As Hollywood Studios Proves to Be More Popular for Disney After Hours, Magic Kingdom Finally Sells Out Its First Date

Have you ever wanted to visit Walt Disney World late at night? It sounds like every Disney fan’s childhood dream to stay up past your bedtime and visit a Disney Park!

It’s a dream come true with Disney After Hours, the special event that gives Guests a chance to experience the magic of a Disney Park late at night.

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This special event begins on January 4 and lasts until April 19. Unfortunately for fans of Animal Kingdom and EPCOT, this year’s Disney After Hours event is only offering tickets for Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom.

Although Magic Kingdom may be the most popular Walt Disney World Park by day, Hollywood Studios has been the popular choice for Disney After Hours. Within a manner of weeks, both the first and second dates for Disney After Hours at Hollywood Studios sold out.

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However, Magic Kingdom has just experienced its first sold-out date for this year’s special event. There are a few reasons for this Disney Park’s limited popularity when it comes to this special event.

For one, Magic Kingdom is the most family-friendly Park at Walt Disney World, making it less exciting for most adults to visit on their own. Not only that, but the late hours of this special event also make it less appropriate for younger children to attend.

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Another reason may be the pricing. Disney After Hours at Hollywood Studios offers tickets priced from $129-$149, while Magic Kingdom offers tickets from $135-$159.

Hollywood Studios is also home to more ‘must-ride’ attractions than Magic Kingdom, making the idea of fewer crowds more enticing.

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Whichever the reason, Magic Kingdom’s first Disney After Hours date, January 9, has finally sold out. Now that one date has sold out, more are sure to follow.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.