**Disney After Hours-Animal Kingdom** FAQ & Discussion Thread

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    Post #2 - Event Description

    Disney After Hours Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/after-hours/
    Disney After Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/animal-kingdom/animal-kingdom-after-hours/
    Original Disney Parks Blog Announcement: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/b...eys-hollywood-studios-disneys-animal-kingdom/

    From Disney's website as of 11/15/2018:
    Be among a limited number of Guests to enjoy a unique, 3-hour park experience—featuring popular attractions and experiences with little-to-no wait!

    Nature Glows in the Dark
    Discover a world that glows in the night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

    Disney After Hours gives a limited number of Guests—including you—access to unforgettable experiences on select nights.

    Embark on exciting attractions, journey into a bioluminescent rainforest and see the park come alive like never before!
     
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    Post #3 - Event Dates & Times

    Dates were first announced on 11/5/2018. Tickets went on sale 11/15/2018.

    Times for Rivers of Light (ROL) are based on currently available schedules from Disney and are subject to change.

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    Post #4 - Ticket Price & Discount Information

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    Notes
    • Ticket prices above apply to all ages 3+
    • Children under 3 do not need a DAH ticket
    • AP/DVC discounts are available online in advance but are not available online for same day / day-of-event ticket purchases, but may be available at a ticket window (your mileage may vary)
    • Regular theme park admission is NOT needed to attend Disney After Hours
    • DAH tickets are like MNSSHP and MVMCP tickets (and regular park tickets for that matter) - once purchased, DAH tickets are nonrefundable
    • Disney After Hours events at Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom currently all have the same pricing and discount structure
    How to Buy Tickets
    • By Phone: 407-939-7795
    • Online: Not available yet, need to call
    • Visit a Walt Disney World ticket window
     
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    Post #5 - Open Attractions

    Per Disney's website as of 11/15/2018:
    • Avatar Flight of Passage
    • Na’vi River Journey
    • Pandora Drummers – Swotu Wayä
    • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
    • DINOSAUR
    • Rivers of Light
    • Tree of Life Awakenings
    • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
    • TriceraTop Spin
    • And more!
    Post will be updated once we learn more.....
     
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    Post #6 - Open Shops / Quick-Service Locations

    At the moment, the only information we have is from the Disney Parks Blog announcement:

    Select quick-service food & beverage locations will also stay open for purchases throughout the night.

    Post will be updated once we learn more....
     
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    Post #7 - When Can I Get in the Park with a DAH Ticket?

    The 'official' park entry time per Disney is 7:00 pm, regardless of the actual start time of the Disney After Hours event.

    NOTE: In practice and while not 'official', for the Magic Kingdom Disney After Hours events, Disney has let DAH ticket-holders in the front entrance approximately 6:00 pm. TBD whether this practice will carry over to Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom.
     
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    Post #8 - Miscellaneous Event Info & FAQs

    Post will be updated as more event information becomes available....
     
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    Post #9 - Hold
     
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    Post #10 - DISer Event Review Posts

    Hard-ticket events such as Disney Afters Hours are expensive and many of us come to the DIS to decide if these types of things are "worth it." In my opinion, there is no better resource than the collective thoughts, opinions, and experiences of DISers who have attended DAH.

    Links to in-thread review/experience posts will be posted below. Good, bad, or ugly - all event reviews and experiences are helpful.

    Post will be populated once event reviews start to come in....
     
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    Post #11 - Misc. Event Links

    Disney Parks Blog Announcement - 11/5/2018
     
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    Studying the schedule further, I must say I'm surprised by the two weeks with back-to-back nightly DAHs in Feb. Disney must be feeling pretty confident in demand for this! :-)

    I'm also very curious to see the actual event times. I assume some dates might end up being 9pm-12am nights vs what the current park calendar suggests, but who knows.
     
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    Could you see them doing a nighttime safari or does that seem crazy?
     
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    I'll be down there Dec 14-21 so I could do HS on the 15th or AK on the 18th. I will say it's kinda crappy the AK one is the same day as EP EMH.
     
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    As long as it doesn't shorten regular park hour, i don't have a problem with it but between 8:00 - 9:00, regular hour visitors are still inside FoP queue so you may have to wait until 9 to ride it with shorter wait
     
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    Thank the maker! I've been waiting for them to do this for other parks!

    However, I've gone onto FOP 5 minutes before park closing, and the line stayed true to the posted wait of 90 minutes.
    Sooo.... do we believe that after hours people would ideally wait until at least 9/930 to go on?

    I think the concern there is how many tix are sold, and if people actually are gonna spread around to other attractions.

    I know for ME, this is strictly a Pandora night (but i'll of course do something else until 9ish).
     
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    No way. It'd be a waste of time/too dark to see anything.
     
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    Well, they took a lot of time and effort to install night time lighting a couple of years ago.... although the nighttime experience didn't get a ton of positive feedback (we are one of the few odd ones that actually liked it). I'll be curious to see if they run KS during DAH.
     
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    This was my first thought regarding FoP as well.

    We visited Pandora for the first time on May 7 & 8 of 2018. On Tuesday night, we got in line for FoP about five minutes before closing (which was 10pm that night). It was nearly midnight by the time we got off. I think this was mostly because they stopped running half the theaters, but even so...having to wait an hour or two for regular guests to get through FoP before it's only DAH guests riding...just not sure that will hold enough value for me. (That long pre-show also gets a little old when you're riding back-to-back, haha!)

    Of course, it also depends on how many other attractions are open besides the two rides in Pandora. But definitely something I will be considering (and watching for reviews of) before making a decision to purchase tickets. :)
     
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    Not that they would do this, but at akl they let you use night vision goggles to see animals. That would be sweet if they did that for safari rides lol
     

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