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  • On Oct 25, 2022
    Sally from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be attending the GSUSA event (July 2023), but are looking to stay at a different property than they are offering. We are looking to make hotel reservations now, but don't know our group size until May. What is the hotel cancellation policy?

    Hey there, hi there, Sally! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with such a great question.

    Before you know it, you'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth, ready to begin your magical adventure at the National Girl Scout Convention! How exciting! My daughter is a Junior Girl Scout and a Walt Disney World Resort fanatic, so I am thrilled to help you book your amazing stay at one of the incredible Disney Resorts Collection Hotels for such an amazing event! 

    If you book a Walt Disney World vacation package that includes your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel and theme park admission, a deposit of $200 (although prices are subject to change) will be required at the time of booking. If you end up having to cancel your reservation, as long as you cancel at least 30 days before your arrival date, you will receive a full refund, including your deposit. If you cancel two to 29 days before check-in, you will forfeit your deposit, and no refunds will be given for cancellations one day or less before arrival.

    If you book a room-only reservation at one of the Disney Resorts Collection Hotels, a deposit of the first night's stay will be required to book the reservation. However, the room-only cancellation policy states that a full refund will be given as long as you cancel your room reservation at least five days before your check-in date.

    As you can see, even if you are not sure how many people will be in your travel party at this time, the cancellation policies definitely give you some wiggle room. As someone who loves to plan ahead, I suggest booking your room now so that you can lock in a stay in the room of your dreams. Then, just be mindful of the cancellation policies and cancel or modify your reservation as soon as your plans are definite. Start your pixie-dusted countdown, Sally!

    I hope this was helpful, Sally, and I hope you have the best time this summer! Please stop by any time with any planning questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon,

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I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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