It will be the most magical time of the year at Walt Disney World this holiday season! This is due to the fact that several entertainment offers will be offered again for 2021.
Walt Disney World Resort has recently shared dates and some details about this year’s events and now we know some more details on what to expect.
Disney Very Merriest After Hours
This year, instead of Mickey’s very Merry Christmas party, Magic Kingdom will be celebrating Disney Very Merriest After Hours. During the After Hours event, in addition to fireworks, a parade and all the snacks you can eat, guests will be able to enjoy the stage show, Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories. The show will feature Mickey and his friends in a celebration full of music, dancing and nostalgic fun. The show will be presented on the Cinderella Castle stage and will include Magic Kingdom’s classic holiday stage performances, including “Mickey’s Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Celebrate the Season” and “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration”.
Disney Very Merriest After Hours attendees can also expect less waiting time for their favorite attractions. There will also be special attraction holiday overlays to enjoy, including a special version of Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor and the Jingle Cruise.
Also, as a reminder, “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” will feature Santa Claus, elves, reindeer and other North Pole friends joining Mickey Mouse and friends in this parade. Also, “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” will return. Here, Minnie Mouse invites everyone to come together for a celebration of Christmas magic. The show includes fireworks, screenings and beloved holiday songs. The Tinsel Club at Tomorrowland’s Rockettower Plaza Stage will be a place where people from the North Pole will go for a dance party. And finally, The Reindeer Wranglers take their vacation to the streets of Frontierland, performing seasonal songs.
Disney Very Merriest After Hours is an event with independent entrance that takes place for 24 select nights from November 8 to December 21, 2021
Learn more about Disney Very Merriest After Hours here.
What if you visit the Magic Kingdom on an evening out of the event? You will still be able to experience festive festivities. Tonight, Cinderella Castle will show special projection effects. Throughout the night, Cinderella Castle will be transformed with a series of rotating designs. In addition, there will also be the Beacon of Magic.
Find Santa at Walt Disney World
Guests will be able to see Santa at Disney Studios in Hollywood as he crosses Hollywood Blvd with his convertible during the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Santa is on the Discovery River in a festive flotilla.
If you want to have individualized time with Big Man, go to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and Disney Springs. Here guests will be able to greet and share their Christmas wishes.
At Disney Springs, he will return for a walk through the Disney Springs Christmas tree and bring elaborately decorated Disney Christmas trees to the Disney Springs neighborhoods. Guests will be able to find numerous themed trees to personify beloved Disney characters, stories and celebrations throughout the shopping and dining district.
In addition, guests will see special festive decorations and live holiday performances, in the evening, guests visiting the city center will experience a magical snowfall.
Looking for holiday themed food and drink? Jock Lindsay’s holiday bar will cover you with touches of iuletide along with festive food and artisanal cocktails.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
As part of this year’s entertainment, Discovery Island will once again be offering Merry Menagerie of Winter Animals courtesy of life-size hand-cut puppets. Reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more interact with guests, accompanied by serene musicians.
If you’re looking for characters, watch Goofy, Chip ‘n’ Dale, and other Disney characters on the Discovery River.
And on nights when the park is open after dark, the Tree of Life wakes up like a series of winter tales. This will happen between the Beacons of Magic show.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Sunset Seasons Greetings will return to Disney Studios Hollywood. Every holiday night magic transforms the Hollywood Tower Hotel into a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a “Toy Story” toy hotel, a snowy corner of Arendelle and a Dickens village of “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”. In addition, the Hollywood Tower Hotel will also become a lighthouse of magic at night.
Also, “For the First Time Forever: A Frozen Celebration,” adds a festive ending, with Olaf and celebratory songs from the season.