Disney Very Merriest After Hours at Magic Kingdom

The 2021 winter season will be extra merry at Walt Disney World — thanks to the advent of the Disney Very Merriest After Hours at Magic Kingdom celebration!

Disney Very Merriest After Hours

This hard-ticketed event will take place on 24 select nights in November and December and feature holiday entertainment, decor, and more!


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 Very Merriest After Hours event will take place from 9PM to 1AM.

Note: Guests of After Hours events can enter Magic Kingdom at 7PM with their After Hours ticket. No Disney Park Pass reservation is required.

Ticket  Info

$169 to $229 (plus tax) price range — November and December
$249 (plus tax) — December 19 and 21

Check specific date-based pricing here.

Purchase tickets online or by calling (407) 939-7947 on:

  • August 17 — for Select Disney Resort hotels, Swan & Dolphin hotels, Shades of Green guests
  • August 20 — for General Sales

Note: Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders can receive a $10 discount on select November dates.

Wristband Pick-Up

Disney World will likely offer wristband pick-up at the front entrance (for those arriving 7PM or later) and inside the Park (for those who are inside the Park before 7PM).

Complimentary Treats and Drinks

Disney says complimentary items will include bottled soft drinks and water, seasonal treats, popcorn, and ice cream novelties.

Complimentary ice cream novelties, popcorn, and bottled beverages

Guests can also find traditional Christmas Party treats like cookies and hot cocoa. (See your Very Merriest map for treat locations.)

Hot Cocoa and a Cheryl’s Cookie at Pinocchio Village Haus

For-Purchase Treats and Drinks

Magic Kingdom will offer seasonal treats as event exclusives. Click here for a FULL list of all the special treats offered at the event!

Ginger Apple Funnel Cake and Apple Cider Float

Character Sightings

Characters are waving to guests throughout the Park — all in their seasonal finest!

Captain Cook and Smee in Adventureland

Character Sightings are noted on the After Hours map with a Mickey head. We spotted Mickey in his EARidescent suit in Town Square Theater, Captain Cook and Smee in Adventureland, Tigger at Crystal Palace, and more!


Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories

Guests can able to spot several of their favorite characters in Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories, a brand new stage show on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage.

Santa Goofy and more in Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories stage show!

Very Merry Memories will incorporate nods to previous holiday stage shows (Mickey’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, and Celebrate the Season) as Mickey, Minnie, and their pals enjoy music, dancing and “yuletide fun”.

Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories showtimes are 9:25PM, 10:35PM, 11:45PM, and 12:50AM.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

The Disney Very Merriest After Hours even marks the return of a parade to Magic Kingdom! Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends (including Frozen favorites and the iconic Toy Soldiers!) return to the Park to celebrate the season!

Toy Soldiers in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Keep your eyes peeled for Santa himself as well!

Parade times are 9:45PM and 12:05AM.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show returns as well! Prepare yourself for a spectacle of pyrotechnics, projections, and festive music.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks in 2019

Fireworks showtime is 11:15PM.

Note: Guests of the After Hours event who choose to enter the Park before 7PM will also be able to watch the Park’s brand new Disney Enchantment fireworks show and the transformation of Cinderella Castle into a Beacon of Light — all for the World’s Most Magical Celebration!

Rides and Attractions

The Disney Very Merriest After Hours event also marks the return of attraction overlays! Board your vessel for the Jingle Cruise, and get some belly laughs with seasonal jokes at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.

Jingle Cruise 2020

Over 20 rides and attractions will be available to experience at the Disney Very Merriest  After Hours event. We will update with a list as the even draws nearer.


Club Tinsel Dance Party

Enjoy some seasonal beats and get your groove on in Tomorrowland at Rockettower Stage!

Club Tinsel

Club Tinsel keeps the party going from 9PM to 1AM!

Reindeer Wranglers

These singers will bring seasonal melodies to Frontierland near Frontier Merchantile.

Reindeer Wranglers Performance

Catch performances at 9:25PM, 10:30PM, 11:40PM, and 12:35AM.

Snow on Main Street, U.S.A.

Experience Main Street, U.S.A., under a flurry of “snow” throughout the night!

Magic Kingdom during the holiday season © Disney

Decor and Lights

The entire Park will be decked out in seasonal decor, come to life with lighting effects, and celebrate the season with holiday tunes.

PhotoPass Magic Shots

Take home memories of the event with special Magic Shots at PhotoPass locations!

PhotoPass will capture your interactions with Santa.

Disney Very Merriest After Hours Map

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