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Top 12 Q & A About Disney World Table Service Dining

9 - Do I have to pay to make a reservation?

Yes and no.  There is never a cost associated with making a Disney World dining reservation, but there are a few select meals that you have to pre-pay.  If you are required to pre-pay for a meal (i.e. Cinderella’s Royal Table, Hoop Dee Doo Revue, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, etc.) then you won’t have to pay anything when you go to the meal.  These pre-paid meals include tax and gratuity.  The majority of dining experiences will not have a cost or pre-payment associated with them.  If you miss your reservation and don’t cancel at least 24 hours prior to the reservation, you are subject to a $10 charge per person that will be charged to the card used to hold the reservation. Photo Credit: Disney Photo Snapper.