Your Guide to Disney After Hours at Walt Disney World (2024)

Your complete guide to Disney After Hours. Learn more about the separately ticketed events available at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney After Hours events have returned for 2024. The late-night events require a separate ticket, giving guests access to the parks after they have closed to the general public. In 2024, Disney After Hours events will be taking place at three of the theme parks: Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom Park, and EPCOT. The events give guests access to shorter wait times, complimentary snacks, and the chance to meet beloved characters. In this guide, we’ll be sharing everything that you need to know.

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Disney After Hours: Table of Contents

    • What is Disney After Hours?
    • Disney After Hours 2024 Dates and Cost
    • What is Included in Disney After Hours?
    • Are Disney After Hours Worth It?

What is Disney After Hours?

Disney After Hours is a separately ticketed event that will give guests access to the parks after they have closed to the general public. Typically, a ticket for the event will allow you entry into the park a few hours before its closure, and three hours after it’s closed. With the event, you can expect shorter wait times on your favorite rides, character meet-and-greets, as well as unlimited complimentary snacks at select locations throughout each of the parks.

2024 Dates and Cost

There are different dates and costs for each of the three parks. We’ll be sharing what the cost and dates are for Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT, along with the start and end times.

Magic Kingdom

At Magic Kingdom, events have been announced for select nights from January 11 to June 27, 2024. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green who would like to purchase tickets for dates from April 22 to June 27, 2024, can call (407) 934-7639 beginning on January 24, 2024. All other guests can purchase tickets for these dates online beginning January 31, 2024.

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The Magic Kingdom events take place from 10 PM to 1 AM, though your ticket gives you entry beginning at 7 PM. The costs below are for both general tickets, as well as the discounted cost for Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders.

  • Thursday, January 11
    • Price: $155
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $125
  • Monday, January 15
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Monday, January 22
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Thursday, February 1
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Monday, February 5
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Monday, February 12
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Thursday, February 29
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Monday, March 4
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Monday, March 18
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Monday, April 8
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Monday, April 22
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Monday, April 29
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Monday, May 13
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Thursday, June 13
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Thursday, June 27
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135

EPCOT

At EPCOT, events have been announced for select nights from February 2 to July 18, 2024. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green who would like to purchase tickets for dates from April 25 to July 18, 2024, can call (407) 934-7639 beginning on January 24, 2024. All other guests can purchase tickets for these dates online beginning January 31, 2024.

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The EPCOT events take place from 10 PM to 1 AM, though your ticket gives you entry beginning at 7 PM. The costs below are for both general tickets, as well as the discounted cost for Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders.

  • Friday, February 2
    • Price: $149
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $119
  • Thursday, February 8
    • Price: $149
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $119
  • Thursday, February 15
    • Price: $159
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $129
  • Thursday, March 7
    • Price: $159
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $129
  • Thursday, March 28
    • Price: $159
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $129
  • Thursday, April 4
    • Price: $159
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $129
  • Thursday, April 25
    • Price: $159
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $129
  • Thursday, May 9
    • Price: $159
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $129
  • Thursday, May 23
    • Price: $159
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $129
  • Thursday, May 30
    • Price: $159
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $129
  • Thursday, June 6
    • Price: $149
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $119
  • Thursday, June 20
    • Price: $149
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $119
  • Thursday, July 18
    • Price: $149
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $119

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, events have been announced for select nights from January 10 to August 29, 2024. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green who would like to purchase tickets for dates from May 22 to August 29, 2024, can call (407) 934-7639 beginning on January 24, 2024. All other guests can purchase tickets for these dates online beginning January 31, 2024.

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The Hollywood Studios events take place from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM, though your ticket gives you entry beginning at 7 PM. The costs below are for both general tickets, as well as the discounted cost for Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders.

  • Wednesday, January 10
    • Price: $155
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $125
  • Wednesday, January 24
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Wednesday, February 21
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Monday, February 26
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Wednesday, March 13
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Wednesday, March 20
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Wednesday, March 27
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Wednesday, April 3
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Wednesday, April 10
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Wednesday, May 22
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Wednesday, May 29
    • Price: $175
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $145
  • Wednesday, June 12
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Wednesday, July 10
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Wednesday, July 17
    • Price: $165
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $135
  • Wednesday, July 24
    • Price: $155
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $125
  • Wednesday, July 31
    • Price: $155
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $125
  • Wednesday, August 7
    • Price: $155
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $125
  • Wednesday, August 14
    • Price: $145
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $115
  • Wednesday, August 21
    • Price: $145
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $115
  • Thursday, August 29
    • Price: $145
    • Price for Passholders and DVC: $115

What is Included in Disney After Hours?

What’s included in your Disney After Hours ticket will depend on the park you’re visiting. Each of the parks offers complimentary, unlimited snacks such as popcorn, ice cream treats, and beverages. Additionally, each offers after-hours access to rides and select dining for you to enjoy. Let’s take a closer look at what is included at each park.

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Magic Kingdom

At Magic Kingdom, you can enjoy after-hours access to rides such as the following highlights:

  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Tron Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise

For TRON Lightcycle /Run, a standby queue will be used.

Additionally, you can purchase snacks at shops like Main Street Bakery and Casey’s Corner, or pick up complimentary ice cream novelties, popcorn, and bottled beverages at carts stationed throughout the park.

EPCOT

At EPCOT, you can enjoy after-hours access to rides such as the following highlights:

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Soarin’ (located in The Land Pavilion)
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track Presented by Chevrolet®

Additionally, you can pick up complimentary ice cream novelties, popcorn, and bottled beverages at the following locations:

  • Mission: SPACE Cart
  • Imagination Cart
  • Connections Cart
  • Fountain Popcorn Cart

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy after-hours access to rides such as the following highlights:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Toy Story Mania!

Keep in mind that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is under refurbishment through the summer of 2024. You can also pick up complimentary ice cream novelties, popcorn, and bottled beverages at carts in the following locations:

  • Grand Avenue
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Toy Story Land

Anaheim Produce, the Milk Stand, and Woody’s Lunch Box will also have select food and beverages to purchase. Plus, you can enjoywalk-up availability atOga’s Cantina.

Is it Worth the Cost?

So, are Disney After Hours events worth it? Ultimately, that’s going to be up to your personal opinion! It will come down to what is right for your family, your budget, as well as your schedule. The event does come with a significant price tag per person, so you will want to carefully weigh exactly what you want to get out of it.

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If you are looking to ride multiple rides with lower wait times, and everyone in your group is okay with the later hours, then this very well may be worth it for you. Included in the cost of your ticket, you’ll get the unique experience of visiting the parks when they’re “closed” to the general public. That means much lower wait times, as well as the chance to enjoy complimentary snacks.Magic Kingdom and EPCOT especially offer a unique opportunity, because during regular park hours, you can typically only ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON Lightcycle / Run with a Lightning Lane purchase or by virtual queue. By attending Disney After Hours, you can experience either with a standby wait instead.

You can read more about our past experiences at Disney After Hours events in our post below.

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