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  • On Nov 14, 2019
    Dianna from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How do special event tickets work? Is it just for the special event or does it include the whole day pass as well? Basically am I paying $145 on top of the normal ticket price to enjoy the after hour events at the end of February, or paying $145 instead?

    Hello, Dianna! 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    The Disney After Hours events are among my favorite experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort! I attended my first one almost a year ago, and it was especially remarkable because I did it on my arrival day. Enjoying an emptier Magic Kingdom Park was unforgettable! 

    In my opinion, they’re fantastic for those resting days in the middle of a trip, as tickets sold for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and Disney After Hours do not require a separate regular Theme Park admission. What it means is that you have two options when planning to attend one of these events. 

    First, you can choose to use a regular Theme Park admission to visit a Theme Park during the day and then use a Special Event ticket to attend a night event. In that case, you would be paying for two tickets on the same day and probably enjoying around 16 hours of fun in total. 

    Your second option is to buy a Special Event ticket and make creative plans to enjoy before you can enter that Theme Park for your event. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, for example, Guests can join Disney After Hours events at 7:00 p.m., so you could plan a fun day and then head to this Theme Park at 6:00 p.m. to get the party started. You can spend a day by the pool, have lunch at one of the gorgeous Disney Resort hotels, or even explore Disney Springs.
     
    I’d suggest going with the second choice, as I usually find nighttime events more enjoyable after a relaxing day. I hope that you can make the most of your time at the Walt Disney World Resort. For me, combining all the different options to craft the perfect vacation is part of the fun!  

    May the magic be with you, 

    Julie
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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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