Illuminations
  • On May 20, 2017
    Wylie from PA Asked

    I would like to know how the park after hours works. How late to the Disney transportation buses run.

    Hello Wylie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    After an Endlessly Magical day in one of the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, navigating the Complimentary Resort Transportation becomes an important element in ending the day off on a high note.

    Disney Transportation operates up to 1 hour after scheduled Disney Theme Park closing time and until 2:00 am from the Disney Springs area.

    A few shops remain open a past scheduled closing time, such as the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom, for some last minute souvenirs, however attractions, entertainment and most of the stores will begin closing immediately.

    During a recent trip to Epcot, I noticed that the scheduled hours for the Theme Park were the same as when the Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was scheduled to start. During the Show, many stores around World Showcase closed to Guests.

    On the nights when Extra Magic Hours are offered to Guests as a benefit to staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, Disney Transportation continues to run up to an hour after the Evening Extra Magic Hours.

    For Advanced Dining Reservations, my wife and I have dined past the official Theme Park closing time and have been allowed to fully enjoy our dining experience and then exit at our leisure.

    Have a Magical Evening!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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