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

xdan0920

Think for yourselfer
The park has always regularly been open until 12 or 1am? Where have I been? (I don't disagree with your overall point, mind you ... but at the same time, lets be real, park hours have been decreased for a long time now. Regular park hours are not the same as they were in 1989 or 1999 - and I do disagree with promptly closing at 9pm). Most of the regular hours they close promptly at 9, minus the few nights they stay open later ... which is usually when something isn't going on at night.

I think they've overdone what they're doing but as someone who finally experienced After Hours ... I get it's appeal. It's a great time without any crowds. It was beautiful. But I won't pay it again. And keeping the park open until 12 or 1am on the regular won't produce the same low crowds. Trust me, at least the MK would still be packed. For the MK, After Hours makes sense. The other parks, it's more of a way to get some money and give guests a chance to ride most things with no wait and experience new lands with low crowds. It's not the worst idea but I know we all have a jaded opinion of them so it's hard to swallow what many of us see as greed.

I think in general the parks should all be open later. But After Hours isn't the worst thing in the world. I have more issue with the hard ticket parties taking up the bulk of each week.

But I know it's fun to beat the "everything sucks" drum.
I actually just think it sucks when people get uppity about the poors standing around the park 7 minutes past the time when they “should” be out of there. I think it’s more annoying that the after party crowd shows up at 7 when the party doesn’t start till 10.
 

TJ Vazquez

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For those of you who have gone to the HS After Hours, I am curious how the wait times were for Slinky/TSM, etc.
 

monothingie

Unscrupulous Mean Girl Man since 2005
Premium Member
Appreciate the feedback. I think I am going to give this a try on Friday. 6 hours in the park with walk on's seems like a winner to me.
Only the last 2 hours are walk ons for popular attractions. Slinkly dog may be the last hour. Keep in mind you have to wait for the queue to clear of day guests.
 

The Pho

Well-Known Member
Appreciate the feedback. I think I am going to give this a try on Friday. 6 hours in the park with walk on's seems like a winner to me.
They’re really awesome. I got on 21 rides in 3 hours for Studios 2 weeks ago, so a ride every 8.5 minutes including ride, travel, and ice cream time.

It’s only walk on for the party itself only. The park shuts at 9, and cycles out the non party people. Party starts at 9:30 and ends at 12:30. There may be slight lines early on, but people spread out quickly. People tend to gravitate to the big ride first (FoP and Slinky) then spread to the others, so I’d suggest starting with others and ending with Toy Story to maximize time. Star Tours was walk on for an hour before the party started.
 

TJ Vazquez

Well-Known Member
They’re really awesome. I got on 21 rides in 3 hours for Studios 2 weeks ago, so a ride every 8.5 minutes including ride, travel, and ice cream time.

It’s only walk on for the party itself only. The park shuts at 9, and cycles out the non party people. Party starts at 9:30 and ends at 12:30. There may be slight lines early on, but people spread out quickly. People tend to gravitate to the big ride first (FoP and Slinky) then spread to the others, so I’d suggest starting with others and ending with Toy Story to maximize time. Star Tours was walk on for an hour before the party started.
Awesome advice as well! Thanks! Do you know if Baseline Tap is open through the event or is it just open until official park closing?
 

The Pho

Well-Known Member
Awesome advice as well! Thanks! Do you know if Baseline Tap is open through the event or is it just open until official park closing?
Pretty certain it was closed. Nobody was on that side of the park, they wouldn’t sell much. Most the food places close for after hours.
 

iowamomof4

Well-Known Member
They’re really awesome. I got on 21 rides in 3 hours for Studios 2 weeks ago, so a ride every 8.5 minutes including ride, travel, and ice cream time.

It’s only walk on for the party itself only. The park shuts at 9, and cycles out the non party people. Party starts at 9:30 and ends at 12:30. There may be slight lines early on, but people spread out quickly. People tend to gravitate to the big ride first (FoP and Slinky) then spread to the others, so I’d suggest starting with others and ending with Toy Story to maximize time. Star Tours was walk on for an hour before the party started.
We were there on the 17th as well (if that's what you mean by 2 weeks ago! Fantastic night and very low crowds. Other than a brief downtime for ToT, everything seemed to be running quite smoothly.
 
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