• On Jul 16, 2018
    Phil from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I booked a Candlelight Procession dining experience for ourselves and another couple but now we cannot go. Is the other couple still allowed to use the reservation and can they take someone else in our place?

    Hi, Phil!

    The Candlelight Processional is my very favorite Christmas event anywhere, and I'm so sorry you won't be able to make it with your friends!

    Reservations for Walt Disney World dining cannot be transferred to someone else, but when you made the reservation, you probably put your friends' name on the reservation when you made it. If the reservation cannot be rebooked in their name with the name of the people they'll take in your place, in my experience, there shouldn't be a problem with them using the existing reservation. They will have to provide your name when they check in at the podium, as you are the primary name on the reservation.

    Know that because you made the reservation, and gave your credit card to guarantee it, in the event that they don't cancel at least the day before, you'll be on the hook for the no-show penalty. That's like getting of a lump of coal in your Christmas stocking.

    I hope you're able to find another time to enjoy this incredible show!


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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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