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Old 08-05-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
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Things to do when the park closes

Sorry if this is a repeat. Can you give some recomendations of things to do for couples when the parks close. Are there any attractions or areas open late?? My DW and I are arriving on our 25th aniversery Oct. 1st. and will be at MGM for fantasmic.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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uh, its now Disney Hollywood Studios. . .and your best bet would be Jellyrolls on the Boardwalk. . .A dueling Piano Bar that is soooooo much fun.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:06 PM   #3
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I do agree with Darcy...Jellyrolls. Depending on what time the parks close, you can always go to Downtown and check out some shops. Taking a stroll throughout your resort is always romantic.
Then again...that's just my opinion...
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:41 PM   #4
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Exactly...Downtown Disney area in general is a great place for late night gathering - with the restaurants/clubs/stores open late for browsing and hanging out. Pleasure Island's restaurants and clubs are even later - you can go to the younger dance-oriented places, or just a great hangout like Raglan Road. Or catch a late night movie at the 24-screen.

Depending on when the parks close - if it's before 11pm, then the Mini-golf courses are both still open, and that's always a goofy and fun way to blow some time and have some fun.

As mentioned, the Boardwalk area has a few happenin' places, Jellyroll's being the main fun spot. And if you're staying on Disney property, of course there are always the 'extra Magic Hours' at whichever park is open late - sometimes as late as 2am.

And sometimes, it may just be a quiet walk - especially for a couple. Some of the Disney Resorts are so beautifully landscaped and designed that a walk through the grounds can be romantic and peaceful, with great views, places to sit and cuddle, etc. Even if you're not staying there! Just grab a Disney bus to the resort of your choice and stroll the beautiful grounds. Polynesian, French Quarter, and Grand Floridian are especially nice for outdoor late night walks.
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Exactly...Downtown Disney area in general is a great place for late night gathering - with the restaurants/clubs/stores open late for browsing and hanging out. Pleasure Island's restaurants and clubs are even later - you can go to the younger dance-oriented places, or just a great hangout like Raglan Road. Or catch a late night movie at the 24-screen.

Depending on when the parks close - if it's before 11pm, then the Mini-golf courses are both still open, and that's always a goofy and fun way to blow some time and have some fun.

As mentioned, the Boardwalk area has a few happenin' places, Jellyroll's being the main fun spot. And if you're staying on Disney property, of course there are always the 'extra Magic Hours' at whichever park is open late - sometimes as late as 2am.

And sometimes, it may just be a quiet walk - especially for a couple. Some of the Disney Resorts are so beautifully landscaped and designed that a walk through the grounds can be romantic and peaceful, with great views, places to sit and cuddle, etc. Even if you're not staying there! Just grab a Disney bus to the resort of your choice and stroll the beautiful grounds. Polynesian, French Quarter, and Grand Floridian are especially nice for outdoor late night walks.
Sorry but the Pleasure Island clubs are closing Sept 28.
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Oops...didn't notice the Oct 1 reference by the OP. Still plenty to do at Downtown Disney's West End...and Raglan Road will still be hopping.
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Oops...didn't notice the Oct 1 reference by the OP. Still plenty to do at Downtown Disney's West End...and Raglan Road will still be hopping.
That's true. . .love me some Irish pub. . .lol
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uh, its now Disney Hollywood Studios. . .and your best bet would be Jellyrolls on the Boardwalk. . .A dueling Piano Bar that is soooooo much fun.
sorry i didn't realize I needed to be PC here. It will always be MGM to our family. Can you give me more info on "Jelly Rolls" and it's location please.
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sorry i didn't realize I needed to be PC here. It will always be MGM to our family. Can you give me more info on "Jelly Rolls" and it's location please.
lol. . .you don't need to be PC. . .sorry, just a comment that I have heard many times. . .Jellyrolls is a dueling piano bar on the Boardwalk that loves to get the audience involved. Loads of fun. . .
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at the risk of appearing naive where is the "boardwalk".
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It is in the Epcot Resort Area...you can access it directly by following signs to the Boardwalk Resort if driving, take Disney Transportation (busses from most places, boat from MGM or Epcot) to get there, or you can simply walk right into Boardwalk from Epcot Center, by taking the path between England and France (Int'l Gateway)!
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:18 PM   #12
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boat from MGM or Epcot to get there
last question i promise. I'm not familiar with any boats from MGM, where do we catch them??



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No problem - ask away! I'm new here myself, but I have practically lived at Disney World since 1971.

Right at the entrance to Hollywood Studios nee MGM, there's a river which starts to the right of the bus area, straight out the main entrance gates. On that river you'll see a small covered boat dock. The boat runs from HS/MGM to each of the Epcot Resort Hotels (Swan/Dolphin, Beach/Yacht, and Boardwalk), and then to Epcot itself...then back again. It's a slow and peaceful ride - but a nice one.

If you're fit and up for a walk, you can actually walk from MGM right to the Boardwalk resort too - just head to the water when you exit MGM, and stay along the right side of the river - there's a sidewalk that goes right into the Boardwalk area, about 1/4 to 1/3 mile.
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Jellyrolls!!!!!!

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jellyrolls it is then thanks



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