Disney recently announced the return of the popular Disney After Hours parties for dates in early 2024. I wanted to talk about that here, but also put it in the context of Extended Evening Hours, which are both similar and different from the After Hours events. We'll compare these and try to answer the age old question of whether one or both of these are "worth it" for the average visitor.
Disney loves to use similar terminology for their different offerings, so let's first be clear about what we're talking about here. Disney After Hours (DAH) is a paid after party (separate from your daily admission to the parks) where guests can enjoy three hours of late night attractions, with lower crowds (and often much better temperatures). Extended Evening Hours (EEH) are two hours that can be enjoyed by certain resort guests (which we'll get to below). This is NOT a separate ticket - the only thing you need to show in this case is proof that you are staying at a qualified resort. Neither of these offerings are themed, like a Halloween or Christmas party; there was a brief time where DAH had a villains theme, but that went away and had not yet returned, so for our purposes, we're only discussing the original, come as you are After Hours.