Disney After Hours returns to the Magic Kingdom at new lower pricing

Dec 08, 2016 in "Disney After Hours"

Posted: Thursday December 8, 2016 7:40am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom's ticketed event, "Disney After Hours" will make a return in the new year, at a significantly reduced price.

Originally priced at $149 per person when it launched last Spring, the event will now cost $119 plus tax for ages 3+.

Like before, the event gives guests extra time in the park to enjoy attractions after regular park closing. There are 7 dates currently planned, January 20 and 27, February 2, 9 and 16, and March 2 and 9 2017.

Disney After Hours at the Magic Kingdom tickets get you into the park from 7pm, lasting for 3 hours after regular park close, and includes complimentary ice cream novelties and beverages.

Extra Magic Hours for Disney resort hotel guests are not impacted by this event, with Disney After Hours taking place on non-EMH nights.

You can call 407-827-7185 to book tickets. Theme park admission is not required.

Attractions operating will include:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • The Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • ‘it’s a small world’
  •  Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic? Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Princess Fairytale Hall (select princesses)
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Town Square Theater (Mickey Mouse)
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
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wdisney9000Jan 26, 2017

Just send me the bill for services rendered. Job well done!

sheriffwoodyJan 25, 2017

My work here is done :D YOU'RE WELCOME!

wdisney9000Jan 25, 2017

I used your IG posts to help try and convince my wife we should go for a quick trip, lol. It may have worked. She loved the idea of a near empty MK. The conversation spiraled out of control pretty quick. Didnt take long before we were discussing buying AP's. Then we discussed getting a few trips in this year for F&G, F&W, if we got AP's. Then I jumped on the DVC site to see what was available. Next was trying to convince my sister to take her kids for spring break so I could join them. I caught the fever all because of your Instagram post, hahaha

Darth Vader RPhJan 25, 2017

We were worried that we'd have to go out and come back in too. We stopped at city hall and the CM there took our printed off tickets and handed us lanyards. Very convenient.

PeoplemoverTTAJan 25, 2017

Yeah - it was almost spooky how few people there were, lol! Honestly, it was near a ghost town starting around 7 or so, we felt, so we actually got so much done we didn't know what to do next! It was weird walking on Buzz and literally having no one anywhere near us in line. I genuinely believe we were alone in the attraction the entire time!

21stampsJan 25, 2017

That sounds like a wonderful trip!! Have fun!

Disneymom201Jan 25, 2017

Awesome! Thanks!!!! And this way we can ride PM. One of my favs :). We are a family of 6. Actually 5, but treating our aunt for hosting us before our cruise on The Wonder on 2/19 (she lives in Kissimmee). We have 3 boys 17,14 & 4. They got the cruise as part of their Xmas present. We asked the older 2 if they wanted a whole day at MK or to try the night party. They both picked the party (which is what I actually wanted to do). I am so excited for this night! I really appreciate the detail in your next post as well :) Will eat @ O'Hanas at 3:35 then head directly to MK :)

21stampsJan 24, 2017

You guys seriously have me leaning towards going in March!! Ugh. That wasn't in the plans! If I don't make it I'll just live vicariously thru your trip reports.lol

Me 'EartiesJan 24, 2017

See, you pointed out the issue: for one person or two, okay, maybe it's a good deal/can be really nice to feel like You have the park to yourselves. But, for a whole family, ooof. That's a difficult proposition. I mean, Disney got us already, because we purchased APs, and we purchased knowing that we'd do two 7-10 day trips to WDW within a 12 month period. So we essentially already paid for our tickets, hoppers, water parks, etc. ahead of time. But now, if I want some "extra magic", I'll need to fork over for the entire family to enjoy it. I'd like to say I could do it, but would have to skip it and take advantage of EMH instead (hopefully, that won't go away!)

sheriffwoodyJan 24, 2017

That's the same night we were there! I felt like I mostly saw groups of 2 or 3. Did you feel that way too? I totally agree about shelling out that much for a whole family. It was ok for just two of us, but much more would have been hard to do. Also YES pretzels would have been great. Though we did enjoy the mickey bars and the fruit bars :)

PeoplemoverTTAJan 24, 2017

My husband and I had fun on 1/20, but a couple things: - It would have been nice to have more options to buy food (I'm thinking pretzels - we got pretty bored with popcorn and we don't do dairy so the ice cream didn't hold much appeal). - I was surprised not to see any characters - that would have been a really nice touch. - I was disappointed that the Peoplemover wasn't open (of course, lol). - There were limited busses offered (and resorts that don't typically share were sharing - we were at POP and shared with AoA). Not a big deal but worth noting for people. When we went into CBJ at about 11, the CM there was cheering because there were more than 2 people in there. He read to us the tally for every show since 9pm, and most were 0, a couple 2's. It was super slow. Still, if I had little kids, I couldn't imagine shelling out $500 for a family of 4 to spend 3 extra hours in the parks. The rest of the week was pretty sparse in the parks, but the weekend was busier with locals.

PeoplemoverTTAJan 24, 2017

My husband and I were there Friday night. We're both passholders so we could get in anyway, but they were checking in for Disney After Dark and giving the lanyards (no wrist bands anymore) a little after 4pm. We were surprised!

sheriffwoodyJan 24, 2017

Yep, it was EMPTY. I expected it to be less crowded than normal, but not that much. At any given time there were only up to 20 people around us. We got to ride 7 Dwarves 4 times with no wait. I was there with my little sister, and I wanted her to experience as many rides as possible, so we rode everything at least once! It was pretty awesome and definitely worth the money since we only had 3 days on our trip.

radioraeJan 24, 2017

Question! I'm attending the After Hours event on the 2nd (so excited!) but I'm spending the afternoon in MK already -- where do you check in? I looked on the website, but all I saw were directions for people who were entering from outside the park. Did you have to go out and back in, or can you go to guest relations or some other location? I'm glad you had a great time!