Looking Back: Magic Kingdom E-Ride Nights

With the recent news of Disney’s latest special ticket event, Disney After Hours, I figured today would be a fine time to have a flashback on a similar offering: Magic Kingdom E-Ride Nights.

Magic Kingdom E-Ride Nights

Offered only to Guests staying on Disney property (and a few select partner hotels), as well as a multi-day ticket, you could pay for an extra pass to stay in the Magic Kingdom for a whopping three hours after the park closes to regular paying ticketed guests.

E Ride Nights

Once you handed your E-Ride Nights ticket over to an attendant, you would gain access to the following attractions: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Haunted Mansion, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mickey’s PhilharMagic and Peter Pan’s Flight.

E-Ride Park Map

Now the attractions might change from time to time based on refurbishment availability, but generally speaking, those were open along with a handful of quick service dining locations. All of this for a staggering $12 for adults and $10 for children. This event stopped operating in 2004. If only we knew how good we had it back then….

Magic Kingdom

Now we have Disney After Hours, offering a similar three-hour event with the added bonus of ice cream novelties and beverages along with select attractions staying open. The price is $150 for both adults and children, which is more than ten times the amount for E-Ride Nights. What do you think? Has inflation ballooned enough to justify the increase? Is this a sign of adult and child ticket prices merging together for future events? Lots to talk about here beyond just the high prices. Let me know your thoughts.

Magic Kingdom Rose Garden

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