The hospitality industry is certainly not the most lucrative profession...certain individuals live off of tips (Valet, Doormen, Bellmen, Servers) and when you use their services and don't offer them any compensation...it actually takes money out of their pockets. That individual could have been helping the next guest! By no means am I saying tip even the laziest person...getting "stiffed" can be a wake up call to certain individuals, it says, "you did not even offer me average service!" So, take it as you will...there are some hints to help make your stay more enjoyable. Trust me, a happy staff....is a helpful staff.