New Dates Announced For Disney After Hours Events at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney After Hours events are such a hit among Disney fans that we wanted to share the latest news with you: new dates have just been announced for both Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

In case you aren’t familiar with Disney After Hours events, these evening events are your opportunity to experience the magic of a Disney theme park for three hours after regular park hours, which means little wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings. You can even enter the park early, starting at 7 p.m. on your event night, before Disney After Hours begins. Ice cream novelties, popcorn and select beverages are also included in your Disney After Hours admission once the party starts.

At Magic Kingdom Park, guests can expect little wait at 25 plus attractions and experiences, including favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Space Mountain and many more.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests can enjoy the best the park has to offer at night, including the resplendent Tree of Life Awakenings, adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more.

Magic Kingdom Park

  • November 18, 2019
  • December 9, 2019
  • January 6, 2019
  • January 13, 2020
  • January 17, 2020
  • January 20, 2020

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • October 5, 9, 19, 26 and 30, 2019
  • November 5, 13 and 19, 2019
  • December 7, 14 and 18, 2019
  • January 9, 16, 22 and 30, 2020
  • February 6, 13, 19 and 27, 2020
  • March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2020

Buy early and save! Check out the latest dates for “Disney After Hours” at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom and start your planning here.

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Alex
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Alex

Dip you think they will add Hollywood Studios in for December?

Shaun
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Shaun

How are wait times during these events for the headliners? 7DMT, FOP, SM etc? I’d want to get a big amount down for that price

Dee
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Dee

Still 20-25, minutes, certainly not a walk on

TobZ
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TobZ

I basically walked right on everything, and was able to get on 12 attractions in 2 and a half hours at the Magic Kingdom. It felt like I had the whole park to myself. It was one of my favorite Walt Disney World memories, and I thought it was worth the cost.

DarthJJ
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DarthJJ

We did these at MK and HS over spring break – both were great. For MK, we rode 7DMT 5 times, Space Mtn 5 times, BTM 6 times (the last 3 rides were consecutive as we did not have to exit the vehicle because no one was waiting in the row for our car), skipped Splash Mtn because it is a long ride that eats too much time. My younger son likes Barnstormer and that was essentially empty most of the night – I think he rode it 10 times straight without having to exit the ride. Buzz was walk… Read more »

Tim
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Tim

When we went in July 2018 there was a fairly short wait (maybe 10 minutes) for 7DMT and everything else was instant walk-on. For Space Mountain they had the exit opening right back into the entrance so you didn’t have to walk back through the long entry queue — we did that around 4 times in a row with literally no wait.

Doug
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Doug

Per the Disney World web site, the starting price (for advance purchase) before tax for after hours events is $125. No thanks. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/after-hours/?CMP=ILC-DPFY19Q4wo0815190041A

Ron
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Ron

Walt’s dream of a place average American families can go to enjoy quality time together has been perverted by the greed of a particular tribe. He’s spinning in his grave. Literally bend over and open your wallet, suckers!

Brett M Coombs
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Brett M Coombs

So, will the park close early on these days? Normally, the Magic Kingdom is open past 7 pm.

Tim
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Tim

It’s generally after park close. When we went in the summer it was 11pm — 2am. Looks like the January dates are from 8pm — 11pm with park close at 8pm every night of the week even when After Hours isn’t running.