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TigerDat
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re: Disney After Hours Events
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Yat27


Great breakdown. Alot more than I was willing to type.

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IMHO, the Early Morning Magic and Disney After Hours events are absolutely worth it. We will schedule at least two of these events every trip as long as they're available


Told my wife, if I could I'd just buy early morning or after hours tickets the whole trip if they were available.

Could basically get almost everything we would want to do done.


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ell_13
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No your the idiot.
While I already admitted to being ignorant of the new Extra Hours events available... this is a classic.


baldona
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Frick this stuff though. I mean, how are you guys okay with kicking out normal customers so you can pay extra and have your own time? That’s my issue here. 2ndly, again if you go rarely and are a baller or you go for a whole week and do this one night I see it’s value. But if you go for normal days I just don’t see why having limited hours for a more expensive ticket makes sense. For one you don’t have the normal Disney stuff. Just feels too off for me to enjoy.


ell_13
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It was awesome when it was $10. I wouldn’t do it for $95.


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TigerDat
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re: Disney After Hours Events
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you go for a whole week and do this one night



This is how we did it. My wife and I used it as a date night of sorts, the little one stayed with my parents at the resort that night.

Again it depends what you want to do. If you want to ride all the rides and not have to wait 2 hours in line then it is more than worth it, especially since you don't have to buy a park ticket for the day.

If you are more into the shows and fireworks then no it's not worth it.

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I mean, how are you guys okay with kicking out normal customers so you can pay extra and have your own time?


It is what it is. If you have the means to enjoy with a less hassle then great. THe night we went the park closed at 10 and the event was from 10 until 1. So technically they weren't kicking anyone out or shortening their day. The park would likely close at 10 pm on a regular night anyway


Parrish
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I believe he's talking more about the Halloween and Christmas parties that do close the park early to those without party tickets.

My thought is that none of these events (extra magic hours, after hours event, morning magic, parties) are everyday. They're spaced out well enough that the park can be avoided. For example, if there's a christmas party and the park is closing early, either don't go to MK that day to be kicked out or use a hopper and hit up another park. There's plenty to do outside of MK for a few hours, but if being in MK at night is that important then plan to go the day before or after the party when MK will be open normal hours. The people who are mist screwed are those with only one day, but that's a very small percentage of overall visitors.


Dam Guide
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re: Disney After Hours Events
The best after hours events are the private parties, free food and no lines. You have to be invited to those though, corporate parties and OT rich people put those on.

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Frick this stuff though. I mean, how are you guys okay with kicking out normal customers so you can pay extra and have your own time? That’s my issue here. 2ndly, again if you go rarely and are a baller or you go for a whole week and do this one night I see it’s value. But if you go for normal days I just don’t see why having limited hours for a more expensive ticket makes sense. For one you don’t have the normal Disney stuff. Just feels too off for me to enjoy.


Disney has no more down time anymore, they are continually looking for ways to attract different crowds and make even more money from it. Just how it is now down there. Expect more price increases is a given.
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SLafourche07
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how are you guys okay with kicking out normal customers so you can pay extra and have your own time



They tell you the dates well in advance. You don't have to go to MK on those days.


But personally, having a park hopper, I made sure we went during the Christmas party days even though we weren't attending because most people avoid MK since they get kicked out early. On those days the wait times were much less.


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LSUFanHouston
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Disney has no more down time anymore, they are continually looking for ways to attract different crowds and make even more money from it. Just how it is now down there. Expect more price increases is a given.


Disney has room rate discounts available April 28 - September 30, and free dining available July 5 - September 30.

I have NEVER seen these types of discounts in the summer. I called a friend of mine who works pretty high up in reservations. He said bookings for the summer are terrible. Everyone is waiting for Star Wars to open and holding off on trips until after that.


ell_13
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Those dates were released this week I think and I was definitely surprised. That being said, late Jan through March of this year outside of Spring break should have really light weekday crowds looking at FP and room availability. I'll be there for a day at the end of this month but we aren't taking a big trip again until the end of 2020. Hoping things have relatively slowed down by then.


LSUFanHouston
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nd of 2020. Hoping things have relatively slowed down by then.


By that time, Skyliner and Galaxy's Edge should both have been open for about a year. So maybe will start to calm down.


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GatorReb
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have NEVER seen these types of discounts in the summer. I called a friend of mine who works pretty high up in reservations. He said bookings for the summer are terrible. Everyone is waiting for Star Wars to open and holding off on trips until after that.


My wife and I are taking our 4 year old and 18 month old (that will be there ages when we go) in September. Got the free dining. Been to Disney plenty but first time with just the four of us and with dining. I’ve been trying to find the best snacks to get haha.

We ended up staying at Port Orleans Riverside in the upgraded room 5 days of parks with hopper and free dining for 3800. We also upgraded our dining up to the Middle level dining since only the lowest came with a moderate resort.

We feel like we snagged a pretty good deal. Going during our county’s fall break which is like Sept 21-27th or something like that. My wife is a teacher so we plan around that. Hoping for lighter crowds. The last three times we have been have been week of thanksgiving. Early Feb which was super slammed and week after Christmas leading to NYE. I will never go again during those times. Hoping for little lighter crowds this time around.


LSUfan4444
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re: Disney After Hours Events
I’ve got early morning magic booked at Hollywood studios next week. My hope is to be done with toy story land before the first rope drop guest arrives. Knock out Hollywood Blvd, then eat and maybe star tours once and say so long to Hollywood studios for the rest of our trip.


Mo Jeaux
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I mean, how are you guys okay with kicking out normal customers so you can pay extra and have your own time?


I’m ok with this for more than just Disney. Cost and worth are separate concepts. Avoiding lines and wasting time (or at least what I consider wasting time) are worth a lot to me, and I will pay accordingly.


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TigerCub
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I’ve got early morning magic booked at Hollywood studios next week. My hope is to be done with toy story land before the first rope drop guest arrives. Knock out Hollywood Blvd, then eat and maybe star tours once and say so long to Hollywood studios for the rest of our trip.


Thinking about booking that for when we go in May. Interested to hear your experience with it.


CoachChappy
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Anybody done any of the after hours events at the parks. Care to share your experiences. Was it worth the price to not deal with the crowds.



We did the Christmas one last year. My daughter went ape shite with all of the Frozen Characters. Also, f a show is playing there are NO lines at the rides. It may be worth it to buy the ticket just to hit all the rides in MK.


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LSUfan4444
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No problem..I’ll report back next week.


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GatorReb
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Frick this stuff though. I mean, how are you guys okay with kicking out normal customers so you can pay extra and have your own time? That’s my issue here


Then don’t do it. But actually this helps the overall crowd a little bit as well. Some people who have these tickets won’t go to the park in a day they normally would have. So if anything it helps you out as well. You’re just jealous of what the other people are doing.

Hell I fully expect Disney to eventually run some special nights where they open parks from 10 PM to 6 am or something like that. And have it setup to where you could essentially do a night shift Disney trip.


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