Disney Springs
  • On Aug 27, 2023
    Kelsey from ID Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are not staying at one of the Deluxe Hotels, so I know we won't get to ride any attractions during the Extended Magic Hours. However, will we be able to shop at the park stores until 11pm? It's been 10 years since my last visit!

    Hiya, Kelsey, and welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad you're coming back to Walt Disney World Resort for the first time in forever. So much has changed in a decade, so you are in for an adventure! I see you've stayed up-to-date because you know about Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, so let's plan out some magic for you.

    I chatted with a friendly Cast Member named Sal, who said that the Extended Evening benefit is exclusively for guests of Deluxe Resort Hotels. When the regular park hours end, guests who aren't registered at Deluxe Resorts will be directed to exit the park. 

    I know that's not the news you hoped to hear, Kelsey, but I have some suggestions. Disney Springs is one of my favorite spots, and it's even more fun at night! There's often live music, and World of Disney is the ultimate place to shop. I saved the best for last: Snacks! My favorite is Gideon's Bakehouse, where I always get a half-pound Peanut Butter Crunch Cookie as my end-of-day treat. I think Disney Springs would be the perfect way to end your night. Parking is complimentary there, or you can use a rideshare service of your choice.

    My final tip is to remember that all Disney Resort Hotel guests can enter any of the four theme parks 30 minutes before opening. My family loves taking advantage of Early Theme Park Entry to experience a favorite attraction and snap photos. So that's a wonderful way you can spend some bonus time in the magic!

    Kelsey, let me be the first to welcome you back to Walt Disney World Resort! I'm sprinkling pixie dust and cookie crumbs to make your visit practically perfect. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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