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Unread 7 Nov 19, 01:55 PM  
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On our trip in August we were on the Dining Plan and the suggested tips seem excessive. At a signature restaurant the tip was easily $60 for 2 adults and 2 children. Even at Crystal Palace which is a buffet the bill was over $200 which gives a suggested tip of over $40 and really the server just gets you seated and brings drinks.

Perhaps we're not used to tips at that level but it just seems too much.
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Maybe do QSDP next time? The level of tipping should not come as a surprise if you've got gold ears. It gets discussed quite often.
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A signature restaurant is $$$ though? $60 for 4 of you isn't bad.

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I knew how much the tips would be but it still was a bit painful adding them all up at the end of the trip! We had gift cards but overspent on merch so we did effectively pay OOP for the tips.

One of the reasons we plan to do QSDP next time
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I'd also add that servers at buffets do a lot more than seat you and bring drinks. You'll see them more often than most other TS.

Some of the best and hard working servers we've had over the years have been at buffets
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On our trip in August we were on the Dining Plan and the suggested tips seem excessive. At a signature restaurant the tip was easily $60 for 2 adults and 2 children. Even at Crystal Palace which is a buffet the bill was over $200 which gives a suggested tip of over $40 and really the server just gets you seated and brings drinks.

Perhaps we're not used to tips at that level but it just seems too much.
You do know its only a suggestion and you can tip less (or more if you are so inclined) and no one will bat an eyelid.

They cannot force you tip at all and certainly cannot tell you what to tip as that's illegal. Just tip what you think the service was worth to you and ignore what anyone tells you to tip.
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Agree with bighal, good service good tip etc
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When you think you can go to the Cracker Barrel and a family of four can be feed and watered for $40 and the waitress works no less hard than the servers at Disney it does show up in the injustice of the tip system in the states.

$50 @ 18% = $9
$200 @ 18% = $36
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