Family at Citricos; Asian
  • On Jan 2, 2024
    Kristen from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If a guest on a dining reservation doesn't show up, will we be charged for the number of people in our reservation? For example, is there a penalty for making a reservation of 6 and only 5 end up coming to dine?

    Welcome Kristen, 

    Thank you for bringing your planning question to planDisney! We are thrilled you've stopped by. Disney dining is one of my very favorite topics. With all that exploring, you're bound to work-up quite an appetite and there are SO many incredible options. 

    Fortunately, there is not a penalty if someone is not able to make it to your Disney Dining Reservation. Disney does however charge a cancellation fee if the whole reservation is cancelled after the designated window or if no one shows up. 

    While we're talking about dining, I want to make sure that you're aware of Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering once you're visiting. There are several participating locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort and it makes it so easy to pre-order, pay and pick up your food when you're ready! My favorite is to order the Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl and a Pandoran Sunrise from Satu'li Canteen. We schedule to pick it up after our amazing experience on Avatar Flight of Passage. Once ready, we let them know to go ahead and start our order in the My Disney Experience App, then we spend a few minutes marveling the floating mountains or shopping for a new banshee friend in Windtraders. Once it's ready, we are notified through the app or with a message to our phone and we head to the designated Mobile Order line to pick it up. 

    Have a very magical vacation, Kristen. Enjoy some Disney treats for me and please let us know if there is anything else we are able to assist you with!

    Magical Wishes, 


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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