Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 1, 2011
    Roseanne 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.

    Hello Moms & Dads. If you cannot make your character dining reservation (ie, at Hollywood & Vine), are you charged for that meal on your meal plan? Or are you only charged a meal on your plan for dining when you give a credit card to hold the slo


    No, you will not be "docked" a dining credit if you fail to show up for your dining reservation, unless it is a meal or show that requires pre-payment or a credit card to hold (IE. Cinderella's Royal Table). In general, a good rule of thumb is, if you are not required to give a credit card up front when making your dining reservation, there is no penalty for "no shows".

    HOWEVER, and this is a big however to me, keep in mind that there are many families who are hoping to dine at the Disney restaurants. If you do not cancel your reservations (even by calling the day of your reservation or even by calling an hour before your scheduled dining time), other families will be turned away at the podium. If you can call, or stop by a restaurant podium in the park, you may just make another family's vacation by opening up a spot at a restaurant they were looking forward to trying!

    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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