After Hours Disney Date Night at Magic Kingdom

My husband and I attended Disney After Hours for a Disney date night courtesy of Mickey himself. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

After Hours Disney Date Night at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin

Have you ever considered going on a Disney date night? Us either. I honestly never thought of Disney as being a date night destination but why not?!? It has everything you could need for a date night, especially during their after hours event. Good food, great entertainment, and even better people.

We try to have date nights at least once a month. Lately our schedule has been so hectic and it’s been a while. When we got the chance to experience Magic Kingdom after hours, I knew it was the perfect time to go on a date. Typically when we go to Disney, I skip most of the rides. Tatiana loves anything that rolls, swirls, and turns and that’s not for me.

With After Hours, we were able to get on all of the rides we loved with little to no wait. It allowed us a night of pretending we were back in our high school days when we fell in love.

After Hours Disney Date Night at Magic Kingdom

If you’ve never been to Magic Kingdom before and are wanting to experience it for the first time, I would highly suggest taking advantage of the After Hours tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $119 or on the day of for just $124. You can check in at 7 P.M. to get a head start on your date night and ride every ride you’ve ever imagined until 1 A.M.

We got to the park at around 8 P.M. and were able to visit 12 attractions. If you’re planning on heading there around 7 to check-in, definitely consider getting fast passes too. With fast passes, you can hop on even more rides!

After Hours Disney Date Night at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin

What’s included in my ticket

Each ticket includes ice cream treats, bottles beverages and popcorn. Have you ever wanted a Mickey ice cream sandwich but never allowed yourself to indulge in one because you knew your kids would end up eating it all? I’ve been there. I ate all the ice cream on our date night. My husband even got in on the action too!

If you need something more than snacks for your date night, you can stop in to Main Street Bakery and Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. I love the corn dog nuggets at Casey’s Corner!

What rides are open during after hours?

Over 25 of Magic Kingdom’s most popular rides are open during the event. We got to get on rides that we have never been on before because the lines were pretty much non-existent. Space Rangers is officially my new favorite ride!

Here’s a list of a few things that are open during the event:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Princess Greetings at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Dumbo The Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover

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Tickets are limited for After Hours at Magic Kingdom so don’t hesitate to snag your ticket. If you’re planning on attending, here are the event dates:

  • June 28, June 30 from 10 pm – 1am
  • July 7, 9, 14, 21, 28 from 10pm – 1am
  • August 4, 11 from 10pm – 1am
  • August 30, Sept 20 from 9pm – 12am

Check out our other Disney trips here, here, and here.

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15 Comments

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    Stacie
    07.19.18 at 3:21 pm

    Disney is so fun at night. All the lights make it so pretty. I love it.

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    Jenna Wood
    07.19.18 at 5:01 pm

    Oh man, I would love to go to Disney for a date night. Sometimes adults just want to be kids again too. The last time I was at Disney after dark was for HS graduation.

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    Liz Mays
    07.19.18 at 5:18 pm

    Ooh, this sounds fun! I’d definitely like to experience Disney this way. It’s nice that so many of the attractions are open during the event!

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    Heather
    07.19.18 at 7:02 pm

    I had no idea that this event even existed. That’s so cool! I would LOVE a Disney date!

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    Anne Marie
    07.19.18 at 7:44 pm

    I didn’t even know such a thing existed until reading your review! The attractions sound wonderful, and the corn nuggets you mentioned would be something I’d definitely have to try.

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    Reesa Lewandowski
    07.19.18 at 8:45 pm

    I really need to look into the After Hours when I visit next summer! What an awesome way to enjoy the park!

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    Amandela
    07.19.18 at 10:37 pm

    This is so much fun! I would love to have Space Mountain (if it is still there) all to myself…at night. What a fun way to offer a special night for couples!

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      Bianca Dottin
      07.20.18 at 1:23 am

      Space Mountain is still there. My husband rode it and the wait was less than 10 minutes!

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    Amy
    07.20.18 at 2:15 am

    I love that the park must have been super chill and quiet!! That is when I would love to go and visit!!

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    Rachel
    07.20.18 at 2:20 am

    I had way more fun when we weren’t with our kids. It was a little sad but it was easier to not have to keep track of them.

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    Kelly Stilwell
    07.20.18 at 2:56 am

    I was so sorry to have to miss this fun night! Maybe next time I’ll be able to attend! Looks like you had fun!

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore
    07.20.18 at 7:30 am

    That sounds really amazing!! I definitely need to see Disney at night!

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    Alicia
    07.20.18 at 8:03 am

    I’m just now learning that DISNEY makes a great date night! It makes sense. The last time we went, we took the kids and I couldn’t believe how many couples there were!

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    Gingermommy
    07.20.18 at 2:54 pm

    A friend of mine was just telling me about afterhours. Sounds like a great time to visit the park

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    Wanda Lopez
    07.20.18 at 4:23 pm

    I haven’t enjoyed Disney after hours, but after reading your post I definitely want to. It does sound like the perfect destination for a date night. We haven’t had a date in a while and need one asap. Thanks for the idea!

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