Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On May 22, 2018
    Stacey from VA Asked

    Hello! I was wondering how soon before closing will guests not be permitted to enter a park? For example, if Animal Kingdom closes at 8, what is the latest I would be permitted to enter the park, if I want to do one attraction in the evening?

    Hiya, Stacey! This is such a great question, because I'm sure a lot of people have wondered the same thing, and maybe others have opted not to go to a park because it was so close to closing. I'm glad to answer for you.

    The posted closing time for any of the Walt Disney World theme parks is the actual closing time. The turnstiles don't close 15 minutes early or anything. If the park closes at 8 PM, guests will be permitted to enter until 8 PM.

    A few times, I've promised to pick something up for someone back at home, and at the last minute realized I forgot. I can tell you that more than a handful of times, I've raced back to a theme park, only to arrive minutes before closing, and I've been greeted in a manner just as friendly as I would have had I gotten there when the park opened.

    Quick tip - for some of the more popular attractions, the best time to get in line is at the end of the day! 

    Have an awesome visit.

    Anna
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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