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  • On Sep 15, 2022
    Yaacov from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the policy regarding cancellation of hotel reservations and cancellation of park tickets. How close to the Disney stay can these be done and is there any monetary penalty?

    Welcome to planDisney, Yaacov.

    I truly hope you don't have to make the not-so-magical decision to cancel your Walt Disney World vacation. As Ursula says, "Life's full of tough choices, isn't it?" Sometimes, life happens and we have to change our plans.

    To cancel your trip, Yaacov, you'll need to call the Disney Resort Hotel Reservation team. A friendly Cast Member will give you all the help you need.

    Although any policy is subject to change, the Walt Disney World cancelation policy currently states that if you cancel a Disney Resort Hotel Package 30 days or more prior to your arrival, you should expect to receive a full refund. However, if you cancel 29 days to 2 days before your arrival date you will receive a full refund, minus a $200 penalty per room. This includes any theme park tickets you've purchased with your room and ticket package. If you wait to cancel until 1 day or less before your visit then the full package is not refundable. Depending on the exact package you booked (for example, if you booked a third-party hotel), there might be some other cancelation fees that are applicable.

    As Remy from Ratatouille once said, "The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability." If you do have to cancel, hopefully you'll be able to reschedule another trip soon. "When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming."

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney, Yaacov. See ya real soon.

    Mike
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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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