Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On May 20, 2024
    Irene from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you enter EPCOT after hours event from the back entrance by world showcase or can you only enter from the main entrance. We are staying at the beach club and can walk to that entrance but were not sure if can use that entrance for the after hours tcket

    Welcome to planDisney, Irene! I'm so glad you stopped by with your question about one of my favorite topics - late nights at the theme parks! Disney After Hours is my favorite way to embrace the late-night ambiance of the theme parks while feeling like I'm part of an exclusive group! The super low crowds and wait times and the complimentary snacks and drinks make this event a can't-miss for me and my family!

    Irene, as a Guest of Disney's Beach Club Resort, you're even closer to the magic of After Hours at EPCOT! And I've got great news - yes, you can enter and exit the event from the International Gateway entrance, making it quick and easy for you to tap into the fun! And keep in mind that while the event officially kicks off at 10 PM EST, you are welcome to enter as early as 7 PM with your event ticket. Once you tap in, Cast Members will provide you and your party with wristbands for the event extras, and you'll be ready to go! Since you can tap in before the park closes, be sure to check out Luminous The Symphony of Us, the brand-new nighttime fireworks show at EPCOT.

    Once the park closes, the real excitement begins! You'll have an exclusive opportunity to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind through a standby queue; when I attended this event at Magic Kingdom Park in February, the same was true for TRON Lightcycle/Run and we never saw the wait time go above 15 minutes! With that low of a wait, you'll be able to save the galaxy again and again if you choose!

    Irene, if you're looking for additional opportunities to enjoy some extended hours at the parks, as a Disney Deluxe Resort guest, you're also eligible to attend Extended Evening Theme Park Hours on select nights at both Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. Be sure to check the Park Hours and Events Calendar before your trip to verify the dates for this perk, but it usually takes place on Monday nights at EPCOT and on Wednesday nights at Magic Kingdom.

    I hope you have the most magical visit and enjoy all of the new summer celebrations throughout the theme parks! If you have any other questions before your adventure begins, come back to planDisney and let us know! We're all ears!

    Magic and Memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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