Disney After Hours Events Return to Walt Disney World Resort January 2024

Disney After Hours Events return in January
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Are you always wishing you had just a little more time to enjoy the parks during your Walt Disney World vacation? Get ready! Disney just released new information about the After Hours Events returning this spring, starting January 2024.

Walt Disney World is filled to the brim with exciting attractions, delicious restaurants, and thrilling entertainment to enjoy. Sometimes, it just feels like there are too many things to do and not enough hours in the day. This spring, you can enjoy more time in the Disney parks with a Disney After Hours Event at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney After Hours Events Dates and Times

Disney After Hours Events return in January

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

These nighttime events will begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on January 10, 2024, and continue on select nights through April 10, 2024. Take in the magic of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at night or explore Andy’s backyard after hours. The events will begin at 9:30 p.m. and continue until 12:30 p.m. For more fun, you can enter the park with an event ticket starting at 7:00 p.m.

Disney After Hours Characters

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Magic Kingdom

Fancy a late-night stroll down Main Street, U.S.A.? Magic Kingdom will offer After Hours Events on select nights from January 11, 2024, through April 8, 2024. The events will begin following the park’s closure to day guests at 10:00 p.m. and continue until 1:00 a.m. Guests with an event ticket may start arriving at the park at 7:00 p.m.

Magic Kingdom will offer over 20 attractions and park experiences, including TRON Lightcycle / Run. The event will also feature the return of Disney’s “Enchantment,” a nighttime fireworks spectacular only available for event guests. If you arrive early at the event, you can watch “Happily Ever After” and “Enchantment.”


Beginning February 2, 2024, you can enjoy the nighttime glow of EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth just a little bit longer. After Hours Events will be available at EPCOT on select nights from February 2, 2024, through April 4, 2024. The events will allow guests to enjoy attractions and entertainment from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. However, event ticket holders can enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m. Popular attractions, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Soarin’, and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, will be open for guests to enjoy.

An Exclusive Nighttime Experience

Disney After Hours Guests

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Beginning November 7, 2023, guests with Walt Disney World Resort reservations can purchase tickets for these exclusive After Hours Events at the Disney parks. Tickets are available for purchase for all guests beginning November 14, 2023. Tickets may be purchased online or through the My Disney Experience app. 

Your event ticket includes access to featured attractions and experiences, as well as character meet and greets. Additionally, enjoy complimentary snacks, including popcorn, ice cream, and select beverages all night long. The limited number of park guests will allow for shortened wait times for all your park favorites!

Ticket Pricing

For Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, event tickets will range from $155 to $175 (plus tax). EPCOT event tickets will range from $149 to $159 (plus tax). Specially priced tickets are available for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members. 

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.