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  • On Apr 18, 2024
    Gemma from Essex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, Planning to book our hotel and disney tickets today with the free dining plan, if plans change and we need to amend our reservation dates by a day or two, do we incur a charge, this would all be done in advance Thanks

    Hello Gemma! 

    Welcome to planDisney! Sometimes plans change and it can be frustrating trying to adjust everything- especially for a big trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. I do hope that your original plans can work out but I did find the fine print details about bookings from those in the UK. 

    According to the 2024 Terms & Conditions from the Walt Disney Travel Company, any changes to your booking must be submitted in writing at least 14 days before you leave. You can email them at and make sure to include your booking reference number. There could be costs if the price is greater for the new dates you choose and something called an "amendment fee." There is also a note that if there are changes to your Hotel, Tickets, and Disney Dining Booking that are requested more than 8 days before you depart then an amendment fee of £50 / €65 per Booking could apply. (Prices are subject to change) If it is less than 7 days before your departure that you request a change then it would be considered a cancellation request. If you did not book directly with the Walt Disney World Travel Company but through a Travel Agent, I would reach out to them first as they are in charge of your booking. 

    The Free Dining & Drinks for the 2025 Walt Disney World Holiday sure looks tempting. Having all your meals prepaid and ready to be enjoyed makes the vacation planning a lot less stressful. Just be mindful that dining plan meal redemption does not include gratuity. If you are having a meal at a Table Service restaurant where a waiter assists you there is no charge for the food or drinks included in the plan but a receipt will be provided at the end to help you estimate how much gratuity or "tip" you would like to provide. I found a great Free Dining & Drinks Guide pdf that helps explain dining plan details. Time to research your yummy future. 

    I hope this helps and you have a lovely holiday!

    Happy Planning!
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