Character Dining with Donald Duck
  • On Oct 11, 2016
    Amzel from MO Asked

    I linked our account with our friends account so we could reserve dining together. However, we also have some meals scheduled separetely. However, they are all under my name and credit card. Will they need my card when checking in for their reservation?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amzel!

    Your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World with friends sounds like a blast. Well done!

    When making plans with other family members and friends, using My Disney Experience makes everything so much easier. Be sure to download the fabulous--and free--My Disney Experience app, too, which will allow you to keep track of each other's plans as you tour the parks.

    Like you, I am the planner of our group, so everyone's Advanced Dining Reservations are always held by my credit card, under my name. When guests check into a restaurant, they may give the name you provided for the reservation or, if they have it, the confirmation number that is associated with that reservation. The credit card that was used to hold the reservation, however, is not charged at that time. Instead, that number is only used to hold the reservation or for the $10 per person fee for either not showing up for the reservation or for cancelling it less than 24 hours in advance. Once seated, guests may pay using cash or any credit card they choose to use at that time.

    Should you wish to do so, contact Disney Dining at (407) WDW-DINE to see if you can change the credit card number being used to hold your friends' reservations. If you'd like, you can swap out your friends' credit card number for your own. While the primary guest name on the reservation cannot be changed, the credit card used to hold the reservation can be.

    Happy planning, Amzel! Be sure to send us more questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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