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Opening night Disney After Hours event is a SELL OUT!

Disney After Hours events added for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom

The first Disney After Hours event on Friday, January 19, 2018 has SOLD OUT.  The lower price point must have attracted more to take advantage of this special offering.  I’ll be present on Friday to report live for you.  I’ll be maintaining an ongoing thread on my Facebook Group it’s called KennythePirate Crew, so be sure to join the fun!  Here’s all the details about the event:

Disney After Hours is a hard ticket party type event held at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  It allows guests 3 hours to do as many rides as they like, meet a few characters and enjoy a multitude of snacks for one price.

Disney After Hours event guests are allowed to enter the park as early as 7PM. The actual event is for 3 hours after park closing and allows you to take in 25 attractions as well as unlimited complimentary snacks!

I do not know exactly how many tickets were sold, but all the previous Disney After Hours events had VERY light crowds.  All attraction were walk-ons.

  • January 19 (SOLD OUT), 26, and 30
  • February 8 and 15
  • March 1 and 8

Attractions include:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bears Jamboree
  • Dumbo
  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Under the Sea – Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain (After refurbishment completion)
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover.

Available for meet and greets

  • Rapunzel & Tiana
  • Cinderella & Elena of Avalor
  • Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Tinkerbell

Guests to this hard ticketed event will be offered complimentary ice cream novelties, popcorn and select beverages as part of the event. Main Street Bakery will be open during the event. Other unnamed food items will be available for purchase throughout the park.

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Cinderella Castle Hub
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Jungle Cruise (select event nights)
  • Liberty Square
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Tomorrowland
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
Disney After Hours Details

The dates for Disney After Hours are as follows: January 19, 26, and 30, February 8 and 15, and March 1 and 8, 2018. Cost is $119/person regardless of age. Annual Passholders and DVC Members will have discounts available for tickets.

Fastpasses will not be available during Disney After Hours. I

Disney After Hours does not replace Disney’s scheduled Extra Magic Hours that are offered to onsite resort guests. It is held on days that do not have Extra Magic Hours scheduled for the Magic Kingdom.

Are you glad to see the return of Disney After Hours in 2018?  Is the appeal of shorter attraction lines enough for you to consider attending such an event?



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  1. I will be at DAH on March 8th celebrating my 60th birthday with family and friends. I hope you make another run at DAH, Kenny. Would love to say hello again.

  2. Hoping to go 1/30…I’m waiting to make sure our 6 y/o isn’t sick before I buy a non-refundable ticket…have other nights been selling out? Think 1/19 was mainly bc Friday/opening night?!

  3. I hope they offer this in 2 years when we go for our one & only WDW trip, it would be really worth it for us, but hard to plan for as I won’t know the dates! Will leave several nights free in late January before we fly back to Australia.

  4. :(
    I called my resort yesterday to see how much the tickets were, told the resort I’ll call back today to buy the tickets since I get paid today and they are sold out.

    I’ll offer $200 each for 2 tickets.

  5. The steady reduction in Extra Magic Hours upsets me. I’ve been spreadsheeting our family vacations since we started going; there is no arguing that once-plentiful EMH are going, going, going away. When there’s one of these upsell parties, that’s another night unavailable for EMH.

  6. Excited to hear your observations, going later this month. Do you think there will be admittance earlier than 7:00? I’ve read that in the past there was?

  7. Do you know if these parties are for the same amount of guests as a christmas party? we were at a sold out christmas party and it was a zoo.

  8. I’ll be interested in hearing how the ‘crowds’ are on a sold out night. Thanks in advance for sharing your experience with us Kenny.

  9. Is this the same “After hours” that visitors staying in one of the resorts got for free? We would take advantage of those all the time. The only difference is, there were no complimentary snacks and no characters.

    If this is the same thing, why are visitors paying for something that Disney offered for free? I guess Disney has to make money somehow to pay for all the “new” things they are building and companies they are buying.

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