2020 dates announced for Disney After Hours – get the parks to yourself!

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Disney After Hours has become quite the popular experience for guests looking to experience more attractions at Disney parks with short wait times (and often no wait times at all), and new event dates have just been added for 2020!

If you haven’t experienced Disney After Hours here’s what you need to know: It’s a separate ticketed event, like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for instance, but less tickets are sold for each event so you’ll essentially have the parks to yourself. This means you can do everything from capture the perfect photos without other guests in the background to getting on popular rides like Flight of Passage multiple times without the long lines.

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The events include access to all of the most popular attractions and select entertainment experiences like DJ dance party in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and some character meet and greets. An assortment of (unlimited) snacks are also included in the cost of the ticket, which typically includes Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars and freshly popped popcorn along with fountain beverages.

In addition to previously scheduled dates, Disney just added these After Hours nights at the following parks:

Magic Kingdom:

  • January 23, 27, 31
  • February 3, 10, 17, 24
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • April 5, 13, 20, 27
  • May 5, 11, 18, 25

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • April 1, 7, 14, 22
  • May 2, 9, 16, 19, 26
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Be sure to check the times for the specific dates you are thinking of booking as the three-hour time slots vary slightly depending on the date. Regardless of the official start time, After Hours party tickets are valid beginning at 7:00 pm, so this can be a great option for a pool day or travel day on your next Disney vacation instead of adding it onto your Park Hoppers.

With limited tickets on sale, we definitely recommend getting your After Hours tickets well in advance as they can sell out. Tickets are $129 (for both adults and children) when purchased in advance, and $139 if purchased on the day of the event.

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Keep an eye out for tickets for Villains After Hours in the Magic Kingdom. This themed event is a fun alternative to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party if you can’t make a fall Disney trip work with your schedule. And it’s the only time you can see the Maleficent dragon from Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade out at night.

If you need help deciding whether or not a Disney Afters Hours event is right for you, get in touch with Academy Travel! Our go-to authorized Disney vacation planners, Academy Travel can help book every aspect of your trip and make sure you’re all set with tickets for an After Hours event at either park. Click here for a free, no obligation quote, and start planning your late night experience at Walt Disney World today.

Have you been to a Disney After Hours event before? Thinking of trying it out on your next trip? Let us know in the comments.

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