Do you tip Mousekeeping while you are at Walt Disney World?

Tipping is an important part of my Walt Disney World budget planning. I budget for Mousekeeping, bell service, and food servers at all my favorite table service restaurants. Each day, I leave a special Mousekeeping envelope with a few dollars inside when we leave  for the day, and I have been blessed with awesome mousekeeping staff when I have traveled.

Now, making towel animals is not a prerequisite for landing a job with the Disney mousekeeping department, but I wanted to share the treasures that Susan and I found waiting for us after long days in the parks. Our special room attendant, Gilma, at the Port Orleans Riverside left us these special mood boosters each day of our stay.

On Thursday, we received a rose.



On Friday, it was sweet swans.

And Saturday was a couple of little ghosts!

Aside from the artistic gifts, when they have the special talent, Mousekeeping is there to help make your stay better. Here are some tips on ways they can help you. If you need bed boards, bed rails, extra pillows and blankets, baby cribs, safety outlet coers, extra hangers, or to request that your room be cleaned at a specific time, touch HOUSEKEEPING on your in-room phone. If you have forgotten anything at home, or if there is any way they can help to make your stay more enjoyable, I have found often that they are happy to help.

When we were leaving on Sunday, we got to meet Gilma and thank her personally for all our treasures and for taking good care of us. Thank you, Gilma, for giving us that extra special something to come home to each day! We really appreciated it!

If you have any Mousekeepting Quick Tips let us know in the comment box below.

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Brenda is an Authorized Disney Travel Planner with Pixie Vacations, has her own blog, Ideally Disney, and loves writing for Chip and Co. She is also a regular contributor for Disney Food Report. Her articles focus on family experiences, tips, food and Disney vacation planning. Contact her at Brenda@PixieVacations.com.




  • MyriaJohnson

    I tip at the end of my stay but as a DVC member I only get mousekeeping service a few times during my stay. If you need anything though, they have always been happy to help me.

  • e_chuba

    Where do you leave the tip for mousekeeping and do you put it in an envelope?  I don’t travel and it’s been over 6 years since I’ve gone anywhere so I really don’t know what to do  :o)  We go to Disney soon and I want to make sure my mousekeeper is happy in case I need help :o)  The last time we where there we only had a “hidden mickey” made out of towels and just the day we arrived  :o(  Maybe this time it will be more.  We also only got Mickey soap and shampoo one day – we like these for souveniers.  Guess I must not have tipped!  Want to do better this time.