• On Dec 10, 2021
    Leanne from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I made a res for 4 but there's a good chance 2 of us can't make it now, so I've made an additional alt. reservation for 2 just in case. Will plans made for the 4 ppl res (like restaurants) be affected when it is canceled, or can it transfer?

    Well hello, Leanne!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to talk to us. My family has a history of making last-minute changes to our travel plans, so I have cancelled and modified our vacations more times than I can count. I would be more than happy to use my personal experience to help you out with this question. 

    Leanne, If you have made two Walt Disney World Resort vacation bookings, including accommodations in the Disney Resorts Collection and theme park tickets, then you will need to cancel the reservation that you do not plan on using more than 30-days before your check-in date. Just make sure you do not miss that date, or you will forfeit your deposit. 

    Now here is where things get a little tricky. Disney Park Pass system reservations and dining reservations are actually separate from your vacation package. So after you cancel your vacation package you will need to go in and cancel all of your Disney Park Pass system reservations. 

    If you are planning on noshing at all the spots that you have reserved, just keep your dining reservations as they are. Even though you reserved for 4 people, there will be no trouble modifying your reservation down to 2 people once you arrive at the restaurant. Your My Disney Experience Mobile App will alert you that it is time to check-in for your reservation via your app. At this point you can select the actual number of people in your party. 

    If you are planning on making new dining reservations for 2, then you will still need to go and manually cancel the dining reservations that you previously made for 4. You do not want to miss a reservation and risk being charged a cancellation fee!

    I hope that this answered your question. Remember, we here at planDisney are here to help make your trip practically perfect in every way. 


    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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