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CityWalk Orlando Updates & Changes General Thread

Jwhee

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Apr 29, 2013
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CityWalk closed at 12am for the last 2 weeks. Was there tonight and there were a bunch of confused guests. Is this normal for this time of year? Or a new thing? Used to the 2am closing time on Friday & Saturday

edit- maybe just a slow time of year?
 
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HandsomePete

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Jul 8, 2019
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CityWalk closed at 12am for the last 2 weeks. Was there tonight and there were a bunch of confused guests. Is this normal for this time of year? Or a new thing? Used to the 2am closing time on Friday & Saturday

edit- maybe just a slow time of year?
Now that all the clubs are gone (except Pat O’Briens, however you think of that), there’s really no reason to leave it open for the 12-2 window. If someone hasn’t eaten dinner by midnight, that’s kind of on them.

I would imagine there’s also some benefit to not bringing in the late-night local crowd.
 

Joe

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Feb 15, 2012
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CityWalk closed at 12am for the last 2 weeks. Was there tonight and there were a bunch of confused guests. Is this normal for this time of year? Or a new thing? Used to the 2am closing time on Friday & Saturday

edit- maybe just a slow time of year?
Checked online and all of July closes at midnight. This puts it in line with Disney Springs.
 
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graspthesun

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Feb 21, 2013
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Now that all the clubs are gone (except Pat O’Briens, however you think of that), there’s really no reason to leave it open for the 12-2 window. If someone hasn’t eaten dinner by midnight, that’s kind of on them.

I would imagine there’s also some benefit to not bringing in the late-night local crowd.
It's also pretty huge for cutting down on labor hours needed. I imagine staffing shortages in Orlando are still staggering.
 
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Do we think Citywalk will stay open later for HHN? The quick service places should stay open until at least closing.... hard to find somewhere to eat at the end of a HHN night.

Also, any rumors on when the great escape will open?
 

Joe

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Feb 15, 2012
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Do we think Citywalk will stay open later for HHN? The quick service places should stay open until at least closing.... hard to find somewhere to eat at the end of a HHN night.

Also, any rumors on when the great escape will open?
I believe it'll stay open till at least event close time. Their new closing time puts them in line with Disney Springs, I don't think there is a reduced demand for CityWalk just a different demand.

I heard June originally but now it's "fall". If I'm them I'd open it for the busy HHN period.
 

kingcooger

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Feb 7, 2014
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Are reservations still recommended for CityWalk restaurants or are we pretty much back to normal on that front?