by Peyton Spear
Disney may have specific closing times but that does not mean they want everyone to leave the parks for the day just yet…
They allow guests to have the opportunity to ride whatever they want up to the minute prior to closing time. Therefore, if the park closes at 11 p.m., you are able to get on a ride at 10:59 p.m. even if the line happens to be a 90-minute wait.
This is a great time to ride the “big rides” that are typically busy throughout the day. Chances are the lines will be shorter and you won’t be using up a lot time if you were to ride them during the day.
If you happen to be in the Magic Kingdom and finish your ride within an hour after closing time, you still have a chance to get some shopping in that you may have missed out on during the day!
In my opinion, there is nothing better than Disney at nighttime and this perk gives guests the opportunity to take advantage of the parks up to the last second.
How many of you have gotten on a ride right before closing time? What was your experience like?
Peyton is currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in print. Growing up in Los Angeles and most recently moving to Atlanta, he has seen and experienced the best of both Disneyland and Disney World. Making his first visit to Disney World at the age of 5, he has never looked back as he entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.