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Disney After Hours Events Coming to Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom in December

Disney After Hours Events Coming Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom
If you like the very popular Disney After Hours event in Disney’s Magic Kingdom then we have great news for you, Disney After Hours events are also coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom parks starting in December!

The Disney After Hours events allow you to enjoy one of these participating Disney parks with minimal people for 3 hours after the majority of the guests go home for the day.  That means it’s a great opportunity to enjoy the park’s attractions, character greetings, shows and more without waiting in long lines.  Plus you get to enjoy already snacks like: Ice Cream, Popcorn, and Soft Drinks included in your admission price.  I’ve found it’s a great opportunity to take some really amazing photos of the park at night without people walking in your shot!

Here is the run-down for the Disney After Hours events in each park:

Disney After Hours Events Coming Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom Cinderella Castle

Magic Kingdom Park

Continuing the current version of Disney After Hours in the Magic Kingdom, enjoy all your favorite attractions like: Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and more.

Dates are: Nov. 26; and Dec. 3, 10, 2018; and Jan. 7, 17, 24 and 28, 2019; Feb. 7, 14, and 28, 2019; and March 7, 2019.
Tickets are already on sale for Disney After Hours at Disney’s Magic Kingdom by visiting:


Disney After Hours Events Coming Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom toy story land

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Ride all the new Toy Story Land attractions like: Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania!, plus Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror.  Enjoy food from select quick service food locations throughout Hollywood Studios.

The attraction list includes:

  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Character Greetings with Toy Story Land Pals, Mickey, Minnie and Olaf

That’s a pretty nice list and covers all the major attractions in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Dates for the event are: Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2018; and Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2019; Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2019; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019; and April 6 and 13, 2019.


Disney After Hours Events Coming Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom pandora

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pandora: The World of Avatar will be open for guests to explore at night (which is the best time) plus Tree of Life Awakenings, and more.  Here is the complete list of attractions available:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Pandora Drummers – Swotu Wayä
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Rivers of Light
  • Tree of Life Awakenings
  • TriceraTop Spin

Hey, if you can get Flight of Passage without having to wait 3 hours, that’s worth the price of admission alone!  Plus food and beverage will be available at select quick service dining locations.

Dates: Dec. 4, 12 and 18, 2018; and Jan. 8, 16, 22 and 31, 2019; and Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 26, 2019; and March 5, 20 and 27, 2019; and April 3, 2019.

Disney After Hours event tickets are $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases.  That price is discounted to $95 + tax for Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders, though which makes it a better deal.  I know the Disney After Hours tickets are not cheap, but it really does give you a good opportunity to avoid the huge crowds in the day and get all your favorite attractions done over and over again with essentially no wait times.

The Disney After Hours events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom go on-sale November 15 and tickets can be purchased by calling 407-939-7795 or a trusted Disney travel agent such as our friends at Show You the World Travel.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the Disney After Hours Event coming to Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom…

  • What are your thoughts on Disney After Hours?
  • Are you happy to see it come to the Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Source: Disney Parks Blog


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