• On Feb 2, 2020
    Ann from Cambs Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I make an ADR for my party - will I lose deposits if not everyone turns up for the reservation?

    Greetings Ann! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'd be happy to assist you!

    Good for you planning those Advanced Dining Reservations prior to your vacation. For my family, meals are an important part of our Walt Disney World vacations, and we always enjoy making our restaurant selections in advance. We often travel with extended family who aren't always able to confirm plans as far ahead as we are, so I understand your concern. Ann, for Advanced Dining Reservations at restaurants that do not require prepayment, you are able to cancel your reservation a day in advance without incurring any fee. As long as some of your party appears for your reservation, you are not required to cancel, nor will you be charged a no-show fee.

    My friend and fellow panelist, Andrea, explains how she has successfully adjusted her reservation numbers, even at the last minute by modifying a reservation, or by speaking with a Cast Member at the restaurant prior to dining. To change the number of guests in your party before the reservation, select "My Plans" on My Disney Experience and scroll down until you see the dining experience you would like to modify. Then click "Modify" and alter the number of guests to accurately reflect your party. While you won't be charged a fee for some members of your group not showing up, as a courtesy to other guests wishing to dine in your place, it's always best to do what you can to modify your reservation in advance.

    I hope that helps ease your mind as you continue to plan all of the delicious meals you will be enjoying at Walt Disney World. I wish you the best as your planning continues. Have some Mickey waffles for me!


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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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