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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.

    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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