• On May 6, 2019
    Evelyn from NY 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.

    I have a dinner reservation at SciFi Dine-In on 9/3. If the park closes to capacity because of Galaxy's Edge and I can't get in will I still get charged the no show fee?

    Hi, Evelyn!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort at such an exciting time!  Many guests, myself included, are eager to explore Black Spire Outpost on the Planet Batuu when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios this fall.  Anticipation for this immersive new land is extremely high, so I understand your concern regarding a possible park closure due to capacity.

    Although theme park closures due to capacity level crowds are rare at the Walt Disney World Resort, they do happen from time to time.  When crowds near capacity, closures will take place in phases.  Annual Passholders, Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests, and guests with in-park appointments or dining reservations will be among the last to be turned away.  When the closure reaches the last phase, no one will be permitted to enter the park due to fire codes; however, this last closure phase is extremely rare.

    My best advice to you is to arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios as early as possible so that you are inside the park before a capacity closure could become an issue.  While you will most likely be able to enter the park with your dining reservation, I spoke to a Cast Member to see what you should do if, by some chance, the park reaches the final, complete closure stage.  The Disney Dining Cast Member I talked to said in this situation, you would need to talk to Guest Relations to inquire about having the no-show fee waived.  

    I do hope you will have the opportunity to enjoy your dinner at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.  The food there is delicious, and the theming is so much fun!  It is a favorite in my family; my kids love dining in those classic cars.

    Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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