Walt Disney World Expands Disney After Hours to Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom

Disney After Hours is a special ticketed event where guests have the opportunity to enjoy 3 hours in the park after regular park hours to enjoy shorter lines for popular attractions, character greetings and special experiences.  Guests are even able to enter the park a couple hours in advance to get a little more park time before the event begins, too!  Ice cream, popcorn and select beverages are also included in admission so that guests have snacks to enjoy while at the park.  Previously the event was only offered at Magic Kingdom Park and now it will be offered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


Here are some of the specifics for the event at each park:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

Magic Kingdom Park
Enjoy attractions including Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, plus many more. Event nights will run on: 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.

Toy Story Mania! at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Enjoy attractions including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, Toy Story Mania!,  Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and others. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will also stay open for purchases throughout the night. Event nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be: 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.

Pandora – The World of Avatar Tree of Life Awakenings

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Enjoy attractions including Tree of Life Awakenings, Pandora – The World of Avatar attractions and more. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will remain open throughout the night for purchases. Dates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are: 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.

Tickets for the event at Magic Kingdom Park are already on sale.  Tickets for Disney After Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be on-sale for the first time on November 15th.  The tickets are $125, plus applicable taxes, per person when purchased in advance and $129, plus applicable taxes, per person when purchase on the day of the event.  Disney Vacation Club Members and Walt Disney World Annual Passholders are eligible for a discounted price of $95, plus applicable taxes.

Who has attended a Disney After Hours event so far? What did you think?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!