• On Mar 8, 2017
    Lindsey from NC 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.

    How late will the the parks let guests enter? Is it up till closing? (I'm hoping to have dinner at cape may cafe then go to HS for a few hours, the evening we arrive)

    Hi, Lindsey!

    Now that's what I like to hear - enjoy every second of your magical vacation! It sounds like you have a super first night planned.

    I do not know if there is an official time they stop letting guests enter the theme parks at the end of the day, but the latest I have entered was about 30 minutes prior to closing. Last summer,my family and I arrived late in the day, but knew we had time for one quick ride on Expedition Everest, so we got to Disney's Animal Kingdom 30 minutes prior to closing, rode our one ride, then we were done! (Thankfully we have Annual Passes, otherwise we would have had to use a day of ticket for one ride, but really, we had so much fun it would have almost been worth it!) Sometimes it is that spur of the moment activity that makes a vacation special!

    Certainly, if you have a few hours, you will be allowed to enter Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you do this, make sure you still have plenty of remaining park days on your tickets to cover the rest of your vacation. If you need to add days to your ticket, stop by any ticket window before using your last day and you can add onto your existing ticket.

    I hope all of your vacation days in Walt Disney World are as magical as the first!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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