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  • On Oct 19, 2015
    Lisa from MI 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 Panel - My questions concerns making ADR when on the dining plan. Why is a credit card used to secure the reservation and charged when you have the dining plan. I am looking at about 6 table service lunch/dinners and do not want my card charged .

    Hello, Lisa! Thanks so much for your question. No worries! Nothing is charged on your card when you secure the reservation. The reason that a card is required upon securing the reservation, is per the reservation cancellation policy. If you do not show up to your dining reservation, or if you cancel your dining reservation after 11:59 p.m. EST, your card will be charged 10$ per person in the dining party. Your card will not be charged if you show up to your reservation or cancel the day before the reservation. The card is essentially used as a placeholder for you. If you have the Disney Dining Plan you still need the card as a placeholder for the reservation, and it will still follow the cancellation policy if you do not show up. It won't charge your card for your meal if you do show up. Typically your server will ask if you will be on the Disney Dining Plan before you even order. At the end of your meal you will then pay by Magic Band or whichever payment method you choose. Your card will never be charged for a meal unless you want it to be charged.

    Hopefully this helps, and if you need anything else, please don't hesitate to ask. Have a magical Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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