mom and daughter at Disney Princess Tea Party
  • On Apr 4, 2020
    Suzanne from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I made my dining reservations for our trip the end of September 2020. I know you have to give your credit card number as a security. My disney Card was charged for one of these meals.(over $500) I thought the charges were not made until you had your meal

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Suzanne!

    It is a pleasure to answer another question coming your way. Making advance dining reservations is one of my favorite things to do while planning my visits to the Walt Disney World Resort. I always make sure to start planning 180 days in advance to have higher chances of securing a spot at my must-visit destinations.

    While making dining reservations, most locations only require Guests to inform a valid credit card number to secure their booking, however some restaurants and dining experiences, like Cinderella's Royal Table, require advance payment in full. It seems you have most likely booked one of these unique dining events, and that is why your credit card has already been charged. Guests are informed at the time of booking if their credit card will be used to secure the reservation or if advance payment is required. Remember that if you cancel your reservation within the cancellation period you are eligible to receive a full refund. In case you have any further questions or require assistance with your reservations, do not hesitate to call (407) 939-3463.

    Suzanne, you will be visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth during one of my favorite times of the year. September offers Guests the opportunity to enjoy culinary delights from around the world at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and attend the most spooktacular celebration as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom Park on select nights. 

    Thank you for stopping by once again! I hope this helps you while planning and that you have a magical visit! 

    Best Disney wishes,
    Thiana 
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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