Cancelling an ADR and avoiding penalty

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reservations' started by Kazi7, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Beer Me

    Beer Me Mouseketeer

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    I was charged once and it was totally my mistake. I simply got my dates mixed up and didnt show. I called and gave a mea culpa, basically saying I'm an idiot and they waived the fee. I wonder if they keep track of how many times you ask for forgiveness? It wouldn't be too difficult to flag people who abuse the privilege.
     
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  2. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

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    Disney more likely would pull the hammer down on the cast member's ability to waive the fee. I do think it would be easy to track if they wanted to do so.
     
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  4. GrumpyDad1974

    GrumpyDad1974 DIS Veteran

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    I pretty much use this strategy anytime I can... I get a couple looks like "this guys an idiot" but I don't mind.
     
  5. Sargeant Tibbs

    Sargeant Tibbs 3111 is the Magic number

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    Thanks for this. I'm sick, my voice is gone, and it's 38 degrees in Orlando right now. ADR is now modified to another day, and I didn't have to call.
     
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  6. Figaroo

    Figaroo Earning My Ears

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    I have successfully modified a next day reservation, changed it to a later date, and then cancelled without penalty. I did this in May when there was a rain all day kind of day that threw a wrench in our plans.
     
  7. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

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    I suffer from severe health issues so ADRs are always a risk for us. But we take them anyway as it's a life for me to keep trying and we don't book that many. I never know till the day if we can go or not. I am settled on paying the $10 fee for a no show I accept I have taken somebodies elses chance. We have never to this date been charged. It's quite odd. I haven't ever tried to dodge the fee either. Like I say happy to pay.
     
  8. supersnoop

    supersnoop What time is the three o'clock parade?

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    You don't have to modify a next-day reservation. You can cancel a reservation up until midnight.
     
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  9. Figaroo

    Figaroo Earning My Ears

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    Sorry... my mistake- should've said 'same' day. But, it was early in the morning for a dinner reservation that day. So, several hours prior.
     
  10. iheartbelle87

    iheartbelle87 DIS Veteran

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    Just jumping in to say that I've changed same day ADR times without issue... which includes changing to an early time... and was never penalized. Good luck!
     

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