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Old 07-30-2013, 08:17 AM   #46
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You're right. Doubling the tax and rounding up only works in some communities since each city/county has a different tax rate. My county in Wisconsin is 5.5% while it is 6.5% in Orlando.
Thank for understanding the tho I though I double checked guess not.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:26 AM   #47
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Can somebody clarify for me....do you tip 18-20% before or after tax? I always struggle with this and don't know what is accepted.

For example, if we have a bill that covers two meals and drinks that comes to $60 menu price, is $12 an appropriate tip?
At the Disney restaurants, at the bottom of your receipt, it has the 18% and 20% worked out for you.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #48
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At the Disney restaurants, at the bottom of your receipt, it has the 18% and 20% worked out for you.
Yes I find this very useful! I wish they would all do that!
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There was a really informative article on the BBC website recently about tipping in the US.

We didn't really have any bad servers when we were last in WDW. Some were less friendly maybe, but fortunately nothing that would have made me consider not leaving a tip.
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There was a really informative article on the BBC website recently about tipping in the US.

We didn't really have any bad servers when we were last in WDW. Some were less friendly maybe, but fortunately nothing that would have made me consider not leaving a tip.
That is a great article thank you! No we have never failed to leave a tip either.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:42 PM   #51
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I think the 15% is incorrect. It should be 18% if the service was just ok. 15% is considered you are not happy by today's standards. I have friends that are from Florida and checked. So if you choose to leave 15% you are saying you weren't happy. I just wanted you to be aware.
My dad is American and so I don't truly except this, every where else around Florida except Disney ( and my dad is American he and family lives in Orlando) says that 15% is totally fine and servers are happy to except that!
So to say that it has to be 18% or higher IMO isn't quite right, I've also been going to the US for the last 25 years spending up to 3months at a time out their living normal US life lol not just the Disney bubble and at a lot of restaurants $6-10 is enough when you get to Disney it's more like $20 or so is average!
We tip well even in the UK in fact my children are so used to tipping that at the end of the meal even in say Frankie & Bennys that we was at the other night they remind us hold out their hands so they can take it up to the waiter/waitress
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We have been coming to the States from the UK for 15 years and honestly I don't recall a time when 15% was ok. It's always been 18-20 in my mind more if they do more than the minimum. Food in the US is cheap, portions generous and serving staff very accommodating. Leaving less than 18% if service is average is just rude imao.
I don't think that's a particularly fair comment! And I see that after this post you posted that everybody has to do what they feel is ok,

And yes they do but calling people rude for leaving less then what you think is not very nice IMO.
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I don't think that's a particularly fair comment! And I see that after this post you posted that everybody has to do what they feel is ok,

And yes they do but calling people rude for leaving less then what you think is not very nice IMO.
That's a fair comment. Please accept my apology. I didn't mean to offend :-( I take it back if you would be so gracious as to forgive.
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The thread has gone off-track a bit now and, since the OP has the answer to her original question, I think it's time to close this.
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