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Disney After Hours Events Return in January at Walt Disney World Resort!

Sarah Domenech

by , Public Relations Manager

I have exciting news to share: Disney After Hours events will return to Walt Disney World Resort starting January 2023! These fan-favorite experiences are scheduled to kick off January 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and January 9 at Magic Kingdom Park. They offer an incredible way to experience even more Disney magic during the last months of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary.

In case you aren’t familiar with Disney After Hours, these late-night, separately ticketed events let you enjoy 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. Best of all, the number of tickets for these events is limited, which means lower wait times for some of your favorite attractions. 

Guests enjoying Disney After Hours Events Return in January at Walt Disney World Resort

At Magic Kingdom Park, this means you can enjoy more than 20 popular attractions such as Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. 

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios you can pilot the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, ride through a zany cartoon adventure in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, shrink to the size of a toy in Toy Story Land and more. 

With Disney After Hours tickets, you can enter the park where the event is taking place as early as 7 p.m. giving you the opportunity to get a jump on the fun! 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.

Guests enjoying Disney After Hours Events Return in January at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Vacation Club members and Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can also purchase specially priced tickets for select dates.

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 Park are scheduled for select nights, January 9 through March 27, 2023. For a full list of events, dates and times, and to purchase tickets, visit the Disney After Hours page of Entertainment, available attractions and experiences are subject to change. Be sure to keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for updates and information about the return of more exciting Disney After Hours events!


  • I suppose there aren’t enough of those individuals remaining. Rides that frequently break down, litter all everywhere. Walt would be embarrassed by what it has turned into.Wiki paragon

  • Although everything is pricey, Disney mostly serves those who can afford to pay. The massive theme park operator seeks to maximize profits while providing a satisfactory experience. Bringing back its Halloween and Christmas After Hours events are one way it has achieved this. These are additional-fee, limited ticket options that allow you to visit Magic Kingdom (and, in some circumstances, other parks) when there is a smaller crowd and a glimmer of a special event.Book Writers for hire

  • When do we find out the final list of which attractions will be open for this event? Would like to see this before deciding to purchase or not. Thank you!

  • I just returned a week ago from our first WDW trip in a few years. It is amazing how money-grubbing Disney has become. They always were, but it’s embarrassingly so now. All while staff quality and park maintenance are nosediving. Remember when clean-cut, polite people were the only acceptable standard for cast members? I guess there are not enough people like that left. Rides constantly shut down, trash left around. Walt would be ashamed of what it has become.

  • Can Disney confirm whether Rock n Roll Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror will be included or not in the Hollywood After Hours event since they are not specifically listed. Thanks.

  • I feel that this takes away from people who have planned vacations for months out. Now I have to pay extra if I wanted to be in a park after 6pm on certain days?! So many changes to Disney Parks in the last few years and so many of these changes I haven’t been thrilled with. I am assuming most people like the changes because they keep coming but I can’t help but think that there are others out there like me. I can’t afford all these extra add on options that used to be included in the regular fare and can’t afford to pay for things that are now taken away (I’m still bummed about Disney’s magic express). I just want the old Disney back.
    Maybe I’m too old (33) and not target audience. I have 4 children ages 3months-7 years old.
    Maybe the park is gearing toward younger crowd.
    Not sure? But these changes are chipping away at the magic and maybe vacations in the future will change.

  • What time do the tickets go on sale?

  • “Fan-favorite”?? No, these were a fan-favorite when they were included as normal park hours, not as an extra charge for the same hours that existed 5-7 years ago. I’m so glad I got to experience the “magic” of those park hours with my then 8 year old and Fastpass+ instead of regular 8pm close times and the worthless Genie+

  • So we can buy our tickets for this event in 2023 at Shades of Green… but we can’t buy 2023 tickets for regular park entry yet when it comes to military sales. When will that be available? We’ll be there that week and want to purchase our tickets ASAP for reservation purposes.

  • Just another way to take more magic away from guests and money into pockets of the rich CEO so “ normal” people can’t go

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