Change is Coming for Advance Dining Reservation Cancellations

News out here in cyberspace has it that come October 26, the policy regarding the cancellation of an Advance Dining Reservation (or ADR) will change.

Here's what guests need to know: if you make a reservation after October 26 to select restaurants and fail to use said reservation or cancel it, you'll be charged $10. Also, guests wanting to cancel an ADR must give a full day's notice in order to forgo the fee. Guests should also be prepared to start giving their credit card number when they make an ADR on or after October 26.

Restaurants included in the cancellation-fee list are:

  • 1900 Park Fare
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Artist Point
  • California Grill
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Chef Mickey's
  • Citricos
  • The Crystal Palace
  • Flying Fish Cafe
  • The Garden Grill
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Jiko " The Cooking Place
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Narcoossee's
  • O'hana
  • Tusker House Restaurant
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse

Victoria & Albert's is also included in the list. Guests should know the cancellation fee for this popular restaurant rises to $25.

Also, guests failing to cancel a reservation for a pre-paid meal with entertainment at least one day in advance can also expect to be charged the full amount as a fee. There are four of those shows participating in this policy, including:

  • Cinderella's Royal Table
  • Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
  • Mickey's Backyard BBQ

If you have a reservation you'd like to cancel, there are several ways to achieve this:

  • at any table-service restaurant podium
  • at any resort front desk or concierge
  • at a guest relations at any theme park
  • by going online at
  • by calling 407-WDW-DINE


Debbie V. wrote on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 11:29:

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Thanks for the warning :)

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 14:38:

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This seems like it's fairly popular within the Disney communities that I read. I'm not personally a fan, but I do hope that it helps.

Hardy0109 wrote on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 00:39:

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Is this still happening? I had never heard of this until now..and this is an old post

JoAnn C wrote on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 21:47:

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Hardy - the cancelation policy still applies today.

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