Hoop De Doo Revue
  • On Feb 26, 2023
    Steven from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    hi I would like to book my dining reservations. I was wondering when I do do they charge you the amount at the time of the reservations or when you are at the restaurant? Thank you.

    Hey Steven, I'd like to wish you an especially warm welcome to planDisney from one Canadian to another!

    With the current weather in Ontario being as wintery as ever, it definitely helps to think warm thoughts of the sunny skies that await you in Florida when you make your way down here in May! I love helping fellow Canucks plan ahead for their southward journeys, especially when it comes to enjoying the vast variety of Walt Disney World Resort food!

    You'll be happy to hear that the majority of dining locations only charge you at the end of your meal; as you make reservations in advance online or via your My Disney Experience mobile app you may be required to input your payment information, but in our experience we have never been charged prior to our reservation.

    However, there are currently two exceptions in which you may be charged in conjunction with making a dining reservation:

    • At the present time if you book a reservation for the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue or at Cinderella's Royal Table, prepayment may be required. This may be subject to change and availability without prior notice, so I recommend keeping an eye on any changes or other dining locations adopting a similar policy in the future.
    • Be sure to take note of the cancellation policy in place for dining locations before making a reservation; for those with a two hour cancellation policy, you'll need to make sure that you cancel at least two hours prior to your reservation time to avoid being charged a cancellation fee that applies per person. This was recently changed over the past few months, and like any other policies, may be subject to change again in the future in terms of fee pricing and the cancellation window. 

    One of my Princely Picks, Tips and Tricks to avoid cancellation fees is by choosing to modify your reservation to a later time or date later during your visit. In my experience, it has allowed us to have another chance to experience that dining experience or even cancel if our plans change - as long as it is outside of the cancellation window for the newly modified reservation time.

    I hope that this was helpful to you as you plan ahead and dream about the future dining options that you'll be able to enjoy; please feel free to come back to planDisney if you have any other questions ahead of your voyage down to The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    All the best on your upcoming trip, and Bon Appetit!

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Meet the Panelist: Prince, Ontario

Hello, Bonjour and Ahoy there! Growing up in Canada, my first visit to Walt Disney World Resort and seeing so many new lands to explore all at once spurred me toward my goal to venture to all of the Disney Parks worldwide. As a proud Disney Uncle - or "Duncle" - whether it's a taste of experiences around the world or even interplanetary travel - I can't wait to give my tips and help you plan your family's next great adventure!    Learn More About Prince

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