Disney Cruise Line Returns to Tropical Destinations in Early 2024!
Bookings open to the general public on December 15, 2022.
Submit a DCL Quote Request Today!

Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom to Host Disney After Hours Events

One of the Walt Disney World Resort’s popular nighttime events is expanding beyond just the Magic Kingdom and into two additional parks. Disney has announced that the separately ticketed Disney After Hours will also take place on select nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Disney After Hours allows guests to experience a Disney Park for 3 hours after park close. Admission — which is separate from a regular daytime park ticket — also entitles guests to ice cream, popcorn, and select beverages. After Hours guests can arrive as early as 7 pm, giving them an opportunity to enjoy the park before the event’s official start.

Event tickets cost $129 plus tax for day-of purchases, $125 plus tax for advanced purchases; Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders will only need to pay $95 plus tax.

Below are descriptions and dates as announced by Disney:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios*

“Imagine having little-to-no wait for newly opened Toy Story Land attractions, including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania!, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and other attractions will also be available. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will also stay open for purchases throughout the night.”

  • December, 2018: 8, 15, and 22
  • January, 2019: 5, 12, and 19
  • February, 2019: 2, 9, and 16
  • March, 2019: 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
  • April, 2019: 6 and 13

Disney’s Animal Kingdom*


“Enjoy the best Disney’s Animal Kingdom has to offer at night, including heart-tugging Tree of Life Awakenings, the adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will remain open throughout the night for purchases. ”

  • December, 2018: 4, 12, and 18
  • January, 2019: 8, 16, 22, and 31
  • February, 2019: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 26
  • March, 2019: 5, 20, and 27
  • April, 2019: 3

Magic Kingdom

“Enjoy classic favorite attractions from Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain as well as newer favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, plus many more. ”

  • November, 2018: 26
  • December, 2018: 3 and 10
  • January, 2019: 7, 17, 24 and 28
  • February, 2019: 7, 14, and 28
  • March, 2019: 7


*Tickets for Disney After Hours events at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios go on sale starting November 15th and will be purchasable through the Disney Reservation Center by calling 407-939-7795.


Source/Images: Disney Parks Blog

+ posts


Dreams Unlimited Travel is committed to providing you with the very best vacation planning experience possible. Our Vacation Planners are experts and will share their honest advice to help you have a magical vacation.

Let us help you with your next Disney Vacation!