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Disney World adds new theme parks and dates to After Hours events

Disney World adds new theme parks and dates to After Hours events

Take a look at how to spend more time at Disney World parks with lower waits now in even more theme parks.

Disney After Events

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Disney After Hours are specially ticketed experiences that occur after the gates close for the night, extending access to favorite attractions and providing you with more opportunities to have a magical Disney experience. Best of all, the number of tickets for these events is limited, which means lower wait times for some of your favorite attractions. 

You can check out Disneyland After Dark event information HERE.

New Theme Park

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For the first time in forever, you can experience EPCOT for three glorious hours after the gates close. Guests get access to top attractions like Frozen Ever After, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. This is your chance to explore all four neighborhoods in the park with shorter attraction wait times.

Then, snap a few photos with your favorite Disney characters and munch on some of your favorite Disney snacks. Delight in ice cream novelties, popcorn and select beverages—all included in the cost of this ticketed event—available at carts throughout the park.

Returning Favorite Events

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With its vibrant decor, a specially themed menu of snacks and treats throughout the park and favorite watery attractions under the stars, the popular after-hours party is a “must-do” with friends and family this summer.

Move and groove to hot beats during a DJ dance party! H2O Glow After Hours Event is returning this year to Typhoon Lagoon!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, one of the most popular Disney After Hours experiences, is adding more dates for you to take control of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Or ride through a cartoon adventure in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, play like one of Andy’s favorite toys in Toy Story Land and more. 

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These fan-favorite experiences are scheduled to kick off May 20 at Typhoon Lagoon and June 1 at EPCOT. They join Magic Kingdom Park, running through March 27, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, currently running with additional dates being added beginning May 3. They offer a different way to experience the Disney magic!

Ticket Details

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Event tickets for EPCOT, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Hollywood Studios can be purchased by all guests starting March 3, 2023, with prices ranging from $75 to $149 (plus tax). Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can begin purchasing Disney After Hours tickets for EPCOT and Typhoon Lagoon as early as February 28.

The advance-purchase window is available to guests at Disney Resort hotels and Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort.

In addition, your event ticket also allows you early entry into EPCOT beginning at 6 p.m. at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and 7 p.m. at EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

What do you think about After Hour events? Are you planning to attend one of these or have you attended one in the past? Please let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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Leslie Gagnon

Tuesday 21st of February 2023

EPCOT is way too spread out to get your money’s worth from After Hours…a good portion of your 3 short hours will be spent walking between the popular attractions you are there to ride. We did AH pre-pandemic and again during our January trip. MK and DHS are awesome- no lines, no waiting!

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