Disney After Hours is back for 2018 with Discounts for Members

Walt Disney World has revived its "Disney After Hours" program, offering exclusive access and light crowds at the Magic Kingdom.  And Disney Vacation Club members are eligible for discounted tickets.  

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On seven nights spread across January, February and March 2018, the Magic Kingdom will host a hard ticketed event which provides reduced crowds along with exclusive access to more than 25 park attractions.  

Dates and times are as follows:

  • January 19, 26, 30; February 8: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • February 15; March 1, 8: 9:00 PM to midnight

Attendees can enter the park as early as 7pm on their ticketed night.  During the hours listed above, the park will be closed to day guests and attraction access limited to just those who purchase the Disney After Hours admission.  

Most headliner attractions will be available during the extra hours including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted MansionPeter Pan's FlightSeven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain.  Admission to the event also includes complimentary snacks including ice cream novelties, popcorn and soft drinks.

Disney After Hours is priced at $119 per person for advance purchase tickets or $124 for same-day purchase.  Disney Vacation Club members and annual passholders can buy tickets for just $89 each.  

Attendance is limited.  To purchase, visit the Walt Disney World ticketing website.  DVC owners must log-in with a username linked to their membership in order to buy the reduced price tickets.  

Disney After Hours is very similar in format to the free Moonlight Magic evenings at the Magic Kingdom which have been offered in February and March for the past two years.  No Moonlight Magic dates have yet been revealed for 2018.  

Reader Comments
Re: Disney After Hours is back for 2018 with Discounts for Members -- simbasmom
2017 Sep 19 01:46:29 PM
Does anyone remember the E-nights of around 2000? OK, not all the rides were open in MK, only about 10 of them. But it only cost me $13, not a "discount" of $89! Even allowing for inflation of about 17 years, I'm just shocked at the cost. What do you get for all that extra money? I remember that the "biggies" were open-Space Mountain, Splash, Haunted Mansion, etc. I remember going on BTMRR 3 times in a row. Although I enjoyed it at $13, it's definitely not worth today's cost.
Re: Disney After Hours is back for 2018 with Discounts for Members -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2017 Sep 19 04:33:13 PM
While I will never pay twice for a park (AP and After Hours) my hope is that others will opt to purchase JUST the After Hours ticket and maybe that will thin the herd during normal operating hours at MK.

Years ago I could & would enjoy spending nearly the entire day at MK. Now, the crowds are so bad and the lines so long, I hit my FP+ rides, do a couple TTA's (The Worlds Greatest Ride !!!), maybe grab a CS that catches my eye and we're out of there.
2003 -- ziravan
2017 Sep 19 05:49:01 PM
simbasmom wrote:
Does anyone remember the E-nights of around 2000? OK, not all the rides were open in MK, only about 10 of them. But it only cost me $13, not a "discount" of $89! Even allowing for inflation of about 17 years, I'm just shocked at the cost. What do you get for all that extra money? I remember that the "biggies" were open-Space Mountain, Splash, Haunted Mansion, etc. I remember going on BTMRR 3 times in a row. Although I enjoyed it at $13, it's definitely not worth today's cost.

I remember spending $50/band for 3 extra hours at MK in 2003 and being told it was limited to 5000 on site guests.

(There were 4 of us and I've slept since then. It could have been $50 for all 4 of us, but I seem to remember $50 each.)

That was my first visit to MK. I remember the rides during the extra event all being walk ons. Kids thought it was amazing.

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