'Disney After Hours' event sells out its first date for 2023 at Walt Disney World

Dec 02, 2022 in "Disney After Hours"

Posted: Friday December 2, 2022 3:02pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

'Disney After Hours' is now sold out for January 4 2023 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The January 4 date is the first of the 'Disney After Hours' dates scheduled for 2023 between January 4 and April 19 at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom.

'Disney After Hours' is a late-night, separately ticketed event at a Walt Disney World theme park for three additional hours after regular park hours, with treats such as ice cream, popcorn and select beverages included. The number of tickets for these events is limited, which means lower wait times for some of your favorite attractions.

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, all of the latest attractions are included - Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, Slinky Dog Dash and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Tickers are priced between $129 and $149 based on date.

'Disney After Hours' events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are scheduled for select nights, January 4 through April 19, 2023.

'Disney After Hours' events at Magic Kingdom are scheduled for select nights, January 9 through March 27, 2023. 'Disney After Hours' takes place from 9:30pm to 12:30am at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and 10pm to 1am at Magic Kingdom. Admission begins at 7pm.

  • 'Disney After Hours' at Magic Kingdom - January 9, 16, 23; February 16, 20, 27; March 2, 6, 13, 16, 20, 27 2023.
  • 'Disney After Hours' at Disney's Hollywood Studios - January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 15, 22; March 8, 22, 29; April 2, 5, 19 2023.

With 'Disney After Hours' tickets, you can enter the park where the event is taking place as early as 7 p.m. Disney After Hours admission is a separately priced ticket not included with regular daytime park admission.

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mattpeto3 days ago

I said the same thing last year, but I think Villains After Hours will return. The webpage is still live: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/disney-villains-after-hours/

TDisney13 days ago

If a night is sold-out, is there any additional way to get a ticket?

Patcheslee3 days ago

Edit: found old ticket in email. AK 2019 was able to get March 29th when it went on sale

potzie3 days ago

We did July 28, 2018 at MK. I am hoping they announce another set of dates soon. It was such a great experience. I'm not sure I would do DHS as I didn't love the park last year when we went, maybe without the massive crowds it would be better. Definitely would do MK again. And likely just a 1 day at Epcot on a night with extended hours for Deluxe Resort guests. Book a room at Swan/Dolphin just for the access.

15642 Disney Guy3 days ago

if you had go guess, do you think there will after hours in June? Specifically, I will be there June 11 - 16th and would LOVE to attend one of these events!

Drdcm4 days ago

I actually enjoy these. The way I see it, I can pay a little more to basically do every ride without a wait. My only issue is that it used to be free, either the parks were open super late (like 2am) or evening extra magic hours. Now they charge, so I would argue it does hurt (regular) resort guests.

MagicHappens19714 days ago

I can’t remember from previous years but it could only be the first 10-12 days of August. Mickeys Not So Scary starts earlier and earlier each year in August. This year was the 11th.

sophie_the_pooh4 days ago

Will there be After Hours Events in August, based on previous years?

DCBaker4 days ago

The February 15th After Hours event at Hollywood Studios has sold out. Dates remaining: 
Mar 8, 22, 29
; and Apr 2, 5, 19.

Phicinfan18 days ago

We just did the DHS after hours event last week(1/11) and had a blast. Literally 10 min waits on Rise, Smuggler's run, Sleepy dog dash and Midway mania. Only miss was tower of terror(which I don't like to ride, not a drop fan) and Rockn'roller coaster was down some. but we spent 7-10 having a blast and riding and re-riding things that whole time. Honestly, we got more done and had more fun on those few hours than we did for the day we spent there on Saturday.

mysto19 days ago

I don't think reducing costs for parkgoers is on trend. Are you feeling the pinch? Just curious, could be anecdotal evidence of the vaunted tipping point. Plus as dreday3 points out ejecting the am half days would be difficult. It would probably require extra staffing and paying humans is also not a current trend for this co.

HauntedPirate19 days ago

Too many logistical problems with that (Yes, some of us more jaded people have discussed it before 😂 ). It's marketed as a completely different experience. "Don't like lines? Just pay $149/person and get shorter ones at night!" It's a monetized solution to a problem THEY CREATED by not increasing park capacity while driving attendance up like a rocket under the Bob's.

dreday319 days ago

I like the idea for locals of selling discounted tickets for after 4 arrivals, but then as a tourist it worries me that the nights would be packed! Especially if they stop with reservations. (although apparently it still feels crowded even with reservations)

MisterPenguin19 days ago

Argh, I forgot that what they do for a hard ticket evening event (wristbands) won't work with full-day guests in the park too. Hmmm...