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  • On Sep 28, 2022
    Vincent from QC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    After Hours events were announced yesterday for MK and HS. For most dates, these events seem to coincide with Extended Evening Hours (Mondays and Wednesdays). Will they change EEH days beginning in January, or will we have to choose between the two events?

    Greetings, Vincent, and welcome to planDisney.

    Thank you for bringing this excellent question to planDisney, and as one of two Canadian panelists, it would be my pleasure to offer my views on Disney After Hours and Extended Evening Hours.

    Vincent, when I first read the exciting announcement from the Disney Parks Blog, I too, began referring to the calendars for Disney After Hours, a special ticketed event, and Extended Evening Hours, a complimentary benefit for Guests of Disney Deluxe Resorts, Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, and other Select Hotels. While I do see some overlap with the Monday and Wednesday dates, we must remember that we are comparing dates for the new year with dates for this year.

    As a fellow Guest myself, Vincent, I am not privy to the backstage Disney information – only our dear pal Mickey Mouse has that scoop. In my opinion, hours and dates for the special ticket event for purchase, and the complimentary benefit may shift to accommodate those Guests who purchase a ticket for Disney After Hours, and who also decide, (if eligible, and they hold a Theme Park Reservation using valid theme park admission), to attend the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours benefit.

    When I consider how I will plan for this, I will purchase my special ticket for Disney After Hours, rest for the better part of my day, and enter the designated theme park in time for my complimentary benefit of Extended Evening Theme Park Hours to enjoy the theme park earlier and then when my Disney After Hours ticketed event begins, I will carry on with the fun thereafter and also make sure that my shoes are super comfortable.

    Combining the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours with the Early Theme Park Entry, another way to enjoy more fun bright and early in the day will truly maximize eligible Guests’ time enjoying and touring the available and designated theme park. And currently, the fantastic news is that Guests of Disney Deluxe Resorts, Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, and other Select Hotels have the added benefit of requesting to join the Walt Disney World Resort - Virtual Queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at 6:00 PM on Extended Theme Park Hour nights, isn’t that fantastic?!

    Vincent, I hope this answer gave you some perspective, albeit not completely giving you the exact response you were hoping for. If you have any questions, I recommend following the official Disney Parks Blog for updates, and you are welcome to email or contact the Walt Disney World Resort – Help Center.

    Best Disney Wishes!
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