Disney After Hours returns to Walt Disney World in January 2023

Sep 27, 2022 in "Disney After Hours"

Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:08am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney After Hours will return to Walt Disney World January 4 2023 at Disney's Hollywood Studios and January 9 2023 at Magic Kingdom.

Disney After Hours is a late-night, separately ticketed events 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.

Pricing for the event has increased prior to the pause of Disney After Hours during the pandemic. Tickets then were fixed at $129, and are now 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. Event tickets for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios can be purchased by all guests starting October 7, 2022, with prices ranging from $129 to $159 (plus tax). Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can begin purchasing Disney After Hours tickets as early as October 4. The advance-purchase window is available to Guests of Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels as well as Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort.

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bmr1591Aug 17, 2023

I know it’s not as simple as flipping a switch, but some after hours throwback nights where they showed Enchantment or Wishes would be immediate sell outs.

DCBakerAug 17, 2023

The final date for the After Hours event at EPCOT, August 24, has sold out.

mattpetoAug 14, 2023

A little interesting…VAH is featured on a 2024 calendar. (Yes I know Enchantment is too) https://x.com/christier0408/status/1690862305104347136?s=46&t=ecQrhwSJt2moe28pEQ0Hwg

DCBakerAug 13, 2023

The August 17 After Hours event at EPCOT has sold out. August 24 is the last remaining date available.

wdwmagicAug 09, 2023

My guess would be no.

SirwalterraleighAug 09, 2023

Unprecedented demand …make sure the emts are standing by 👍🏻

DCBakerAug 09, 2023

The August 10 After Hours event at EPCOT has sold out. August 17 and 24 are the last remaining dates available.

SquishyAug 03, 2023

Anyone know if Villain's after hours is ever returning? They seem to have relocated some of the characters that were in the 2020 version of the cavalcade to Boo To You this year.

SirwalterraleighAug 03, 2023

Yeah…somebody had to be the human shield. I’m guessing a new Model X showed up in his driveway a couple years ago when the C Suite decided to give up on the spine redo with a note that said: “Thanks for all you do…please find a complementary TWDC monogrammed Kevlar vest in the trunk for your daily use… - Bob and Bob”

SirwalterraleighAug 03, 2023

Disney fans…the backbone of their park clientele…mostly boomers and gen x… Where NEVER gonna fall for that. We are our own worst enemies in many ways buy throwing coin at them…but that doesn’t mean we don’t know smell BS. Especially the Xers

HauntedPirateAug 03, 2023

Creative lead for a project many despise and the PR/social media face for it. Not an enviable position to be in, given hindsight and all. Anyway, back to the thread topic. I could see them cutting off sales yesterday and calling it "sold out". They know how many tickets have been sold, when they've been sold, patterns for other event ticket sales... it may not have been worth it to keep sales open and instead bite the bullet to create the illusion of "strong demand" for this one in an attempt to sell more for the remaining events. If you don't believe Disney, or any company, would do that, I have several large plots of land in southern Florida I'd like to sell to you.

nickysAug 03, 2023

I thought he was just a PR guy, not the creative lead.

EPCOT-O.G.Aug 03, 2023

He’s been held out as the creative lead behind the transformation of Epcot. If it’s not “his fault,” who’s is it?

monothingieAug 03, 2023

Of course Zach isn’t the cause of the disease that is rotting TWDC from within, he’s just a symptom.