Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On Mar 1, 2024
    Holly from IA 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 planning our trip coming up soon and thinking about going to the after hours in Epcot. We are staying at the beach club and wondering if the international gateway is open for after hours? And what part of the world showcase is open for afterhours?

    Hello there, Holly!

    Thanks for bringing your question to us today! I'm happy to help.

    I experienced my very first Disney After Hours at EPCOT event with my family last summer and we had the most magical evening. I loved being able to enter the parks a little earlier than the official event start time to enjoy a few snacks and watch the evening fireworks on the World Showcase lagoon. Once the fireworks ended and daytime guests began to exit the park we found wait times to be very low at most attractions. 

    We made our way to Remy's Ratatouille Adventure before heading toward the front of the park to tackle Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Test Track and Soarin'. We were sure to pick up some complimentary popcorn and Mickey Premium Ice Cream bars as we enjoyed the live DJ and characters in different areas of the park.

    Our visit happened to coincide with the first day of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and though we wanted to continue snacking our way around World Showcase we knew we wouldn't have access to every pavilion during the event. Global Kitchens closed promptly when official park hours ended for the day but luckily, we had plenty of complimentary snacks available to keep us fueled into the late-night hours.

    When entering World Showcase we had the option to go left toward Mexico as far as the Norway Pavilion. Access was closed after Norway through Morocco. Heading right, we could access Canada, the UK and France Pavilions before Cast Members were stationed to redirect guests. At the end of the evening, we exited the park via International Gateway so Disney's Beach Club Resort would be a perfect choice for your stay. Spend the next day resting and recharging at Stormalong Bay, one of my favorite pools on property. You'll be ready for more adventure after floating a few laps along the lazy river!

    Holly, I hope this helps you plan your most magical visit. Please come back and let me know if I can answer any additional questions.

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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