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Guidelines for Tipping at Disney

People in the service industry can be among the hardest working people you will ever meet. Most of them (in the U.S.) are paid a paltry hourly wage, and they depend on tips to make a living. There are standard guidelines for tipping. 

  • In restaurants, tip based on the service, not the food. You are not tipping the chef, you are tipping the waiter/waitress.
  • For good service, you should leave 18% of the total bill. If you are using a coupon or other discount, the tip should be based on the full bill, not the discounted amount.
  • If the service was outstanding, leaving 20% is a great way to show it. Alternately, if the service was sub par, 10% or lower sends the same message.
  • Bellman should normally be tipped $3 per bag when delivering bags to your room. It is customary to tip both upon arrival and departure.
Service Industry Tipping Chart
Bill Amount Bad Service Good Service Great Service
$2.50- $5 $6+
$40 $4- $7 $8+
$50 $5- $9 $10+
$60 $6- $11 $12+
$75 $7.50- $14 $15+
$90 $9- $16 $17+
$100 $10- $18 $20+
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