I recently attended the Disney After Hours event at Magic Kingdom and saved nearly 12 hours of waiting in line. This was a really cool event, and I think it’s a great opportunity if you’re willing to forgo a daytime pass and attend at night instead.
Now, Disney has announced an After Hours event exclusively for Annual Passholders at the Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, or Premier levels. The AP-exclusive events will allow late-night access to either Magic Kingdom or Epcot with select attractions, shops, and restaurants being open during this time.
There will be three of these V.I.Passholder After Hours Events:
- August 5th: Magic Kingdom 10pm to 12am
- September 6th: Epcot 9pm to 10pm
- October 25th: Epcot 9pm to 11pm
Disney is sending Annual Passholders an e-mail inviting them to this event. If you plan to attend, you’ll have to register in advance. You should know that there is limited capacity during the AP After Hours event; to maximize access for annual passholders, you can only register for one event. However, there’s no additional charge beyond what you pay for your annual pass.
Here are the attractions that will be open for the Magic Kingdom event:
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Splash Mountain
- Haunted Mansion
- The Barnstormer
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- it’s a small world
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Prince Charming Regal Carousel
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Under the Sea — Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Space Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
Disney has not yet announced the attractions that will be available for the Epcot events.
If you are fortunate enough to snag a ticket, be prepared to present your Annual Pass and a valid identification when you arrive a the park!
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