The last fireworks of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth has fizzled down to earth in a twinkle of Disney magic at Epcot. There is nothing left to do now, but join the crowds heading toward the exits. But, what if you didn’t have to leave all that Disney magic right away? What if, you could linger and reflect on your day, while you watch the crowds go by? Well, now you can!Beginning April 17th, 2014, and running through September 15, 2014, Disney will introduce “Epcot After-Hours Wind Down.” Once Illuminations has ended, guests can choose from select locations to enjoy an appetizer and drinks.
Participating locations are:
- La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion
- Rose & Crown Pub in the United Kingdom Pavilion
- Spice Road Table in the Morocco Pavilion
- Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion
Each location will have small bites to taste pared with a a beverage flight. (A flight is a small sampling of different types of beverages, be it beer, wine or cocktails.) Nonalcoholic beverages can be substituted. The cost is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Additional beverages can be purchased. This adults only event (21 years old and up) will be available Thursday through Sunday, from the conclusion of Illuminations until 11pm. Park admission is required, along with a reservation. Upon arrival at the lounge a wristband will be issued to provide access.
Reservations can be made starting today and it can be booked up to 180 days out. Guests can also stop at Epcot Guest Relations to see if space is available. At this time, there are no discounts available and Epcot After-Hours Wind Down is not included with the Disney Dining Plan.
This sounds like a wonderful way to unwind and relax after a day at the Parks. And just imagine, since most guests will be gone by 11pm, the walk out will be perfect for taking a few empty-park photos! But, be sure you have transportation plans ready for you after your relaxing moment!