Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 7, 2012
    Deborah from WV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We would like to stay on property, however due to my grand daughter's sudden medical complications we may need to cancel at the last minute. Any way we can book a reservation, cancel at the last minute and not loose our money? Can only afford one trip.

    Hi Deborah!

    I recommend making a room only reservation and not a package reservation, which consists of a room and park tickets.  A room only reservation only requires a one night deposit and you can cancel it as late as 5 days before you are supposed to arrive without any penalty.  A package reservation, however, requires more money up front and you have to cancel it at least 45 days in advance of your check-in date.

    A room only reservation gives you a lot more flexibility.  You can always get park tickets once you arrive at Walt Disney World.  About the only negative of a room only reservation is you can't get the Disney Dining Plan with a room only reservation.  However, you could get around that by calling Disney a couple of days before you arrive and turning your room only reservation into a complete package with park tickets and dining.

    I hope this helps!  Write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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