Is $249 Too Much For a Disney Christmas Event? Fans Speak Out

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Disney Very Merriest After Hours is the newest event that will take place on 24 select nights in November and December. The After Hours event replaces Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year, similar to how Disney After Hours Boo Bash returned to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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More details were released regarding the After Hours event, including pricing. Tickets range from $169 to $229 plus tax for select November-December nights and $249 plus tax for December 19 and December 21.

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Though pricing is more than Disney After Hours Boo Bash, it is important to note that with Disney Very Merriest After Hours, attendees can see fireworks and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, which Boo Bash did not offer.

With all this being said, we were curious if our Inside the Magic audience would attend Disney Very Merriest After Hours at those prices with everything included or if they felt the pricing was a bit high. And here is what we found.

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A good majority of our followers and fans simply said “no” — that they would not pay those prices for the After Hours event, but a select few elaborated on why exactly they felt that the pricing was too high.

Amanda S. explained:

Definitely not at that price. I’d rather put the money towards a 4-day military ticket. Much better value.

And Cynthia J. said:

That price is ridiculous for a few hours.

Facebook follower Cheernana K. put some perspective on just how much these prices cost, writing:

Hmmm feed the family for a week or go to parade.

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Robin P. made a point comparing the After Hours pricing to a regular Park ticket, asking:

Why does it cost more than a park ticket?

Another Inside the Magic Follower, Paul C., expressed:

This prices are laughable. Disney catering to the rich or putting people into debt.

And Stacie T. was so taken back by the prices, writing:

Is this a joke ?? $249 !!!

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Inside the Magic Facebook follower Stephanie C. said it’s either the After Hours event or staying on property, and it’s clear which she and her family prefer:

Nope. That’s $1000-1500 for our family. Would rather stay on property. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Kevin B. said that he and his son are debating on attending:

My son and I are debating. At these prices it is outragous and it is for only for 4 hours of park party time. For most of us it is paying Disney 50 bucks a hour per person to be there.

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Even though most of our followers and fans said they would “absolutely not” attend, a handful of people said they would fork up the money. Facebook fan TK C. expressed:

Yes. We will be down there for this! I want to see it snow on main Street!

And Robyn A. said:

Count me in!! Can’t wait!!

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Remember that Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours differs from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Disney Very Merriest After Hours will occur 24 select nights in November and December.

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The event is four hours long (9 p.m. to 1 a.m., though you can get in as early as 7 p.m.) and allows Guests to get in the holiday spirit at Magic Kingdom as fireworks light up the night sky. Mickey and friends ride down Main Street, U.S.A., in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade; holiday overlays will take over select attractions and more!

For more information on Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours, visit our website here.

Will you be attending Disney Very Merriest After Hours? Let us know in the comments below.

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