• On Sep 13, 2019
    Susan from Tayside 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.

    Hello - if I manage to find a better time for one of my dining reservations on the same day (ie I change the time of the booking that day but still go) is this treated as a cancellation and a cancellation charge applied? Thanks!

    Hi Susan!

    Your vacation is coming up fast!  Just under a month to go and Autumn at Walt Disney World is one of my favorite times of year to visit!  Walt Disney World is ready and waiting for you with its beautiful fall decorations, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

    Making Walt Disney World dining reservations can be a little tricky, especially for the most popular restaurants.  Sometimes I will take whatever time I can get that is available and then keep checking for a better time closer to our vacation.  I have changed our dining reservation time numerous times on the same day as the actual reservation.  Here's how you do it to avoid the cancellation fees.

    Instead of searching for a brand new dining reservation, pull up your existing dining reservation in your My Disney Experience account and click on "Change Reservation" if you're on a computer or "Modify" if you're using the My Disney Experience mobile app.  You can then search for alternate times or even an alternate restaurant.  If you can't find a better time, cancel out of the modifying process and no changes will be made.  Your reservation won't change until you click confirm on the final page, so you don't have to worry about accidentally changing your existing original reservation.  As long as you go through the change or modify link, it will not be treated as a cancellation and you will not be charged the cancellation fees.

    Please stop back by with any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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