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  • On Mar 4, 2020
    Katie from Surrey Asked

    Hi Moms panel! If we can't enter one of the parks due to it reaching capacity, and we miss a dining reservation, will our credit card still be charged? Thanks.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Katie! 

    Katie, I have some experience with last-minute restaurant reservation cancelations. While I have never been at Walt Disney World Resort when a park has reached capacity, on our most recent trip, we were not able to make one dining reservation simply because our little ones were a little too grouchy to sit through a big dinner. Katie, when I called to cancel our reservation, the Cast Member could not have been nicer, and let us cancel with no charge to our credit card. If you are unable to make your reservation because the park has reached capacity, I would advise you to call the reservation line and explain the situation to them. I could not imagine that they would charge you a no-show fee. 

    Additionally, Walt Disney World Resort reaching capacity is relatively rare, but when it does happen, it happens in 4 phases. In phases 1 to 3 of park closure, guests with in-park reservations are still allowed to enter the park. So, Katie, I would not worry about not being able o enter for your reservation. If you are going to be visiting during a peak day, such as on Christmas Day, you may want to get to the park early, just to be sure. 

    I hope that this helped, Katie. Please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if we can help as you plan your magical holiday. 

    We hope to see you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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