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Will Cancellation Fees be waived for Walt Disney World guests?

Will Cancellation Fees be waived for Walt Disney World guests?

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If you need to make a change or cancellation to your resort reservation in the next few days, Disney has provided an important update on their policy due to Hurricane Ian.

Hurricane Ian Updates

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We are being provided many updates today about the current weather conditions in the Central Florida area. Hurricane Ian has forced many Florida counties into a Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning and we are seeing the hurricane move closer to the Florida coastline.

Just this morning, Disney sent out a letter to guests staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Lodge to contact them about relocation. You can read all of those details HERE. We are beginning to see more updates and modifications to Disney World’s operations as the storm becomes more extreme.

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In fact, we just learned of Disney’s first major update to their operations! Donna gave us a great breakdown about the parks, entertainment, and hotels that are set to close in preparation for Hurricane Ian. Read about it HERE!

Dining Cancellation Fee

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Dining Reservations are a MUST if you are visiting Walt Disney World. Scoring your favorite character breakfast or fine dining dinner can add another level of fun and excitement to your Disney vacation!

There has been a temporary update to their cancellation fee due to Hurricane Ian. If you’re currently in Disney World or plan to arrive in the next few days, it might be a great idea to read our article about the dining cancellation policy HERE!

Reservation Cancellation Fees

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Walt Disney World issued this statement regarding Disney Resort and room-only cancellations (must be booked directly through Disney Destinations, LLC or The Walt Disney Travel Company):

  • Due to potential weather impacts to guests travel plans, change and cancellation fees imposed by Disney will be waived for check-in dates of Monday, 9/26 – Monday, 10/3
  • Most room-only and vacation packages can be modified, or cancelled online, including changes to travel dates, without fees. Packages including air transportation or other services provided by third parties, or those with travel protection, cannot be modified or cancelled online. For Guests with these reservations, please call use for assistance.

We will let you know about all Hurrican Ian updates as we find out. Please stay safe and monitor KennythePirate for all updates!

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