Quest. about room only ressies....

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  1. tofubeast

    tofubeast DIS Veteran

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    Hey guys...a few quick questions..

    1) When you book a room only reservation with Disney...do they take a deposit from your credit card or do they handle it like most hotels (you just pay when at the resort itself?)

    2) How late can you cancel without suffering the consequences (fees)?

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. clkelley

    clkelley <font color=purple>I squealed really loud!!<br><fo

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    Unlike most other hotels, Disney does require a 1-night deposit paid in advance for room-only reservations.

    You pay the balance at check-in.

    You can cancel the reservation up to 6 days before arrival and get your deposit back.
     
  4. MKFan-PR

    MKFan-PR Certified MK Freak! Work is what I do for Vacation

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    For room-only reservations, if you use a credit card, they will charge a deposit equal to one night (plus tax). If your arrival date is more than 21 days away, you have the option of mailing your deposit via Check/MO, but it must be received no later than 14 days after the date you made the reservation. The balance is due at check-in.
     
  5. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

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    My family and I always make room only reservations and my Dad pays the 1st night deposit right away over the phone, so we don't have to worry about doing it later.
     
  6. gatormouse

    gatormouse Mouseketeer

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    I'm pretty sure you need to cancel 5 days (not 6) prior to arrival if you want a deposit refund.
     
  7. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

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    I always thought you had 72 hours before your arrival date, to cancel a room only reservation.
     
  8. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    From my current Walt Disney World Reservations email confirming my room only reservation ...

    Hope this clears up any confusion :)

    Knox
     
  9. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Knox,
    I just my families confirmations for the Contemporary and Polynesian and it says you have to cancel 5 days before, so your off by 1 day.
     
  10. Maria311

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    I've had reservations with a 5 day and a 6 day cancellation.
    What you have to check for now is the 45 day cancellation if you book online.
    It has been popping up lately as well. I would call and speak to a CM to be sure.
     
  11. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    Actually I just quoted my confirmation exactly. So.. perhaps they've modified their rules since I reserved? Or since you reserved since I think you reserved before I did...

    For the reservation I quoted.. I reserved on or about the second week of March I believe.

    EDIT:

    I went back and checked the reservation I made on January 12th for my February trip.. and it says the following..

    I wonder why the more recent reservation says 6 days and the older one says 5 days.. Hmmm...

    Knox
     
  12. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Well our reservation for this August was made last December and our reservation for this December was made this past February. In the end their cancellation policy does not bother my family and I because we do not plan to cancel either of our upcoming reservations.
     
  13. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    I checked -- the newest reservation I booked on March 21st.

    Weird.

    I don't plan on cancelling either. Come forest fire or high water, I'm going.

    Knox
     
  14. Cool-Beans

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    Disney is way smarter than most hotels. They charge you a full night's room and tax up front. And they require that all room and tax charges be paid before you check in.
    I think you have to cancel more than 5 days ahead...but am not sure. They do tell you the rule when you book the room. :)
     
  15. chefmb

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    Just adding my experience--
    My ressie says the same as CanadianGuy's. I made the res on March 19 for August 5-12-POP.

    I better not have to cancel for anything!!!!
     
  16. HarbinsMom

    HarbinsMom Mouseketeer

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    I made my reservations online, but had to adjust something. I called Disney just to clarify the cancellation policy and they told me 6 days.
     
  17. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    I have a room only ressie for next month and my confirmation says 6 days.
     

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