Disney After Hours 2024

The Disney World castle illuminated at night by projections that make it a vibrant light pink color with turret roofs that are a stunning cobalt blue.

Imagine time in your favorite Disney Park with hardly anyone else there. Disney After Hours events offer time in the parks with way fewer people than you’re used to. These special ticketed events happen late, after the parks close for the day, and have a focus on rides. The atmosphere is different as not everything is open, certain shops and restaurants may be closed, and many entertainment offerings are done for the day. However, the more quiet park experience gives you a chance to see details around the lands you may not have noticed before. If you love dark rides, rollercoasters and other attractions that usually have a long wait during the day, this may be the perfect event for you. Annual passholders and eligible DVC Members can enjoy a discount too! There are quite a few Disney After Hours 2024 events. Prices depend on the date and the park. The hours of the event also depend on the park.

Dates, Prices and More: Disney After Hours 2024

For those seeking a special experience on their Disney World visit, After Hours events deliver. As you might guess, these happen after regular park hours. These late night Disney events in the parks mean less crowds and lower wait times. When you go to Disney After Hours events you can also enjoy snacks and drinks that are included like popcorn, ice cream, soda and water.

So far in 2024, it looks like Disney After Hours will happen at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Tickets are on sale now. Prices range from around $125 to $175 depending on the park, the event date and if you are eligible for any discounts.

To make the most of your time, you can enter the park early. If you’re only interested in enjoying the park during the event you will still want to aim to get there well before it. When the events begin there may be a massive crowds exiting the park. You will want to get ahead of that so you can start enjoying attractions for Disney After Hours as soon as it starts!

Are the waits shorter at Disney After Hours?

At Disney After Hours you can enjoy some of the most popular attractions in the park with little to no wait. During regular park hours you may wait an hour or more for some of rides that are a walk on at After Hours events. With so many less people in the parks, waits are naturally shorter. This is a real plus for attractions like Rise of the Resistance that are among the most popular in the park. This may be something you purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for during the day but that’s not necessary after hours.

A close up of a popcorn maker with popcorn popping out.
At Disney After Hours, guests can enjoy ice cream novelties, popcorn and bottled beverages like Coca Cola and water from certain locations around the park for free.

Free Snacks at Disney After Hours

There are complimentary treats included with your ticket to Disney After Hours. You can have as many ice cream novelties like Mickey bars and ice cream sandwiches and such, popcorn boxes and beverages in a bottle like Coca Cola and water as you want. These goodies are available at different spots around each of the parks.

There is also limited food available for purchase. If you’re looking for a meal in the park, plan to eat during regular park hours. Many restaurants close before the after hours events.

Are there fireworks at Disney After Hours events?

There are fireworks at some Disney After Hours events, it depends on the park. Magic Kingdom has the Disney Enchantment fireworks show during Disney After Hours. This is the only time you can see these fireworks now. If you take advantage of the early entry that comes with your ticket, you can see both Happily Ever After and Disney Enchantment in the same night. If you enter Epcot early with your After Hours ticket, you can see Luminous fireworks. There isn’t a special fireworks show during Epcot or Hollywood Studios Disney After Hours events. Hollywood Studios no longer has firework shows.

Disney After Hours 2024 Magic Kingdom Dates

These events take place from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. but you can enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m., similar to other seasonal events in this park.

Disney After Hours DatesPrice (Before Tax)Price for Annual Passholders and
Disney Vacation Club
Members (Before Tax)
Thursday, January 11$155$125
Monday, January 15$165$135
Monday, January 22$165$135
Thursday, February 1$165$135
Monday, February 5$165$135
Monday, February 12$175$145
Thursday, February 29$175$145
Monday, March 4$175$145
Monday, March 18$175$145
Monday, April 8$175$145
Monday, April 22$175$145
Monday, April 29$175$145
Monday, May 13$165$135
Thursday, June 13$165$135
Thursday, June 27$165$135

Disney After Hours Magic Kingdom Rides

Disney lists this list of highlights but says the attractions open include many more:

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Haunted Mansion
“it’s a small world”
Jungle Cruise
Peter Pan’s Flight
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Space Mountain
Tron Lightcycle / Run

Does Tron have a virtual queue at After Hours?

At Disney After Hours events Tron does not have a virtual queue. To ride this attraction, guests can simply line up with no prior planning. Disney After Hours events provide one of the only opportunities where you are guaranteed to ride the Tron attraction at night. When you visit Magic Kingdom during the day and use the virtual queue for Tron, you are not able to select your return time.

Disney After Hours 2024 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Dates

These events take place from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. but you can enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m.

Disney After Hours DatesPrice (Before Tax)Price for Passholders and
Disney Vacation Club Members
(Before Tax)
Wednesday, January 10$155$125
Wednesday, January 24$165$135
Wednesday, February 21$175$145
Monday, Feburary 26$175$145
Wednesday, March 13$175$145
Wednesday, March 20$175$145
Wednesday, March 27$175$145
Wednesday, April 3$175$145
Wednesday, April 10$175$145
Wednesday, May 22$175$145
Wednesday, May 29$175$145
Wednesday, June 12$165$135
Wednesday, June 19$165$135
Wednesday, June 26$165$135
Wednesday, July 10$165$135
Wednesday, July 17$165$135
Wednesday, July 24$155$125
Wednesday, July 31$155$125
Wednesday, August 7$155$125
Wednesday, August 14$145$115
Wednesday, August 21$145$115
Thursday, August 29$145$115

Disney After Hours Hollywood Studios Rides

Note that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is under refurbishment through the summer. Highlights include:

Alien Swirling Saucers
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
Slinky Dog Dash
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Toy Story Mania!

Does Rise of the Resistance have a virtual queue at After Hours?

Rise of the Resistance does not have a virtual queue during regular park days or at Disney After Hours events. It operates using a standby line.

The dark inside of the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind queue that has a ceiling of stars and planets.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a popular attraction at Epcot. This family coaster uses a standby line at Disney After Hours so you can enjoy the attraction without planning in advance.

Disney After Hours 2024 Epcot Dates

These events take place from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. but you can enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m.

Disney After Hours DatesPrice (Before Tax)Price for Passholders and
Disney Vacation Club Members
(Before Tax)
Friday, February 2$149$119
Thursday, February 8$149$119
Thursday, February 15$159$129
Thursday, March 7$159$129
Thursday, March 28$159$129
Thursday, April 4$159$129
Thursday, April 25$159$129
Thursday, May 9$159$129
Thursday, May 23$159$129
Thursday, May 30$159$129
Thursday, June 6$149$119
Thursday, June 20$149$119
Thursday, July 18$149$119

Disney After Hours Epcot Rides

Frozen Ever After
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Living with the Land
Mission: SPACE
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Soarin’ (located in The Land Pavilion)
Spaceship Earth
Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

Does Cosmic Rewind have a virtual queue at After Hours?

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction does not have a virtual queue at Disney After Hours events. You can line up in the standby line to ride this attraction when the event starts for shorter waits.

Disney After Hours 2024 Typhoon Lagoon Dates

These events take place from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. but you can enter the park as early as 6:00 p.m.

Disney After Hours Dates
Price (Before Tax)Price for Annual Passholders and
Disney Vacation Club
Members (Before Tax)
Saturday, May 25$75$60
Saturday, June 1$75$60
Saturday, June 8$75$60
Friday, June 14$75$60
Saturday, June 22$75$60
Friday, June 28$75$60
Friday, July 5$85$70
Saturday, July 6$85$70
Saturday, July 13$85$70
Tuesday, July 16$75$60
Saturday, July 20$85$70
Friday, July 26$85$70
Tuesday, July 30$75$60
Friday, August 2$85$70
Saturday, August 10$85$70
Saturday, August 17$85$70
Saturday, August 24$85$70
Saturday, August 31$85$70

Disney After Hours Typhoon Lagoon Rides

All of the attractions at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park are open during the Disney H2O Glow After Hours event. That includes:

Bay Slides
Castaway Creek
Crush ‘n’ Gusher
Gangplank Falls
Humunga Kowabunga
Mayday Falls
Miss Adventure Falls
Storm Slides
Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

What does Disney H2O Glow After Hours at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon include?

Disney After Hours at Typhoon Lagoon includes complimentary popcorn, ice cream novelties and drinks like the other events. There are also additional snacks available for purchase. The park is lit up at night and there is a DJ dance party with characters. Typhoon Lagoon after hours is the cheapest of all of these events. With the amount of time you have access to the park, you can also see all or most of the park and attractions if you wish.

If you want to be in the park around 6:00 p.m., you may want to consider congestion in the evenings around the Disney Springs area. The weekends especially can bring in additional traffic. Leave earlier than you might think.

Disney After Hours vs Extended Hours

Both Disney After Hours and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours offer access to the parks with less people. The main difference is that Disney After Hours requires the purchase of a ticket and will have fewer people than Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. The included snacks with After Hours events is another difference. With Extended Evening Theme Park Hours you must be staying at a Deluxe Disney resort hotel to be able to access this offering. If you are staying at a Deluxe resort, like a Disney Vacation Club property, you can technically enjoy both of these, if they are offered, to get the most out of your time at Disney. Disney Enchantment at Disney After Hours is another difference.

Basically, if you want to experience the parks with the least amount of people, After Hours is for you. If you want less people but prefer to try the offering that’s included with your Deluxe stay, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is it. Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is also offered at different parks on different nights. Your choice may end up being what’s available during your stay.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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