Disney ‘Very Merriest After Hours’ Dates and Ridiculous Prices Have Been Released


You know how Disney did the Boo Bash After Hours event and charged about $50 more per person?  Well they now have their next upcharged After Hours event — Disney Very Merriest After Hours. Pricing is much worse.

This event will take place in the Magic Kingdom on select nights from November 8 – December 21.  Like Boo Bash you are getting less time than a normal party event. This one goes from 9PM- 1AM.

You can get into the Magic Kingdom at 7PM which is also as it was for Boo Bash.

The dates for these start the day after the runDisney Wine & Dine event, so if you are participating you might be able to catch this one.

Event dates are:

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

This time there will be a nighttime spectacular called “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” as well as a parade “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”

I guess they know people aren’t happy about the price of Boo Bash and no parade or fireworks show.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks


Clarabelle Cow in “Once Upon a Christmastime Parade”

That’s not all that’s in store. Here are additional details of what you can experience during this limited-capacity, separately ticketed event:

  • Holiday attraction overlays are also making a comeback! The Jungle Cruise transforms into the Jingle Cruise, and Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor will get new jokes perfect for this joyful season. (Things like ‘The Jingle Cruise’ overlay runs the whole season and not just for this event. It isn’t really a perk even.)
  • After the park closes to day guests, enjoy less time waiting in line for more than 20 attractions including favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain and more.
  • Sightings of Disney characters throughout the park all dressed in their holiday best.
  • While you are walking down Main Street, U.S.A. be sure to look up to the sky, you might catch some magical snowfall!
  • Dance and boogie the night away at themed Club Tinsel dance party in Tomorrowland.
  • Enjoy 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.  (hopefully they offer more than they did for Boo Bash.  Maybe we’ll actually get some exclusive merchandise too!)
  • Disney PhotoPass will offer holiday magic shots throughout the night.

Tickets for this event will go on sale on August 20 online or by calling 407-939-7947.  If you are staying at select Disney Resort hotels including :Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, as well as Shades of Green can book on August 17.

Let’s hope they can actually handle it this time.

Prices (Don’t pass out)

The cost for all of this is going to be $169 – $229 PER PERSON for this!

If you want to go near Christmas on December 19 & 21 its’ $249 per person.  That’s like $1000 more for a family of 4.  So them adding fireworks and a parade equates to that much of a price hike?

To put this in perspective the prices for 2020 started at $105 and went up to $155!  We are talking a price increase of $64- $95 per person / per night!  Seriously this is getting ridiculous.

Boo Bash started at $129 and this is $40 more than that! Most people are talking about how Boo Bash was a rip-off.

“Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $10 discount on select event dates in November. These dated event tickets do not require an additional day theme park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation.

Disney I think you need a reality check.  When you go on about the “callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic” and then charge these prices.


Source: Disney Parks Blog

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