EPCOT after dark

Walt Disney World has announced the EPCOT After Hours Wind Down for visitors around the World Showcase after Illuminations! on Thursday through Sunday. There are four World Showcase Restaurants participating in this experience. They are: Rose and Crown Pub, Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, Spice Road Table near Morocco, and La Cave del Tequila. The cost is $35 per person and includes one drink and a selection of light snacks. Remember, tax and gratuity are extra!

Though I have not had this experience myself, I am going to give you my take on it anyway. I am part of a family that does not drink alcohol. Personally, I don’t like what it does to me, and I choose NOT to drink it! Now, I understand that this is being marketed mostly toward adults, and I appreciate that very much! I would love to have some time to enjoy an nearly empty park with my wife! However, I wonder if Disney would consider offering a similar package with non-alcoholic drinks to consume?

As for the cost, I feel it’s a bit steep for what you get in return. I would possibly be willing to pay $20 – $25 per person for this, but $70 for two is just a little too much! And, it would be even more worthwhile if you were at least allowed to stroll the promenade after your experience at your restaurant of choice.

One more thing! As far as I can tell, there is no provision for Disney Dining Plan or Tables in Wonderland holders. It appears that this is strictly a special event ticket experience!

Let me know if you partake of the EPCOT After Hours Wind Down, I’d love to hear about your adventure!

Have a Blessed and Magical day, friends!!