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‘After Hours’ Events Return to Disney World

Get ready for some good news, Disney Fanatics! Disney After Hours events are coming back in January! These popular events allow Walt Disney World Resort Guests to experience three more hours in Walt Disney World Resort theme parks after the Disney Parks have ‘closed’ and everyone else has headed back to their Disney Resort rooms for some rest.

Essentially, you’ll be able to get even more bang for your buck by savoring three more hours of Disney Park fun and Disney magic — not to mention the exhilaration that comes with being in any business after it has closed its doors for the night!

These After Hours events are something that you must buy tickets for individually, so they do not come with your Disney Park admission ticket, and Disney World Guests will be thrilled to hear that (according to the Disney Parks Blog) these “fan-favorite experiences” will be back on January 4 at Hollywood Studios and January 9 at the Magic Kingdom Park.

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Obviously, there are only a limited number of After Hours tickets sold, so you don’t have to worry about a crowded Disney Park during your nighttime adventures. Instead, you can get a taste of what it would be like to frolic in the Magic Kingdom Park and Hollywood Studios like the Magic Quest players do — or like VIP celebrity Guests do!

In the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort, spots on iconic Disney rides and attractions like Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will all be up for grabs during this After Hours event.

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In Hollywood Studios, the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been fixed and is ready for rides, while Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Toy Story Land, and other attractions will be open for business during this After Hours event If you really want to maximize your Disney night, you can enter the Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studios at 7 pm to give you a head start on the fun!

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Credit: Disney Parks Blog

These After Hours tickets will be on sale starting on October 7, and will cost between $129 and $159 (plus tax). If you are a Disney Guest at certain Walt Disney World Resort hotels (i.e. Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, or Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort), you can buy them on October 4 (three days earlier than everyone else)!

Are you going to be purchasing some After Hours tickets for your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!