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A Guide To Tipping Mousekeeping

We share with you the guidlines you should follow when tipping Mousekeeping (housekeeping) when staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel.



"Mousekeeping", which is Disney's version of housekeeping, is included with your Walt Disney World resort hotel stay. Each day your room will be cleaned, beds will be made, and your towels replaced.

If staying at Value or Moderate resort, you can opt out of Mousekeeping in exchange for a gift card by taking advantage of the 'Service Your Way' program. (It's usually a $10 gift card for each night of your stay, per room.)

Note - This article isn't about whether you should or shouldn't tip Mousekeeping, I believe that you should, and this article will go into what you should and shouldn't do when it comes to tipping Mousekeeping.

If you're like us though and like coming back to a refreshed and clean room after a day in the parks, then you need to make sure you know about tipping when it comes to your daily Mousekeeping service. Tipping also can increase your chance for some extra magic, where Mousekeepers will make towel animals and line up the Mickey plushes we've bought in a little scene, and so on.

I've read on so many Facebook groups and various places online that people are constantly leaving all the tips on the final day of their stay. Please avoid doing this.

Don't Tip At The End Of Your Stay


Disney have several Mousekeeping staff, and it's unlikely you'll get the same person for each day of your stay. Especially as us Brits tend to stay 2 weeks or more. Leaving a tip for the full 2 weeks on the final day only goes to the Mousekeeper who cleaned your room for that final day, the other staff who cleaned your room on the previous days will get nothing.

So make sure you get some small bills and leave a tip each day so that the Mousekeeper who cleaned your room can be compensated on the day the service was carried out.

How Much Should I Tip?


Tipping in general comes down to what value you put on any services you've received. However, with services like Mousekeeping it can be tough to tip based on service you haven't received yet. I understand not everybody tips Mousekeeping, and whether you should is up to you. Rather than tipping, some people do leave things like English candy and other gifts, which is completely up to you.

My general rule of thumb is $1 per person + $1, per day. So for a couple, leave $3 in the morning before you head out. If you're a family of 4, then $5.

It doesn't hurt to leave an extra dollar or two if you've left your room in a really bad state, and also you can tip a little less if you're a tidy family and haven't messed your room up much, either.

Make It Clear


Mousekeeping won't take the cash you have just laying around your room. I've seen many people do creative things like Mousekeeping themed envelopes, and putting the dollars in there. We tend to just leave a little note saying thank you and wrap it around the dollar bills. Just make sure you've made it clear that the dollars you've left on the table are for Mousekeeping, because if it looks like they're stealing the cash you have laying around, they won't take it.

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This article was posted on 03-Sep-2019
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