Disney After Hours Event Coming Soon to Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Resort Guests will soon have the opportunity to enjoy a new special event at Magic Kingdom Park taking place on select nights throughout April and May 2016. This ticketed event will be known as "Disney After Hours."
The event will enable all participants to enjoy more magic in less time at the Magic Kingdom Park, with a shorter than typical wait time for popular attractions and character greetings. Ice cream and bottled beverages are also included.

Disney After Hours invites Guests to enjoy the last few hours of the park operating day, plus three more hours after the park closes on the following dates (times and dates subject to change without notice):
  • April 14, 21 and 28
  • May 5, 8, 12 and 19
Here are some frequently asked questions including additional details about this brand-new experience:

How does Disney After Hours differ from Extra Magic Hours?
Disney After Hours is a special, ticketed event while Extra Magic Hours is an exclusive benefit for Guests staying in Walt Disney World Resort Hotels (valid park ticket and Resort I.D. required).

Will "Disney After Hours" eventually replace Extra Magic Hours?
No. Extra Magic Hours will continue, while Disney After Hours provides another option for Guests wanting to enjoy more magic in less time at Magic Kingdom Park.

Are any other Walt Disney World theme parks offering a Disney After Hours event?
At this time, Disney After Hours is only taking place at Magic Kingdom Park.

Do I need standard theme park admission in order to attend Disney After Hours?
No. You do not need standard theme park admission, however, you must have a separate event ticket in order to attend Disney After Hours. Pricing is $149 plus tax.

What time does the event start / what time can I check in for the event?
The event takes place for three hours following park close, but Guests are welcome to check in for the event and enjoy the park as early as 7 p.m. Event-specific offerings, such as ice cream novelties and bottled beverages, will only be available during the hours of the event.

What attractions will be operating during Disney After Hours?
Many of the most popular attractions at Magic Kingdom Park will be available, including:
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Town Square Theater
  • And much more
What Food & Beverage offerings will be available during Disney After Hours?
Ice cream novelties and bottled beverages are included for event participants during the hours of the event. Guests will be able to purchase additional items at Casey’s Corner and the Main Street Bakery.

Where can Guests purchase tickets to this event?
To purchase tickets, Guests may call 407-827-7185.


  1. Huh? I'm confused by the term "Disney After Hours" and the description sounds an awful lot like "Extra Magic Hours." What are they doing? Is this a party event?

  2. Nothing special like a party-just EMH "ticketed" event--of "free " ice cream and drinks. Guess if you stay offsite it might appeal to you? Otherwise sounds like a money grab.

  3. There's a reason people stay off site, too save money, paying $149 plus tax on top of your disney tickets, for an extra few hours? Genuinely mental from Disney, is there no level they wont stoop to now?

  4. When I first heard of this event I thought "mental" too but, consider you gain admission at 7pm - it might appeal to some - a very few select at that. Consider - If I were staying off property and had limited time, I might opt for the one day $150 ticket with the thought that I would have less crowds, therefore get to see more. Granted, I still think its expensive BUT - Ive been to the Halloween and Christmas Parties and still had an annual passport.

    I think for some this might be worthwhile. Meanwhile, others can simply enjoy their extra magic hours - included with the resort stay.

    Have a magical day.

  5. Less crowds? Have you seen the crowds between 7pm and 11 pm? Do not see value in this for anybody. I'm suddenly turned off even going to Disney anymore.

  6. Definitely another money grab. It is kind of embarrassing on how they are grabbing every dollar possible. I won't be surprised if they start collecting the coins in the fountains throughout the parks and use it as revenue.


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