• On Sep 29, 2018
    Cindy from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    when making advanced dining reservations do you have to give a credit card then and is it charged anything at that time

    Hello Cindy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Isn’t it great that you can secure reservations at your favorite dining locations at the Walt Disney World Resort up to 180 days in advance? It is very simple to make advance dining reservations! Simply book online, use the My Disney Experience mobile app, or call (407) 939-3463. You do not need to have a Disney Resort hotel reservation or even tickets to make dining reservations, so you can start planning ahead! Please note that you will need tickets to dine at restaurants located inside the theme parks.

    When you make a reservation you are required to provide a credit card number simply to secure your reservation. In case you do not show up or do not cancel within the cancellation period, your credit card will be charged a per person fee, which is usually $ 10.00. However, dinner shows, fireworks dessert parties, and certain locations such as Cinderella’s Royal Table require advance payment. You will be informed at the time of booking if you must pay then or if your credit card will only be used to secure it. When you simply secure a reservation, you may choose another type of payment upon arriving at your dining location. I usually end up using Disney Gift Cards or cash. A credit card is also required for reservations even if you already have a Disney Dining Plan added to your vacation package.

    I hope this helps you while planning, Cindy! Please stop by real soon if you have additional questions.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian 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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