After an update, a new change is now in place for Disney Dining. What do you think of this new change?
We shared that dining reservations would be affected yesterday as Disney technical maintenance was scheduled. Disney sent push notifications to guests through the My Disney Experience app notifying them of upcoming technical maintenance. With so many glitches affecting the My Disney Experience app, we were hopeful that this scheduled maintenance will improve the app.
Many times we are worried that technical maintenance may cause unwelcome glitches. This scheduled maintenance now allows guests a new option for dining cancellations that we love.
New Dining Cancelation Policy
Previously, guests had until 11:59 pm the night before their reservation to cancel their dining reservation or they will be charged a $10 cancellation fee. As unexpected events arise while on vacation, many guests may wish to cancel their dining reservations on the day of their dining reservation.
Now a new change allows guests to cancel their dining reservation up to 2 hours prior to their reservation without penalty. It is important to note that this new change will probably not affect dining reservations when pre-payment is required such as at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
We decided to try this new policy out to see if this will work for us as well. We made a reservation for today at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. I (Donna) was able to cancel without any penalty.
Now a new change allows guests to cancel their dining reservation up to 2 hours prior to their reservation without penalty.
This is a HUGE improvement and will help guests enjoy their vacation at Walt Disney World even more.
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