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!
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.
$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.
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). We will confirm on November 8.
Complimentary Treats and Drinks
Disney says complimentary items will include bottled soft drinks and water, seasonal treats, popcorn, and ice cream novelties. Guests may also find traditional Christmas Party treats like cookies and hot cocoa. (See your Very Merriest map for treat locations if they’re included.)
For-Purchase Treats and Drinks
Magic Kingdom will offer seasonal treats as event exclusives. Check back for details as the first night approaches.
We expect to see characters throughout the Park — all in their seasonal finest! We will post character locations as the event draws closer.
Guests will be 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. 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’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!
Keep your eyes peeled for Santa himself as well!
Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks
Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show will return as well! Prepare yourself for a spectacle of pyrotechnics, projections, and festive music.
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.
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!
These singers will bring seasonal melodies to Frontierland!
Snow on Main Street, U.S.A.
Experience Main Street, U.S.A., under a flurry of “snow” throughout the night!
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!