• On Jul 6, 2018
    Yengyeng from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have dining reservation for 8:30pm at Crystal Palace but Magic Kingdom park closes at 9:00pm. How long can we stay for dinner after park closes? Or do we have to finish our buffet meal by park closing at 9pm?

    Hi YengYeng! I LOVE the part of planning a Walt Disney World vacation when we start looking at available Walt Disney World dining experiences! 

    You will not be rushed through your meal at The Crystal Palace. Even though The Magic Kingdom may have officially closed, you will find guests are permitted to enjoy their meal, wrap up shopping, and maybe even grab a quick snack on your way out.

    Take your time, enjoy the characters, and know that they won't be clearing your plates before you've had a chance to enjoy that last bite.

    Since you'll be in the park after closing, take advantage of the opportunity to snap a few picture with minimal crowd distraction. Some of my favorite pictures have been taken after hours, when it feels like you're the only one in the park.

    Wishing you and your family many magical moments during your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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