Are you up for a late night in the parks?

Walt Disney World offers a little bit of extra park fun with this After Hours event at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

So what does the event entail? 3 extra hours after the park closes to guests so that you can enjoy the park with lower wait times for most attractions and a few snacks included throughout the night. 

Disney advertises the highlights to be:

  • Lower Wait Times for Attractions
    (since the event only offers a limited number of tickets for sale
  • Snag Some Snacks
    ice cream novelties, popcorn and select beverages—included in the cost of this ticketed event at select cart stations throughout the park.


  • Lower crowds
  • Evening hours to beat the Florida heat (depending on time of year)
  • Select snacks offered with the cost of your ticket
  • Shorter wait times for some of our favorite rides


  • Separate ticketed event
  • Late night as it opens after park closing 
  • Not all of the attractions are available

We had the pleasure of attending the first Magic Kingdom event of 2023.  Even though the event didn’t start until 10 pm with an event ticket we were able to enter as early as 7 pm which allows you to experience Disney Enchantment.  So even though your event ticket is for 3 hours you have a few extra hours with the regular park guests too. We were able to add in a viewing of the fireworks for that evening as well as ride a few attractions until the event started at 10 pm.

Our list for the night ended up being:

  • Seeing Enchantment
  • People Mover
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Buzz Lightyear

We made sure to take time for some great photos in front of the castle while the parks were less crowded. Plus, we had time sit back and enjoy our snacks that were included with the cost of the event ticket. We could have easily seen and rode more attractions but we felt our night was full enough for us! (all of this was accomplished without using Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane purchases)

If your family is up for a late night of wandering the park with lower crowds then this is the perfect event for you!

Ticket pricing varies by date so contact us today so we can help you find the event during your next visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth!