NEWS: BIG Update Made to Dining Reservation Cancellations for Disney World

Remember not too long ago when Disney World rolled out a big dining cancellation change on the My Disney Experience App?

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This big update was around on the app for a few hours and then was quickly removed leaving some to wonder if it was just a glitch or some other error. Well, now we are happy to share that Disney has officially announced the new dining reservation cancelation policy that we spotted on MDE. 

Disney World has officially announced that starting today (November 15) guests can now cancel their dining reservations up to two hours in advance without any sort of cancellation fee. Note: This may not be the case at all locations but it should be the case at most.

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Previously, you would have to cancel most advance dining reservations in Disney World at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged those cancelation fees. So this is a big change.

You should just be able to click on your reservation in the My Disney Experience app and see a modify button. From there, you should be able to cancel the reservation as long as it is within that 2-hour window. If it isn’t, you will be given a number to call.


This new feature should add a lot of flexibility into your day if you need to cancel a previously planned dining reservation on the same day. On top of that, it should hopefully mean that guests who weren’t able to get a dining reservation where they really wanted will see more availability throughout their trip. So checking MDE for new reservations should be something you implement even more now if you are looking for a specific dining reservation.

This is just one of many changes being rolled out for Disney World today. Be on the lookout for more BREAKING news.

You can read more about this new cancellation policy here!

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