EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 1, 2013
    Teresa 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.

    My husband and I are having a date night at Epcot and dinner at Le Cellier. Our reservation is for 8:30 but I noticed the park closes at 9:00 that night. This is the only night to fit in our date. How does the park closing at 9:00 affect our dinner?

    Hi Teresa!

    I can't think of a better place for a fabulous, date night dinner than Le Cellier ... and my being Canadian doesn't bias my feelings at all! ;)

    Seriously though, Le Cellier is a highly coveted reservation to acquire (as I'm sure you well know) and personally, I prefer eating a 'heavier' meal such as the ones you'll find at this steak house at a later hour. You may even consider arriving early and taking a stroll around World Showcase's other country pavilions to enjoy a pre-dinner beverage. France's 'Les Vins des Chefs de France' kiosk is a lovely place to stop in at. 

    The park closing at 9:00pm won't really affect your dinner at all! Although the park's attractions will close at 9:00pm, the many fantastic Table Service dining locations around World Showcase will be remaining open for the many Guests such as yourselves, dining at later reservations. Once finished enjoying your meal, simply head to the park exit of your choice, and carry on with your enjoyable date night!

    My suggestion would be to walk to your right out of Le Cellier and head to the International Gateway exit into the BoardWalk area. Pop over to the BoardWalk Resort (across the bridge to the left) and hop aboard a bus to Downtown Disney for some strolling, nightlife and maybe a little bit of shopping before heading back to your resort hotel. Alternatively, you may choose to board transportation directly to one of the Disney Theme Parks still open with later hours that evening.

    Should you wish to head straight back to your resort, or to an alternate resort location, simply head out the Epcot front gates past Spaceship Earth to board Disney Transportation or a taxi.

    If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to write me back. I'd love to hear from you again!

    Wishing you a fabulous and Magical date night at Walt Disney World Teresa!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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