Where would we be without the Mousekeeping staff in Disneyland and Walt Disney World? For starters, we would never have any clean sheets or towels. And the trash would be piled up to the ceiling. Have you seen how many shopping bags you end up with at the end of a typical vacation?
Picking up after other people isn’t easy. As a wife and mother of 3 boys, I certainly know the feeling…
You may not always see them. But, they work very hard while you’re enjoying your day in the Parks. And with all the excitement of getting ready for the Parks in the morning, it’s easy to forget that Disney Mousekeeping are the people who sprinkle a little bit of magic into our rooms each day.
Whether it’s making sure we have towels and soap in the rooms or they’re doing something fun with our kids’ stuffed animals, it all feels magical when you’re at Disney.
And because of that, I like to make sure they’re recognized for their hard work.
Thank You Disney Mousekeeping
I’d first like to point out that it’s not mandatory to leave anything for Disney Mousekeeping. Some Guests don’t feel the need to. But, other Guests, like myself, like to let them know that their work is appreciated.
They will not pick up any money that isn’t clearly labeled that it’s for them. So, make sure any tip you leave specifically says it’s for them.
Sure, any old envelope would work just fine. But, where’s the fun in that?
Creating something that is equally cute as it is functional is very simple. You’ll just need a few supplies that you probably already have on hand.
If you have a Cricut, you could get really fancy. But, it’s definitely not a requirement. A trusty pair of scissors work just as well.
How Much Do You Tip Disney Mousekeeping?
We’ve got a few tips for tipping Disney Mousekeeping. But, how much you leave is completely up to you. It’s also up to you if you leave a little bit each day or you give it all at once, right before checking out.
Personally, I tip each day. I never know if the same Cast Member is coming into my room each day. So, I want to make sure that the Cast Member who does clean my room that day gets their share.
As for how much, I tip $1 per person / night. For my family of 5, that ends up being $35 for our typical weeklong trips.
Want To Copy Our Mickey Envelope?
There’s nothing more “Disney” than Mickey Mouse. So, I chose the boss, himself, as the theme for this trip’s Mousekeeing Envelopes.
Using your supplies, anyone can quickly put together their Mousekeeping Envelopes. If you have kids who want to help, this is the perfect project for them.
I just write “Thank you Mousekeeping” on my Envelopes. But, kids could easily decorate them however they’d like.
- Print Mickey Head (download below)
- Cut out 2 Mickey Heads per envelope
- Use the line to cut off Mickey’s ears for the top layer
- Place glue only on the bottom edges, where the 2 Mickeys will touch
- Press ear-less Mickey onto the glue, leaving a gap in the middle
- Write a little note to Disney Mousekeeping on your envelope
- Place folded money into your DIY Envelope
Simply click on Mickey to print. The line is used for the top layer only.
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