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  1. #1
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    Question EPCOT Extra Evening Hours Question?

    We are planning a November trip and I have a question about the extra magic evening hours at EPCOT.

    One of the days we are going, EPCOT's hours are from 9am-9:30pm and WS is from 11am -9:30pm. EPCOT is scheduled for Extra Evening Hours which I assume means EPCOT will be open until 12:30am.

    My question is if WS will still close at 9:30pm or be open until 12:30am?

    Thanks again for all the help!!


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    Some of World Showcase will be open. This is the list of evening attractions open from Info Central:

    El Rio del Tiempo (Mexico)
    Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
    Journey Into Imagination With Figment
    Living with the Land
    The Seas with Nemo & Friends
    Kidcot Fun Stops remain open until 11PM
    American Adventure
    Maelstrom (Norway)
    Mission: SPACE
    O Canada!
    Spaceship Earth
    Test Track

    Beyond that, there are usually some food places and shops open around WS, but not all and it's not always easy to predict which will stay open-- it varies. Some never stay open. Some do some of the time.
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    What we heard during our last trip is that because each country is independently run, they don't have to participate in EMH or can set their own hours.

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    One thing we DIDN'T plan for during Epcot EMH is eating during those last few hours in WS. It was during a crowded time in June and many restaurants closed. Some carts stayed open until they ran out of food, then closed. The kids were not happy.

    If you plan to hang around 'til EMH closing, I would suggest buying a few snacks earlier in the night and saving them for later, 'cause if you wait until you get hungry to look for something to eat, you might be out of luck.
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    Yeah...have dinner before "Illuminations." After that, getting food will be sketchy in the park. As we get closer to the calendar date, they will post the exact time WS will close. That info is probably located on the actual Disney website under Parks & Travel/Parks & Destinations/Walt Disney World Resort/Parks/Theme Parks/EPCOT/calendar/month/click on the date in question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastpasssteve View Post
    As we get closer to the calendar date, they will post the exact time WS will close.
    Epcot (and, therefore WS) in November always closes every night at 9PM... until, beginning on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, it begins its holiday schedule of closing every night at 9:30PM.

    (This extra half-hour accommodates the last showing of the Candlelight Processional, giving time for those in that audience to exit the theater and find a spot to see IllumiNations.)

    When Epcot closes at 9PM, Evening EMH (and, therefore selected attractions in WS) runs until 12 Midnight.

    When Epcot closes at 9:30PM, Evening EMH (and, therefore selected attractions in WS) runs until 12:30AM.

    Many of the WS exhibits, attractions, restaurants, and vendors will remain open during PM EMH.
    Exactly what will be open for PM EMH can vary with the date.
    A more concise list of what will be open for PM EMH will be published on the latest "EMH Times Guide," available for the asking while you are visiting any WDW.

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