Disney has been offering these After Hours events at different parks and it’s a good way to get to ride attractions with little-to-no-wait. Disney’s Animal Kingdom currently has dates for an After Hours event.
This After Hours event started in December, but has a lot of dates for the beginning of 2019 and tickets are still available. Guests who purchase tickets for this event can enter the park as early as 7 p.m., which means you don’t have to purchase a separate theme park ticket. The event officially runs from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Disney After Hours events are nice, because tickets are very limited. By limiting the tickets, the guests who attend the event are able to enjoy the park with extremely low crowds and the low crowds are really helpful with riding the popular rides, like Flight of Passage. I attended an After Hours event at Magic Kingdom and was able to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train twice in less than half an hour. Most of the time was spent walking through the empty queue!
In addition to being able to ride the rides with little-to-no-wait, there are also complimentary snacks and drinks included. The snacks are ice cream novelties and popcorn and the select beverages are usually sodas and bottles of water. There are other locations in the park where guests can purchase other snacks.
Rides that will be open include:
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Na’vi River Journey
- Pandora Drummers – Swotu Waya
- Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
- Rivers of Light
- Tree of Life Awakenings
- It’s Tough to be a Bug!
- TriceraTop Spin
- And more!
After Hours Event 2019 Dates for Animal Kingdom
- January: 8, 16, 22, 31
- February: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 26
- March: 5, 20, 27
- April 3
- Advance Tickets: $125 per adult and child (plus tax)
- Day of Tickets: $129 per adult and child (plus tax)
- Annual Passholders: $95 per adult and child (plus tax)
- Disney Vacation Club Members: $95 per adult and child (plus tax)
The biggest draw for this After Hours event is the fact that you wouldn’t have to wait in a long line for Avatar Flight of Passage. The free snacks and drinks are a bonus too. It’s definitely not inexpensive though, especially if you are buying tickets for an entire family. If you are worried about the cost, but want to experience the event, then I would treat this as your Animal Kingdom day and not buy another ticket for Animal Kingdom. Even though the event is only 3 hours, you can get a lot done due to the low crowds.
Have you attended a Disney After Hours event? What did you think?
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