Disney After Hours Hollywood Studios: Overview and Review

Are you a die-hard Disney fan that loves the idea of having the park all to yourself? Have you ever wanted to experience the Hollywood Studios without lines and crowds?

If so, then a Disney After Hours event may be just what you’re looking for. As someone who has been fortunate enough to attend these events, I can tell you firsthand that it truly is an experience like no other.

This is an extra ticketed after hours event at Hollywood Studios. The park will remain open 3 hours after the park closes, and you'll receive a few extra perks.

Let me give you an overview and review of what it’s like to attend Disney After Hours at Hollywood Studios.

What is After Hours at Hollywood Studios?

Disney After Hours is an exclusive event offered periodically throughout the year at Hollywood Studios. The event runs from 9:30 PM until 12:30 AM and is open only to those who have purchased tickets.

Guests will be able to enjoy most attractions at the park, as well as complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the park.

What Does Disney After Hours Cost?

Tickets for After Hours range in price from $155 to $175 for both adults and children. There are discounts available for annual passholders and DVC owners (you'll pay $125 to $145 with those discounts).

You can purchase tickets onDisney's website or from a Disney travel agent. You can get a quote on your trip with Disney After Hourshere.

What are the Dates for Disney After Hours?

For 2024 you can attend on the following dates:


  • 1/10/24
  • 1/24/24


  • 2/21/24
  • 2/26/24


  • 3/13/24
  • 3/20/24
  • 3/27/24


  • 4/3/24
  • 4/10/24

    How Does Disney After Hours Work?

    This event starts 9:30pm and the park will remain open until 12:30 am.

    You can check in to the event starting at 7pm (over 3 hours before actual start time). You will be given a wristband once you check in to show that you are an event ticket holder. Check in points are located at the park entrance, and also at various spots around the park for guests who spent the day at Hollywood Studios. There will be After Hours signs and Cast Members to help get your wristband.

    If you spend the day in the park make sure you stop by one of these check in points. Cast Members will be asking to see wrist bands throughout the night and before you enter any ride queue.

    Because this event is limited tickets, rides are mostly walk on. You could use this event as a way to experience the park without much waiting at all.

    It's also a great way to just experience the park with very few guests. If you have ever wanted to explore or photograph the park without other guests this is the event for you.

    Rides Available During Disney After Hours at Hollywood Studios

    The main draw of this after-hours event is definitely its rides! All attendees have unlimited access to select attractions.

    ALMOSTevery ride will be available during this event. This includes Rise of the Resistance, Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania, and more.

    What Else is Included in After Hours Events?

    In addition to being able to ride almost all of the rides in the park with little to no wait, you will have access to unlimited novelty treats during the event.

    Starting at 9:30 you'll find carts with complementary popcorn, soda, bottled water, and ice cream at the following locations:

    • Grand Avenue
    • Hollywood Boulevard
    • Sunset Boulevard
    • Toy Story Land

    If you are looking for more substantial food, there will also be food available for purchase.

      After Hours at Hollywood Studios Review

      While this event is expensive, I personally found it to be well worth the ticketed price. Hollywood Studios has become one of the most crowded parks over the last few years. This event makes really exploring the park, and enjoying the rides incredibly easy and relaxed.

      I would also recommend this event for guests who have a short trip planned. You could easily spend your few days at other parks, and see all of Hollywood Studios in one evening with this ticket.

      Truly, if you are looking for an unforgettable evening in Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios Park, look no further than Disney After Hours! This unique experience offers guests unlimited access to select attractions without any wait times whatsoever - something that's truly hard to come by. And with complimentary snacks and drinks included in your ticket price, it adds a bit of fun. While I personally couldn't even come close to eating enough Mickey Bars and popcorn to come close to the ticket price, this feels like a fun perk more than "added value" on my ticket. But I'm not even mad about it. It's a perk I'm happy to take.

      If this event is in your budget, I highly recommend it. It's a wonderful way to see this park with very few other guests.

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