• On Feb 25, 2019
    David from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a question about Disney After Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I know the event runs from 8:30 to 11:30. It says we can check in at 7pm. Do we have access to the entire park at that time, or do we have to wait until 8:30pm?

    Hi there, David! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for stopping by again and asking a great question! 

    I adore the Disney After Hours events! As an Annual Passholder and long-time Guest of Walt Disney World Resort, I am constantly looking for new and unique experiences for me and my family to experience. During a recent stay, I had the pleasure of experiencing Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom. I was pleasantly surprised by this event and have not stopped recommending it since! Due to the limited number of tickets sold for the Disney After Hours events, many popular attractions and Character Experiences are available with little-to-no wait times. In addition, Guests are welcome to enjoy popcorn, ice cream, and select bottled beverages throughout their night of adventure! 

    As you have seen, Guests attending Disney After Hours events are welcome to check-in at their theme park beginning at 7pm. This does, in fact, mean that you will be admitted to the park an hour and a half prior to the actual start time of the event! This gives you a good amount of extra time to experience additional attractions and entertainment offerings before the event even begins! I like to use this time to experience any attractions that may not be open during the Disney After Hours event, personally. 

    I hope you have just as much fun at your Disney After Hours event as I did! Be sure to let us know if we can help you with planning any other part of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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