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Old 11-05-2018, 11:30 PM   #1
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Wink After hours announced!!

They announced after hours today for both Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Anyone have any idea how many tickets they actually sell and how short are the lines really? My dw favorite ride is TOT. I was thinking of doing one of the HS ones.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:06 AM   #2
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WDW is having more and more of these events...both before and after hours. I'm afraid it is just a matter of time before the free EMHs are a thing of the past.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:32 AM   #3
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https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/bl...nimal-kingdom/

Disney After Hours events have been such a huge hit among Disney fans and we wanted to share this good news with you first: not only are more event nights set for Magic Kingdom Park, but for the first time, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will join in on the fun!

In case you aren’t familiar with Disney After Hours events, these evening events are your opportunity to experience the magic of a Disney theme park for three hours after regular park hours, which means little-to-no wait for attractions, experiences and character greetings! You can even enter the park early – at 7 p.m. on your event night – before Disney After Hours begins. Ice cream, popcorn and select beverages are also included in your Disney After Hours admission, which is a separately priced ticket from daytime park admission.

Magic Kingdom Park
Enjoy classic favorite attractions from Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain as well as newer favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, plus many more. Event nights will run on: Nov. 26; and Dec. 3, 10, 2018; and Jan. 7, 17, 24 and 28, 2019; Feb. 7, 14, and 28, 2019; and March 7, 2019.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Imagine having little-to-no wait for newly opened Toy Story Land attractions, including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and other attractions will also be available. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will also stay open for purchases throughout the night. Event nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be: Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2018; and Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2019; Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2019; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019; and April 6 and 13, 2019.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Enjoy the best Disney’s Animal Kingdom has to offer at night, including heart-tugging Tree of Life Awakenings, the adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more. Select quick-service food & beverage locations will remain open throughout the night for purchases. Dates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are: Dec. 4, 12 and 18, 2018; and Jan. 8, 16, 22 and 31, 2019; and Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 26, 2019; and March 5, 20 and 27, 2019; and April 3, 2019.

Tickets for Disney After Hours events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be on-sale November 15 through the Disney Reservation Center by calling 407-939-7795.


All Disney After Hours event tickets cost $125 + tax for advance purchase and $129 + tax for day-of purchases. Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders do receive a discounted price $95 + tax.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:53 AM   #4
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Waiting to see if dates will be extended into May. I notice park hours for our May trip have the MK closing at 9 instead of 10 so they are still planning for light attendance.

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Old 11-06-2018, 10:31 AM   #5
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These late announcements actually piss me off.


They force us to plan days at least 60 days in advance with FP so we have to plan which park to be in on what day and then they come out and announce these events at last minute.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:28 PM   #6
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I wish these weren't quite so expensive...we'd consider doing one during our January trip for DHS as we want to experience Toy Story Land at night and the 3 kids are heavy into RR and TOT, but there are 5 of us so that would be an extra $500 on top of our existing tickets. Too much.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:34 PM   #7
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These late announcements actually piss me off.


They force us to plan days at least 60 days in advance with FP so we have to plan which park to be in on what day and then they come out and announce these events at last minute.
The ticket is stand-alone, so you can go to a different park during the day and then hop to the After Hours park.

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Old 11-06-2018, 03:23 PM   #8
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WDW is having more and more of these events...both before and after hours. I'm afraid it is just a matter of time before the free EMHs are a thing of the past.


We spoke to a CM at BW back when they first began the events that made the comment that "corporate was going to get their cut regardless of how it changes the way things are done at the parks."
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:30 PM   #9
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We spoke to a CM at BW back when they first began the events that made the comment that "corporate was going to get their cut regardless of how it changes the way things are done at the parks."
To be honest, I have little sympathy for that viewpoint from the CM. In the 14 years we’ve been going, they had no EMH, just E Ticket nights for pay and early entry at one park each day, then they had EMH, then they shortened the hours. There were also times that the parks would close at 7 or 8 in the evening when attendance was low.

They are always going to balance park hours with attendance projections and revenue goals.

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Old 11-06-2018, 05:47 PM   #10
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Once again we're missing out by just days. Ugh
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