1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

Hi all, what is there to do after parks close?

Discussion in 'General' started by madhatter, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. madhatter
    Offline

    madhatter Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi all :wave: what is there to do at disneyworld after the parks close because they seem to close quite early
     
  2. Isafari
    Offline

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    13,085
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North East England
    You could always go for a meal if the park you are at closes quite early.

    There is also DTD where you can wander the shops until the early hours of the morning. Also Disneyquest is open until late. There is also a cinema there. You have the evening show Cirque du Soleil at DTD too.

    At Citywalk you have the shops, cinema, clubs and restaurants....plus the Blue Man Group show.

    There are other dinner shows such as Medieval Times, Arabian Nights, Pirates, Sleuths Mystery Dinner show etc.

    There is a bowling alley just off International Drive. International Drive itself has a cinema, shops, restaurants, WonderWorks, Ripleys Believe it or Not, Go Karts, crazy golf etc
     
  3. Taja
    Offline

    Taja Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,940
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    When will you be visiting WDW, madhatter?

    Are you staying onsite or offsite?

    Will you have transportation or rely on WDW transportation?

    Gotta love it--I'm nothing if not consistent! Ask a question and I will ask several in return! :lol:

    These questions really do affect my answers, BTW. Just had to be silly for a moment! :)
     
  4. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    26,742
    Likes Received:
    616
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    Welcome to Disney Secrets! :9:

    What to do after the parks close?:23dors:
     
  5. luvthemouse
    Offline

    luvthemouse My nickname is DANGER

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    781
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Delaware
    It really depends on how late the park closes. If it's extra magic hours, sometimes the park can be open til midnight, or later...

    Usually we just go back to the hotel and crash, or swim. We're almost always too tired to do much else!
     
  6. uscwest
    Offline

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,734
    Likes Received:
    232
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    Visit the Boardwalk, go to Pleasure Island (unfortunately soon to be a thing of the past), sleep.
     
  7. madhatter
    Offline

    madhatter Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi we'll be staying onsite at pop century but dont mind driving out somewhere if we need to
     
  8. madhatter
    Offline

    madhatter Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    pleasure island is closing uscwest? I hadnt heard this, doesnt this mean there wont be any clubs left at disney?
     
  9. dvcjane
    Offline

    dvcjane Imagineer

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    oh no really? that will put a kink in my plans
     
  10. Taja
    Offline

    Taja Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,940
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Closing in September--late in the month, if I remember correctly. I'm going to miss the AC. :(

    Jellyrolls still will be on The Boardwalk.

    Madhatter, you're staying onsite, so you can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours (EMH). Each park has one early entry day and extra evening hours per week (there may be more early entry days during peak travel times). Morning EMH begins one hour before regular park hours and evening EMH is up to three hours after the designated park closes for offsite guests. Each person in your party will need to have their room key to enter in the morning or obtain a wristband for the evening EMH hours. BTW, "up to three hours" for evening EMH is Disney covering its backside in case anything occurs and they have to close earlier. I don't believe that has ever happened--it's three hours. :)

    In addition to shopping and dining, DTD also has a cinema and is home to La Nouba, a Cirque du Soleil show. I understand Raglan Road can be a bit boisterous later in the evening when the band begins playing.

    We aren't much for clubs, so I'm hoping someone else will have more information regarding Universal's City Walk and other offsite options for you.
     
  11. ukwdwnut
    Offline

    ukwdwnut Director of Recruitment Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    11,355
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Billericay,Essex, UK
    if you like hotrods as much as i do OLD TOWN is a must, its on Hwy 192 we go every trip with out fail
     
  12. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    26,742
    Likes Received:
    616
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    Classic Cars too. :yes:

    Citywalk is Universal's version of DTD/PI. It has clubs, restaurants, bars, etc. Lively, loud and fun for those who like the night life.

    DTD's loss of PI will reduce the evening experience there to shopping, dining, Cirque. I fully expect people to take their night time business and dollars elsewhere. Adults like to have after hours things to do, and removing that option from WDW will not stop people from seeking what they want elsewhere.

    Downtown Orlando has any number of bars, restaurants, wine bars, clubs, ect. Parking is a challenge and NEVER wander beyond the immediate downtown area. :eek:
     
  13. tabby
    Offline

    tabby Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mansfield in Nottinhamshire, England. In fact , Sh
    Love Old Town, its a important part of our holiday x
     

Share This Page