So my family's in WDW while I'm slaving away at college (okay, pity party over, I'm going to WDW two weeks from now ) and they're using the dining plan. We've used the dining plan many times before but this is their first time going where the tip and appetizer were not included. Apparently, at every meal, the server comes over with the bill which has a preprinted "suggested" tip of 18% or 20% already figured out for you. The server points to the suggested tip and then stands there while you pencil in your tip amount and sign your receipt. My parents are pretty baffled by this and say that the pressure to tip way more than you want to is ridiculous. This has happened at every meal since they left (on the 25th). Even as someone who has worked in food service, I would never EXPECT to be tipped 20%.
Is this a good move on Disney's part? Is doubling the tax or 15% no longer appropriate? Does anyone else find this pretty rude? Any other experiences with this weird tipping policy?