Today, the Disney Parks Blog has announced that many holiday favorites will be returning to the Walt Disney World Resort, but with a new after hours event to replace the popular Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

What’s Happening:

  • Earlier today, Walt Disney World revealed that many holiday favorites will be returning to the parks and resorts for this year’s holiday season, but one item missing was the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
  • In its place, Disney has announced the new Disney Very Merriest After Hours, a separate ticket event featuring special fireworks, snacks and treats, character sightings and more.
  • Held during the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World, this new offering is set to 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!
  • The After Hours event will begin at 9:00 PM on select nights, running until 1:00 AM with guests able to enter that park as early as 7:00PM.
  • Notably, these tickets do not require an additional theme park ticket or Disney Park Pass reservation.
  • The event starts November 8th, and runs on select nights through December 21st, 2021. Tickets are expected to go on sale next month, and no price has been given at this time.

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