Disney After Hours Returns in 2024: Everything You Need to Know

Major Points from Disney’s Announcement:

  • Disney After Hours event returns to Walt Disney World starting from January 2024 with an additional three hours of fun at select theme parks.
  • Only a limited number of guests can enjoy the select theme parks after the official closing, allowing for shorter wait times for attractions and experiences.
  • Complementary snacks, beverages, and access to the park from 7 p.m. are included in the cost of the ticketed event.
  • Disney Resort and Hotel guests can purchase tickets starting from Nov. 7, 2023, while all other guests can purchase from Nov. 14.
  • Ticket prices at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios range from $155 to $175 plus tax. For EPCOT, the ticket pricing is between $149 to $159 plus tax.
  • The specially themed nights will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from Jan. 10 through April 10, 2024, with guests being able to experience Toy Story Land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
  • Enchantment, the nighttime fireworks show, will return exclusively for the After Hours events with attendees having the opportunity to see both Happily Ever After and Enchantment.
  • Attractions at EPCOT will include Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Test Track, Soarin’, and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure on select nights starting Feb. 2 through April 4, 2024.
  • Unlimited novelty snacks and select beverages will be available throughout the event nights.

The Realist’s Take

Now, brace yourselves! If you ever fantasized about having a piece of the happiest place on earth all to yourself, now’s your chance! For a gold brick or two (actually, just $155 to $175, plus your firstborn’s college tuition), you can bask in the glory of Disney after hours and feel like the prince or princess you’ve always wanted to be. And hey, you’ll even get free popcorn and drinks. Who said dreams don’t come true? So strap up your boots, tighten your purse strings and call 407-W-Disney to book tickets. Hurry up before you’re left watching the magic from your boring, non-enchanted couch. Remember, as Uncle Walt used to say, “Disneyland will never be completed… as long as there is imagination left in the world.” And apparently, as long as there are late-night, overpriced tickets to sell, too!