Disney Very Merriest After Hours Comes to the Magic Kingdom for 2021!

Following its trend of After Hours for holiday parties- first came Disney After Hours Boo Bash for Halloween- Disney announced its newest offering- Very Merriest After Hours!

And although the holiday season officially kicks off November 12th in the Magic Kingdom, Disney Very Merriest After Hours will debut November 8th!

Disney Very Merriest After Hours will feature four hours of festivities, including:

  • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks
  • Special holiday projections will appear on Cinderella Castle, alternating periodically
  • Snow falls on Main Street, USA
  • Holiday-themed attraction overlays
  • Disney characters
  • Holiday-themed Disney PhotoPass photo opportunities (so be sure to have Memory Maker digital photo package added to your vacation package or tickets!)
  • Festive entertainment
  • Holiday music
  • Quintessential whimsical décor
  • Holiday treats, ice cream, popcorn and bottled beverages—all included with the cost of admission
  • Low wait times for more than 20 favorite attractions
  • Holiday-themed merchandise
  • Seasonal food & beverage offerings available for purchase
  • Enjoy the Magic Kingdom for 4 hours after the park closes

This special event is ideal for the first night of your vacation, since you can get into the park beginning at 7pm- without a regular theme park ticket. It’s also great for families with older children, adult-only trips, and romantic vacations! Or, add this party on your last night of vacation, so you can sleep in the next morning before heading home.

Disney Very Merriest After Hours will begin November 8th, and will be offered select nights through December 21st. Please note: Disney traditionally does NOT offer special events the week of Thanksgiving or the week of Christmas. This event will take place from 9pm to 1am on select nights.

Disney Very Merriest After Hours will require a separate ticket, which will get you into the Magic Kingdom 2 hours before the special event starts- at 7pm. A Park Pass Reservation will NOT be required for the After Hours.

And although a regular theme park ticket is not required for Disney Very Merriest After Hours, you WILL need one if you want to spend the whole day in the Magic Kingdom before the special event begins. You’ll need a Park Pass Reservation for during the day, as well.

A limited number of After Hours tickets will be sold, so you can enjoy little to no wait for your favorite attractions! Easily enjoy all the rides of the Magic Kingdom in half the time of a normal day- without crowds, sunscreen or sweating!

But limited tickets sold also means that several nights will sell out.

Disney Very Merriest After Hours tickets will go on sale in August (exact date not announced yet). And guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel will get to purchase their tickets first, before the general public! If you’d like me to take care of your event ticket purchase for you, as well as a hotel room to enjoy all the festivities late into the night- and get that early purchase!- use the contact form below to get on my VIP list, and I will contact you first with booking information.

And if we haven’t met yet- hi there! I’m Sara Mahjoub, Middle of the Magic Travel, also known as Vacation Fairy Sara, and I’m here to help make planning your Disney vacation easy and fun. There are a million ways to do a Disney vacation. Let me help you find yours. There are so many things to see, do and eat when you’re on a Disney vacation! How do you know what’s best for you? Don’t waste your valuable time searching online for information- let me handle all the details for you! I have already done the research, and have plenty of first-hand experience, so I can recommend the best experiences for you, personalized to your taste. With more than 5 years planning professionally, and hundreds of vacations planned, I know how to take the stress and guesswork out of your Disney vacation, so all you have to do is pack, relax and enjoy! Less hassle, more magic!

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