'Disney Very Merriest After Hours' headlines the holiday events this year at Walt Disney World

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Posted: Monday July 12, 2021 8:08am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced plans for the 2021 holiday season at Walt Disney World, including details on the ticketed event coming to the Magic Kingdom.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will not take place this year, and its place comes a continuation of the After Hours events that we have seen for the Halloween season. No word yet on pricing, although expect something similar to Disney After Hours Boo Bash, with tickets ranging from $129 to $199.

'Disney Very Merriest After Hours,' begins November 8 and continues on select nights through the holiday season until December 21 2021. The four-hour experience with feature 'Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,' Disney characters throughout the park, snowfall on Main Street U.S.A., attraction overlays, holiday music and décor, treats included and more.

The event will be open to a limited number of guests after regular park operating hours, with lower wait times on more than 20 available attractions. Tickets will go on sale in August, with an early purchase window available to guests of select Disney Resort hotels.

'Disney Very Merriest After Hours' will take place from 9pm to 1am on select nights. Event tickets will grant admission to Magic Kingdom park as early as 7pm. These dated event tickets do not require an additional day theme park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation.

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dreamfinder13 days ago

Which would point to someone paying attention to what happened to Spectro. Not do parades, end up with just a minor drop in guest satisfaction since people are just happy to be in the parks, and then when next year rolls around, "Oops, floats are ruined, but look, surveys showed people were still happy last year".

Nick_A13 days ago

Dancing reindeer were a part of last year's Christmas cavalcade. If they go that route again this year, I'm sure they'd be included. Full parade seems doubtful at this point, but who knows.

FigmentForever9614 days ago

It’s not like they have to care. People are coming in droves and lining up to buy these parties. Higher prices, less entertainment, yet still plenty of demand. Outside of parades, I’d be shocked if the holiday lights ever return under the banner of “Due to high guest demand” projections are staying.

Tom P.14 days ago


Parker in NYC14 days ago

Unfortunately, even if it’s obvious to anyone with a pulse that the crowds ARE larger at the holiday after hours events as compared to prior “legacy” after hours, there will be gaslighting and bogus charts/statistics here to prove otherwise.

mnelson314 days ago

Probably very unlikely but maybe we will get a surprise of OUACT parade daily instead of event exclusive.

TheGuyThatMakesSwords14 days ago

ummmm - no Parade with Dancing Reindeer & Wooden Toy Soldiers? We're out. Maybe 2022 :(.

Hawg G14 days ago

I secretly hope the second wave of Boo Bash tickets was because they’ve decided to have M&Gs.

Queen of the WDW Scene14 days ago

Yeah my thought was perhaps M&G's will be back which would be a win win for those who enjoy the characters and those who enjoy shorter lines for rides. I also think that its possible they'll announce a parade.

SpectroMickey8514 days ago

Anyone think WDW will overpack this event due to the special fireworks?

Hawg G14 days ago

With fireworks added, AND something folks seemed to have missed. There are NO CAVALCADES, it says characters throughout the park. If that means Christmas outfit M&Gs, that’s huge. I’m hoping that becomes something for Boo Bash too, but not holding my death. With those additions, tickets will easily be $20 more, since they aren’t having trouble selling Boo Bash tickets.

aliceismad14 days ago

Yes, please. Especially if I've been cooped up without a vacation for 18 months and have covid savings burning a hole in my pocket.

sup14 days ago

Sweet. sweet day as I collected my 50 bucks for betting a fellow friend and Disney lover that Chapek would ruin Christmas too. Took away Holiday Celebration, gave you after hours, half the entertainment and double the money...Sounds like Halloween to me. If you want a quick buck take bets against Chapek taking care of Disney. You will come up a winner..... I love it.

mnelson314 days ago

Having just Wonderful Christmastime back will be awesome compared to last year. It was So sad just having the projections and small bursts of pyro.