• On Jul 20, 2021
    Cynthia from IL 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 reservations at a Resort then I read very negative reviews about it after the fact. Am I able to switch resorts or cancel my reservation without penalty?

    Welcome to planDisney, Cynthia! 

    First of all, congratulations on booking your magical vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! I am sorry to hear that you have not read good reviews of the resort that you have booked. I find that all of the Walt Disney World Resorts are great, each in their own unique way, and that typically more people will post a negative review than a positive one, so I’m not sure how much validity I would give to what you have heard. 

    Once you have put a $200 deposit down on a Walt Disney World vacation package, it locks in your rate. You have until 30 days before your check-in date to pay off the package. At any time before the 30-day mark, you can make changes, make payments, or cancel your reservation completely with no penalty. This means you can check for a different hotel, and switch to something that you feel better about, as long as it is done by August 27, since your arrival date is September 27. You would get the entire $200 back if you decide to cancel. 

    You might find very limited availability for your arrival date, as the 50th Anniversary of Magic Kingdom’s opening is October 1. Just something to have in the back of your mind. 

    I hope this helps with your vacation planning. Please come back and ask us other questions that may arise as you continue to get ready to visit Walt Disney World! 

    Happy Traveling,
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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