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Disney After Hours Returns to Magic Kingdom Park for 7 Nights in Early 2017

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Last spring, Disney After Hours event nights debuted at Magic Kingdom Park and delighted attendees with quick access to some of the park’s most popular attractions and character greetings. We’re thrilled to share today that this unique hard-ticket event will return for select dates in January, February and March 2017.

In case you aren’t familiar, Disney After Hours events are limited to a small number of guests, allowing attendees to maximize their time in the park with little to no wait at 25 attractions and experiences, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Space Mountain and many more. The Disney After Hours ticket allows park entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives attendees time to enjoy the park’s nightly “Wishes” fireworks, and then remain in the park for three hours past the park’s scheduled closing time. In addition, ice cream novelties and select beverages are also provided as part of your admission.

Disney After Hours event nights are currently set for January 20 and 27, February 2, 9 and 16, and March 2 and 9, 2017. (Please note that Disney After Hours does not replace Extra Magic Hours (EMH) for our resort guests and are instead held on non-EMH dates). For a full sneak peek inside what a Disney After Hours event entails, check out the video below!

Tickets are available now. Click here for more information or call 407-827-7185.

Disney After Hours is another magical addition to our Enchanting Extras Collection at Walt Disney World Resort. You can learn more by visiting this link.


  • Disney After Hours was the highlight of our February trip. I cannot recommend it highly enough and it was worth every penny. We went on all of our favorite rides, multiple times, and literally had the park to ourselves. The hard part was going back the next day and having to wait in lines again. We would absolutely plan a trip around these dates in the future.

  • So do we have any word on if this will continue? I would like to try and plan accordingly for a late May trip.

  • I think this event sounds so amazing especially for those who would like to take a day of their vacation to sleep in and relax. I would totally be willing to buy a special tickets for such a unique oportunity especially since there is a limited number of tickets sold so you really get to do a lot in those 3 hours. It would be great to know if this will be available a couple days out of every month. If this were advertised more in advance, I belive people might try to get these tickets first and plan their trips around it.

  • Will there be another Disney After Hours in 2017 besides the one that just passed in January?

  • Any word on if they will continue this into the summer months? We would love to go to this event.

  • Please bring this back in May!! I would love to experience this!!

  • Regarding After Hours after 3/9….do we at least know when Disney will make a decision? Surely they have to appreciate that Disney planning can be pretty involved, and 3/16 is not far away. Thanks much.

  • Any word if they are going to continue the After Hours past 3/9? Traveling there the following week….

  • If I want to attend the event, and I arrive at the park at 7:00 p.m. or after, is this the only ticket I need? In other words, do I have to also purchase a regular admission ticket in addition to this event ticket?


    • You only need an event ticket.

  • YEAH! Went last spring and had a blast. We rode nearly everything, some things like the mountains several times over! Everyone, even the Cast Members seemed to be having fun, just like it was a private party. Fun atmosphere. We enjoyed the snacks between the rides and took a few drinks for the road. I would not hesitate to add this to my next trip!

  • Eric Janssen – [*applause, applause…………*]

  • Okay, people, this time, let’s read carefully and get it right:
    “(Please note that Disney After Hours does not replace Extra Magic Hours (EMH) for our resort guests and are instead held on non-EMH dates)”
    If you’re staying on the resorts, NO, you’re not being asked to “pay for something we’re supposed to get free”. You -are- getting it for free, just on different nights.
    This is for the poor unfortunate people who are not staying on the resorts.

    Go on the Disney-fan sites and be amazed at the people who just couldn’t grasp this concept the first time around.

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