Disney's Hollywood Studio's Tower of Terror
  • On Feb 27, 2023
    Michael from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Which theme park would you pick for an after hours event?

    Jambo, Michael.

    I’m so glad you followed Mowgli and Baloo through the jungle and found your way to planDisney again. We know the Bare Necessities when it comes to Walt Disney World Resort and love to help fellow Guests plan their own magical vacations. After all, that’s what friends are for!

    I had so much fun answering your last question about the Disney After Hours events and am excited you’ve returned with a follow-up question. I hope this means you are that much closer to adding a Disney After Hours event into your plans for a future vacation. You can’t go wrong with any of the parks for an After Hours event, but my initial recommendation would be to go with Disney After Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios has several of the most popular attractions with some of the lengthier wait times at Walt Disney World Resort. Even when you purchase Disney Genie+ Service, it can be difficult to find available Lightning Lanes for some of these attractions on a normal park day, as they tend to sell out quickly (here’s looking at you, Slinky Dog Dash). Having three extra hours in the park with very low wait times for all of the Toy Story Land attractions, Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is reason enough for most people to go this route, but it’s the prospect of dropping in on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror as much as I want that sells me. Plus, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the most compact park, so you’ll be able to fit more fun in since you won't spend as much time walking.

    Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park is also a great choice. It has more attractions included than any other theme park, so you’ll have a wider variety of activities to choose from. It’s nice to walk up to some of those attractions that have notoriously high wait times and virtually walk right on. When I last attended Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park, I was able to experience 16 attractions within the three hours allotted for the event. That’s practically unheard of on a normal park day! Oh, and we can’t forget that you would have some pretty great photo opportunities with Cinderella Castle with very little crowds in the background.

    Don’t get me wrong, Michael, EPCOT would be equally as fun for an After Hours experience, but since the park is so widespread, you might not get to pack as much into three hours there as you would at Magic Kingdom Park or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s honestly a win-win no matter what you decide, but I hope I’ve been able to provide some clarity today. If you think of any more questions, don’t hesitate to stop by planDisney again. We’re all (elephant) ears and happy to assist!

    Forget about your worries and your strife,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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