Disney After Dark: What to do in Walt Disney World When the Parks Close

Picture this: you are in the parks finishing up a long day of Disney fun and you aren’t ready for the day to end just yet, but the parks are closing…so what do you do? Luckily, there are still some fun things to do on Walt Disney World property even after the parks close! Generally, the parks close around 9pm so we will be giving you some ideas of what to do on property after that time. Here are some ideas to continue the fun after the day is done!

Disney Springs

Disney Springs has a ton of fun things to do and its open late! It usually closes at 11:30pm so it still gives you plenty of time to walk around, grab a bite to eat or do some shopping after the parks close.


Many of the restaurants at Disney Springs are open until 11:00 or 11:30pm! This is especially great for when you are feeling hungry after the parks close and don’t feel like grabbing something quick from your hotel or from a fast-food drive thru. There are so many different types of food options here as well. The restaurants at Disney Springs that are open late are:

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck (Latin/Mexican- Quick Service)
  • Amorette’s Patisserie (Bakery- Quick Service)
  • B.B Wolf’s Sausage Co. (American- Quick Service)
  • The BOATHOUSE (American/Seafood- Table Service)
  • City Works (American- Table Service)
  • The Daily Poutine (American- Quick Service)
  • Earl of Sandwich (American- Quick Service)
  • The Edison (American- Table Service)
  • Frontera Cocina (Mexican- Table Service)
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain (American- Quick Service)
  • Gideon’s Bakehouse (Bakery- Quick Service)
  • House of Blues (American- Table Service)
  • Jaleo (Spanish/Seafood- Table Service)
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (American- Lounge)
  • Marketplace Snacks (American- Quick Service)
  • Paddlefish (American/Seafood- Table Service)
  • Paradiso 37 (American/Latin/Steakhouse- Table Service)
  • Planet Hollywood (American- Table Service)
  • The Polite Pig (American- Quick Service)
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes (Bakery- Quick Service)
  • Terralina Crafted Italian (Italian- Table Service)
  • Wine Bar George (American- Table Service)
  • YeSake Kiosk (Asian/Japanese- Quick Service)
The Edison

Polite Pig


Disney Springs has some of the best shopping in all of Orlando! The stores here just about anything you can imagine, and they are open late! Whether you want to do some shopping after the parks closed or you simply want to do some late-night window shopping, this is the place to be! All the stores listed below close at 11pm or later.

  • American Threads
  • Anthropologie
  • The Art of Disney
  • The Art of Shaving
  • Build-A-Dino by Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Coca-Cola Store
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Disney’s Candy Cauldron
  • Disney’s Days of Christmas
  • Disney Pin Traders
  • DisneyStyle
  • Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories
  • Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories
  • Fit2Run- The Runner’s Store
  • francesca’s
  • Free People
  • Goofy’s Candy Company
  • Happy Hound
  • Havaianas
  • House of Blues Company Store
  • Johnston & Murphy
  • Lacoste
  • The LEGO Store
  • Lefty’s- The Left Hand Store
  • Levi’s Store
  • Lily Pulitzer
  • L’Occitane en Provence 
  • lululemon
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Marketplace Co-op
  • Oakley Store
  • Once Upon a Toy
  • Orlando Harley Davidson
  • Pandora
  • Pop Gallery
  • Shore
  • Sephora
  • Shop for Ireland
  • Sosa Family Cigars Co.
  • Sperry
  • Star Wars Galactic Outpost 
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Superdry
  • Superhero Headquarters
  • Swings N’ Things
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Tren-D
  • Under Armour Brand House
  • Uno de 50
  • Vera Bradley
  • Volcom
  • World of Disney
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