Tipping at Disney World Restaurants: A Cheapskate Guide

Updated for 2018!

Like to make your Disney friends jealous? Just tell them that you booked your next vacation already. Like to make them turn green with Mickey Mouse envy? Casually mention you qualified for their Free Dining Offers. I am probably a shade of Mike Wazowski green, because I can never get to Orlando for the free dining promotion.  And make no cheapskate mistake, some Disney fans report that free dining is one of the best deals Disney ever offers. Depending on how many people you are feeding and the length of your stay, you can save hundreds of dollars.

One thing you should keep in mind though is that Free Dining does not include a tip for your server. How much should you Cheapskate Princesses be prepared to pay? [Read more…]

Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

Updated for 2017!

If you plan your Disney day around food – when-to-eat, what-to-eat, always trying to save $$ on what you pay, then you just might be a Cheapskate Princess. If you are putting thought into making reservations for vacation meals, then you need to make some be sure to make an “ADR,” otherwise known as an Advanced Dining Reservations. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from, and anyone – regardless of where you are staying – can make them in advance.   [Read more…]