Everything Included At 2023 After Hours Events At EPCOT

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This past February, EPCOT hosted two after-hours Moonlight Magic events for Disney Vacation Club members, allowing guests to experience the park offerings without the crowds. Disney recently announced that this summer, EPCOT will host additional after-hours events whose tickets are available to all guests who wish to enjoy this park at night. Scheduled for select evenings beginning June 1 and ending August 24, 2023, tickets for Disney After Hours at EPCOT are available to purchase and range in price from $129-$139 for guests of all ages.

Your ticket to Disney After Hours at EPCOT events includes entry to the park, access to attractions, and even select food and beverage items! Let’s explore everything you can expect to experience at the 2023 Disney After Hours at EPCOT.

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Enjoy 3 hours in the park after closing this summer at EPCOT! Photo: Disney


A big question about any Disney After Hours event or party is which attractions will be available to guests. The good news is that Disney released the following list of attractions expected to be open through the end of the event. Enjoy low wait times which may allow you to ride your favorite attraction more than once!

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Among other attractions, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be open with a standy-by queue during Disney After Hours at EPCOT events. Photo:

Character Encounters

It wouldn’t be a visit to a Disney Park without being able to meet characters! While no specific names were released, Disney After Hours at EPCOT promises the opportunity to meet beloved Disney pals. During other Disney after-hours events and parties, guests frequently see additional characters than the ones that normally meet and greet in the park, so we look forward to seeing who makes an appearance!

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Your favorite pals will be available to meet during Disney After Hours at EPCOT! Photo: Emily Murray

Food and Beverage

While select dining locations will remain open during the after-hours event from 10:00PM to 1:00AM, your ticket includes bottled beverages, ice cream novelties, and popcorn. These snacks will be available at no cost to guests at carts all over the park. Indulge in Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bars and Mickey Ice Cream sandwiches and quench your thirst on the warm summer nights with sodas and water.

Disney Mickey Bar
Enjoy free snacks and ice cream novelties during Disney After Hours at EPCOT. Photo: Emily Murray

Early Entrance

While Disney After Hours at EPCOT is technically scheduled from 10:00PM-1:00AM, guests with After Hours tickets may begin entering the park at 7:00PM. That gives attendees 6 hours in the park! Hit up your favorite restaurant or Flower and Garden Festival booth, visit an attraction not listed above, and most definitely find a spot around the World Showcase to view EPCOT Forever, the nighttime spectacular that is on the schedule for this summer.

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EPCOT Forever is returning for a short time before EPCOT’s new nighttime spectacular debuts at a later to-be-determined date. Photo: Disney

If you are traveling to Walt Disney World this summer, you may want to consider a Disney After Hours at EPCOT during your vacation. With a generous lineup of open attractions, characters to meet, and included snacks and drinks, visiting EPCOT during the evening hours may be a great alternative to buying a regular park ticket. You may even save money on the price of admission as well as not needing to purchase Genie+ or Individual Lighting Lanes since the wait times will inevitably be shorter than during the day. As usual, all of the above attractions and experiences are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Would you like to attend Disney After Hours at EPCOT? What will you look forward to the most? Tell us in the comments below.

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Shelley Wehler

Contributing Writer

Shelley is a stay-at-home mother of two girls living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of all things Disney has grown even more as she sees the magic come alive through the lens of her young daughters. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest in Disney news and daydreaming of her next trip to the parks!