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Dining after park close

007mickey

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Original Poster
With the early close times, I've read that some have been getting ADR's at or even after park closing time. Is there a list of what restaurants are offering this or is it a "you'll find out when you go to make ADR's by what times are being offered"?
 

tpoly88

Member
With the early close times, I've read that some have been getting ADR's at or even after park closing time. Is there a list of what restaurants are offering this or is it a "you'll find out when you go to make ADR's by what times are being offered"?
ive always gone on the dinning reservation system and you'll see that there are times to seat when the park is closed. ive had this happen at Cinderellas royal table and be our guest. it actually pretty neat when you walk out to leave as no one is in the park but all the lights are on.
 

Figgy1

Premium Member
ive always gone on the dinning reservation system and you'll see that there are times to seat when the park is closed. ive had this happen at Cinderellas royal table and be our guest. it actually pretty neat when you walk out to leave as no one is in the park but all the lights are on.
EPCOT is my favorite place for that
 

007mickey

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
ive always gone on the dinning reservation system and you'll see that there are times to seat when the park is closed. ive had this happen at Cinderellas royal table and be our guest. it actually pretty neat when you walk out to leave as no one is in the park but all the lights are on.
Night time in the parks is a family favorite, strolling out with hardly anyone else around is definitely "pretty neat"!
 

007mickey

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Make your ADR's in the time frame on your MDE thats posted as available as late as offered. Thats worked for us.
That would certainly be the plan, especially with limited evening hours these days. I was hoping there was some way to be prepared for which restaurants offered the "later than closing" reservation times.
 

007mickey

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Just remember park hours are changing almost weekly. Mostly extending
We have our fingers crossed but our 60 day window is approaching and they do seem to be extending but I'm sure with my luck any changes will be inside our 60 days which then means watching for operating hour changes on a daily basis and if they extend, trying to change our reservations to suit the new hours. I thought this was supposed to be vacation! :banghead: :hilarious:
 

Figgy1

Premium Member
We have our fingers crossed but our 60 day window is approaching and they do seem to be extending but I'm sure with my luck any changes will be inside our 60 days which then means watching for operating hour changes on a daily basis and if they extend, trying to change our reservations to suit the new hours. I thought this was supposed to be vacation! :banghead: :hilarious:
Surely you jest. Disney a vacation lol;)
 

Tiredofwinter

New Member
Let’s say a park closes at 6 and a quick serve restaurant is open until 6. Can we order our food to pick up at 6 and just sit and hang out as long as we want? How does that work?
 

nickys

Premium Member
Let’s say a park closes at 6 and a quick serve restaurant is open until 6. Can we order our food to pick up at 6 and just sit and hang out as long as we want? How does that work?
Yes you can if they accept orders that close to park closing. At some point the CMs will come round and encourage you to finish up and guide you to the exit.
 

brifraz

Well-Known Member
We have twice booked Oga's Cantina for the latest possible time and taken our time with having our drinks (and maybe a snack). Actually have had some great interactions with CMs during those later nights as the place has emptied out mainly - they know we are quite the generous tippers. Walking out from the very back of the park well after closing is exceptional. Actually seeing Batuu with the night lighting and zero guests around is breathtaking. One time we ended up being corralled by CMs who escorted from the MuppetVision to the end of Hollywood Blvd - we were quite apologetic about being the last ones out, but they actually seemed to enjoy walking and chatting with us.

Did Liberty Tree somewhat recently with a reservation just before park close. They were running almost an hour behind so we were among the last few tables and got a few pics in front of the night-lit castle on the way out (with no other people anywhere in sight).
 

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