Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 18, 2012
    Rosa Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Moms! Does Epcot close immediately after Illuminations or can we avoid the huge crowd exiting the park by doing a couple of other things at Epcot after the fireworks?

    Hi Rosa!

    Although the park is "officially" closed after Illuminations, Epcot will normally keep a number of counter service eateries and stores open for a period. This is done for those who may want to get that last-minute souvenir before they leave, or get something to eat on the way out. It's hard to say exactly how long they will stay open, but they normally don't lock the doors immediately at park close. So try shopping or even grabbing a bite to eat, and perhaps the crowds will be lighter when you actually do leave.

    Good Luck!
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