How Much Should I Tip Mousekeeping During My Disney Stay?
Whether you’re staying at Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland in California, one thing is for sure- you’ll definitely enjoy impeccable customer service. Eath day Disney’s dedicating Mousekeeping team will make sure a tidy room is there to welcome you after a long day at the parks. We here at MickeyBlog can’t think of a better way to say “Thank You” for a job well done than by leaving your Mousekeepers a tip. So how much should you budget for mousekeeping and other services at your resort? Here are some suggestions:
There are many differing opinions on how much you should tip for housekeeping services. However, I’m often asked for suggestions and usually advise $1.00 per day per person as a starting point. I generally travel with a party of 4 and we’ll usually budget about $5.00 for mousekeeping each day. However, there have been instances where the service greatly surpasses our expectations and we will throw in a bit extra.
It’s Best to Tip Daily: I also advise guests to leave the tip each morning before you head out to the parks. The reason for this is that you may have different Cast Members working on your room during your stay. By tipping daily you can make sure that the person doing all of the hard work is receiving your compliments as opposed to whoever happens to be there on the day you check out.
Make Paying it Forward a Family Affair: A great way to get the family excited for your Disney trip is to make up mousekeeping envelopes that you can use each day during your Disney stay. Pinterest is absolutely heaving with fun DIY versions allowing your little mouseketeers to use their creativity. Trust me when I say that they’ll be so excited to share these magical creations that your kids will be reminding you each day of your stay to leave a tip!
Aside from mousekeeping, it is also a good idea to set aside a bit of your Disney budget for Bell Services, particularly if you are travelling with lots of luggage. For baggage carriers, I usually tip $1.00 per bag but will increase to $2.00 or more for heavier items.
If you use a valet to park your car, in addition to the fee, it is common to tip anywhere from a couple of dollars to $5.00.
If ordering room service, gratuity is typically included into the cost. However, for particularly speedy or helpful service it doesn’t hurt to throw in a bit extra.
We hope our suggestions will help you in budgeting for your next Disney getaway. Since most of the resorts are moving more toward a cashless system, I typically visit my bank before my trip and ask for single bills to bring with me on vacation. This way you won’t be caught out while on vacation and can avoid the fees you’ll encounter at the lobby ATMs.
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