Disney Expanding Cancellation Fees to All Table Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort

For the last two year Disney has enforced a monetary penalty for failure to provide a 24-hour notice of a reservation cancellation at Walt Disney World's signature restaurants.

Starting at the end of this month that penalty - $10 per person - will be extended to all table service restaurants at Walt Disney World.

The new policy goes into effect on October 31, and will require guests to provide a credit card for all table service reservations. If guests fail to provide a 24-hour notice of cancellation their card will be charged $10 per guest.

Guests who fail to cancel their reservation for a dinner show location - or any other pre-paid restaurant - will be charged the full amount of the pre-paid reservation.

The new cancellation policy will apply to all table service locations, even non-Disney operated restaurants.

Guests can cancel their dining reservations at guest relations, the restaurants podiums, the Disney Dining website, or by calling a special phone number 407-WDW-CNCL. Cancellations must be made by 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to the reservation to avoid the cancellation fees.

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crazycatperson wrote on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 20:26:

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I assume this does not apply to reservations made before October 31 for dates after October 31?

Kelsey wrote on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 20:37:

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Yes, I just made 6 reservations for our trip in Jan/Feb... only BOG required the cancellation fee. Will I have to update my reservations?

coreyp wrote on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 21:13:

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I would assume its based on the date of your reservation, not the date you made the reservation.

Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:41:

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Kelsey - Your reservations will stand as is. However if you do chose to update them, they will need a credit card added.

Lynn wrote on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:10:

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What happens with the free dining? Do they take from your dining credit, or do you still have to reserve with C/C?

Kristen K. wrote on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 16:42:

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Lynn - I'm not 100% sure, but I do believe that you still need to register a credit card.

Jim wrote on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 01:48:

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Well, it should go both ways then. If i show up for my reservation on time and wait more than 30 minutes, Mickey should give me $10/person off my bill.

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