Disney After Hours events added for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom

A little more information about the $149 Disney After Hours events in the Magic Kingdom

Yesterday I announced for you the upcoming $149 per person Disney After Hours event that will take place over the next two months.  I’ve found a little more information on the Disney World website about the event.

More Magic in Less Time

Treat yourself to a classic Magic Kingdom experience—complete with select attractions, ice cream novelties and more.By purchasing a ticket to Disney After Hours, you can make the most of a truly magical occasion when Magic Kingdom park lets you in for the last few hours of the day… and then stays open for 3 extra hours at night, just for Guests of the event!

This is your chance to fit in even more theme park fun, all while enjoying many of the most popular attractions and Character Greetings around—such as:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • And much, much more!

Ice Cream Novelties & Select Beverages Included!
In the midst of the laughs and thrills, be sure to chill out with ice cream novelties and select bottled beverages—included with the cost of admission—available at carts stationed through the park. In addition, you can also purchase select menu items at Casey’s Corner and STARBUCKS® Coffee and specialty beverages from Main Street Bakery.

And remember: admission is limited to only a select number of Guests. Be sure to purchase your tickets today!

Important Details for Disney After Hours

Learn all you need to know about Disney After Hours—including when you can check-in and enter the park.

  • Official check-in for the event will take place at the Main Entrance to the theme park beginning at 7:00 PM.
  • Please note that Magic Kingdom park will officially close to Guests who haven’t purchased Disney After Hours tickets at 10:00 PM on April 28 and May 5, 2016; and at 11:00 PM on April 14 and 21, and May 8, 12 and 19, 2016.
  • Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests—including those staying at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel and Walt Disney World Swan Hotel—may use Walt Disney World Transportation after the event for up to 2 hours.
  • Please note that the number of tickets available is limited. In addition, all tickets are non-refundable, non-transferrable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours.
  • All attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.

Call Today to Purchase Your Tickets

Contact the Disney Reservation Center by phone to buy your tickets to this one-of-a-kind special event! Admission to Disney After Hours can be purchased for $149 per Guest (tax not included), and takes place on the following dates:

  • April 28 and May 5, 2016 from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • April 14 and 21, and May 8, 12 and 19, 2016 from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM

To purchase a ticket for one or more of the dates listed above, please call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 827-7185 for assistance. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

KtP:  Am I reading this correctly?  You get a few rides, some ice cream and Princess Fairytale Hall?  Unless they ramp up this event and offer really rare characters, there’s going to be a lot of disgruntled guests.  Something like this used to cost $10-12 per person.  Guests could do 5 hours at a hard ticket party and at least get special entertainment and meet and greets for half the cost.  I’ll reserve final judgment for the final product, but this seems crazy to me.

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25 thoughts on “A little more information about the $149 Disney After Hours events in the Magic Kingdom”

  1. I can see a value here. Let me break it down. 1 day MK ticket cost $117 with tax. This event cost $158. With the one day ticket you get 14 hours in the park. The event you get 7 hours. Lets say you wanted to ride the 7DMT the whole time. If the wait time, ride and walk time to get back in line is 1.5 hours (right) you could ride it around 9 times in the day. If you can ride it in 45 mins in the event you would ride it the same amount of time. So for people staying off-site and not getting fastpass res for the top rides it would pay not to stand in the hours long lines.

  2. Though the princes could be there as well, because they said princess fairytale hall is open. And who knows maybe they will have appearances that they won’t tell you about

  3. Wow – No thanks Disney. Charging $149 for what boils down to extra magic hours with some free soda? Way to ruin the magic.

    Hint to anyone considering this: Simply grab a room at a Value, or even a tenting space in Fort Wilderness for a night when EMH is offered and get it for free for your entire family. Oh, sodas and mickey icecreams aren’t included, so bump the budget up by $20.

  4. I wonder if this isn’t a way for Disney to attempt to quantify the value of EMH so that the CAN try to justify a resort fee. “People are willing to pay $150 for the benefit you get for free, so pay us $15 a night for it now”…really not impressed unless this turns out to be a bit more than what’s currently advertised.

  5. Will they kick you out right at closing or will they at leasy let the people with regular park ticket give Disney more money to shop in the front of the park shops?

    1. For “hard ticket” events like Halloween and Christmas parties the CM have let me stay for a short time to shop….but they do eventually start asking to see a band to even walk around Main Street (like to the store across the street), probably so that you are out before the parade/fireworks that are usually special to the hard ticket event. No clue, obviously, if it will be the same for this event.

      1. I’ve been shopping on Main street just as the time rolled around for the MVMCP to start, and the cast members turned very sour toward me and my daughter as we shopped for a set of mickey ears. Couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

  6. Will they chase you out of the park right at closing or will they at least let you give Disney more money by letting you shop in the from of the park shops?

  7. I am with you Kenny. I can not think that anyone staying at non Disney resorts would want to shell out the extra money just to get the evening EMH hours plus a few extra hours of exclusive time with regular attractions. They are not offering these folks an exclusive attraction/show or meal to justify what may amount to 5 extra hours in the park. Either they are crazy or we are missing something. I mean if the extra time is important why not pay the extra and stay on prorperty and get EMH each day of your stay?

    1. They might be doing this because so many offsite people have asked about staying late. I am an offsite and still wouldn’t pay what works out to $50 an hour for an EMH. Maybe $50 for the 3 extra hours.

      When this was announced yesterday, I figured we’d soon hear about all the extra characters, rare ones that are seldom out even for parties…..so I agree with Kenny, they gotta offer something a lot more. But, even for rare characters I’m not sure “I” would pay $150….but I’m sure Disney will find people that will.

  8. Another example of Disney expecting people to pay more for less. They really need to get there acts together. Being back the Disney magic that made wdw so great and stop doing things to ruining it!

    1. I don’t see this as any different than the Halloween/Christmas parties…..APs have to pay for those and we don’t get a discount while the hard tickets includes 3 hours (4pm to 7pm) of park time for the party tickets. APs are not nearly as well loved as we used to be, lol. I would bet they won’t even offer an AP discount….used to get those for the parties almost every night….now there are maybe a dozen nights APs can get discounts, which means those are over crowded because it has regulars AND the vast majority of APs choose a discount night.

  9. hopefully this doesnt last more than those 2 months this doesnt sound good at all for the price you already pay to get in the park $149 sounds way too expensive

  10. My biggest fear is that this is going to cause party tickets to rise too, which is disappointing because they’re a great deal.

  11. Seems unfair to people who already have park tickets.In other words I will be there on Thurs April 21.If I want to stay from 11 pm-2 am I will have to pay $149 for 3 hours.However if I wasn’t going that day I could pay $149 and get 7 hours ? ( 7 pm -2 am)

    1. Just like the Halloween/Christmas parties, it’s often recommended that you make that day a resort/DTD day and only go for the party hours. Those that actually do that usually rest up mid-day to make it to the wee hours. Average family that goes the whole day ends up leaving mid-party because the kids (and often the adults) are tired.

  12. does the check in at 7 pm mean they can get into the parks then (like with parties when ticket holders can get in at 4 pm?) just curious – not buying a ticket no matter what – but I would be happy (personally) if this is in place of the rumored resort fees etc

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