“Disney Very Merriest After Hours” Replacing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2021

Hi everyone!

Disney Very Merriest After Hours” will replace Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party as the specially ticketed event this year at Walt Disney World. The event will run from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on select nights from November 8 through December 21, 2021. Event tickets will grant admission to Magic Kingdom park as early as 7:00 PM.

Just as with all After Hours events, “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” will be open to a limited number of guests after regular park operating hours. There should be lower wait times on 20+ available attractions.

Tickets will go on sale in August, and there will be an early purchase window available to guests of select Disney Resort hotels.

Information from the Walt Disney World website about “Disney Very Merriest After Hours”:

Merry music fills the night air. Cinderella Castle is all aglow. Snow falls on Main Street, U.S.A. as Magic Kingdom park brims with excitement.

This Christmas season, join your loved ones and friends at a truly magical holiday festival—Disney Very Merriest After Hours—held during the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort. Offerings for this new event include Character sightings, fireworks, themed music and decorations, attractions and more.

Spot some favorite Disney friends as they spread their holiday cheer throughout the park. Thrill to Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, a dazzling fireworks display hosted by Minnie Mouse. Indulge in delicious holiday treats, ice cream, popcorn and bottled beverages—all included with the cost of admission. Delight in some holiday-themed attraction overlays and Cinderella Castle projections. Plus, enjoy Magic Kingdom park for 4 hours after the park closes, and less time waiting in line for attractions!

Event Highlights
Don’t miss this merriest of evenings, made merrier still when shared with those who brighten your holidays. Highlights include:

  • Character sightings
  • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show
  • After-hours access to Magic Kingdom park and less time waiting in line for popular attractions
  • Holiday-themed attraction overlays and Cinderella Castle projections
  • Snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Holiday treats, ice cream, popcorn and bottled beverages—all included with the cost of admission
  • Themed food and beverages available for purchase
  • Holiday-themed Disney PhotoPass photo opportunities (photos available for purchase)
  • Special lighting, music and more!