by Diane Frank
Are there evening only tickets? I will be at a work conference, but would like to see Disney World after 6 pm without paying the price for a full-day ticket if possible.
Coronado Springs Convention Center
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Dad’s no, but Answer
This is one of those interesting questions that has a very complex answer. If you were to try to buy an after hours ticket, you’d find that Disney doesn’t sell them. So no, there is no such thing as an Evening Only or After Hours Ticket to Walt Disney World.
However, since you will be attending a conference (and I hope that conference is being hosted by Disney), you will be eligible to purchase tickets at a discounted rate that are only good after a certain time (if I remember right it was 4 pm).
These tickets aren’t available to the general public, but only to conference attendees. They were significantly cheaper than the Magic Your Way Tickets.
Your conference organizers should send you some information on tickets either before you arrive or while you are at the conference. There will probably be a Disney rep there the first day of the convention with information about tickets.
One of the drawbacks of going to a conference or convention at Disney World is the draw of the parks. (I went to a convention at Disney World last year.) For me, it was almost too distracting. I’m at Disney World, but I have to sit in a Convention Hall all day? Who’s crazy idea was that? I’m not sure I want to do that again.
While I did do my duty and work all day, it was hard. I wanted to ditch the convention and run out to the Magic Kingdom every day. It was good that the convention was at the Coronado Springs and not at the Contemporary, because if I’d been that close to the Magic Kingdom, I don’t think I could have held out.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Diane, Disney deals with conferences all the time. They do have provisions for conference guests to get in to the parks at a discounted rate. It’s fun to go to the parks in the evenings even if it’s disappointing to miss the day time hours.