dining with Minnie at Cape May
  • On Oct 22, 2018
    Sue from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I update/change a reservation time for an ADR on the day of without penalty? For example: ADR - Cape May at 5:55pm, but at 2pm we decide to stay longer, if available can we update our current ADR for a later time without being charged $10 a person?

    Hi Sue!

    Although I love planning all of the pixie-dusted experiences we will have during our Walt Disney World Resort vacations in advance, including dining reservations, sometimes, things happen that make it necessary to change those plans around a little bit!

    Luckily, the Walt Disney World Resort recognizes that Guests may need to change their plans!  Sometimes you want to enjoy more of the magic in the parks, and sometimes you are ready to sit back, relax, and dine on some delectable food earlier than you had originally planned!  Although the policy is always subject to change, in my experience, when we have had to change the time of our reservation on the day of the reservation, we have not had to pay any penalties.  I also confirmed this with a Cast Member!

    For example, we always make a dinner reservation for the evening we arrive, but often, we arrive earlier than planned.  When this happens, rather than having a late lunch and spoiling our appetites for dinner, we just change our reservation to an earlier time so that we can enjoy our scrumptious meals sooner!  We have done this on multiple occasions without being charged!  Just remember, being able to change a reservation is always subject to availability!

    Make sure you download the My Disney Experience mobile app so that you can make (and modify) your dining reservations, make FastPass+ selections, and so much more, all on the go!  Of course, while you are planning, don't forget to leave plenty of free time to soak up all of the magic!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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