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

Nov 20, 2023 in "Disney Jollywood Nights"

Disney Jollywood Nights opening night
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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drew81Dec 25, 2023

JohnDDec 18, 2023

I got a gift card. Either way, they still have our money.

JohnDDec 18, 2023

I helped out availability for tonight. I cancelled 12/18 for multiple reasons. I'm so much happier closing out the night at AK. In Nomad Lounge now if that gives you any indication.

DCBakerDec 18, 2023

Disney Jollywood Nights on December 20 (the final date) has sold out. Tickets are still available for the event tonight.

Danger MouseDec 17, 2023

I checked with Disney, and they ended up giving me a 2-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper in exchange for each of the tickets.

CampbellzSoupDec 17, 2023

In a weird way I’m happy the event was canceled I knew it wasn’t going to be worth it but I purchased these tickets awhile ago hoping to make the most of it. I had a truly wonderful Christmas experience on the Disney fantasy

SoFloMagicDec 17, 2023

You'd likely have to seek a refund from that merchant. Or from that random dude on ebay.

jeanericuser001Dec 17, 2023

Well unlike runaway rail, it was the weather that stopped jollywood.

Danger MouseDec 16, 2023

Does anyone know what Disney will do for tickets bought from places outside of Disney?

JohnDDec 16, 2023

Will be under a Tornado watch for sure. Hopefully no warnings issued but will probably be the case.

bmr1591Dec 16, 2023

Tornado warnings expected tonight.

JohnDDec 16, 2023

Apparently Disney cancelled tonight's party outright. Probably too many cancellations already that no longer justified the cost of holding it. Someone else's screen capture shown. I already rescheduled to Monday.

SpectreJordanDec 16, 2023

They really should've had something for Home Alone & Die Hard during this event. Disney owns two of the most popular holiday movies, why wouldn't they use them? & yes, I know Die Hard's a R rated movie but this event is geared towards adults anyway. I think just a photo op &/or meet & greets with the Wet Bandits & John McClane would've been cool. I'd love for a Holiday Overlay of Tower with either movie. But that seems like a longshot, I imagine there might be backlash too like with Haunted over at DL.

JohnDDec 15, 2023

More so than washed out JN tomorrow night that's for sure.