Are you ready to celebrate the holiday season? This year, the Magic Kingdom won’t be holding Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but instead, it will be offering Disney Very Merriest After Hours! The event will take place at the Walt Disney World Resort on select nights from November 8 through December 21. The limited-capacity event will last from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. This four hour hard-ticketed event will include most of the aspects that make up Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party but there will also be some perks of a Disney After Hours event.
An actual Disney parade! Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will take place during event nights and will include favorites like Mickey, Minnie, Toy Soldiers, Santa, and more!
There will also be an opportunity to see two different fireworks shows. Guests will not only be able to see the brand-new fireworks spectacular “Disney Enchantment” which will transform Cinderella Castle into a “Beacon of Magic” but they will also be able to see Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.
During the evening, Guests will also be able to enjoy holiday attraction overlays, like The Jungle Cruise transformation into the Jingle Cruise, and Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor will get new jokes for the season. In addition, during the event, Guests will be able to enjoy less time waiting in line for more than 20 attractions including favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain and more.
Guests will still be able to see Disney characters throughout the park all dressed in their holiday best. Plus, there will be snowfall as you walk down Main Street, U.S.A.
Looking to dance the evening away? There will be Club Tinsel dance party in Tomorrowland. For those looking for photos, Disney PhotoPass will offer holiday magic shots.
As far as food is concerned, Guests can enjoy complimentary snacks like ice cream novelties and popcorn, seasonal treats and select bottled beverages. Oh and yes, there will be specialty holiday food and drinks available for purchase.
When Can We Attend?
Event dates for 2021 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
How Much Are Tickets And When Can I Purchase Them?
Tickets range from $169 to $229 plus tax for select November-December nights. If you want to attend the event on December 19 or 21, it will cost $249, plus tax. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can get a $10 discount on select event dates in November.
|Monday, November 8||$189|
|Tuesday, November 9||$169|
|Thursday, November 11||$169|
|Friday, November 12||$189|
|Sunday, November 14||$189|
|Tuesday, November 16||$169|
|Thursday, November 18||$169|
|Friday, November 19||$189|
|Sunday, November 21||$229|
|Tuesday, November 23||$229|
|Sunday, November 28||$209|
|Tuesday, November 30||$209|
|Thursday, December 2||$209|
|Friday, December 3||$229|
|Sunday, December 5||$209|
|Tuesday, December 7||$209|
|Thursday, December 9||$209|
|Friday, December 10||$229|
|Sunday, December 12||$209|
|Tuesday, December 14||$209|
|Thursday, December 16||$209|
|Friday, December 17||$229|
|Sunday, December 19||$249|
|Tuesday, December 21||$249|
Tickets for the 4-hour “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” will grant admission to the Magic Kingdom as early as 7:00 p.m. Guests won’t need to purchase an additional day theme park ticket or make a Disney Park Pass theme park reservation.
Tickets will go on sale August 20 and can be purchased online or by calling 407-939-7947. However, Guests of select Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, as well as Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort can book their tickets as early as August 17.