What is the Disney Dining Cancellation Policy? It is very important that you understand the charges and policy. You really don’t want to be penalized for not showing up for one of you Advance Dining Reservations at Disney World. So here is how you must follow the rules.
Gone are the days when you could make several Advance Dining Reservations at once, or make a reservation thinking that you would choose at the time whether to show up or not. Too many people were doing this so Disney wanted a way to discourage this. The solution? Hit guests in the wallet if they fail to show up for an Advance Dining Reservation.
These rules apply to all Walt Disney World sit down restaurants. It you make an Advance Dining Reservation you will give a credit card guarantee. If you do not show up you will be charged $10 per person. If you are dining at Victoria and Albert’s and don’t cancel you will be charged $25 each or $50 each for Chef’s Table.
If you are booking ADR’s in the My Disney Experience App you can enter your credit card information and save it. This saves a lot of time so that you don’t keep having to re enter your credit card details.
Disney World doesn’t actually charge in advance for most reservations. It will simply hold your credit card details and charge you $10 per person if you fail to show. There are some exceptions. If you make a reservation for a dinner show such as Spirit of Aloha or the Hopp-de-do Revue, you will be charged in full in advance. Cinderella’s Royal Table will also charge you for the meal in advance.
You can cancel a reservation online, in the My Disney Experience App, by calling 407 WDW DINE, at any restaurant podium, at a concierge desk or at guest services in any Disney park.
Always be very careful. It would be sad to forget to cancel and it cost you money.
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.