[QUOTE=bethishooked;1094904]But, I began to think, what if MK closes at 7pm like several nights on my recent trip. [/QUOTE]
The reason MK closes at 7 PM is virtually always tied to a hard ticket party that ends at midnight. There is the very occasional private party, but these are extremely rare.
So, those nights that MK “closed” at 7 PM, it really closed at midnight and transport buses will run from MK back to resorts until 1:30 AM-2:00 AM.
With you eating at 8 PM, you should have no problems getting back to your resort using Disney Transport.
And there is always the fall back of busing to DTD and changing to a Swan, Dolphin, Yacht, Beach, and Boardwalk bus. (Or if you’re lucky, a Yacht/Beach bus.)