Stage Shows Are Returning to the Magic Kingdom!

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On November 12, the holidays at Walt Disney World will kick off and will run through early January. The Parks will be dressed to the nines in not only their 50th anniversary best, but also in their fun Christmas best. All four theme parks will celebrate the holidays, including EPCOT, where its incredible Festival of Holidays will take place starting November 26 and ending on December 30.

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EPCOT will not be the only Disney World theme park offering Guests a special experience. Magic Kingdom Park will also be hosting a special hard-ticketed event called Disney Very Merriest After Hours. The brand-new After Hours party will allow Guests to celebrate the Christmas season with a ton of fun events, including Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, and the Club Tinsel Dance Party.

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Disney is always looking for ways to make experiences more magical, and Very Merriest After Hours is no exception. Disney recently sent out an email to Annual Passholders letting them know that a stage show would also be coming to the Christmas party! Here is what Disney said about the stage show in the email.

Holiday cheer is coming to Magic Kingdom Park this season during Disne Very Merriest After Hours! Enjoy a themed parade, stage show and fireworks show, complimentary treats, lower wait times and more. Plus, Passholders save $10 on select nights in November!

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Disney has not said if the stage show that will come to Disney Very Merriest After Hours will be a new one, or if the stage show will be one that Guests have seen in the past, like Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration Show that would happen during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Stage shows have not been happening at the Magic Kingdom since the theme parks reopened in summer 2020, so the Christmas stage show is a particularly exciting event. Bringing one stage show to the Magic Kingdom could indicate that others will soon be making their way back to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

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Here is more information on Disney Very Merriest After Hours:

Twinkling lights, festive décor, and magical celebrations will fill Magic Kingdom Park during “Disney Very Merriest After Hours.” The event will take place on 24 select nights Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This year’s holiday celebration is truly “once in a lifetime,” coinciding with the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary – “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” I can’t wait to unwrap all that festive fun!

We are so excited to let you know that “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” will include the nighttime spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” and the special holiday-themed parade Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.” That’s right, a parade! Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be joined by pals from Disney’s “Frozen” and many other favorite Disney characters including the very popular Toy Soldiers. This festive parade will, of course, also feature Santa Claus himself! 

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Disney Very Merriest After Hours will take place at Magic Kingdom Park on select nights from November 8 through December 21. Tickets to Very Merriest can be purchased by visiting the Disney World website or by clicking here. All dates for Disney Very Merriest After Hours are still available to attend at this time.

Are you excited to see stage shows returning to Magic Kingdom? Are you going to Very Merriest After Hours? Let us know in the comments!

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