I am not 100 percent on eating during EMH but I know you can shop. I normally get a lot of my shopping done while my husband rides with the kids. I think all the shops on Main Street are open for sure. The only place I know of that we have eaten during EMH was Main Street Bakery. That's where we normally meet back up and we have been there at close before with hundreds of other people. They didn't seem to be kicking anyone out any time soon.
AoA Holiday 2013
Pop Century May 2012, July 2011, May 2008, and May 2006
All Star Music Sept 2007
All Star Movies May 2006
Many Trips as a Child Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Swan, Dolphin, and Board Walk