FULL Event Dates and Magical Details For Disney’s Special Christmas Event!

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Walt Disney World Resort is hosting an all-new special event for the Christmas season this year, and we have all the latest news!

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On Friday, Disney Parks Blog revealed all of the event dates for the all-new Disney After Hours event that is replacing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2021: Disney Very Merriest After Hours.

Disney Very Merriest After Hours will take place on 24 select nights in November and December. The event is four hours long (running from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., though you can get in as early as 7 p.m.) and gives Guests the opportunity to get in the holiday spirit at Magic Kingdom!

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Here are the official event dates:

November: 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 28, 30

December: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21

The following ticket information was released, as tickets go on sale on August 20:

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 20 and can be purchased online or by calling 407-939-7947. Guests of select Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, as well as Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort can book their tickets as early as August 17. Tickets range from $169 to $229 plus tax for select November-December nights and $249, plus tax on December 19 & 21. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $10 discount on select event dates in November. These dated event tickets do not require an additional day theme park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation.

As Disney states above, the prices for this new After Hours event start at $169 and can be as high as $249, depending on the night you decide to go. So, if you are planning on purchasing tickets, keep that in mind.

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Disney also shared the following magical details all about what Guests can expect during this four-hour After Hours event this holiday season (in addition to the return of Christmas fireworks and the beloved Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade!):

  • Holiday attraction overlays are also making a comeback! The Jungle Cruise transforms into the Jingle Cruise, and Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor will get new jokes perfect for this joyful season.
  • After the park closes to day guests, enjoy less time waiting in line for more than 20 attractions including favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain and more.
  • Sightings of Disney characters throughout the park all dressed in their holiday best.
  • While you are walking down Main Street, U.S.A. be sure to look up to the sky, you might catch some magical snowfall!
  • Dance and boogie the night away at themed Club Tinsel dance party in Tomorrowland.
  • Enjoy complimentary snacks like ice cream novelties and popcorn, seasonal treats and select bottled beverages.
  • Specialty holiday food and drinks will also be available for purchase.
  • Disney PhotoPass will offer holiday magic shots throughout the night.
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Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for the latest news on the holiday season at Walt Disney World!

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