[QUOTE=Pam&Rich;1020407]It all depends on level of service. We have had floor staff at buffets who were on top of their game. Glasses never empty, plates cleared and new silverware when we got up for another plate, or even special Disney treats for the kids. And then there are the servers who are in character. These servers deserve better than the typical 5-10% buffet gratuity, minimum 15%, usually 20%. We always tip the buffet staff well if they are attentive and just remember to smile. Nothing says BLAH more than a server with a frown on their face to start your day at breakfast or after a long day in the parks.
[I]NOW…[B]we have also had the server who filled out a check, brought our one and only drink along with the final bill at the same time.[/[/B]I] 5-10% it is for them. And a comment card to WDW after we return home about the facility and level of service.[/QUOTE]
We ALWAYS tip appropriately whether it’s good service or not. Amt determines quality of service. Having waited tables for 4 yrs I know what type of situations would be beyond their control if poor service was being received. Having said that, I wonder if Pixie is referring to the automatic grautity added at buffets. Being a party of 6 often, I hate the fact that the automatic 18% is added at buffets when service received is that of what P&R mentioned above.