• On Jul 18, 2018
    Nicole from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is Epcot’s IllumiNations still at 9PM when they have extended magic hours til 11?

    Hi Nicole!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Yes, Epcot's nightly fireworks show that celebrates our great big blue planet and our unity with our fellow earthlings, IllumiNations, is shown at 9:00 P.M., even on nights when Epcot is hosting Evening Extra Magic Hours. This allows those guests who are not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel to still enjoy the show before ending their Disney Day.

    I actually viewed IllumiNations on an Extra Magic Hour night earlier this week with some fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelists. Once the show is over you will have about a good 90 minutes to experience your favorite attractions. Do keep in mind that FastPass+ Reservations are not up and running during Extra Magic Hours, so you will be utilizing those Standby lines. The wait times seem a little long at the start of Extra Magic Hours, but they do thin out as the night goes on. Extra Magic Hours are a great way to experience those attractions for which you could not reserve a FastPass+ Reservation during your normal Disney Day.

    Disney Transportation does still operate during Extra Magic Hours. The Monorail may end it's service half an hour after the park does finally close, but Disney Resort Transportation Buses will continue to pick up for up to two hours after the parks closure.

    I hope this helped, Nicole, and We'll See You Real Soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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