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  • On Jul 26, 2019
    Kristen from PA Asked

    If we make dining reservations for everyone in our party, but at the last minute some of our party decides not to eat at that restaurant, will we be charged a fee? For example, if we make ADR for 12 people, but only 10 attend, we will be charged a fee?

    Hi Kristen, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question.

    I’m usually the “Planner-in-Chief” for most of my family’s visits to Walt Disney World Resort, so I completely understand the challenge of getting a big group to agree about various Disney Dining reservations… and ensuring that everyone shows up for the reservation! 

    Based on my experience, you shouldn’t be charged a fee if a few people don’t show up for your Disney dining reservation at the very last minute, unless it was a pre-paid experience as those locations usually have different cancellation/refund policies. If more then 2 or 3 people are “no shows”, however, and you know this at least an hour in advance, I’d highly recommend modifying your reservation via the My Disney Experience app, even if you absolutely need to do so to avoid a cancellation fee. Modifying your reservation might free up a table for another party which helps ensure that everyone can enjoy Disney’s dining Magic!

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions.

    Have a Magical Day,

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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