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    Question Bill for gratuity for DDP?

    I know we are beating this to death but I need to know from someone who has been there how the bill for the gratuity is presented?
    [ ]I don't want it automatically added to my bill when they swipe my card to remove a meal credit
    Thanks in advance

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    There is no automatic gratuity for DDP. You may be thinking of DDE. With DDP, you write in your own tip just as you would any other restaurant and method of payment.

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    tips

    With the new plan (just got back last night...see my trip report) the gratuity was annoying when you wanted to charge it back to your room. Yak & Yeti could not produce itemized bills so they just said average was $35 and they recommended leaving it in cash. For a room charge it took another 10 minutes to get it cleared. We're "done" with the dining plan for the next trip due to the gratuity mess

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    We used the DDP in January and had no problem leaving the tip. I am trying to remember what we did, I believe my husband charged it back to our room. Although it was nice having the tip included with the old plans, my guess is that the plan was used so much it wasn't cost effective for Disney to keep doing things this way. Plus we always left an additional tip previously. Although I can't complain about service at the restaurants we have eaten at previously, I can say service was stepped up a notch when we were there in January. Maybe it is because we are leaving the tip now. We will continue to use the plan, just wish their was a choice of appetizer or dessert.
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    I prefer to decide my own tip, after all, I am the one they either are or are not treating right. I always start at around thirty percent, but an empty tea glass for more then five minutes in a slow restaurant is a 5%dock, I have a sliding scale. Locally if a Hooters waitress ignores me and DD and fawns over hubby, she get a dollar and a note explaining her error. I enjoy getting some control on the tips but (except once at Hooters) I have not ever left less then 15%.
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