• On Apr 3, 2019
    Cathy from VA 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.

    We have purchased the Disney dining plan, which includes table service meals. I noticed on the web site that if you are late or a no show that your credit card would be charged. Can they just deduct the meal from the paid dining plan instead of your card

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Cathy!

    My family and I love to add the Disney Dining Plan to our vacation when we travel to Walt Disney World Resort. We really like the ease and convenience of being able to use our credits when and where we want to use them, and of course, the peace of mind of having it all taken care of in advance.

    When you book a dining reservation, even when you're using the Dining Plan, you're asked to provide a credit card guarantee in case you miss your reservation or cancel it with less notice than the restaurant has asked for. In most cases, you'll be charged a fee for each person named on the reservation. That no-show fee is significantly less than the value of your Table-Service dining credit, so if you have something come up and have to miss your dining reservation you won't lose any Dining Plan credits. The notable exception to this rule is Cinderella's Royal Table, which is paid for at the time of booking and must be canceled 48 hours in advance to receive a refund.

    I change my mind and my dining reservations a lot in the lead up to my arrival date, so if you're anything like me and you want to modify or cancel a dining reservation, you can do so easily using the My Disney Experience app or by calling the Dining Reservations phone number.

    I hope this answers your question, Cathy, and let us know if there's anything else we can do to help plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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