• On Jul 1, 2018
    Michelle from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are doing a WDW/DCL land and sea vacation in July. We are planning on doing MK on 7/14 and we also have tickets for Disney After Dark that day. Do we need to leave the park and come back in to have our Magic Bands rescanned for the After Dark tickets?

    Hi Michelle and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I have to admit I'm jealous of your upcoming land and sea vacation! This feels like the perfect time to sail away to adventure. I am so excited you've decided to attend Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park! My husband and I attended one of the events and had an amazing time. Since the number of tickets sold is limited, there are truly lower crowds. We were able to ride our favorite attractions with much less wait time, enjoy delicious snacks, and get some memorable photos. We wanted to rush to fit everything in, but also took time to enjoy the beauty of the park without the crowds. 

    You can enter the park as early as 7 p.m. with your event ticket. Since you will already be in Magic Kingdom Park, you will only need to have your Magic Band scanned to verify your Disney After Hours ticket then you will receive a lanyard. There should be a cast member inside the gate who could scan your band so you can avoid leaving and re-entering the park. Your whole party will have to be there to have their Magic Bands scanned and receive their lanyards. I would try to go closer to 7 to avoid being caught between day guests exiting the parks and other guests arriving for Disney After Hours.  

    Please let us know if we can help you with any other questions. 
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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