With the Disney Dining Plan: at a table service restaurant, you will scan your magic band at the beginning of the meal. Then, the waiter will bring you a ticket at the end of the meal. On that ticket, you will be able to see the tax owed and it will give you a choice of two suggested tip amounts. Check the amount you want to tip. The waiter will take that away and add up the tax, the tip you chose, and anything you ordered beyond what’s included on the dining plan. Then the ticket will again be presented to you to sign. That total you owe will automatically be charged to the credit card linked to your magic band. We love the dining plan and always sign up for it, but the first time we did it, we hadn’t really budgeted for how much the tax and tip would come to on a $250 dinner…or two…or five! All those taxes and tips added up to quite a sum on our credit card, but it was all worth it. Lovely to have everyone just order what they want and not consider the price of each entree…Also lovely to let older kids and teens get their own snacks with their magic bands!
At Cinderella’s Table, you may ask to add to the already included 18% gratuity when you get your ticket to sign. You can charge it to the credit card linked to your magic band.
We have done BOG for both lunch and dinner. At dinner, you receive a bill where you add the tip and it will be charged to your linked credit card. At lunch (quick service), you order in a line and get your own drinks, but one of a bevy of staff members run the food out to your table. We were told that they are not allowed to accept tips.
We have never done a dessert party, so I don’t know about that scenario.
Have a magical time!