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News Disney After Hours Events expands to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom

tampabrad

Active Member
I could see possibly doing the night time one as you don't need a daily park ticket and you can still get into the park at 7pm.

Still think it is horrible that daily admission is now sometimes split into 2 or even 3 separate tickets.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
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Consider this case:

You don't have an annual pass, so, you have to buy day tickets.

It's already past the 60 day FP+ and so you know how really difficult it is to get FPs to FoP, 7DMT, and Slinky. This makes staying at a Disney resort less valuable to you even though you're paying a premium to stay there. OR, the Disney resorts are booked (which happens several weeks a year).

So... you stay at a much cheaper nearby hotel and save anywhere from $30 to $100 a day. You buy into the 3 After Hours events for MK, DAK, and DHS in place of buying tickets for those days. This gives you 3 days of 4-5 hours at each of those parks doing all the E-Ticket and most popular rides you can handle without any crowds and avoiding the heat of the day. You even get to see their night shows. The money you saved on a non-Disney hotel subsidizes the higher price of those tickets.

If you really want to experience the rides... not a bad option.
 

monothingie

Unscrupulous Mean Girl Man since 2005
Premium Member
Consider this case:

You don't have an annual pass, so, you have to buy day tickets.

It's already past the 60 day FP+ and so you know how really difficult it is to get FPs to FoP, 7DMT, and Slinky. This makes staying at a Disney resort less valuable to you even though you're paying a premium to stay there. OR, the Disney resorts are booked (which happens several weeks a year).

So... you stay at a much cheaper nearby hotel and save anywhere from $30 to $100 a day. You buy into the 3 After Hours events for MK, DAK, and DHS in place of buying tickets for those days. This gives you 3 days of 4-5 hours at each of those parks doing all the E-Ticket and most popular rides you can handle without any crowds and avoiding the heat of the day. You even get to see their night shows. The money you saved on a non-Disney hotel subsidizes the higher price of those tickets.

If you really want to experience the rides... not a bad option.
Also consider that during the summer when the parks tend to close a little later, (MK at 10PM) you get 3 hours in the park (which you can get FP+ for) and then an additional 3 hours of AH time.

My biggest complaint about the AH when I went at the MK was that it started as HEA started, so if you want to watch the show it cuts into your time.
 

Dad 2 M & M

Well-Known Member
Donald Trump was lucky in 2016 to run against the only person in America he could beat. Hillary Rodham Clinton lost to the two most unqualified people to ever win the Presidency. No matter what you think of President Obama, he clearly lacked the experience to win. I said back in 2008 he ran just to gain experience running. He never thought he would win because just like in 2016 everyone thought it would be HRC winning the Democratic Primary. Wh er n she lost and the economy collapsed any Democratic Candidate would have won the general election. So will Trump with again in 2020? It depends what lesson the Democrats learned from 2016. Do I think they learned anything? It does not look like it because they want to blame the Russians snd Facebook. Ha! If they really believe a few adds on Facebook cost them the Election or the Russians, they learned nothing. Pick a Candidate that can attract the hard working middle class voters.
There should be no left or right. Which is really sad for the country.

But what the hell do I know.. I voted for Gary Johnson.
Any guess on tickets sold?
Sorry no.
Winter Break for many coupled with Presidents Day Holiday. So the sellout is probably an anomaly, however these AH events are here to stay. I would expect more to be added over the busy summer, possibly multiple times per week.
Still waiting on May dates, so I hope you're right!
Anyone attend the sold out After Hours? Wonder how the lines were at Slinky Dog?

We attended DHS AH the weekend before and it was really nice as very few attended.....it was drizzling a bit and that might have influenced the sparse crowd
 

Texas84

Premium Member
April 6 makes no sense. A half marathon is the next morning. If they had it the same day as the half runners would go. The last time I did this there were still walk-up tickets.
 

punkabella

Well-Known Member
I'm considering going to one of these when I'm in Orlando for a conference. Usually I spend the evenings at Disney Springs to get my fix, but this opens up options (but again, if MK stayed open until 11-12 on a regular basis, I'd consider that too). I don't see how they can charge the same rate for AK and HS as they do MK, though.
 

stevepert

New Member
Apologies for being a bit thick. We're in HS on 13th April which is an after hours day. Park hours are 0900-2030 and ticketed hours are 2100-0000. But we're going to watch Fantasmic! which starts at 2030 and finishes at 2100, so we'll still be in the park at the start of the after hours event. Will our magic bands stop us from riding after 2030? What's to stop us just hanging around in the park until midnight?
 

iowamomof4

Well-Known Member
Apologies for being a bit thick. We're in HS on 13th April which is an after hours day. Park hours are 0900-2030 and ticketed hours are 2100-0000. But we're going to watch Fantasmic! which starts at 2030 and finishes at 2100, so we'll still be in the park at the start of the after hours event. Will our magic bands stop us from riding after 2030? What's to stop us just hanging around in the park until midnight?
People who attend after hours events are given special wristbands. If you don't have that wristband, you will not be allowed on the rides. You WILL be able to watch Fantasmic! however.
 

trojanjustin

Well-Known Member
Apologies for being a bit thick. We're in HS on 13th April which is an after hours day. Park hours are 0900-2030 and ticketed hours are 2100-0000. But we're going to watch Fantasmic! which starts at 2030 and finishes at 2100, so we'll still be in the park at the start of the after hours event. Will our magic bands stop us from riding after 2030? What's to stop us just hanging around in the park until midnight?
Anybody who attends the DAH event must wear a special wristband, unrelated to your magic bands. These are handed out from roughly 6pm onward at various locations around the park.
 

Dad 2 M & M

Well-Known Member
Apologies for being a bit thick. We're in HS on 13th April which is an after hours day. Park hours are 0900-2030 and ticketed hours are 2100-0000. But we're going to watch Fantasmic! which starts at 2030 and finishes at 2100, so we'll still be in the park at the start of the after hours event. Will our magic bands stop us from riding after 2030? What's to stop us just hanging around in the park until midnight?
You're asking what would stop you from hanging out until midnight if you don't pay for the After Hours? Knowing it is a hard ticket event?
 

Dad 2 M & M

Well-Known Member
Anybody who attends the DAH event must wear a special wristband, unrelated to your magic bands. These are handed out from roughly 6pm onward at various locations around the park.
Wristbands are required at MK and DHS as well. The first few After Hours we attended we were issued Lanyards......now (as you mention in your post) it has moved to the wristband.

I get the Park not clearing for the first half hour-hour of the After Hours, but I hope peeps that don't pay won't try to hang out the entire duration of the After Hours....
 

Dad 2 M & M

Well-Known Member
People who attend after hours events are given special wristbands. If you don't have that wristband, you will not be allowed on the rides. You WILL be able to watch Fantasmic! however.
You also won't be able to access certain areas of the Park(s)...it is refreshing to see Cast Members are stationed throughout checking for the Wristbands ....
 
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monothingie

Unscrupulous Mean Girl Man since 2005
Premium Member
Disney After Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom sold out for tomorrow

Kinda surprised they haven't released a new block of dates yet for the rest of the spring and summer.

My speculation is that they are going to expand these events to multiple times per week and bump up the cost of admission.
 

monothingie

Unscrupulous Mean Girl Man since 2005
Premium Member
...and then totally kill off evening EMHs for on-property resort guests.
While I feel the discontinuation of EMH is inevitable, the calendar (which is always subject to change) shows them extending untouched till the end of August.
 
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jt04

Well-Known Member
Kinda surprised they haven't released a new block of dates yet for the rest of the spring and summer.

My speculation is that they are going to expand these events to multiple times per week and bump up the cost of admission.
If they do bump up the price the should also bump up the perks. An extra attraction of two, extra hour, or extra treats. Or all three!

Really want to experience GE as an after hours event.
 

Chadisa

Member
Kinda surprised they haven't released a new block of dates yet for the rest of the spring and summer.

My speculation is that they are going to expand these events to multiple times per week and bump up the cost of admission.
Yeah I check the calendar literally multiple times a day for our trip in April/May. I'm fine with them bumping up the costs if it means not selling out lol.
 
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