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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:48 am

So I was wondering about this event: do you have to be ticketed for the park that day to buy the event ticket? As somebody mentioned that it was more six hours? How does that work?

I'm a Fl resident M-F season passholder, and I was considering doing one of these (you get a slight discount as a seasonpass holder, and it would be a way to get in on a Saturday potentially).

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:39 am

You don't have to already be admitted the day of to take part in the After Hours events. They're hard-ticketed events along the lines of the Halloween and Christmas parties, they're effectively separate admissions.

Because of that, you buying an After Hours ticket for a Saturday doesn't have anything to do with your annual pass, it's as if you were to pay for general admission on one of your block out days.

However, you are allowed in for a few hours of normal operation before the "after hours" event begins. They obviously can't stop people hanging around in the park after the normal day is over, but after a certain time they will only allow people with the event wristbands on the attractions.

Keep in mind that Hollywood Studios is the Saturday park, Animal Kingdom is Tuesday / Wednesday and Magic Kingdom is Monday / Thursday. They don't offer After Hours for EPCOT [yet].
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:15 am

This is random but on the subject of these events, since they let you into the park early do you still get to book Fastpasses during the time that the park is open (even if you don't have an annual pass or a day ticket)?

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:34 am

coasterbill wrote:This is random but on the subject of these events, since they let you into the park early do you still get to book Fastpasses during the time that the park is open (even if you don't have an annual pass or a day ticket)?


I just went ahead and bought one. I got it for a day that my season pass isn't blacked out, so I got my traditional FP+'s. But I'm not sure of the answer for if you wouldn't have rights to get in with the After Hours pass. Best bet would be to try it yourself in the Disney website. I'm 90% sure that you probably could, and if so, that would be valuable.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:17 pm

A cool video popped up in my YouTube recommendations today:
Apparently George Bush Intercontinental Airport has a people-mover in the basement called the Subway. However, this people mover was actually built by Disney, modeled after the one in Tomorrowland. This is the only known instance of Disney installing a people mover for practical use outside of their properties. I'd recommend watching it, it's very interesting IMO.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:16 pm

coasterbill wrote:This is random but on the subject of these events, since they let you into the park early do you still get to book Fastpasses during the time that the park is open (even if you don't have an annual pass or a day ticket)?
I went to the Animal Kingdom after hours and used my night ticket to book 2 fast passes between 7-8:00p a few weeks ahead of time. So yes, you don't need a daytime ticket to book fast passes at all. I didn't have any other Disney tickets my entire trip.

I did remember reading there can be some weird things if you try to maybe book using both tickets the same day, or have an extended stay that crosses over with it, or something weird like that, but I don't remember the details or where I was reading about it. It may be old information at this point too; sorry I don't remember the circumstances but it had to be resolved with guest services.

I had no issues whatsoever, though, everything just worked. Had an awesome time, despite not knowing what was off limits and getting lost when there's nobody to follow around in the park in the dark, lol...

EDIT: found this -----

"DAH tickets will allow for FP booking during regular park hours, so - if you have no other FPs booked that day - one could book FPs during with a DAH ticket during the regular park hours before the event.

HOWEVER, there can be issues when doing this, as has been happening for some people with MNSSHP and MVMCP events since 2017. Booking FPs with DAH tickets in combination with certain trip details/configurations can potentially cause Disney's system to flag your account for insufficient ticket entitlements and you will receive a warning that your last day of FPs will be cancelled if you do not address the problem.Who and exactly why people get this warning remains elusive.

Bottom line - if you choose to book FPs with your DAH ticket entitlement and you have FPs booked on other days with regular park admission - you have some potential risk of receiving this warning... so keep an eye out"

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:20 am

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Disney Villains Take Center Stage at Select Disney After Hours Nights Events at Magic Kingdom Park

Disney After Hours has been a huge success with guests looking for the opportunity to experience the magic at Magic Kingdom Park after the sun goes down. Today, I’m excited to share a new reason to delve into the delights of Disney After Hours this summer – Disney Villains will add a wicked twist to Disney After Hours event nights June 6-August 8!

In case you aren’t familiar, Disney After Hours is a special event that’s open to a limited number of guests and offers low wait times at more than 20 attractions and experiences after the park closes to day guests, from classics like the Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain, to newer favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, plus many more. Event tickets also allow entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives you time to enjoy fireworks before heading off to the attractions. Ice cream novelties, popcorn and select bottled beverages are also included in the cost of admission.

This summer, Disney Villains After Hours will take on a wickedly fun villains theme, with exclusive entertainment, food & beverage, merchandise and more.

Here’s a taste of what new elements to expect:

- A Brand-New Disney Villains Stage Show – Hades and Meg from “Hercules” will set the castle stage ablaze in this all-new stage show, Villains Unite the Night, which will also feature appearances by Jafar, The Queen, Dr. Facilier and Maleficent.

- Spot Maleficent the Dragon – Maleficent the Dragon, with her Steampunk style and signature wicked grin, will be let loose for the first time at night – breathing fire as she creeps through the park as a one-of-a-kind experience for party guests.

- Villanous Enhancements: Discover surprising, villain-inspired additions at Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.
Wickedly Good Food & Beverage -A variety of special food & beverage offerings will also be available for purchase, including tasty desserts, drinks and dishes inspired by The Queen, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Hades, Dr. Facilier and even Emperor Zurg.

- Event Merchandise – Event attendees can also purchase new logo merchandise, as well as items from a curated collection of the best Disney Villains merchandise available.

- One Notorious Item to Note: Ever driven to stand out in their unpredictable and audacious fashion, while the Villains will be entertaining guests in the new stage show, they will not be participating in character greetings during the event.
If you really wanna get in on the action, feel free to show off your sinister side by dressing in attire inspired by your favorite baddie.

Disney Villains After Hours tickets cost $139 plus tax in advance, $144 plus tax on the event night. Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog in the coming weeks for booking details! Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $30 discount and purchase tickets for $109. Tickets for these specific Disney Villains After Hours event nights will go on sale April 29.

Joining us for this year’s event? Be sure to share your experience with us using #VillainsAfterHours.

More details: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/magic-kingdom-after-hours/
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:30 am

This sounds awesome. I can't wait to hear why it's a problem.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:59 am

that villains after hours sounds fantastic.

yeah, it's not gonna be for everyone - but really, who DOESN'T love the villains more anyways? :p
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:03 am

I agree, it sounds really cool.

I really do think it's awesome that Disney has found so many ways to add things like this without impacting regular guests at all. How cool is it that they can pull this off but still have a 10pm close for regular guests?

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