Pluto at Magic Kingdom
  • On Mar 17, 2023
    Scott from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We are going to Magic Kingdom for the After hours party on Monday but do not have the normal park ticket. Will we be able to purchase a Lightning Lane for the time that we are in the park?

    Hi Scott!

    Welcome to planDisney! It's great to have you stop by! With only a few days left until your arrival, let's jump right into your question.

    Disney After Hours has been a welcomed addition to the parks since they made their return this year! Being able to explore the parks at night only enhances these special events. One major perk is being able to enter the park as early as 7 PM. This gives you three additional hours before the event begins to add even more fun to your night.

    While it is possible to purchase Disney Genie+ on this day, I would advise against it. Disney Genie+ will not be available to use during the After Hours event, so you would only get a minimal amount of time to use it while the park is officially still open. Since you can only make one Lightning Lane reservation at a time, you might only get to use it for an attraction or two. I would suggest utilizing the time before the event begins to experience other things that the park has to offer. During this time, you can catch the nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment, and stop in some shops along Main Street, U.S.A. This is also a great time to grab a bite to eat! Mickey pretzels are always calling my name! 

    Once the After Hours event begins, there will be considerably less amount of Guests in the park. This will give you the chance to ride as many attractions as possible during this time, mostly with low wait times. The best part about attending this event at the Magic Kingdom is there are countless attractions to ride. You can bounce from one to the next and get the most out of the night. Don't forget to grab an ice cream treat or popcorn as you roam around the park. They are complimentary and available at select kiosks. 

    Scott, I hope this information helps you plan for your night! Have a magical visit to the Magic Kingdom!

    See ya real soon!
    Greg
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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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