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  • On Aug 21, 2023
    Kellsie from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want purchase Hopper tickets for Magic Kingdom in the morning and then go to Epcot at 2pm. The park closes at 9PM but the fireworks start at 9PM. I'm unable to purchase after hour tickets. Will we be able to stay to see the show?

    Hi Kellsie, welcome to planDisney!

    A morning at magical Magic Kingdom Park followed by an evening in enchanting EPCOT is the stuff Disney dreams are made of. Even if you're parking a car at the Transportation and Ticket Center before entering Magic Kingdom Park, I recommend taking the Walt Disney World Monorail to EPCOT (monorail from Magic Kingdom Park > Transportation and Ticket Center > disembark and follow signs to the EPCOT monorail). Return transportation via monorail is also available for your scheduled itinerary.

    I'm so glad you're planning to experience EPCOT Forever. Nighttime spectaculars are the perfect exclamation point at the end of any Disney day, and EPCOT Forever showcases nostalgia with stunning fireworks and a cinematic soundtrack. You get five stars for familiarizing yourself with the Hours and Events Calendar in advance, Kellsie. I'm happy to share that general admission Guests are encouraged to stay for EPCOT Forever. A 9:00 p.m. closing means that Guests aren't able to join any attraction queues after that time, but you are welcome to enjoy the show followed by a leisurely walk back to the park entrance.

    EPCOT Forever is a nighttime spectacular in the round, meaning you can find a good viewing spot anywhere around World Showcase Lagoon. Most people gather by Showcase Plaza for a quick exit, so I encourage you to opt for a less populated viewing spot in Norway or Japan. Spaceship Earth at night is my absolute favorite theme park icon, so be sure to stop for lots of pictures as you exit the park. 

    Thanks for making planDisney part of your best day ever, Kellsie. If you have any more trip-planning questions, you know where to find us!

    Choose magic,
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