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Hey, y’all. We’re sorry we have to bring you this sad Magic Kingdom news.

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It’s official — one of our favorite ways to get on Magic Kingdom‘s most popular rides without waiting in line is now SOLD OUT.

Disney World hosts special events throughout the year called Disney After Hours. In 2024, these have been offered at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT. Now, however, all of the 2024 dates for Magic Kingdom After Hours events are completely SOLD OUT.


This year, the Magic Kingdom After Hours events took place on select nights between January 11th and June 27th. It’s possible that Disney will announce more 2024 dates, but they likely won’t because Magic Kingdom is hosting Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select nights starting in August.


After Hours events have limited capacity, which means guests get to hop on those popular rides with little to no wait.

After Hours map

Rides that were open during the Magic Kingdom event include the following:

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Haunted Mansion
“it’s a small world”
Jungle Cruise
Peter Pan’s Flight
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Space Mountain
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Pirates of the Caribbean
Swiss Family Treehouse
Enchanted Tiki Room
Country Bear Jamboree
The Barnstormer
Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Mad Tea Party
The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
Mickey’s Philharmagic
Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel
Under The Sea — Journey of The Little Mermaid
Astro Orbiter
Tomorrowland Speedway
TRON Lightcycle / Run

There was also an exclusive fireworks show (Enchantment!) and complimentary snacks, including ice cream, popcorn, and bottled drinks.

Mickey Premium Bar

If you’re disappointed to miss this year’s Magic Kingdom After Hours event, you can still get a ticket to After Hours in Hollywood Studios or EPCOT! Note that these are extra-ticketed events, meaning you have to buy the After Hours ticket separately from the park ticket.


At time of writing, Hollywood Studios has available After Hours dates on May 29th; June 12th, 19th, and 26th; July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st; and August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 29th.

EPCOT has available dates on May 30th, June 6th and 20th, and July 18th.

Hi, Mickey!

Since this option to skip the long waits in Magic Kingdom is now unavailable, you might want to consider purchasing Disney Genie+ on your next visit. Genie+ allows you to make Lightning Lane reservations throughout the day, which means you get to skip the standby lines for those rides. Note that some of the most popular rides are not included with Genie+ and instead have Individual Lightning Lanes, which can be purchased a la carte.

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