Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 6, 2010
    Sarah from WV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have reservations at 520pm for dinner at the Crystal Palace and the park closes at 600pm that same day. Does that mean we will need to be out of the park at that time or can we stay longer while we finish our meal?

    No need to rush.  They'll definitely let you stay and enjoy your meal for a generous amount of time! 

    In all likelihood you won't need much extra time, but if you want it, you certainly won't be rushed out the door.

    In fact, most of the time the park closing time is (roughly) when they stop letting people into the parks, and they start encouraging guests to start heading toward the exits.  Some of the stores will stay open a little longer, and the restaurants will continue as long as needed (within reason).  Also, if you are in line for an attraction at closing time, they will usually let you stay in line and ride the attraction (some exceptions apply with Extra Magic Hours, and evening party events).

    Hope that helps, and please say "Hi" to Pooh at the Crystal Palace for me!

    If you have any follow-up questions, please feel free to submit them using the "ask Bret a question" link on this page.
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