Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 26, 2009
    Erika 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.

    Hello. Traveling w/ another party, but staying @ different resorts. Should we make separate dining reservation in case the other party can't make it? If we make reservations for 7 people and only 4 show up, is that a problem? We all have the Dining Plan.

    Hi, Erika!   I would suggest you book just one reservation.   Otherwise, you may not be seated together at your meals.    When dining together, the bill can be separated so you can each use your dining plan credits and tip accordingly.

    If only 4 show up for a reservation made for 7, that is not a problem.   However, bringing 7 if a reservation is for 4 would be much more difficult!   You will not be charged if your entire party does not show up unless it is for a dining experience in which you needed to secure the reservation with a deposit (Mickey's Backyard BBQ, Cinderella's Royal Table, etc.)   When booking your reservation, the cast member will let you know about deposits and cancellation times for these special dining experiences.   

    As a courtesy, if you do know ahead of time that you will not be making it to a dining reservation or your party size will be less that planned, call (407)WDW-DINE or from your room phone to let them know of the change so other guests can be seated.  
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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