• On Jul 26, 2015
    Beth ann 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 a room booked and an ADR at Chef Mickeys for the week of New Years. We have decided to stay elsewhere (can afford a longer trip that way!) but am concerned that if I cancel my room, I'll lose my ADR. We're less than 180 days out... any idea?

    Hi, Beth Ann! I absolutely understand your reasoning for deciding to stay off-site. We did the same thing last summer so that we could double the length of our planned 5-day trip. I did keep 3 nights of our reservation at DIsney's BoardWalk Villas so we could enjoy a bit of Disney magic at the start of our trip. This turned out to be such a great decision, as staying twice as long allowed us to take our time at the parks and discover many new adventures that we previously had not had the time to experience.

    As long as you are less than 180-days away from any of your Advanced Dining Reservations, then you have nothing to worry about by canceling your Resort hotel reservation. Since Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels are able to reserve dining and many activity reservations for up to 10 days of their trip as soon as their 180-day window opens, you do run the risk of losing a reservation if any of them are more than 180 days away. Be sure to count your days carefully, as I would hate for you to miss out on any special reservations.

    I hope you have a pixie dusted day, Beth Ann. Please stop by again if you have any further questions as you continue to plan your stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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