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  • On Jul 10, 2019
    Debra from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, if a park is open until 8pm what is the latest you can enter? Can I enter at say 730pm for the first time that day with a magic band with park hopper?

    Hi Debra!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Thank you for asking such a good question!  If a Walt Disney World theme park is open until 8.00pm, you can enter the park until that time, so you will absolutely be able to enter at 7.30pm, even if that is your first time of entering the park that day.  Typically, you can get into the attraction standby lines until around 5 minutes before park closing, and if you are already in the line when the park closes you will still be allowed to ride.  The same applies for FastPass+ reservations.  Some of the shops will stay open after park closing, so you can have a little browse around too, on your way out of the park.  If you are visiting the park for a specific attraction, that you don't have a FastPass+ reservation for, I would recommend that you pick up a Times Guide on your way into the park, just to ensure that it hasn't closed earlier than your arrival time.

    You might find this park calendar useful, to check all the opening/closing times during your stay, for the theme parks (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park) and the water parks (Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach).  You can also use My Disney Experience for checking park hours, and also for making your FastPass+ and dining reservations.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World, and keep watching the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news and any updates on events that may be happening during your stay.

    ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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