Disney After Hours premium ticketed event coming to the Magic Kingdom this Spring

Mar 22, 2016 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Tuesday March 22, 2016 11:11am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney After Hours, a new premium ticketed event will take place this April and May at the Magic Kingdom.

Available on April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 8, 12, 19, the Disney After Hours event gives guests 3 hours in the park after regular closing - for a not-so-insignificant fee of $149 plus tax per person (with no reduced price for children).

  • April 28 and May 5, 2016 from 10pm to 1am
  • April 14 and 21, and May 8, 12 and 19, 2016 from 11pm to 2am

Unlike Extra Magic Hours, Disney After Hours is available to anyone, and does not require regular theme park admission. Extra Magic Hours for Walt Disney World Resort guests will continued to be offered.

Like other Magic Kingdom ticketed events, entry to the park is available prior to the start of the event, with Disney After Hours allowing entry as early as 7pm. The Magic Kingdom closes to regular guests at 10pm or 11pm on Disney After Hours nights.

Some of the most popular attractions will be operating, including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Princess Fairytale Hall, Town Square Theater, Peter Pan's Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain. Some character meet and greets will also be on offer.

Ice Cream novelties and bottled beverages will also be included with the ticket.

You can purchase tickets now via the official Disney World website or 407-827-7185.

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draybookMay 24, 2016

Yes sir! So far we're planning on being at the parties on 9/8, 9/11/ and 9/13.

Dad 2 M & MMay 23, 2016

We're still in....how bout you and your peeps?

Wdw62114May 23, 2016

Only my wife and I so thats why I wouldnt mind it. Now for a whoke family, I totally get why people wouldnt want to see that happen. I was just giving my opinion on what would benefit just us two. If i had a family im sure i would think twice about it lol

wdisney9000May 23, 2016

I dont think its "gloating". Its more about people hoping that a failure such as this might just force executives to realize that the constant onslaught of cash grabs are a horrible idea. Not jut for the guest, but for the company. And considering that they are implementing resort wide cut backs at the same time, the company deserves to have their noses rubbed in the failure. And also considering a majority of the cash grabs and cut backs are due to their own mistakes such as NGE not having the ROI that was promised to Shanghai being a money pit and now they are forcing guests to make up and pay for the loss by offering a never ending campaign of $65 seating areas for a show with low end pastries and offering lower portions at dining locations for a higher price and cutting back on everything from maintenance to janitorial staff. How many cupcake parties, up charge events and "after hours" events have we seen in the last 2 years compared to the 20 years prior?

draybookMay 23, 2016

I'd refer to them as more of the lesser of two evils.....

Dad 2 M & MMay 23, 2016

You're making my point for me.....the parties south of $100 will be seen as a "Value" as some expected all to be north of $100.....

GhostHost1000May 23, 2016

:facepalm: but see you being "the only one" wouldn't justify Disney for doing something like this because then they would lose money I think Disney while experimenting is beginning to find their ceiling at the moment (interested to see how these holiday parties are attended later this year as well - at least those have different offerings)

AEfxMay 23, 2016

Out of curiosity, how many people do you generally go to WDW with? How many tickets like this would your party buy, for example?

Pirate665May 23, 2016

Let's get this convo back on track please and not degrade into insults.

draybookMay 23, 2016

Or maybe your experiences aren't the same? You have a real problem with thinking that you're the only opinion that matters here. I'm no math whiz, but 1 plus 1 equals 2. If you have to GIVE AWAY tickets to a paid event then yeah, it's a failure. Your opinion and mine don't matter, it's a fact. Most of us who are here "whining", as you put it, are still going. We care enough to not sit by and turn a blind eye to their greeed. You being there 17 times in the last 5 years impresses me about as much as your 22 years in the service did. We've only been 13 times in the last 7.5 years but we know what we've seen firsthand.

Wdw62114May 22, 2016

I'm sure im the only one who actually wouldnt mind seeing and paying for EHM especially if it was like $100/person for 3 or 4 hours. The attendance would certainly decrease for it since too many angry people wouldnt pay it. Or do a complete overnight for $300/person from 11pm-6am or something

GhostHost1000May 22, 2016

It'll be interesting to see if these have a hard time filling up like before and I'm gonna laugh my butt off if they end up discounting them more later in closer to time and screwing those who had already paid in full (won't be a good situation for you tho)

cslaffertyMay 22, 2016

I will have to pay $99/person for MVMCP, and I am not breathing a sigh of relief, I am not thinking I got a bargain - I am teed off! The ONLY reason we are still going is because I promised my sister (this is her "bucket list" trip - WDW holidays with all of the bells and whistles). We will make the most of it; eat cookies and drink hot chocolate 'til we puke - cuz we won't be doing this again.

LudwigVonDrakeMay 22, 2016

I remember paying $12 back in the day.