• On Nov 3, 2019
    Terry from NH 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.

    Hi we will be at WDW this January and have 6 day hopper tickets we have also booked an after hours ticketed event for AK mid way through our trip. Will we end up using one of our park hopper days if we wear our magic bands to the after hours event?

    Hi, Terry!

    It's great to hEAR from you again! You must be SO excited about your 2020 visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Six days to park hop and enjoy all the theme parks have to offer will give you plenty of time to experience all your favorite attractions, entertainment, and dining. And I love that you've added Disney After Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park to your itinerary! I can only imagine all the fun you'll have during this magical vacation!

    Terry, when you scan your MagicBand for the Disney After Hours event, it should recognize your special event ticket and not one of your Park Hopper Tickets. I've attended special events in the past and never had an issue. The first time I did have the same concern as you, so I did stop and double-check with a Cast Member. She quickly checked and gave me the all-clear! Don't hesitate to do the same if you have any concerns during your January visit. 

    On the night of your event, you can enter Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park at 7:00 p.m., even though the official event runs from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. This will give you time to have dinner or hop on a few attractions. One of my top picks for a delicious meal at this park is Satu'li Canteen! I love all their flavorful bowls, and the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse is so decadent. And to save time, you can utilize the Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering.

    Thank you for reaching out, Terry! We hope you'll continue to visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel as you plan for your 2020 visit!

    Have a MAGICAL day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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