Disney World restaurants will charge $10 for no-shows
Written by Robert Niles
In an effort to discourage guests from making dining reservations that they won't use, starting October 26, several popular table service restaurants at the Walt Disney World resort will start requiring credit cards to make a reservation, and will charge those cards $10 if you don't show up.Tweet
If your plans change, you will be able to save the $10 fee if you cancel your priority seating time at least 24 hours in advance, by calling Disney's new cancellation line - 407-WDW-CNCL. (You make reservations by calling 407-WDW-DINE.)
In-park restaurants charging the new fee include Le Cellier Steakhouse, The Hollywood Brown Derby and the Crystal Palace. Cinderella's Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom's castle previously had switched to a pre-pay system to discourage reservation hoarding there.
Obviously, if you already have a priority seating time and didn't give a credit card number, the no-show fee won't apply to you. But after the 26th? Well, remember that cancellation number, and don't forget to use it if your touring plan or vacation dates change.
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