Put on Your Big Kid Pants for Disney After Hours

If you’ve done Disney during the day, you know the crowds and long lines are just part of the experience. But once the kids are asleep, or if you want to just do Disney with adults, the Disney After Hours pass may be worth your while.

Next time you visit Sea Shells Beach Club, consider a day trip to Orlando, with a night trip to Disney.

The After Hours pass may be a trial run, as Disney is only making it available for a short time, and only in Orlando. The specific nights are mostly Thursdays (April 28 and May 5 from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m., and April 14, 21, and May 8, 12, and 19 from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.). Check in is at 7 p.m.

The pass costs $149, but it all depends what kind of Disney experience you’re looking for. If exclusive access, shorter lines, beautiful night lights and a more adult crowd sound good, it’s probably worth it.

In addition to keeping rides such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Peter Pan’s Flight and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train open after the rest of the crowd goes home, the event includes character meet-and-greets, free ice cream novelties, and select bottled beverages at the Magic Kingdom, which does not normally sell alcohol.

If a Disney After Hours pass sounds good to you, get one now. While Disney hasn’t disclosed just how many passes they will sell, the number will be limited. You can inquire about or purchase passes by calling (407) 827-7185.

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Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.