This is your complete guide to Disney After Hours 2020! Does your idea of a perfect Disney day include late nights at the parks, unlimited snacks and super low wait times for your favorite rides? If so, then you’re going to LOVE Disney World After Hours! You’ll get to see the parks come to life after the crowds head home and the hot Florida sun sets. (Score!)
As fun as an extra dash of magic might sound, it’s important to keep in mind that Disney World After Hours is a time-limited, separately ticketed event.
What does that mean exactly? The cost of admission is not included in your regular Magic Your Way Tickets. You will have to consider if attending this event will fit into your vacation schedule and budget.
For a detailed look into everything you need to know before purchasing your Disney After Hours tickets, read on!
This special event is not to be confused with Disney’s Extra Magic Hours (which is a complementary benefit for on-property guests to enter the parks before they open to the public).
Disney After Hours is a completely separate/additional ticket, which does not include park admission until 7:00 PM. It’s important to note the event itself does not start until 8:00 PM.
Disney After Hours ticket prices start at $129.00 per ticket depending on the event. There are discounts for annual pass holders and Disney vacation club members.
Although an additional cost of admission we think having the ability to enter the park as early as 7:00 PM is a huge plus! This allows you time to watch the fireworks or grab a bite to eat before heading over to your favorite rides.
You will be surprised how much you can get done in 4 hours when the parks are empty.
If you arrive to the Disney After Hours event on or before 7:00 PM a cast member will give you a special event wristband. This allows you to stay after the event starts.
If you are already inside the park you do NOT have to walk all the way to the entrance. There are wrist band stations located throughout the park.
Free. Mickey. Bars.
Need we say more? Actually, we must say more. As a matter of fact, not only are unlimited Mickey Bars free with admission, but so are ALL Mickey novelty ice creams, as well as select bottled beverages (water, Sprite, Coke and Diet Coke) and even popcorn!
While most counter service and quick service restaurants will be closed, carts stationed in select locations will remain open for your late-night cravings. Yippee!
No crowds and no waiting in lines. If you ever wondered what Disney parks looked like completely empty, you’ll get a pretty good feel for it by attending Disney After Hours.
With the most popular attractions from Space Mountain to Haunted Mansion, and Flight of Passage to Expedition Everest, you’ll have the opportunity to ride them as often as your heart desires. A perk that regular ticket holders wouldn’t have the chance to do on any given day!
Special Note: Not all of the rides and attractions are open during Disney After Hours events.
All attractions are subject to change without notice.
Disney includes character meet-and-greets in every Disney After Hours event. However this does not include all characters you can meet during normal operating hours.
If attending be sure to ask a Disney cast member which characters will be at your Disney After Hours event. You can make sure to save time and skip those characters during the day.
As of today, only two of Walt Disney World’s four parks are currently offering After Hours:
This nighttime event falls on specific dates of the year which we’ve included below.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM on the following dates:
Monday, March 9, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
9:00 PM to midnight on the following dates:
Friday, January 17, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
From 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the following dates:
Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
9:00 PM to midnight:
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
We find that Disney After Hours is worth it if:
We find it better to skip a Disney After Hours event if:
In our opinion the only downside to this event is the price point.
With that being said, you would be surprised with just how much you can get done in an empty Disney park. It’s hard to have a bad time with barely any wait times and unlimited ice cream, popcorn and soda.
If this ticket falls into your families goal and budget we recommend it- you won’t regret it!
We break down:
If you’re brand new to Disney vacation planning we recommend our Walt Disney World Planning Page! For additional planning tools check out Disney Dessert Parties – The Complete Guide & The Best Guide to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
Last but not least if you’re also planning a trip to Universal Studios, be sure to check out our Universal Orlando Tickets! All Park Prodigy Universal Orlando tickets will get you into the park one hour before regular park guests!