Christmas on Main Street
  • On Mar 17, 2022
    Emily from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is WDW hosting Disney's Merriest After Hours around Christmastime this year? If so what are the dates, and would I need to get 2 tickets for MK park per person?

    Hey there, Emily. Welcome to planDisney

    I vacation at Walt Disney World every year for Christmas, Emily, and am no stranger to how much fun a Christmas party at Magic Kingdom Park can be. The parties have changed and looked a bit different over the years but are still so magical and fun. Emily, there has not yet been an announcement made if Disney's Very Merriest After Hours event is returning this year. Typically, we will see that come out later in the spring to early summer. When an announcement is made, we will be able to find out all of the details over on the Disney Parks Blog so be sure to keep an eye out over there as well. Traditionally, Christmas party dates run from right after Halloween to right after Christmas to give plenty of time for all Guests visiting during the Holiday season time to enjoy. 

    A party like Disney's Very Merriest After Hours event is a separately ticketed event that has its own hours and rules. With this ticket, you are allowed into Magic Kingdom Park at a certain time which would know beforehand while purchasing tickets, most of the time it is a few hours before the party festivities officially begin. Then, a few hours later when the party technically starts, all Guests who do not hold that special event ticket will be required to leave the theme park. If you would like to visit Magic Kingdom Park earlier than your ticketed time that day, let's say in the morning, you would then need to also purchase a standard theme park ticket to Magic Kingdom Park and make a park pass reservation for that day. 

    What I like to do on a party day, Emily, is enjoy the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel that I happen to be staying at or plan a day of shopping, dining and relaxing at Disney Springs. I don't like to double pay to be in the theme parks so this works out perfectly. Because you do gain access into Magic Kingdom Park before the party technically starts, you'll have some time to experience some must-do attractions at Magic Kingdom. That way, when the party starts you can focus on all of the holiday festivities that you are paying for instead. 

    I am also super excited for this holiday season and can't wait until we find out more information about what festivities will be at Walt Disney World this year. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Happy holidays!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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