Character Dining with Donald Duck
  • On Jun 10, 2019
    Vickie from PA Asked

    We have a party of 8. I have made adrs for our entire party. There are grandparents who are non-committal. Are we charged a no show fee if most of our party shoes up but not the whole 8?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Vickie. We're so pleased to hear you're planning another visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

     Planning a Disney vacation with extended family can sometimes pose a challenge. I totally understand your concern! You've worked hard to plan perfectly magical dining experiences for everyone in your travel party, and it would be so disappointing if you were penalized because someone backed out. Not to fret! As long as just one person in your travel party arrives to the dining reservation on time, you won't be charged a no-show fee. Please note that if no one in your party shows up for the reservation, or if it's been canceled after the designated cancellation period, you may be charged a per-person cancellation fee for everyone listed on the reservation. If you need to cancel a dining reservation, simply call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

     My best advice when traveling with extended family is to purchase Memory Maker for your stay. This Disney PhotoPass product makes getting everyone in your travel party together for family photos super easy! I also suggest planning some scheduled downtime apart from one another. This gives everyone in the larger group a chance to rest or pursue a personal interest before meeting back up for lots of magical adventures together!

     I hope this was helpful, Vickie. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your holiday visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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