What is Disney After Hours? | Disney World FAQ

Earlier this month, Disney kicked off Disney After Hours- a new ticket option for Walt Disney World visitors that want to enjoy quick access to some of the most popular rides in the Magic Kingdom.

Disney After Hours ticket holders can enjoy three hours of more exclusive park time in Magic Kingdom as the number of tickets available is limited. In addition to over 25 of the most popular rides and attractions being open, there are also special character meet n greets and food options after hours. The Starbucks on Main Street is also open late to keep mom and dad caffeinated.

Disney After Hours runs from 11pm-2am on specifically designated dates and is currently slated to run from April 14 – May 19th. As mentioned, it requires a separate ticket and visitors have to check in with the ticket anytime after 7pm in order to stay late. Tickets cost $149 plus tax.

As of today, the following dates/times are scheduled for this special event:

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Please remember that, much like anything at Disney, the dates and times of this event are subject to change, so be sure to check you My Disney Experience mobile app or with park staff to ensure it is available on a particular day.

Disney After Hours is one of a number of extra-hours ticketing options Disney is now offering for the Magic Kingdom. It should not be confused with the Extra Magic Hours program for Disney resort guests or Early Morning Magic package that was just announced. Extra-hours program are staggered to ensure no overlap.

For a complete rundown of Walt Disney World park hours, please visit here.

For more information or to purchase tickets to Disney After Hours, please visit here.

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