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Magic Kingdom's After Hours is a ticketed event. What this means is that there are limited amount of people granted access to this event for a fee. The event takes place from at different times during the year. Either 9pm - midnight, 8pm- 11pm or 10pm - 1am. Your evening begins with scanning your band and receiving a special wrist band. You can enter about an hour prior. During the after hours event you can ride attractions, meet with characters and eat DISNEY SNACKS! The attractions that are open for this event include almost everything. The lines are short you can ride as much as you like. The snacks are definitely a big perk . You can have as many of the options offered as you like. This includes soft drinks, water, popcorn , Mickey pretzels , frozen bananas , mickey ice cream sandwiches and YES Mickey Mouse Ice cream bars!! The snack kiosks are open you simple walk up and tell them what you would like . Not quit finished with that ice cream when it's time to board Mine Train- no problem you can get another when you get off! It is definitely a great way to ride all your favorite rides and meet your favorite characters without a wait. I highly recommend it!