logo ×

Home Blog Don’t Miss Out on After Hours at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Don’t Miss Out on After Hours at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Travelers who are looking for magical moments ahead can always count on finding them at Disney World in Orlando. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate vacation with the entire family or you’re a kid at heart, Disney World has a way with unforgettable moments. Between the rides, attractions, performances, and annual festivals, Disney goers can also make more of their time at the parks when they take advantage of the After Hours events at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. These are Orlando events that locals and visitors alike look forward to who are excited to spend more time focused on the fun and less time in lines and crowds.

A Disney Experience to Maximize the Theme Park Fun

Guests who are hoping to make the most of every moment of their stay at the Disney World theme parks will find After Hours events are the ideal way to extend the fun. You’ll need to purchase a ticket specifically for the After Hours events at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios which can be used on its own or in addition with general theme park admission. The benefit of purchasing the After Hours ticket exclusively is that even if you don’t have a general admission ticket, you can gain entrance to the theme park before it closes to the general public and before the After Hours fun kicks off. This gives you time to explore at your own pace and try to enjoy some of your favorite rides without having to double up on ticket costs. Typically, After Hours events last three hours and give guests a chance to enjoy the parks after the gates have closed for the day. While these events are similar to holiday events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, they don’t come with custom parades or specialized performances. Instead, you get the benefit of short wait times on your favorite rides and fewer crowds because each After Hours event comes with limited ticketing options to keep the atmosphere inviting from start to finish. When cravings come calling, do not worry, because these events come with complimentary snacks for ticketholders. Yes, that includes those iconic Mickey Ice Cream bars!

Spend Quality Time with Family and Friends at Disney

When you purchase an After Hours event ticket for Magic Kingdom, you can start the fun with the very same fireworks that typically end a day at Magic Kingdom for park goers at Cinderella’s Castle. Both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom open the gates to After Hours ticket holders at 7:00 pm but the official fun doesn’t start until 10:00 pm. Between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm guests can explore, enjoy rides, and make the most of photo opportunities and character meet-and-greets. Once After Hours starts, wait times at rides on-site can be as low as 5 minutes in some cases! You’ll enjoy complimentary water, popcorn, and snacks while making memories that last a lifetime alongside family and friends.

Ticket Dates and Prices to Note

While After Hours event ticket prices inevitably fluctuate, in 2024, those who are looking to purchase tickets for After Hours at Magic Kingdom can count on spending anywhere from $155 to $165 depending on the evening they select. After Hours at Magic Kingdom runs from 10:00 pm until midnight. If you’re looking to enjoy After Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, ticket prices will likely range from $129 to $149 this year depending on the evening you head out to enjoy the fun. At both parks, annual pass holders may be eligible for a discount on After Hours tickets so it’s worth looking into before you purchase. Magic Kingdom will be hosting After Hours events on select evenings between January 11, 2024, and June 27, 2024, while Disney’s Hollywood Studios will welcome After Hours ticketholders on select nights between January 10, 2024, and August 29.

Book Your Getaway to Orlando Today

There’s never been a better time to turn your Orlando getaway plans into a reality and no reason to wait when you’re excited to make the most of the Disney fun! At Magical Vacation Homes, we have the outstanding vacation rental options available that keep you close to the parks and living in luxury, comfort, and style as well. Our team is here to handle all of the details that matter most so that by the time you arrive in Orlando, the only thing left to do is focus on the fun ahead. When you book your stay through Magical Vacation Homes, you can count on amazing accommodations upon arrival as well as world-class customer service to make you feel right at home. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting property options available and how we can help you elevate every moment you’re in town.