The Walt Disney World Resort has announced that “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” will include a Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and the ability to see two fireworks shows when the event begins on November 8.



What’s Happening:

  • The holidays are almost here and today we learned some more details about “Disney Very Merriest After Hours,” taking place at Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to Disney Parks Blog.
  • Guests coming to the special ticketed event will be happy to know that “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” will be going down Main Street, U.S.A., you heard that right, parades are back!
  • The parade will feature Mickey, Minnie, characters from Disney’s Frozen, the popular Toy Soldiers, other Disney characters, and of course Santa Claus.


  • Tickets for the 4-hour event grant admission to Magic Kingdom Park as early as 7:00 pm, giving Guests more time to enjoy the park, and the ability to check out “Disney Enchantment,” the new fireworks show premiering during Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
  • Once the event begins, another fireworks show will light up the sky with “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,” exclusively for “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” Guests, giving them the opportunity to see two firework shows in one night.
  • Tickets go on sale starting August 20 and can be purchased online or by calling 407-939-7947. Guests at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, as well as Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort can book their tickets as early as August 17.
  • Prices will range from $169 to $229 for select November – December nights and $249 on December 19 and 21.
  • Annual Passholders and DVC Members can save $10 on select event nights in November.

Disney Very Merriest After Hours Event Dates:

  • 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

Disney Very Merriest After Hours Prices:

  • $169 to $229 for select November – December nights
  • $249 on December 19 and 21

Other Event Details:

  • Holiday attraction overlays return with the Jungle Cruise transformed into the Jingle Cruise, and Monsters Inc, Laugh Floor adding in some holiday jokes.
  • More than 20 attractions will stay open throughout the night including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Space Mountain.
  • Disney Characters will be dressed in their holiday best.
  • Snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.
  • The Club Tinsel Dance Party returns to Tomorrowland.
  • Complimentary snacks like ice cream novelties and popcorn, seasonal treats and select bottled beverages.
  • Specialty holiday food and drinks will also be available for purchase.
  • Disney PhotoPass will offer holiday Magic Shots throughout the night.
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