Disney After Hours

We’ve wanted to do a Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom event for over a year and the dates finally coincided with one of our trips!!

Be among a limited number of Guests to enjoy a unique, 3-hour park experience—featuring more than 25 popular attractions and Character Greetings, with little-to-no wait!

First things first, we absolutely LOVED the event!  It was fantastic and delivered on the promise above.  The event on our night was officially from 10 PM – 1 AM.  We got to the park around 9:30 PM and went on our arrival night.  I loved doing it that way because it felt like we got in a full Disney day.

We started our night in Adventureland and moved on in order to Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.  We literally walked on to every.single.ride in the park.  Seven Dwarfs Mine Train?  Yep! Thunder Mountain? You bet!  Splash Mountain?  Of course!  We even rode it twice in the same log without getting off!  We did so many rides that we started doing attractions we didn’t even really want to do by the end of the night, just because we could.  HAHA.

In addition to the attractions, ice cream and bottled beverages are also included and can be picked up at carts throughout the park.  Those were by far the longest lines!

I loved this shot of Honey and John.  I figure there will be a lot more of these looks in a couple of years when he starts driving.

Whit did the tea cups twice.  I had to leave him to go it alone after the first spin.

And we met Ariel.  Just because we could.  The boys would never do this if they had to wait in line but Honey actually suggested it!

To give you an idea, this was how empty the park was at 10 PM!  We could see maybe 6 other people in every direction combined.

This is another great spot to gauge the crowds.  You know this area by the partner statue is usually mobbed!  This was the most crowded place in the park by far during the event.

PhotoPass photographers are also out so we got some great pictures in the empty park!

Overall, all four of us agree that this event is a 10/10.  Now, I think it is best suited for adults only or families with older kids.  I would not bring a little one to the park this late.  Keep in mind that while the crowds are very low, there are no fireworks or parades like at the Christmas and Halloween parties.  There are just rides with blissfully short wait times.  To that end, I don’t think this gives you the full Magic Kingdom experience and for a first time visitor I would not make this event a substitute for a full Magic Kingdom day.  As an add on, absolutely!

Admission to Disney After Hours can be purchased in advance for $119 per adult or child, plus tax—or purchased on the day of the event for $124 per adult or child, plus tax. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of specially priced tickets for just $89 per adult or child, plus tax.

The event takes place 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM:

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018

And 9:00 PM to midnight:

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018

If you already have a trip planned with me, just send me an email to add on these tickets!

As an independent consultant with Glass Slipper Concierge, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I offer concierge travel planning for Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruise LineDisneyland® Resort, Adventures by Disney®, Aulani and other delightful destinations.


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