Theme Park Fun

Disney After Hours at Hollywoood Studios. Is it worth it?

So after the amazing night spent at Animal Kingdom, I knew the night at Hollywood Studios would be awesome but just how awesome?

So just a recap – For $125  you get 3 hours in the park after it closes, no lines, no crowds and to make it even sweeter you get unlimited ice cream, popcorn, and drinks throughout the night.

That VIP Feeling

One thing that feels so weird about the After Hours is waltzing in while everyone else is leaving for the night and knowing that we get time to enjoy the park and the rides with little to now crowds. 

Our course our first stop was Toy Story Land! Woody’s Lunch Box was thankfully one of the restaurants open for the event. I had to stop and get a bite to eat. The Totchos are to die for! (you get free cups of water).

BBQ Brisket and a side of Totchos
Turkey Sandwich and Macaroni Salad

Select Rides and Experiences Available

So with the After Hours event there are only a select number of rides and experiences available:

  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Character Greetings with Toy Story Land Pals, Mickey, Minnie and Olaf
Alien Swirling Saucers
Well played Tower of Terror keeping it at 13 for the entire night.

I will say one thing, the queue line for the Tower of Terror is even creepier when it is empty. 

It was a great chance to meet our favorite characters during the night. 


The snacks included: ice cream sandwiches, popcorn, fruit pop, assorted popsicle’s, and drinks (soda and water). You can get regular food but only at select restaurants that are a part of the after hours. Plenty of stuff to keep you going for the 3 hours you are there.

Hubby had no complaints about the snacks. 

Overall Thoughts

Just as I said with Animal Kingdom, it is so worth it. If you don’t mind not being able to go into all of the shops and restuarants, or all of the other shows and rides then this is for you, or you can do all the day stuff and then enjoy a laid back kind of night. Either way it will be worth the experience. I did find that with Hollywood Studios there seemed to be more open and things to do but it can definitely be done in the 3 hours you have, more then once if you do it right. 

What To Know Before You Go

Plenty of time to clown around when you have no crowds to worry about.

How early can I enter the park? 

Guests with Disney After Hours tickets can enter the park at 7:00 PM every event night.

What Dates and Times are After Hours Hollywood Studios? 

The event takes place from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Saturday, December 22, 2018
  • Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Saturday, March 9, 2019

The event takes place from 9:00 PM to midnight on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019

Tickets to this special event can be purchased online. Or call 407-939-7795 or visit any Walt Disney World ticket window.


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