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Apr 21, 2013 11:00AM 
#News - Cancellation fees for restaurant/transformation #reservations coming soon. I've seen a couple of blogs reporting this... Beginning May 9 you could be charged a $10 cancellation fee (PER PERSON) if you don't cancel a Disneyland Resort restaurant/transformation reservation at least one day before the reservation. The policy begins for reservations on or after June 24. To do this, Disney w  More...

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I don't make very many reservations and I've only ever missed one due to "Hubby override" about 20 minutes before dinning time. I think this is more for those who make multiple dinning reservations, like one in each park for the same time, so that no matter where they are, they have a place to eat without waiting in line. I think I kinda like the plan, but maybe shorten the cancellation to 12 hours. Plans can change fairly quickly sometimes. - GoofyMom77  968.1 #198 1:40PM
While I see where they're coming from, it's true what you say about plans changing quickly. I'd hate to see guests get penalized because there was an emergency causing them to miss a reservation. We'll see how it all goes though - LBChica  2543.8 #61 2:13PM
Wow, never thought of that - that's really rude and selfish. I would like to see those people get smacked. *grrr* - abudoggie  12.1 #10098 8:58PM
I have on multiple occasions had to miss a reservation because of an emergency. I have always let disney dining know as soon as I knew, but if we have to leave with a sick kid the day of, there's not really anything I could do about it. In the long run, I think it will discourage people like me from planning ahead. $30 is a lot of money for us to gamble during a disney trip. I might understand charging those who just make reservations and then don't show, but I think 24 hours notice is WAAAY to intense. - LittleAprilShowers  587.4 #358 6:46PM
I have a feeling that as long as you call they'll be extremely lenient and understanding, but guess we'll have to wait and see. I suspect they are more focused on efficient use of tables not penalizing people with good intent. - Westcoast  174.8 #2367 10:45PM
I agree with you, April. I think it's a good plan, but 24 hours is a bit much. There are always people waiting for tables at the restaurant who would happily take the spot. So long as you tell them before, it should be allowed :(. Any ideas if you can transfer reservations? - KylaShea  632.7 #333 5:46AM
Good! - VfxGenie  1556.7 #114 1:02PM
WDW runs on this policy, and they ARE NOT lenient about it. I tried to cancel about 12 hours in advance for a dinner reservation, and although I got many apologies from the CM I was talking to, there are no exceptions. They do this to keep people from making multiple reservations. On the flip side, I never make dining reservations at Disneyland. The wait usually isn't long anyway, but at WDW reservations are a must; you plan your day around the food. - chelebee  304.8 #915 9:04PM
Good info. thanks. - Westcoast  174.8 #2367 9:51PM

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