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Disney After Hours is returning to Walt Disney World in 2024, but is it paid event worth the cost? We share exactly how it works and what you get (and don't get) to help you decide if it's worth the money for you and your family.

Disney After Hours Events Return to Walt Disney World Resort in January 2024

But Whether They're Worth it for You Depends on One Thing

Disney After Hours events coming back to Walt Disney World kicking off on January 10 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, January 11 at Magic Kingdom and February 2 at EPCOT.

These separately ticketed events give you three extra park hours to ride rides, visit attractions, meet characters and snack on a few unlimited free treats. Treats usually include popcorn, Mickey ice cream bars or sandwiches and select drinks (non alcoholic) as specific locations in the park.

Disney positions Disney After Hours as offering shorter wait times to select attractions and character experiences, but it's important to know that that's not always the case. There may be more dates added in 2024, but currently announced dates and prices are as follows.

Disney After Hours Event Dates, Times and Ticket Prices

(Ticket Prices in Brackets are Annual Passholder and DVC discount price)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 
Wednesday, January 10 - $155 ($125)
Wednesday, January 24 - $165 ($135)
Wednesday, February 21 - $175 ($145)
Monday, February 26 - $175 ($145)
Wednesday, March 13 - $165 ($135)
Wednesday, March 20 - $175 ($145)
Wednesday, March 27 - $175 ($145)
Wednesday, April 3 - $175 ($145)
Wednesday, April 10 - $175 ($145)

Magic Kingdom Park: 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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)

EPCOT: 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 

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)

If you have a ticket for an event, you can enter that park starting at 7:00 p.m. 

Of special note for the Magic Kingdom: a standby line is planned for TRON during Disney After Hours, meaning there will be no virtual queue (which could have been a time saver, as it was during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party). For an event of only three hours, this is a significant change. Also, the Enchantment night time show will be added to Disney After Hours events at Magic Kingdom – meaning on event nights, early arrivals will have the opportunity to see both Happily Ever After and Enchantment.

How to Buy Tickets for Disney After Hours Events 2024

If you have a reservation booked at a Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels or Shades of Green you can buy tickets (one week before the general sale) starting November 7 by calling 407-W-Disney. Tickets can be purchased online by everyone starting November 14.

Newly Updated Disneyland Adventureland Treehouse Opens on November 10, 2023

The Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson will open on November 10, 2023 in Disneyland Park. Keep reading for new storyline details from our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering and a new piece of artwork coming to the treehouse!

Within the updated tree, you'll find the mother’s music den, the sons’ nature room and the daughter’s astronomer’s loft. Located on the ground are the kitchen and dining room, plus the father’s art studio featrues hand-drawn sketches and paintings of each room.

As the story goes, the family created an oasis among the trees inspired by nature and using objects found around them. Next to the stairwell is a waterwheel, powered by a nearby brook. The family uses this and a pulley system to get the water they need into their treehouse. This walk-through attraction should be worth exploring when you visit the park and is likely one of the more overlooked attractions generally.


Disney Skyliner is Closing for Maintenance in January 2024

January 16-21 
  • The line between Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be closed.
  • The line between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be closed.
January 16-27 
  • The line between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort and International Gateway at EPCOT will be closed.
Bus transportation will be available at all Skyliner Resorts when the Skyliner is not operational.


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Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic is the creator and co-host of the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com and a longtime expert on Disney travel.

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1923 Main Street® is an award-winning* Disney travel podcast hosted by Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel style news, tips and advice.

Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel style news every week. Get the latest style news for travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more.

In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss everything Disney inspired style, from what to pack for your Disney vacation, what to wear in the parks, styling your wardrobe for Disney special events and more. Mike has over 50 years and 100+ weeks of onsite Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 14+ years and nearly 40 weeks of onsite Disney travel experiences at the age of 16. Mike Belobradic is the founder of 1923 Main Street, a casual clothing line #InspiredByTheMagic of Disney and beyond.

*1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast won the Canadian Podcast Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Series in 2022 and has been nominated for Best Podcast Awards at the People's Choice Podcast Awards and the Canadian Podcast Awards.