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  • On May 20, 2015
    Crystal from NC Asked

    If I book my vacation now for 4 adults and but then 1 person ends up not being able to go, what would my options be?

    Hey Crystal-

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Great question but I hope for your group everyone is able to make the trip. In my family Walt Disney World Resort trips are not to be missed. That being said if something comes up the answer will depend.

    When you book a Magic Your Way Vacation package that includes hotel with with 1) tickets or a Disney Dining Plan or 2) both, then you have deadline of 45 days prior to your resort check-in date to cancel or modify with no fee penalty. If you cancel or modify your package less than 45 days to a lower price, e.g. 3 guests instead of 4 guests, then there is a minor $50 fee but everything is removed from the reservation for the canceling guest (tickets, room, and dining plan if applicable).

    You may also book a resort-only reservation and purchase tickets separately then the canceling guest has until five (5) days (six days if booked online) prior to check-in to modify without cancellation fees. Tickets would need to be purchased separately and are not refundable.

    With the possibility of the fourth person in your party attending then I would suggest booking your trip in advance for all four guests and risking the loss of a small $50 cancellation fee (if it is within 45 day before check-in). This will allow the entire party to plan together for dining reservations, FastPass+ entitlements and will be easy to downsize if needed. In addition, if the canceling guest is not a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World Resort, then they will not be left with non-refundable tickets.

    Please contact Walt Disney World Reservations at 407-WDISNEY (407-934-7639) should this scenario become reality.

    I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further question

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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