Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Sep 20, 2021
    Ali from MI Asked

    Hello there- looking to park hop on our next visit. If I have a dining reservation at EPCOT in the evening should I book EPCOT as my first park of the day? Will I be able to get back into EPCOT after I hop to another park mid-day? Any help is great- Ali

    Hi Ali!

    The countdown is on! Your Walt Disney World vacation is in only a few weeks! Soon you will be in sight of Cinderella Castle, spinning in teacups, and sailing with pirates!

    Park Hoppers are my ticket of choice. Hitting up multiple parks in a day makes you feel as excited as Cinderella at the ball. One of my favorite ways to use Park Hoppers is to enjoy Magic Kingdom in the morning, and then board the monorail to Epcot for dinner at one of the park's fabulous restaurants.  With your Park Hopper, you may make a Disney Park Pass Reservation for any theme park you wish for the day of your dinner reservations, and then enter Epcot anytime after 2:00 pm. You do not need a Park Pass for your evening park. With a Park Hopper, you can visit two, three or even four parks in a day as long as you enter your reserved park first and hop after 2:00 pm. You may reenter your original park. 

    Ali, my suggestion would be to make a Park Pass for another park besides Epcot on your dinner day. The less time you spend traveling back and forth between parks, the more time you are enjoying them! Plus Epcot tends to open later in the day than the other parks, so you are missing morning hours that could be spent plummeting down mountains, fighting the Resistance, or flying with Peter Pan.

    Wishing you a wonderful adventure when you visit Mickey!
    Elisabeth
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