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  • On Oct 4, 2022
    Paden from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Disney has just announced After Hours events starting in January 2023. Does this mean that extended evening hours are ending? I have a trip planned in this time frame, so I'm wondering if I'm losing this perk.

    Hi Paden!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by! I'm excited about your upcoming trip early next year to the Walt Disney World Resort! Having this amazing experience to look forward to after the holiday season is the best way to cure the winter blues!

    With the announcement of Disney After Hours events returning at the beginning of next year, many Guests are wondering about the Extended Evening Hours that are currently being offered to Guests staying in Deluxe Disney Resorts Hotels. While there hasn't been any word from Disney regarding this matter, I am thoroughly optimistic that both of these experiences can exist at the same time. Dates for the Extended Evening Hours have only been announced up until December, so keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for any updated news.

    Currently, the Magic Kingdom has been offering Extended Evening Hours on select Wednesday nights, while Disney's Hollywood Studios has rarely held any at all. EPCOT has been hosting most of them on select Monday evenings. The new After Hours events are set to take place on opposing days. Magic Kingdom is set to host them on Monday nights, which does not coincide with the current Extended Evening Hours schedule. 

    One perk that is still being offered is Early Theme Park Entry for Guests staying at Disney Resorts Hotels. This benefit allows you to enter the parks 30 minutes before the official opening time to help get a head start on the rest of the Guests. My family has used this time to either head straight to a popular attraction to ride it with a minimal wait time or try to fit in multiple experiences before lines start to form on other rides. 

    Paden, I hope you have a magical time during your upcoming visit! January will be here before you know it!

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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