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Old 02-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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How long does it really take Disney to refund your money?

I booked a 1 night stay at AKL and paid with my debit card $475. We're also staying 5 nights at BLT on points. We decided to add another day so I'm booking 2 night AKV on points and canceled my cash AKL ressie. The CM said it can take 3 billing cycles to get the refund?? 3 months? Surely not.... Anyone have any experience with how long it actually takes the refund to hit the bank?
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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I booked a 1 night stay at AKL and paid with my debit card $475. We're also staying 5 nights at BLT on points. We decided to add another day so I'm booking 2 night AKV on points and canceled my cash AKL ressie. The CM said it can take 3 billing cycles to get the refund?? 3 months? Surely not.... Anyone have any experience with how long it actually takes the refund to hit the bank?
I too am waiting on a refund. I cancelled it on Jan 25 and am still waiting on my refund. I called this morning and the CM I spoke to said it was processed and I needed to call my bank... My bank could tell me when I would receive and that it could take up to 3 billing cycles. Called the bank and they told me there was nothing pending. Called Disney back and this CM told me the same thing; it was processed on Jan 25, but she gave me the number to customer service. I called Disney Customer Service and the CM told me it was processed but she would run it through again since I hadn't received yet and that it could take 3-5 days before my bank could see it.... We'll see.......
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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Whenever I have cancelled (and I am a notorious resort/package/date changer), the money has been back on my credit card within a week. So for my credit card company at least, it is 5 business days or so.
I have read that it can take longer with debit cards.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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Whenever I have cancelled (and I am a notorious resort/package/date changer), the money has been back on my credit card within a week. So for my credit card company at least, it is 5 business days or so.
I have read that it can take longer with debit cards.
Thanks, you would think it would be less time with debit cards?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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Thanks, you would think it would be less time with debit cards?
My coworker told me to always use credit cards because you get your money back faster. That's what I get for trying to pay for it up front instead of charging it! Lol

When I get in these situations I always feel like each side is playing me... We can't see it call them... No you need to call them... Sigh

Thanks and good luck to you too!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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it really depends on your card not disney
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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I too am waiting on a refund. I cancelled it on Jan 25 and am still waiting on my refund. I called this morning and the CM I spoke to said it was processed and I needed to call my bank... My bank could tell me when I would receive and that it could take up to 3 billing cycles. Called the bank and they told me there was nothing pending. Called Disney back and this CM told me the same thing; it was processed on Jan 25, but she gave me the number to customer service. I called Disney Customer Service and the CM told me it was processed but she would run it through again since I hadn't received yet and that it could take 3-5 days before my bank could see it.... We'll see.......

Wow, I can't imaging why it would take so long?? Thanks for your reply and good luck!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:28 PM   #8
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For me I got my refund in an odd way, first half to my chase, second half to my other card 2 weeks later and then last deposit to the chase card 4 days later...odd but I got it all back.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:31 PM   #9
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For me I got my refund in an odd way, first half to my chase, second half to my other card 2 weeks later and then last deposit to the chase card 4 days later...odd but I got it all back.
very odd indeed. I just paid for one night in one room so hopefully I'll get it back at one time. haha
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:24 PM   #10
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For me I got my refund in an odd way, first half to my chase, second half to my other card 2 weeks later and then last deposit to the chase card 4 days later...odd but I got it all back.
They refund it as you've paid it. So, you must have paid it that way. I make monthly payments over several months and have gotten up to 9 separate refunds amounting to each payment.
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I have received a refund from them within a week too. I work at a bank and do know that the banks aren't able to see if a company has pushed through a refund until it's ready to post to your account. So, don't let them tell you to check with your bank.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:44 PM   #12
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I cancelled a CRT dining reservation online in October - it was originally charged to DH credit card (first mistake). We still didn't have the refund at the beginning of December. My DH called credit card company ... which I think triggered something. That same day I called Disney and they said the cancellation just went through that day??? When I told the CM that I had cancelled months ago, she said that the online system often experiences a delay. I told her this did not make sense as I received the confirmation email immediately and Disney doesn't delay charging for the original reservation. She then proceeded to tell me that it could still take up to 3 months for the refund to get posted to the Credit Card. We didn't see the refund until January. Needless to say my DH was not happy!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:48 PM   #13
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I agree that it depends on the bank as Disney processes refunds right away. I've always received refunds within 3-4 days whether I've used a cc or debit card.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #14
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I cancelled two packages that were paid in full to book a room only. I cancelled one on Wed morning and had the 1200 back in my account on Sunday night. I cancelled the other on Tuesday morning, and the 2400 is back in my account tonight Friday. Disney may have a horrible reservations system and clueless cm's, but there accounting department is top notch. I have cancelled many reservations it never takes more than 3 or 4 days.
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My refunds have never taken more than 3-4 days.
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