Disney Very Merriest After Hours Event To Bring The Holiday Spirit



Disney Very Merriest After Hours

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, because Disney has just made a new announcement about the holiday season festivities! Although Boo Bash has just begun, it is never too early to discuss Christmas. The “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” event is set to take place in Magic Kingdom over 24 nights between November 8th and December 21st.

The specific events for this event are:

November: 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 28, 30

December: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21

With this year’s festivities corresponding with the 50th anniversary, it is sure to be the absolute biggest one yet. This four hour celebration will begin at 9:00 PM and will go on until 1:00 AM! It will be the ultimate after hours event with so much to look forward to.  The event will include a nighttime spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” that will light up the sky with wonder. The holiday-themed Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” will feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their festive garb, along with Disney’s Frozen characters, the classic Toy Soldiers, and even Santa Claus.

Toy Soldiers in Magic Kingdom’s Holiday Parade
Toy Soldiers in Magic Kingdom’s Holiday Parade

Tickets will be going on sale to the general public on August 20th, but those staying at select Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort can book their tickets early on August 17th. Those looking to attend this exclusive ticket only event can purchase tickets online or by calling 407-939-7947.

Ticket pricing will range from $169 to $229 plus tax for select November-December nights, and ticket pricing will increase to $249 plus tax for December 19th and 21st. Those who are Annual Passholders and/or Disney Vacation Club Members will receive a $10 discount on select November dates.

The best part of these tickets is that they do not require additional theme park tickets or park pass reservations to enter Magic Kingdom. Guests of “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” will be able to enter Magic Kingdom as early at 7:00 PM, allowing guests to enjoy the 50th anniversary celebrations, including the “Disney Enchantment” fireworks show, as well as the attractions.

Holiday Fireworks In Magic Kingdom
Holiday Fireworks In Magic Kingdom

With everything that Disney has in store for this limited-capacity event, it will feel just like Christmas, because of course, it is! Here is everything else that guests can expect to enjoy in the park.

  • Holiday overlays on various attractions such as the “Jingle” Cruise, Haunted Mansion, and the Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor.
  • Disney characters dressed up in their holiday best bringing festive cheer to the park.
  • Dance party in Club Tinsel In Tomorrowland.
  • Magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Low wait times for all of the most popular attractions in Magic Kingdom Park.
  • Complimentary snacks such as seasonal treats, popcorn, ice cream, and bottled beverages.
  • Holiday foods and beverages that will be available to purchase.
  • Magical holiday pictures available with Disney PhotoPass.

The “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” will be the highlight of the holiday season this year, and it will be an even more magical experience with the 50th anniversary celebrations coinciding with it. With everything being offered for this after hours event with the exclusive tickets, it is sure to be the party of the year.

Will you be attending “Disney Very Merriest After Hours”? Stay tuned into the DVC Shop blog for all the most up to date Disney holiday news!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman


Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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