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  • On Jul 19, 2017
    David from MI Asked

    We are traveling with a group of 8 and have several table service meals booked. If one member of our group can't make one of the reservations will this cause us issues being seated or will we have to pay the fee for cancelation less than 24 hours?

    Hello David!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Recently, my wife and I dined at Artist Point in Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort with a large group after we completed running in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

    Understandably, some of our members decided soaking in their Walt Disney World Resort Hotel's hot tub was preferable to a fantastic meal and no-showed the dinner. Fortunately, even though we were short the scheduled number of dinner guest we booked under our Advanced Dining Reservations, Dining Locations at Walt Disney World Resort do not charge for any Guests that do not show as long as at least 1 Guest appears for the Advanced Dining Reservations.

    If no one shows for a party's Advanced Dining Reservations, then a per-person cancellation fee will probably be charged. This policy may not apply for dinner shows or dining locations that pre-charge for dining such as Cinderella's Royal Table or Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.

    Be sure to read through the cancellation policy for your specific Dining Location when you are finalizing your reservation.

    If you arrive at your Advanced Dining Reservations with 7 out of 8 Guests, you will not be charged a cancellation fee and this should not effect your seating.

    Bon Appétit!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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