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Old 07-10-2008, 08:33 AM   #751
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We've found the automatic tip to be an issue as well. When we go anywhere at Disney, it's JaxPiper, me, our two kids, and my brother. That's an automatic 5. If anyone else meets us there or joins us for dinner, it's an automatic tip. Normally it's parties of 8 or more, but not at Disney. And generally the service is either stellar (from the server's who recognize that good service at a large table means an even bigger tip) or completely lackluster (from the ones who figure that they're getting the money anyway).

You might want to mention it to the wedding planner, and maybe have her call O'Hana and explain the situation and ask for the best server because of the nature of the event. It doesn't hurt to ask.
It gets even worse. We all have Disney Dining Experience cards. That adds the automatic tip to EVERY ticket regardless of party sized. So we deal with the autograt each time we eat at Disney. Our experience with dining has gone downhill overall since they started that policy. We do tip in addition to the 18% typically, and we NEVER tipped below 20% before this policy went into effect.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:19 AM   #752
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Thanks for telling me that. We had looked into getting a DDE card, but I don't think we will. I like being able to decide for myself how much the server deserves.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:43 AM   #753
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Thanks for telling me that. We had looked into getting a DDE card, but I don't think we will. I like being able to decide for myself how much the server deserves.
Don't get me wrong. We LOVE the DDE. It's just the autograt that we don't like.

Honestly, before the autograt policy, we'd take the 20% savings and turn right back around and add it back as the tip. Now, we've got the 20% discount, and the 18% autograt. We only add anything now if the service is exceptional. (Like at SSR Turf Club for instance) It's still a great plan, but we've noticed that the service levels have dropped, but in most cases the servers don't know that we've got the DDE until we give it to them at the end, so I don't think that's why the service has gotten worse. I think it's just part of the overall downward trend at Disney. Sure there are some stand out restaurants and servers but in general, it's not as good as it used to be. Very sad.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:52 AM   #754
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Don't get me wrong. We LOVE the DDE. It's just the autograt that we don't like.

Honestly, before the autograt policy, we'd take the 20% savings and turn right back around and add it back as the tip. Now, we've got the 20% discount, and the 18% autograt. We only add anything now if the service is exceptional. (Like at SSR Turf Club for instance) It's still a great plan, but we've noticed that the service levels have dropped, but in most cases the servers don't know that we've got the DDE until we give it to them at the end, so I don't think that's why the service has gotten worse. I think it's just part of the overall downward trend at Disney. Sure there are some stand out restaurants and servers but in general, it's not as good as it used to be. Very sad.
I totally agree. During our trip last year I was extremely dissappointed in a couple of our waiters. I was bewildered-that had never happened before!
We are considering joining DDE but not sure how I feel about the 18% automatic gratuity-we are still debating.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:54 AM   #755
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I totally agree. During our trip last year I was extremely dissappointed in a couple of our waiters. I was bewildered-that had never happened before!
We are considering joining DDE but not sure how I feel about the 18% automatic gratuity-we are still debating.
Bottom line is that it still saves a bunch of money.
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:40 PM   #756
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So, since I wouldn't let y'all vote on the chicken dance or on cake flavors, I thought I could at least ask you which style of sunglasses you like better.

This style:

Or this style:


So what do you think?
Quick update.

I ordered the neon sunglasses for the welcome bags today. Thanks, everyone who posted their thoughts. It was ALMOST unanimous. Everybody loves the neon.

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Old 07-10-2008, 03:46 PM   #757
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Quick update.

I ordered the neon sunglasses for the welcome bags today. Thanks, everyone who posted their thoughts. It was unanimous. Everybody loves the neon.
When can I expect that my bag will arrive?
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:48 PM   #758
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Great choice! I liked the neon ones too. Somehow I missed that vote....must have been thinking about myself that day
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:48 PM   #759
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When can I expect that my bag will arrive?
Rosie, when can you be there?

And you really shouldn't call, Rosie a bag! It's not nice!
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:50 PM   #760
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I ordered the neon sunglasses for the welcome bags today. Thanks, everyone who posted their thoughts. It was unanimous. Everybody loves the neon.
Not me. So it can't be unanimous.
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:52 PM   #761
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Not me. So it can't be unanimous.
FINE! I fixed it!
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:54 PM   #762
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Rosie, when can you be there?

And you really shouldn't call, Rosie a bag! It's not nice!
That's why I like Robb with two b's better......He's never called me a "bag"!
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:06 PM   #763
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That's why I like Robb with two b's better......He's never called me a "bag"!
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It wasn't ME! It was KingLouie!

I told him NOT to call you that! Can't you see where I said NOT to?

After you called me fat and everything!
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:13 PM   #764
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You're all about blaming others Rose!
And false accusations!
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:19 PM   #765
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I said no such things good sir!!

I just wanted a welcome bag with goodies and neon glasses and you seized it as an opportunity to belittle Rosie. For shame rob, for shame.
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