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  • On May 22, 2015
    Carolyn from NF 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.

    If I make dining reservations before I have my Disney vacation booked, will my credit card be reimbursed once I can provide my Disney reservation number?

    Hello, Carolyn!

    Thanks for popping in to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I think I can help!

    Regardless of whether or not you have a resort reservation, a credit card is required when making dining reservations for cancelation purposes. Your credit card will not be charged unless you fail to show up for your reservation. At that point, you would be charged for the cancelation policy only. The policy varies between the restaurants so be sure to check them individually. The exception to this is the dining reservations that require payment in full at the time of booking. These are things like Cinderella's Royal Table and the dinner shows like Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. If you book one of these and pay in advance with your credit card, you can let your server know once you arrive if you prefer to use your dining plan credits. He or she will issue a credit to your credit card and process your payment with your dining plan credits instead. You can also call Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) and ask a reservation specialist to add your resort reservation with dining to the reservation and issue you a credit.

    I hope this helps and if you have any other questions, just let us know. We're here to help. Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Tennessee

Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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