Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours Event Guide (Cost & Tips)

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Last Updated on December 3, 2022 by Heather

Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours is taking place on select nights from November 8th to December 21st at The Magic Kingdom. The party replaced Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party in the park. Online purchases can be purchased for between $169 and $249 based on the child or adult ticket price and tax per person. Exclusive menus and beverages are offered for events but no exclusive merchandise.

How big is Very Merriest?

Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours is listed as an after-hours event instead of a party. This means that there will be even more limited capacity than when Disney would offer Christmas Parties. While there isn’t a confirmed number of tickets available we can tell you that even on a sold-out night of the event, there are not a lot of people.

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Hours, dates and general information

The BOO Bash is held in Magic Kingdom on select nights from November 8th, 2021 through December 21st, 2021. The event takes place from 9 PM to 1 AM. Giving you an extra hour vs the Halloween Boo Bash. With your ticket, you are able to get into the parks starting at 7 PM to have a couple of hours with day guests. The cost of tickets depends on the night that you attend. The earlier dates in early November will be cheaper than dates in December, with December 19th & 21st being the most expensive.

Crowds & Wait Times

Like we said crowds are very limited and that makes for very ow wait times. From what we have seen, most of the rides are walk on. It should be noted that the wait times are not listed in the My Disney Experience App once the park closes to day guests. This give you a really great opportunity to get in a lot of rides in a short amount of time.


When you arrive at the park you should look for the cast members dressed in Holiday attire. they will scan your ticket and give you a wristband. This identifies you as an after-hours guest as they will be checking for this once the park closes and they are trying to get day guests out of the park. If you are an AP and were already in the parks before 7PM you can go to one of two locations to get your wristband. There are stands at Space Ranger Spin and Tortuga Tavern.


Disney has created an event map to help you find attractions and food offerings as well as trick or treat locations.

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Character sightings

During Disney Very Merriest After Hours, you can see your favorite Disney Characters as they spread holiday cheer around Magic Kingdom park. You may see the Country Bears, Jiminy Cricket as well as friends from Hundred Acre Wood.  


Take advantage of over 20 rides with short wait times… ride include


  • Space Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin


  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


  • Jungle Cruise

All attractions and experiences are subject to change without notice.

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Delicious holiday treats will be available to tempt your taste buds


Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories

This stage show will bring Mickey, Minnie and friends together to celebrate the season with dancing and songs to get everyone in the yuletide mood.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Join your favorite Disney friends for a holiday parade filled with joy and magic. Starting with Mickey and Minnie, the procession ends with an appearance by Santa Claus! 

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

Take in a spectacular fireworks display hosted by Minnie Mouse. Watch the sky turn dazzling colors to the sounds of your favorite Christmas carols

Club Tinsel Dance Party

Club Tinsel in Tomorrowland is the coolest place to be when the residents of the North Pole stop by for the biggest dance party in all of Magic Kingdom!

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Heather Noyes is the founder of this website and formerly a Disney travel agent. Ever since she was a little girl she's loved Disney. Over the years she has planned several trips for her family, friends and former clients to go to Disney World.

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