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Disney After Hours Events Return January 2024 at Walt Disney World Resort

Brooke Fehr

by , Walt Disney World Public Relations Manager

Calling all night owls! Disney After Hours events are returning to Walt Disney World Resort with plenty of late-night delights starting Jan. 10 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Jan. 11 at Magic Kingdom Park and Feb. 2 at EPCOT.

Think of the happiest things you can do during your Walt Disney World visit. I bet extra time in the parks after closing would be at the top of your list… when you can explore one of our theme parks like never before – with lower wait times for attractions. That’s what you’ll get at Disney After Hours events!

Mickey Mouse posing with guests at Disney After Hours Event at Walt Disney World Resort

The popular separately ticketed events mean tons of Walt Disney World theme park fun. You’ll get three hours – after hours – to ride your favorite attractions, see beloved characters and refuel on unlimited, complimentary snacks!

There’s something about Walt Disney World Resort at night that just hits differently – don’t you agree? Disney’s theme parks transform into dreamy adventures. From the sparkle of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park to the colorful spectacle of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, nighttime can be the best time to experience magical Disney fun. 

Family enjoying unlimited snacks, including Mickey ice cream bar sitting in front of Spaceship Earth at night during Disney After Hours Event in EPCOT

Disney After Hours events allow a limited number of guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT after they officially close for the day, offering shorter wait times to select attractions and character experiences. To cure your late-night cravings, you can indulge in ice cream novelties, popcorn and select beverages at a variety of locations throughout the park each event night – all included in the cost of the ticket.  

Disney After Hours Event Times

Event times at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Event times at Magic Kingdom Park and at EPCOT are from 10 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. You can get a head start on making happy memories by entering the park beginning at 7 p.m. to squeeze even more joy out of your midnight merriment with family and friends.

After Hours Event Dates at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

These special nights will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Jan. 10 through April 10, 2024. You can play in Andy’s backyard in Toy Story Land, join the resistance with Chewbacca in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and embark on a whimsical adventure aboard Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, among other favorites.

Guests on TRON Lightcycle/Run at Magic Kingdom Park as part of Disney After Hours Event at Walt Disney World Resort

After Hours Event Dates at Magic Kingdom Park

Throughout Magic Kingdom Park, you can enjoy more than 20 attractions and experiences including the thrilling new TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Jungle Cruise on select nights starting Jan. 11 through April 8, 2024. A standby queue is planned for TRON Lightcycle / Run only during these events.

The nighttime fireworks spectacular, “Enchantment” will return exclusively to Disney After Hours events at Magic Kingdom Park – meaning on event nights, early arrivals will have the opportunity to see both “Happily Ever After” and “Enchantment”!

After Hours Event Dates at EPCOT

Welcomed by the colorful glow of Spaceship Earth, you can delight in EPCOT at night with favorite attractions including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Test Track, Soarin’ and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Events at EPCOT will take place on select nights starting Feb. 2 through April 4, 2024.

Disney After Hours Event Tickets Information

Booked guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green can purchase tickets starting Nov. 7, 2023, by calling 407-W-Disney. Event tickets can be purchased online by all guests starting Nov. 14.  

Disney After Hours ticket prices range from $155 to $175 (plus tax) for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. EPCOT After Hours ticket pricing ranges from $149 to $159 (plus tax). Specially priced tickets are available for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members. 

All you have to do is pick your night, pick your park and enjoy your after-hours adventure. To learn more about Disney After Hours events, visit DisneyWorld.com/AfterHours. And check back for even more Disney After Hours updates in early 2024.

Theme Park closing times vary. Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket valid only for a specific event date and select hours. Attractions and offerings are subject to change without notice. 

Comments

  • Not a fan of these. Just extend park hours for resort guests like you used to.

  • So excited this event will continue this year! Hope they will add summer dates as well! My family can’t wait!

  • Soooooo expensive. I miss the free late nights. Not worth the money now.

  • So disappointing… extra magic hours was one of the very few remaining complementary perks for staying at Disney resorts. Are there any incentives to stay on property anymore?

  • This is awesome! But it does continue to reduce the benefits for Cast Members when increasingly experiences have costs to them that never were costs for Cast Members before. Cast Members used to be able to enjoy nearly the entire Disney Parks park experience as part of their holistic benefits. Every time a new paid experience is announced (After Hours, Genie+, etc.), it comes across as disingenuous to the Cast Members who work so diligently to support the guest experience yet are watching their benefits disappear or get gate keeped by costs they shouldn’t have to pay.