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Unread 25 Jun 19, 09:52 PM  
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Different things suit different people. We are two adults with no children, and we're foodies. A couple of hours in a quiet, air conditioned restaurant being waited on hand and foot is a large part of how we relax. Grabbing something from a counter service restaurant to eat when you're hungry is fine, but we can't do that more than a day or so.

We stayed at SSR last time, and it cost the same to stay there with free DDP as it would have done to stay at POR and upgrade the free QSDP. Absolute no brainer.
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If you are t bothered about the hard to get restaurants you can easily pick up a ts at any time if the day if you havent booked one . Many people drop adrs for many reasons while they are there .
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No, please dont do that - DDP at ANY age is so much better than QSDP and for the character meals alone - dont worry about children having to sit down for the meal, there is so much going on in most of the restaurants - T Rex Cafe, Rainforest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Sci fi Dine in, Crystal Palace, Chef Mickeys - all geared up for children - and if you have a little princess you cannot miss Cinderellas Royal Table.
Dont even consider it in my opinion
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It looks like im better off sticking with ddp even with the added expense of tips. Can anyone tell me a rough cost of tips for 2wks? I wouldnt not tip but has anyone not tipped and if so what happened? Just curious on the last part as on another forum someone left no tips and other posters called them for all sorts
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With a 4 year old do the character and themed meals. Book some breakfasts and lunches so you are not tied to dinner every night.
Sci fi is fun, you eat in a car. Teppan edo is also popular with kids. rainforest cafe and/or t rex too.
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It looks like im better off sticking with ddp even with the added expense of tips. Can anyone tell me a rough cost of tips for 2wks? I wouldnt not tip but has anyone not tipped and if so what happened? Just curious on the last part as on another forum someone left no tips and other posters called them for all sorts
Your tip is only on the sit down meal, so 14 max. If you look at menus for where you book you can work it out. I can't see it being more than $10/$15 a meal as your child is child price. If you have alcohol then it will bump tip up a couple of dollars.

Disney receipts suggest tip of 18 or 20% and give you the figure. You can pay cash or charge to room. If service is poor just ask to speak to a manager. No one expects you to leave tip for poor service. The tip isn't compulsory for a party of two but it is the done thing to leave a tip in USA.
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It looks like im better off sticking with ddp even with the added expense of tips. Can anyone tell me a rough cost of tips for 2wks? I wouldnt not tip but has anyone not tipped and if so what happened? Just curious on the last part as on another forum someone left no tips and other posters called them for all sorts
Tipping is very different in the US - there is a good tipping guide on here which will explain the difference.

Tipping threads often get heated and may get closed, so it is probably helpful if you have a read of the guide and search for some threads to help you make your decision.
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It looks like im better off sticking with ddp even with the added expense of tips. Can anyone tell me a rough cost of tips for 2wks? I wouldnt not tip but has anyone not tipped and if so what happened? Just curious on the last part as on another forum someone left no tips and other posters called them for all sorts
I couldnt as I have never even thought about cost of tips, definitely have never specifically tracked them. It is a drop in the ocean compared to the overall holiday cost.
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