Website that helps find hard to get Disney dining reservations shuts down

ORLANDO, Fla. — A website that helped customers secure dining reservations at Walt Disney World has ceased operations.

In a message to customers, Disney Dining Buddy announced Thursday that Disney had requested they cease operations.

The website complied and said anyone who has active reservations will receive an email within the next week that contains instructions concerning refunds.

Reservations at many popular Disney restaurants like Be Our Guest are often booked as soon as they become available on Disney’s website.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1MtDmrl ) reports Disney Dining Buddy charged a fee in exchange for watching 24-7 for hard-to-get reservations at Disney restaurants. The company sent customers an email or text when an opening popped up. The customer could then book the reservation.

Other companies apparently make reservations on Disney’s site and sell them outright.

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