Cast Members You Should Tip at Disney World – Part 2

Cast Members You Should Tip at Disney World – Part 2


Many people ask, “When is it appropriate to tip someone?”  Tipping can be a touchy subject, at Disney World.  Because Disney World is an international destination, it’s important to note that different cultures have different “rules” for tipping.  In the United States, it is customary to tip anyone who serves you.  The amount depends on the situation, but standard tipping is 15-20% of the total bill.  Here is a suggested list of who you should tip on your Disney vacation.


At Disney, housekeeping is known as “mousekeeping”.  Get it?  Ok, yes that’s a little corny but corny jokes can be funny!  It is customary to tip your maid $1-2 per person in the room, each day.  Leave cash in an envelope or with a note, in a prominent place, before heading out each day.  We usually tip at the end of the stay.

Yacht and Beach Club Resort Room

Food servers

This one should be a no-brainer!  Disney World has dozens of great table-service restaurants.  Be sure to tip your server(s) before leaving the restaurant.  Lots of the Disney restaurants are buffet-style, especially character meals.  Although you may be getting your own food, someone is still bringing your drinks and caring for your dining needs.  Tip appropriately.

Main St Confectionary Castmember

Room service

At the Disney moderate and deluxe resorts, room service is available.  Or, you may request an extra pillow or blanket.  If someone delivers food or other items to your room, tip a few dollars or 15-20% of your room service meal.

Room Service


If your child does the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique, Pirates League or gets a haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street, tip 15-20%.  Ever taken a fireworks cruise?  Tip your boat driver.  I’ve even seen guests tip CastMembers at the end of a Behind the Scenes Tour.  Most of the tour cast members will not accept tips.  Just ask.  If that cast member has done an excellent job, be sure to fill out a form recognizing the outstanding job.

Barber Shop

In some cases, Disney Cast Members have been trained to refuse tips.  If that happens, offer up a hearty “Thank You!”  *Bonus tip: You can go to Guest Services and fill out a small form recognizing outstanding CastMember service.  Be sure to get their name!

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