Ever dreamt of having Magic Kingdom all to yourself? You almost can! Day 3 of my Top 5 Favorites is all about Magic Kingdom After Hours! I have experienced this specially ticketed event several times since it began in 2017 and it truly never disappoints. This is different than the extra magic hours that come free with your on-site resort stay and happens only after the park has closed. The park does not close early either so those that do not wish to attend After Hours are still treated to a full day in the park with Happily Ever After at the end.
This 3 hour event involves having Magic Kingdom practically to yourself after the park closes for the night. This is not like the holiday parties or extra magic hours because the number of tickets sold are extremely limited so there are far less people able to attend each night. The event ticket will get you into the park as early as 7pm, so you can enjoy the park and Happily Ever After pre-closing, but the real fun begins once the park closes. At that time you are treated to unlimited popcorn, ice cream treats, and Coca Cola products throughout the night as you race around Magic Kingdom hopping on any ride you wish with no line to wait in. Now there has been a time or two that I had to wait 15 minutes or so for Peter Pan or Mine Train, but that only happened at one of the events and is still not a terrible amount of time to wait for those particular Fantasyland attractions.
Since they have begun this event, it has been expanded to both Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, but unfortunately, I have yet to experience either of those. I think Magic Kingdom definitely has the most bang for your buck, with the most attractions of any of the theme parks and nearly all the attractions are open. I will actually be back in just a few short weeks to experience it again.
Disney After Hours is currently $125/person with dates available through mid-April 2019. Annual pass holders receive a discounted rate. Both Jenn & I hope they will continue to offer it throughout the year because we just love it and will announce in our Facebook group if/when more dates are released!