I was aware that you weren't the one originally touting a 4 hour ticket, but since you did mention it in the post I just thought people should understand how ridiculous a 4 hour ticket would actually be. A half day ticket is really what we've done on days where they have a event like Halloween party since we arrive at 4 and stay to the end... frankly that isn't a bad deal given the discounted price versus a full day and the fact that on some full days we probably only spend about 8 hours in the parks because we go back to the room for a bit or spend time outside the park getting better and cheaper lunch or dinner. So don't worry I'm not trying to hang the goofy 4 hours of Disney idea on you.I wasn't the one that suggested a 4 hour ticket, that was @Pooh.sHoneyHuntTDL . 1/2 day tickets would give you more like 9 hours on a day the magic kingdom is open until 10 pm
there are thousands upon thousands of people who tour without trying to get into every ride. I know quite a few people who go to the parks in the evening simply for the ambiance.
It is not an "either/or " proposition. this could be useful say 1 day out of a longer vacation where all you have is 1/2 day to spend at the Magic kingdom.
. again this is not some thing that you would use for a 6 pm closing.
So if a person entered at 1pm and the park does not close until 10-11 pm they are doing more than 2 rides plus they are seeing the night time show.
last August we were in the world and on our magic kingdom day the only ride that was 90 minutes long was the mine train. so a half day ticket would more than suffice.