Changes made to Disney Jollywood Nights aim to fix the problems from opening night

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Posted: Monday November 20, 2023 2:33pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

This past weekend, the second Disney Jollywood Nights was held at Disney's Hollywood Studios with fixes for some of the issues reported by guests at the opening night two weeks ago.

The biggest change for night two of Disney Jollywood Nights was the addition of more characters for the meet and greet experiences.

Disney drafted in Stitch, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Snow White, Dopey, Mary Poppins, Mr Penguin, and Duffy.

The additional characters do not appear all at once and are in rotation with others, but the changes help bring more variety and capacity to the event.

Disney reworked the wristband distribution for those guests already in the park and replaced the chaotic setup at the Mickey Shorts Theater with a better system on Grand Avenue. Most guests reported shorter waits and no issues obtaining event wristbands.

At The Twilight Soirée at The Tip-Top Club, improvements have been made to the bar, with more bartenders, a few more tables, and a better-organized queue. Bellhop Cast Members appeared in the area, adding more of a Hollywood Tower Hotel vibe.

Three nights have sold out so far, leaving seven dates with available tickets.

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

Read our review from opening night for an overview of Disney Jollywood Nights and everything on offer.

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networkpro15 hours ago

Did you try any of the food ?

MagicHappens197115 hours ago

They let us in around 6:40p.

networkpro1 day ago

No idea. We were over in Epcot eating snacks and didn't get to Jollywood until 8:30.

MagicHappens19711 day ago

Attending the event tonight, I saw some reports that they’re letting guests in to the park prior to 7pm. Does anyone know if that’s true & if so how early?

TheMaxRebo4 days ago

good point - I have heard that too Also use more of the park - have Toy Story characters meet in Toy Story Land, do something Life Day related in Galaxy's Edge and have Chewbacca in his Life Day robe meet - things like that

drew814 days ago

I think a Christmas cavalcade/parade would go a long way, and it definitely needs to be an hour longer.

TheMaxRebo4 days ago

General consensus I see from here and talking to others outside of here is the logistics issues from the first party have greatly improved and the two main shows are very good/excellent ... BUT they still think the party should be an hourly longer and would be nice if some food/drink is included (like with MVMCP) vs every hing being extra cost So has potential but some work still needed especially at the price point

dreamfinder9125 days ago

We had a good time last night. There were a lot more children (little LITTLE ones) than I expected. I can't imagine they or their parents had a great time. Food was great, lines weren't bad. There was a bit of crowding early on but nothing crazy after 10.

Disstevefan15 days ago

Are folks liking this party? I heard WDW had a rough start but solved the issues?

ChrisM5 days ago

Kirk unit. V'ger awaits the information.

DCBaker6 days ago

It appears Disney has made those 3 nights (Nov. 29, Dec. 4 and Dec. 6) available for purchase again.

JustInTime6 days ago

Yeah but serval dates don’t just randomly sell out overnight. Plus they have to leave some up to actually sell the tickets.

TheMaxRebo6 days ago

But there are still two nights available for Jollywood Nights, so not all the events Is possible they did just sell the tickets they had available

JohnD6 days ago

I think this verifies my earlier hypothesis. MVMCP sold out so people are grabbing tickets from Jollywood. Notice other JN nights didn't sell out until AFTER MVMCP sold out all parties.