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  • On Jun 5, 2023
    Gary from ME Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you cancel a reservation after it's been made without a penalty.

    Hi there, Gary, and welcome to planDisney! 

    Sometimes we have to put our plans to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth on hold. And it takes a lot of planning to make sure that long-awaited vacation is picture perfect. This means that there are a lot of reservations involved. So, let's get into some of the cancellation policies for things like hotel stays, dining, and theme parks. 

    Resort hotel room-only reservation: You may cancel this at least 5 days in advance for a full refund.  Any later than that, you will be charged the cost of a one-night stay (which is the deposit).

    Resort hotel vacation package reservation: You may cancel this at least 30 days before your arrival date for a full refund.  But from 2 to 29 days, you will pay a $200 cancelation fee. On the day of or the day before? You'll pay the entire vacation package price.

    Dining reservations: Most dining locations at Walt Disney World property can be canceled without penalty at least 2 hours prior to the reservation time. However, there are some exceptions like dinner shows like Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and fireworks dessert parties. You can check out the policies here. 

    Theme park reservation: At Walt Disney World Resort, there is no cancellation fee for not showing up for a theme park reservation. I do strongly recommend that you modify the date of your ticket in your My Disney Experience account before that date though. 

    Gary, I hope that this information is helpful. If you have any other questions about your Disney vacation, please give us a holler here at planDisney. 

    Magic always, 
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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