Disney After Hours Was Just Expanded With More Parks & Special Events

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Want to spend more time in Disney Parks with little to no wait times for your favorite attractions? Disney After Hours offers the ultimate evening experience in the theme parks with significantly smaller crowds, specialty eats, and virtually no wait times for hit rides.

These events differ from Extended Evening Hours (a perk offered to Guests of select Deluxe Disney Resorts) in that they come with a separate ticket for admission, but they can also be an incredible value for those looking to make the most of a shorter time in the Parks.

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Disney After Hours has already been a hit with Guests at both Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but this spring the event is expanding to two more Parks! The Disney Parks Blog confirmed today, February 21, 2023, that Disney After Hours will soon be expanded to both EPCOT and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

Guests who purchase a ticket to Disney After Hours will be able to enter Typhoon Lagoon at 6:00 p.m. and EPCOT at 7:00 p.m. With the number of tickets for these events so limited, you can expect light crowds and quick access to some of the Park’s most popular rides like Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and the newest thrill ride in EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

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Disney After Hours also comes with select snacks included in the price of your ticket (think ice cream like Mickey Premium Bars, popcorn, and select beverages) from outdoor vending carts around the Park. These events are also a great way to meet favorite and sometimes rare Disney characters.

While EPCOT’s After Hours events are fairly straightforward and really just a fun way to spend time in the Park with fewer crowds, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon hosts themed H2O Glow Nights for its After Hours events. These events at this favorite Disney water park come with exclusive snacks, drinks, a DJ dance party, and more.

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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park is currently closed for its annual refurbishment, but the Park will be up and running ahead of H2O Glow After Hours Nights’ kickoff on May 20, 2023. After Hours events arrive in EPCOT on June 1, 2023, along with previously scheduled dates for the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

Pricing  for Disney After Hours depends on the Park and event date, but ranges from $75-149 (plus tax.) Tickets are on sale beginning March 3, 2023; however, select Guests can begin purchasing tickets on February 28, 2023 (if you are staying at a Disney Resort, including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and Shades of Green.) Special pricing is also available for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members.

Will you be attending one of the new Disney After Hours events? If so, purchase your tickets early and have a magical time!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."