Details of early closures at Disney's Hollywood Studios on ticketed event nights

27 days ago in "Disney Jollywood Nights"

Disney Jollywood Nights overview
Posted: Tuesday September 5, 2023 2:55pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios will close early on select nights this holiday season as the park debuts its new Disney Jollywood Nights ticketed event.

On party nights, Disney's Hollywood Studios will close an hour early to day guests at 8 pm. Fantasmic! moves to an early showtime of 7 :15 pm, with the Wonderful World of Animation projection show starting at 7:30 pm.

Disney Jollywood Nights takes place from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am, with ticket holders able to enter the park at 7 pm.

Ticket prices range from $159 – $179 per person, with a $10 discount available to Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members.

Disney Jollywood Nights 2023 dates are:

November: 11 (sold out), 18, 20, 27, 29
December: 4, 6,16,18, 20

You'll be welcomed to Disney Jollywood Nights with a DJ spinning a mix of holiday tunes. Commissary Lane comes to life with a lively Latin Street Fair. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy host a live holiday special at Theater of the Stars with some of their Disney friends. And … what's this? Hyperion Theater will host a spirited sing-along with Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie.

You will also encounter glitz and glamor at two limited-capacity entertainment experiences – a jazz lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby and an other-worldly soiree at The Hollywood Tower Hotel Courtyard.

"Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" returns, featuring fireworks, special effects, and state-of-the-art projections.

The event also includes unique photo opportunities throughout the night:
Pose with friends for holiday-themed Magic Shots and two new Disney PhotoPass experiences throughout the night. Complimentary digital downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos captured during the event are included with the price of your ticket.

Meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the rest of the iconic gang in Animation Courtyard on a hot set with holiday props. Get into the spirit with your fave throwback friends like Powerline Max and Phineas and Ferb at Echo Lake and strike a pose with Edna Mode and chill with one of her super friends at Pixar Place.

Finally, event attendees will have after-hours access to favorite rides and coasters like Slinky Dog Dash, Rock N' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and more. (Star Wars: Rise of Resistance will use virtual queue during Disney Jollywood Nights.)

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DCBaker14 days ago

Walt Disney World has shared a piece of art for “Holiday Fiesta En La Calle” - one of the entertainment offerings featured at Disney Jollywood Nights.

MagicHappens197123 days ago

If you can make a reservation for Oga’s you can go. Disney doesn’t hold you in a special area for these events before they start, you’ll be permitted into the park at 7pm as if you were a day guest and they will start to clear non party goers at park close.

neo99995523 days ago

Does anyone know how reservations at Olga's work during the ticketed party? We're going to Hollywood during the day but not to the holiday party at night. With Fantasmic at 715, I'd love to go to Olga's after around 8pm. Would we be allowed to do that?

Jambo Dad26 days ago

and now there are room discounts up through Christmas Day

gerarar27 days ago

On a recent stream of Fantasmic! there were notably a bunch of cars and vehicles parked behind the Theater of the Stars. Most likely rehearsals for the new holiday stage show featuring Miss Piggy and Kermit have started recently. Usually it's empty and lights off at the theater around 8/9pm when F! ends. This new "activity" was viewable since one of the exit bypasses goes right behind the theater, along the outer perimeter of the park.

DCBaker27 days ago

For the first Disney Jollywood Nights (November 11), Fantasmic! moves to a 7:15pm showtime, and Wonderful World of Animation will have a 7:30pm start time. The park is set to close at 8pm for Guests not attending the event.

Disone31 days ago


celluloid31 days ago

I get you. I hope they build a faux elevator that makes it seem like you are actually going into The Tip Top Club wherever this thing is going. It would be simple and give it some wow.

Tower of Terror Theater31 days ago

What I was referring to was a Disney- created actual set or video of an actual Tip Top Club set. I an not sure about animated creations….

celluloid31 days ago

It has been referenced and displayed in projection mapping shows before. Also in the online comic book I believe.

Tower of Terror Theater31 days ago

OK Thanks. I will be going SPECIFICALLY to see and document the Tip Top Club recreation that will be the first and only time Disney has created this other than in the Tower of Terror movie from 1997. I hope it will be worth it.

bmr1591Aug 31, 2023

That is correct. The ticket will get you into the park that night.

Tower of Terror TheaterAug 31, 2023

Am I correct that if you purchase this Jollywood special event ticket that you do NOT need a separate park ticket, and do NOT need to make a park reservation? Thanks.

James AlucobondAug 28, 2023

Just because something is possible doesn't mean it's responsible to elevate it to the level of plausible. This is how insinuation and rumor worm their way into the collective mythology of the community.