Crystal Palace
  • On Nov 17, 2023
    Emily from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I make a reservation at a character dining restaurant, like Topolino’s Terrace, Garden Grill, or Crystal Palace, and someone in my party decides not to eat, will they still be charged the flat rate?

    Hi Emily, welcome to planDisney!

    Oh boy!  It sounds like you are looking to dine at some very fun restaurants on your upcoming Walt Disney World Vacation!  The Crystal Palace and the Garden Grill Restaurant are definitely on our family's favorite list.  

    If you have a member in your travel party who decides to opt out of your dining reservation, you can modify your reservation online to make that adjustment. However, restaurants offering reservations do not allow modifications within 2 hours of the reservation time so the best practice is to make that modification before the two-hour mark. When making a dining reservation, please review the cancelations and modifications policy carefully as it could vary by restaurant.  I'd also like to mention from personal experience, that there are times when someone in my travel party has not been able to dine with us and I have been able to make that adjustment at the podium upon check-in to the restaurant without penalty (subject to change).  

    If you have a member in your travel party who would like to join you for the dining reservation but does not want to eat, that person will likely be charged as well for any all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurants or character meals.

    Emily, since we are on the topic of food, the Disney Parks Blog recently released 5 Disney Apple Recipes for The Holidays.  One of the recipes is the Apple Tart Tatin from Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera.

    I hope you find this information helpful. Thanks for stopping by planDisney!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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