Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 17, 2013
    Lisa 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.

    What stores stay open late in Epcot after Illuminations is over? Want to stroll out leisurely and avoid the mad rush. Also what stores in MK stay open late after close?

    Hi Lisa!

    It sounds like you are starting off with a great plan. We love to take our time leaving Epcot and Magic Kingdom after the nightly fireworks shows. It really helps to let the parks empty out a little before heading to transportation!

    While the stores which remain open do occasionally change (due to peak travel times, etc), in general after Illuminations you will most likely find that MouseGear (the main gift shop in Epcot) as well as the two shops at the World Showcase main entrance are open. At the Magic Kingdom, the shops along Main Street usually remain open after Wishes! and as the park empties.

    Of course, if you are attending on an Extra Magic Hours night, you will most likely find that many stores and even some restaurants will remain open.

    Hope you have a great time on your vacation! Please let the Moms Panel know if we can help with planning more details!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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