• On Dec 5, 2018
    Steven from TX 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! When Magic Kingdom closes at 8:00 (which is when the fireworks start), if I take the resort monorail to a 9:30 dining reservation at California Grill, will I still be able to take the monorail to the TTC after 11:15 p.m.? If not, how would I get back?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Steven! 

    I applaud you for thinking this far ahead in your planning! See, I learned this lesson the hard way on an evening where I had similar plans as you and I found myself a tad bit stuck at Disney’s Contemporary Resort while my vehicle was parked at the Ticket and Transportation Center. Thankfully, all ended well thanks to a ride-sharing service that I was able to call, and it was a very inexpensive trip. 

    Steven, the monorail will stop running about an hour to an hour and a half after the park closes. So, I recommend moving your car to Disney’s Contemporary Resort once you exit Magic Kingdom that evening so you don’t have to plan for a ride after your meal at California Grill. Parking at the Resort Hotel is complimentary for visiting guests. Simply let the cast member at the gate entrance know you are dining at the resort, and you will be able to park at the hotel’s parking lot to enjoy your delicious dinner with enchanting views. 

    I hope my planning faux pas helps you as you plan so, you don’t have to fret about a late-night ride during your magical vacation to the place where the magic is endless, but the transportation does have a closing time. Ha! 

    Wishing you a magical visit,

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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