Disney World Adds Even More 2020 After Hours Dates

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Walking right on to Splash Mountain, dancing through the streets without bumping into fellow fans, and free popcorn all over the park. What do these have in common? They are all made possible by After Hours events at Walt Disney World! 

Making the most of your Disney dollar is important, and park fans have spoken with their wallets: Disney After Hours events have become so popular that Disney is adding even more 2020 After Hours dates at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom!

To help you plan for a magical evening, WDW Magazine has put together this handy list of all the After Hours event dates and times for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom After Hours Dates and Times:

After Hours times vary each event night at Magic Kingdom, so make sure you plan your trip accordingly. 

Magic Kingdom 2019 After Hours Dates:

10:00 PM to 1:00 AM on the following dates:

  • November 18th
  • December 9th

Magic Kingdom 2020 After Hours Dates:

10:00 PM to 1:00 AM on the following dates:

  • March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
  • April 5th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • May 5th and 25th

9:00 PM to midnight on the following 2020 dates:

  • January 17th, 20th
  • February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
  • May 11th, 18th

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the following 2020 dates:

  • January 6th, 13th, 23rd, 27th, 31st
  • March 2nd

Animal Kingdom After Hours Dates:

animal kingdom after hours

You can still catch Tree of Life Awakenings during Disney After Hours. Photo by Courtney Reynolds.

All dates at Disney’s Animal Kingdom start at 9:00 PM and end at midnight.

Animal Kingdom 2019 After Hours Dates:

  • November 5th, 13th, 19th
  • December 7th, 14th, 18th

Animal Kingdom 2020 After Hours Dates:

  • January 9th, 16th, 22nd, 30th
  • February 6th, 13th, 19th, 27th
  • March 5th, 19th, 26th
  • April 1st, 7th, 14th, 22nd
  • May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 19th, 26th

Disney World After Hours Tips:

Get Advance Tickets

Buy your After Hours tickets in advance to save $10: They are $129 per adult or child when bought in advance, $139 for adult/child when purchased on the day of the event. Disney Vacation Club Members and Annual Passholders get a hefty discount, paying just $99 per advance ticket.

Go As Early As Possible

Get into the park at 7:00 PM to maximize your After Hours ticket price. These special events give you lots of room to roam with free ice cream, popcorn, and more novelty snacks. After Hours events last for three hours, which is plenty of time to tackle all your favorite rides in the park!

See if It’s Right for You

We’ve reviewed After Hours to take you along with us and help you decide if this event is right for you. Check out our review to see if this experience matches up with what you’re looking for in a magical Disney evening.

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About the Author

Rain Blanken

Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding managing editor for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Chat with Rain on Instagram