valet parking?

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  1. Joie

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    We are staying at AKV Jambo soon and someone in our party has a disability and has a handicap placard. Is valet parking still free for people with a disability that has a placard? I thought I read somewhere on here about this but can't find it now Thanks
     
  2. Deb & Bill

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    Yes, but you will need to provide a tip.
     
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  4. mickaholic4077

    mickaholic4077 I kicked cancer's butt!!

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    Tips aren't mandatory. You don't NEED to provide one.
     
  5. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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    Tips aren't mandatory; however, it's customary to tip valet parking attendants.

    I don't know where the HP spaces are in relation to the Kidani entrance, but at Jambo they're close enough that valet parking wouldn't be required. It would be a choice, especially if the otherly-abled person was not the driver.
     
  6. Nene1231

    Nene1231 Earning My Ears

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    Yes valet parking is free but I am sure they would appreciate a tip. Valet parking used to be free for DVC members in the past, but no longer a perk. I am sure they will take care of your needs.
     
  7. mickaholic4077

    mickaholic4077 I kicked cancer's butt!!

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    Agreed,but the way poster number two said you HAVE to provide a tip kind of rubbed me the wrong way.
     
  8. honeydiane1953

    honeydiane1953 DIS Veteran

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    Tipping a valet is not mandatory but YES it is common decency.:thumbsup2
     
  9. cm8

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    And how much TIP do you think is common decency :confused3, I tipped $20 each time and hubby said that was way too much!!:rolleyes1 But we had to tip when they took the car and when the brought it back, we were tipping $80 a day:scared1:. We had to get the car to get tickets from SOG and then when we went to eat at Tony Roma's:woohoo: and Universal Studios:rolleyes1. We had a disability placard but it seemed we were over paying each time:confused3.
     
  10. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    Two or three bucks to pick up and drop off is nice. Or you can just tip when you pick up your vehicle.
     
  11. EastonCat

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    It is customary in the United States to provide a gratuity for valet services. It is true that your car will disappear and reappear without doing so, but that is a different thing.

    $20 is an extremely generous amount. $1-$5 each for parking and fetching is the usual range.

    To me -- stiffing a valet on free parking would be beyond the pale unless there was something about the service that didn't measure up.
     
  12. honeydiane1953

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    I must be an awful tipper. I am a single grandmother and I would tip 5.00 at a time. That's just my opinion. And since u need your car multiple times throughout the day even that amount adds up.:)
     

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