Disney announces more holiday entertainment coming to Walt Disney World including a stage show for Disney Very Merriest After Hours

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Posted: Thursday October 14, 2021 2:07pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has just announced more entertainment coming to Walt Disney World during the 2021 holiday season.

The separately ticketed "Disney Very Merriest After Hours" will now include "Mickey & Minnie's Very Merry Memories." Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, the show features nods to classic Magic Kingdom holiday stage shows, including "Mickey's Twas the Night Before Christmas," "Celebrate the Season" and "Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration." Characters appearing the show include Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip ‘n’ Dale.

Learn more about 'Disney Very Merriest After Hours.'

On evenings when Disney Very Merriest After Hours is not being held, Cinderella Castle takes on a festive appearance with special projection effects, providing a colorful backdrop for our Guests’ photos. Throughout the evening, bursts of holiday magic will transform Cinderella Castle with a rotating series of designs.

Santa will be making special appearances across Walt Disney World Resort through December 24 of this year, including the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and a festive flotilla at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Santa Claus will also pay visits to Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT and Disney Springs, where guests will have individualized time to wave hello and share their Christmas wishes.

The Merry Menagerie returns at Disney's Animal Kingdom, where animals take the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets.

Finally Sunset Seasons Greetings returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where each evening the Hollywood Tower Hotel into a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a “Toy Story” toy hotel, a snowy corner of Arendelle and a Dickensian village from “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” 

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RoadiJeff1 hour ago

My wife and I attended an evening of the MVMCP in 2019. Prior to me buying the tickets I inquired about the lack of availability of FastPasses for the event, unlike during the regular park hours. A customer service rep replied that they were not needed because the crowds were like night and day and only a limited number of guests would be in the park for the special event. We had been in the MK park all day and the crowds were tolerable but I was looking forward to the evening hours when everything thinned out and we could go from ride to ride with little to no wait and pick up free cookies at various locations throughout the park. I quickly learned that the customer service rep had it all backwards as far as crowd levels. It seemed like there were at least twice as many people for the party as there had been during the day. No FastPasses, you just had to stand in long lines (frequently in the rain) if you wanted to ride anything. No scheduled parades because they were canceled due to the weather. We did go around to most of the locations that had free cookies and free drinks. I figured if I was paying that much I might as well get something out of it other than wet feet from all the rain. It is something I will never do again. Hopefully, your experience will be better.

PSM3 hours ago

Anyone have thoughts on if this could mean anything for crowd levels during regular park hours on these two days? Of course, those are my two magic kingdom days on my trip, but we aren’t doing the after hours party, just regular park hours. Was hoping two random weekdays in early November might mean “lower” crowd levels, but I guess not?

granfiesta1 day ago

The 11th is my night. It will be interesting to see what "Sold Out" crowds are like.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

Two! Two sold out dates!! Hahahahaha. - The Count tag: @wdwmagic

Shellyl643 days ago

My husband and I will be at DW the first day of the party. We are trying to decide whether to go or not. I haven’t been to it in probably 10 years. We are not sure what to do. Is there a DVC discount?

jrhwdw3 days ago

That's another good reason! LOL!

wdwmagic3 days ago

It is the lowest price night

jrhwdw3 days ago

Oh I'm sure some YT People has the 8th.

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Wait... can it be that there aren't twelve thousand vloggers to buy up all the tickets for the first night?

Nick_A3 days ago

The first night of Very Merry (usually a Friday) was always the first to sell out in years past. A lot of locals went.

jrhwdw4 days ago

Good! TDO just needs deliver on the show now! Although I'm surprised the 2nd night sold out first, before the first night??? Or is it the last night of MVMCP that always sells out first?

AmishGuy914 days ago

So the stage show worked

DCBaker4 days ago

According to the calendar, the first date to sell out is November 9th -