Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 8, 2016
    Cary from LA 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 are visiting WDW with my sister-in-law, her husband, and two 3-year olds. I want to make dining reservations for 8, but they may be too tired to go. Can we downgrade to a 4 person reservation when we arrive at the restaurant? Any penalties? Thanks.

    Hi, Cary!

    You are smart for making your dining reservations ahead of time.  Many of the popular locations fill up quickly, so especially for a party of 8, you will be happy to have your dining times planned ahead.

    As long as some of your dining party shows up for your dining reservation, you will not be charged any penalties.  Just let the Cast Member at the podium know your party size when you arrive.

    I do want to let you know of a new feature on My Disney Experience which I think you will find helpful.  You can now MODIFY a dining reservation right on your account.  You can log into your account on your smart phone using the My Disney Experience app.  From there, you can change the size of your dining party, or change the time of your reservation (based on availability).  No need to cancel and re-book, just modify!  

    If your ENTIRE party decides to change plans and not attend the dinner, you will be charged a penalty for each person on the reservation, so make sure to modify/update your reservation as soon as you know plans change.  Reservations can also be booked/modified by calling (407)WDW-DINE.  A quick cancellation can be made by calling (407)WDW-CNCL.  As a rule, cancel 24 hours prior to your dining time.

    Wishing all of you a magical vacation in Walt Disney World!
    Cathy
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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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