Long Wait Times For Guests Purchasing Merriest Nites Tickets

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Merriest Nites Tickets

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On September 10, Disney announced that Disneyland Resort would finally be getting its very own Christmas Party, Merriest Nites. The Walt Disney World Resort had Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for years, and now they will be offering Disney Very Merriest After Hours. However, Disneyland never had its own Christmas party until now.

Merriest Nites
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Tickets for Merriest Nites went on sale at approximately 9 a.m. on September 14 and Guests were quick to swarm the Disneyland Resort website. All Guests were put in a virtual queue and many of them were told that their wait time to purchase the tickets would be more than one hour.

Merriest Nites virtual queue
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Once in the eTicket store, Guests can purchase up to eight tickets for each date they would like to attend the event. Names are not required for the tickets when they are purchased, which is helpful for Guests who purchase and then might not be able to attend.

Here is some more information on Merriest Nites from the Disneyland website:

Our classic holiday favorites have some new twists! Mickey Mouse has invited many of his friends to host 6 themed parties throughout Disneyland Park on select nights—so you can celebrate the season in a merry new way.

During this separately ticketed holiday event, you can enjoy after-hours admission to Disneyland Park with limited capacity, including select attractions and entertainment, unique Disney Character sightings, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., themed photo ops, unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads from the event, themed menu items, live bands, dance parties and the opportunity to purchase special event-themed merchandise!

Disney Christmas Parade
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Disneyland’s Merriest Nites will run for 5 nights between November and December. Merriest Nites after-hours dates are November 11, 16, and 30, and December 7 and 9. The party will begin at 8 p.m., but party Guests can get into Disneyland Park as early as 5 p.m. without a theme park reservation.

Merriest Nites Dates
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Merriest Nites Dates
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While the wait times are long, many Guests have been able to get their tickets for the date(s) they want. At the time of publication, all dates are still available for purchase to Merriest Nites, so Guests in line should not worry.  Guests can enter the virtual ticket queue to purchase tickets by clicking here or visiting the Disneyland website.

Do you plan to purchase tickets to Merriest Nites? Let us know in the comments!

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