Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 28, 2010
    Holly from LA 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 pay up front? Which ADRs in particular do you have to pre-pay for?

    Hi Holly,

    This is one question that many guests have when making Advanced Dining Reservations. Advance Dining Reservations allow guests staying the the Walt Disney World Resorts to book their meals 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-DINE or logging onto the Walt Disney World Resort website.

    In general, you do not pay anything up front for your reservations. However, there are certain meals such as Hoop Dee Doo Revue or Cinderella's Royal Table which require a credit card to hold the reservation. Your credit card will be charged at the time of the meal. If you need to cancel this meal, you will need to contact Disney Dining to receive a refund within 24-48 prior to the meal.

    If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, you will still need to provide a credit card as noted above as well as follow the cancellation policy. However, when you have your dining experience, you dining credits will be deducted.

    Any meal which requires a credit card to be used to hold the reservation will be noted up front along with the cancellation policy.

    Have a magical vacation!
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My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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