Walt Disney World expands 'After Hours' dates at the Magic Kingdom
The Walt Disney World Resort will expand its "Disney After Hours" event with new dates in 2018, the resort announced today.
Disney After Hours is basically a upcharge Extra Magic Hours that are open to anyone who wants to pay for it. Disney offers Extra Magic Hours of extended operation at its theme parks to on-property hotel guests at no extra charge on select mornings and evenings. Disney After Hours extends the day at the Magic Kingdom on non-EMH days for participating guests.
Like with other hard-ticket events, such as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, there is a "mix in" time, starting here at 7pm, when you can visit the park during regular operating hours on your special event ticket. Then, when the park closes to day guests at 8 or 9pm, you can stay and ride any of the 25 participating attractions, with little or no wait, for the next three hours until the event ends, at 11pm or midnight.
Tickets are $119 each for adults and children and are available for January 19, 26, and 30, February 8 and 15, and March 1 and 8, 2018. Ice cream, popcorn and bottled soft drinks and water are included in the admission price.
Disney has dropped the price $30 from when it introduced the program last year. But is that enough to entice people to buy this ticket?
What is the price that you would pay for a no-wait, after-hours, load-up-on-Mickey-bars special Magic Kingdom event?
$119 is more expensive than Disney's Stock price. Just dropped to $97.74 per share. Was $110 in August. Disney must make it's money back. Maybe they should dump ESPN.
But does the stock come with a free Mickey bar? I'm a sucker for Mickey bars.
Four people can stay in a Value resort for a total of less than a hundred dollars a night and get EMH at no additional charge. You don't even have to physically go to the room to get the benefit.
This seems kind of along the lines of the old Magic Kingdom "E-Ticket Nights." I don't remember what the price was for that in comparison to a regular ticket at the time. I would definitely consider this if the experience of others gave me a reasonable expectation that I could get on everything with little to no wait.
So only some of the rides are open?
Utterly absurd price for 3 hours of extra time.
We previously did this and it ROCKED!
We went last year on our anniversary and it was a blast.
Total ripoff, on not in the sense of a rocket launch.
I remember the e-ticket nights. I think it was about $35.00.
Rip off park should be open to guests who have paid their admission price.
It appears that there was some interest in this after hours event since Disney is now in year 2.
If I was at a convention or on a business trip to Orlando at the time, this would be very tempting. Ride all the major rides in MK in one evening.
Guess what!!?? You dont have to buy it! It doesnt take anything away from anyone. This is something people have asked for, people who have done it loved it.
I would do this in the blink of an eye...just for the thrill of doing so!
I wonder what the "limited number" actually is ... ??
I get it, WDW lacks desirable rides, so to give guests a change to ride them those rides that are desirable they added a paywall instead of keeping the park open until everyone who bought a ticket that morning could ride the low capacity, low quantity, desirable rides.
O T IS SPOT ON about "desirable rides" at Universal and WDW!
"Universal's internal studies"
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