After a short delay, a new cancellation policy is now being introduced across the Walt Disney World Resort:
"To provide consistency across our operation, adjustments will be made to the cancellation policy beginning November 19, 2013. At that time, all table-service locations at Walt Disney World Resort (including Operating Participants) will begin using the cancellation policy already in place at select restaurants on property.
Beginning November 19, when booking a reservation at any table-service restaurant, Guests will be required to provide a credit card to hold the reservation. A charge of $10 per person will be applied if the cancellation isn't made at least one day in advance."