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Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom to receive Disney After Hours events

Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom to receive Disney After Hours events

Disney Parks just announced that they are expanded the “Disney After Hours” paid events to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom theme parks.  The event allows guests to purchase an add on ticket and experience attractions with low to no wait times and complimentary snacks.  Here’s the details!

Disney – Disney After Hours events have been such a huge hit among Disney fans and we wanted to share this good news with you first: not only are more event nights set for Magic Kingdom Park, but for the first time, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will join in on the fun!

In case you aren’t familiar with Disney After Hours events, these evening events are your opportunity to experience the magic of a Disney theme park for three hours after regular park hours, which means little-to-no wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings! You can even enter the park early – at 7 p.m. on your event night – before Disney After Hours begins. Ice cream, popcorn and select beverages are also included in your Disney After Hours admission, which is a separately priced ticket from daytime park admission.

Here’s what to expect at each park:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

Magic Kingdom Park
Enjoy classic favorite attractions from Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain as well as newer favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, plus many more. Event nights will run on: Nov. 26; and Dec. 3, 10, 2018; and Jan. 7, 17, 24 and 28, 2019; Feb. 7, 14, and 28, 2019; and March 7, 2019.

Tickets are currently available for Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park at DisneyWorld.com/DisneyAfterHours.

Toy Story Mania! at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Imagine having little-to-no wait for newly opened Toy Story Land attractions, including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and other attractions will also be available. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will also stay open for purchases throughout the night. Event nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be: Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2018; and Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2019; Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2019; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019; and April 6 and 13, 2019.

Pandora – The World of Avatar Tree of Life Awakenings

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Enjoy the best Disney’s Animal Kingdom has to offer at night, including heart-tugging Tree of Life Awakenings, the adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will remain open throughout the night for purchases. Dates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are: Dec. 4, 12 and 18, 2018; and Jan. 8, 16, 22 and 31, 2019; and Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 26, 2019; and March 5, 20 and 27, 2019; and April 3, 2019.

Tickets for Disney After Hours events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be on-sale November 15 through the Disney Reservation Center by calling 407-939-7795.

All Disney After Hours event tickets cost $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases. Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders do receive a discounted price $95 + tax.

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      • Thanks Kenny… I was thinking more of how the MK event had been affecting crowds, but I certainly wasn’t clear. Great to know. Two of the February events land on our planned days in those parks. We’d go if there were two of us and not five. An extra $700 for three hours (no matter how glorious) makes me a little nauseous.

  1. We were at MK last month during Halloween Scary Halloween. The morning and early afternoon crowds on those days was not too bad as many families were waiting to visit MK on non-event days. I recommend visiting those parks early on event days, even if you are not staying for evening ticked event.

  2. tempting for Animal Kingdom! Although I would prefer an Early Morning Magic ticket for Animal Kingdom, for Pandora and maybe Dinoland.

  3. No food included in HS and AK is the way I am reading it? Only available to purchase? I did the MK one in August and I loved it. Hoping it doesn’t get TOO popular because that would make it not as great. :)

  4. Does this mean all other park guests without the event ticket need to leave the park?
    We are going the first week of May, do you know if they will extend this?

  5. I guess if money was no object, sure, but considering a week at Disney staying off property is going to cost our family of 5 about 7000.00, then no. That’s crazy pricing!

    • Party goers get to enter at 7pm, but they will not have the park to themselves until it closes (usually at 9 or 10pm). Regular day guests do not have to leave at 7pm. They leave at park closing.

    • Actually, on those nights, FW and park closing are scheduled for 8. So DAH guests can enter at 7, everyone gets to see the FW, then non-DAH guests have to leave (just like non-party guests on MNSSHP or MVMCP nights).

  6. So do you need a regular day ticket and the special event late night ticket? Or could we simple buy the special ticket and enter the park at 7?

  7. Boo. Good that they’re doing this but bummed that it doesn’t start until December. Was hoping that at least one (besides MK) would have one in November while we’re there.

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