The Walt Disney World Resort is expanding its upcharge "Disney After Hours" event to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios, in addition to the Magic Kingdom.
Each park will have its own upcharge event on separate evenings, so this is not becoming a Park Hopping thing. But the addition of two more parks to the After Hours programs gives Disney fans additional opportunities to get on some of the resort's most popular rides without waiting in long stand-by lines or playing the lottery game of chasing Fastpass+ return times online.
Tickets are $125 per person, plus tax ($95 for annual passholders and DVC members) and will get you into the park at 7pm, allowing you to stay three hours after the public park closing. Your ticket also includes unlimited popcorn, ice cream, and selected soft drinks after the park closes.
That gives you three hours of extra, and one hopes, short-wait, ride time in places such as Disney's popular new Pandora: The World of Avatar and Toy Story Land attractions, as well as on each park's classic attractions.
Our advice has been that, if you are thinking about a one-day visit to the resort, the Disney After Hours event can be a better deal than a one-day ticket for experiencing the highlights of the park, as you won't need to fuss with Fastpasses or any advance planning. With extra parks now in the mix, a couple of nights of Disney After Hours might work as a good-value mini vacation for some fans.
Tickets go on sale November 15 via +1-407-939-7795. Here are the scheduled event nights:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Dec. 4, 12 and 18, 2018; and Jan. 8, 16, 22 and 31, 2019; and Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 26, 2019; and March 5, 20 and 27, 2019; and April 3, 2019.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2018; and Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2019; Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2019; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019; and April 6 and 13, 2019.
Magic Kingdom: Nov. 26; and Dec. 3, 10, 2018; and Jan. 7, 17, 24 and 28, 2019; Feb. 7, 14, and 28, 2019; and March 7, 2019.Tweet
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