Epcot at Dusk
  • On Aug 17, 2016
    Patrick from MN Asked

    On 9/10/16, I will be in Epcot until park close (9pm). I noticed that Magic Kingdom is listed as being open until Midnight and I have a hopper pass. If I get to Magic Kingdom at 10pm will I still be able to get in, and will rides still be operating?

    Hello Patrick,

    I love your plan! In fact, park-hopping at night is one of my favorite ways to end the day at Walt Disney World.

    You can definitely head over to Magic Kingdom Park after Epcot closes. Most attractions should be operating normally and you may even get there in time to catch the fireworks, depending on show times. I suggest checking the hours using the My Disney Experience mobile app before heading over just to make sure times haven't been changed.

    There is nothing like being at Magic Kingdom after dark. The lights and sounds are so beautiful and even though many people are winding down and tired, there is a really fun energy buzzing all around.

    Some of my favorite attractions to experience after dark are Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, and Astro Orbiter for a sky-high view of the park all lit up. And you'll definitely want to take a few moments to enjoy Main Street, U.S.A. and the nighttime view of Cinderella Castle.

    For a quick exit from Epcot, you might want to watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth from Future World. That way, you can beat some of the crowds on your way out.

    Wishing you a truly magical day (and night) at Walt Disney World, Patrick. Enjoy!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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