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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 108956
    Really? I haven't been to V&A so I haven't seen the 20%.
    yep and at the start I was a little hmmmmm about it but then I realised that 20% is probably the absolute minimum tip that people consider at v&a. I suspect if you tipped less than 20 they really would come over and ask what was wrong (in a very polite and well meaning way).

    sooooo given that many people will assume that whatever's been put on the bill is what is expected, their tip level probably really would have gone down artificially.

    So I can understand it.

    Still don't agree with the practice of the enforced tip but still
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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 108948
    that might be something we would be interested in then, thanks

    Lisa what was the difference in price between the AP and 21 day tickets? although i guess it depends on the exchange rate
    OK our 21 day tickets were 249 per adult.

    The premium AP is around $637 and the basic is around $499.






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    at todays rate that would be worth it- especially if you weren't staying onsite and needed parking- and 10% off in WOD!














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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 108985
    and 10% off in WOD!







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    I'm going shopping with Lisa!

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    how much does the discount card cost?














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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 108940
    The only sad part is that they now place an enforced gratuity on every bill where the card is used I always considered it as a device to just pay for the tip anyway but anytime I see an automatically added gratuity it annoys me
    Only at the lounges and sit down restaurants. You can get a 20% discount at the food courts also with NO TIP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 108956

    I found that Disney was actually cheating it's servers by adding the 18% in. I apparently tip more than that.
    But you could always add more tip if you so desired.

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    how much does the discount card cost?
    $65





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizneyblonde, post: 109058
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    I always tip more than 18% so Im good with that..itll save me money!

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    Yep, same here we've had the DDE/TIW card for several years now. We always tip on the original amount, and it was always at least 20% so the auto gratuity of 18% was less than what we'd pay anyway.

    We do, on certain occasions add in more, but since I don't like the auto part of the gratuity, I usually let the 18% ride.

    Personally, I consider it a dining fee when it is automatically added, and not a true gratuity. One of those touchy subjects.

    We did have a waiter voice disappointment when we presented the TIW card. He felt that he was going to be cheated his 20% tip. Had he not been so snarky about it, I would have certainly adjusted the tip, but given his attitude I took the time to explain to him that from a guest's point of view, Disney was directing the gratuity and if he had objections to that, he should take them up with the decision makers at Disney. He did have the good grace to look ashamed of himself.

    There is the rare server (Ricardo, at YSH) who will not allow you to add more to the final bill. We keep cash for those dedicated CMs and leave it along with the signed bill.

    All in all we like TIW. (Far better than the DDP, I might add. But you knew that was coming)!






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