How much are you willing to pay for an After Hours Event at the Magic Kingdom? Is $149 plus tax per person really worth it?
Disney After Hours, a new, late-night separate ticketed experience is underway at Magic Kingdom Park and it’s offering guests an experience like never before, or so the website says. For 3 hours you can experience 25 different attractions in the Magic Kingdom with little or no wait. While this ticket allows you to enter the park at 7 pm to enjoy dining, evening entertainment like fireworks, the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show and the Main Street Electrical Parade, your After Hours Event does not officially begin until the park closes for regular paying guests. This means that for the first hour or so you are still sharing the park with guests who have not paid for the After Hours Event. While, they will not be able to get into an attraction line without the special pass, if they are in line, or just walking around it will be up to the Cast Members to usher them towards the Exits. This is similar to how any of the separate hard ticket parties work in the Magic Kingdom.
Included in your admission price is unlimited Ice Cream Novelty bars and bottled beverages. Not sure if it is still worth the cost? Here are 5 reasons why it might be the event for you and your family
1. Access to Attractions with little to no wait – More than 25 attractions remain open during Disney After Hours. A limited number of tickets are sold for each event night, meaning significantly shorter – or maybe even no lines! – Disney has not released the number of tickets that will be sold, but it is my understanding that it will be significantly less than the MNSSHP and MVMCP tickets.
2. Park Access – While the Event begins after regular park closing, your ticket allows admission earlier. The Disney After Hours ticket allows you in the park at 7 p.m. so you can enjoy the evening parade and fireworks. So, if you wanted to spend your day at another park and don’t have the Park Hopper Option on your Theme Park Tickets, this is one way to “hop” on over to the Magic Kingdom.
3. Meet Characters – both Mickey Mouse and Disney princesses are available for photo ops, usually again with much shorter lines. Do your children want that elusive picture with their beloved Character, this may be the chance you have been waiting for.
4. Amazing photo ops – Have you ever wanted to take that perfect picture of your favorite attraction lit up at night? The perfect family picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle without a crowd behind you? Smaller crowds may make that possible.
5. Ice cream included – Mickey Premium Bar lovers won’t want to miss out on this part of the night. Beverages are also included. How many Mickey Bars can you really eat?
If you have gone to this After Hours Event, let us know your opinion?