If you’ve enjoyed the Disney After Hours event at the Magic Kingdom — or you WANT to take part — we have some good news! Disney has announced additional dates for the hard-ticketed event that gives guests special access to Walt Disney World’s flagship park once it closes to the general public in the evening.
The new dates are from December 3, 2018 up to March 7, 2019. Guests who choose to attend this event can enjoy the park for three hours!
The dates and times for Disney After Hours are:
- Monday, December 3, 2018, 10:00PM – 1:00AM
- Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:00PM – 1:00AM
- Monday, January 7, 2019, 8:00PM – 11:00PM
- Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8:00PM – 11:00PM
- Thursday, January 24, 2019, 8:00PM – 11:00PM
- Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:00PM – 11:00PM
- Thursday, February 7, 2019, 8:00PM – 11:00PM
- Thursday, February 14, 2019, 9:00PM – 12:00AM
- Thursday, February 28, 2019, 8:00PM – 11:00PM
- Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:00PM – 12:00AM
Guests who hold a Disney After Hours ticket can check in to the park beginning at 7:00PM.
During the event, more than 25 of the park’s most popular attractions will be open. They include all of the big ones, plus lots more:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Haunted Mansion
- “it’s a small world”
- Jungle Cruise
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
Guests at Disney After Hours can also enjoy snacks that are included in the price of their tickets. These include “Ice Cream Novelties” (Mickey Bars!) and “Select Bottled Beverages.”
Some of the park’s restaurants – including Main Street Bakery – will have items available for purchase.
Advance purchase tickets for adults and kids are $125 plus tax. Day-of price for tickets is $129. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 407-827-7185. Discounts are available for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members.
Is it worth it?
Personally, I’ve been to After Hours twice already, and plan on going again! The lines are ridiculously short, plus FREE MICKEY BARS! ;-D But seriously, if you’re with a group that can stay up late, I do think an After Hours ticket should be something you consider. Getting the opportunity to ride all of Magic Kingdom’s most popular rides with little to no wait is rarely possible, so as long as the After Hours events stay small and uncrowded, I think it’s worth it.
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