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PHOTOS: Experience the First “Extended Evening Hours” Only for Deluxe Resort Guests at EPCOT

Guests staying at Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts, Deluxe Villas, and other select hotels can now experience extended evening hours on select days at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. Join us for an evening of low wait times at EPCOT from 10pm to 12am as we experienced the first offering on October 4th.

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The France Pavilion expansion is open for guests to walk around, but Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is not operating during Extended Evening Hours at this time.

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As you can see below, wait times during the evening were low. The longest wait was 25 minutes for Frozen Ever After.

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We were very happy to see that, while not on the list of attractions offered for the event, Impressions de France was open. It was supposed to be the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along.

Here’s the full announced list of offerings:

  • Beauty and The Beast Sing-Along
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
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Seeing Spaceship Earth transform into a Beacon of Magic from across World Showcase Lagoon was awesome.

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No trains…

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I recall food and beverage options always being a problem at Extra Magic Hours, whether enough locations weren’t open, or closed early, or whatever the case may have been. For this offering, a large number of food and drink kiosks around the park are open. We never went long without seeing somewhere to get a drink or a quick snack.

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There were not a lot of guests at the event.

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Frozen Ever After had a pretty decent wait time of 20 minutes. Much like past offerings, cast members wills can your MagicBand to verify you are staying at an eligible resort hotel.

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Several shops are open as well.

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The Norway beer cart was operating.

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Shopping was open in Mexico, while Gran Fiesta Tour boasted a 5 minute wait.

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Just 15 minutes for Test Track.

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It was late…

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Test Track has some of the last remaining traces of plexiglass at EPCOT.

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10 and 15 minute waits at Mission: Space.

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The Creations Shop was open for the evening…

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As was the new popcorn kiosk.

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Journey into Imagination with Figment is not offered.

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Nor is Living with the Land.

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Soarin’ had a 5 minute wait.

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  1. Why not rotate nights for certain resorts every couple of weeks or something. This catering to the rich only stuff pisses me off.

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