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  • On Jul 30, 2012
    Kristi from ON 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.

    Hi Moms/Dads, If we get busy or the bus is late, is there a fee for missing our dinner reservation? We have a party of 6 people going. No character dinning reservation. Thanks

    Hi Kristi,

    It depends on where you're eating. There are a few Disney restaurants that require a credit card to hold the reservation. These are primarily dinner shows, signature (gourmet) restaurants, and character meals. If you miss your reservation at one of these places, then a $10 per person no-show fee will be charged to your credit card. If you're running late, the restaurants will generally hold your reservation for about 15-20 minutes before you are assessed the no-show fee.

    For other reservations, there is no fee charged for a missed reservation.

    So, the rule of thumb is that if you had to give a credit card number to make the reservation, then there will be a penalty for a no-show. If you did not have to give a credit card number to make the reservation, then there is no penalty for a no-show.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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