Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours is a brand new holiday event at Disney World that will be held in Magic Kingdom from November 8th to December 21st!
Much like the After Hours Boo Bash event that replaced Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, this event serves as a replacement for Disney World’s typical holiday party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! So, let’s see how the pricing for Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours compares to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!
Let’s start by taking a look at what the after hours event offers versus the beloved Very Merry Christmas Party. Disney Very Merriest After Hours will give guests a chance to see a parade (for the first time since Disney World reopened), watch holiday fireworks, ride attractions with shorter wait times, have a dance party, and eat free snacks. A lot of this is similar to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but there are a few things that are different!
Just like Boo Bash, the event is shorter than before. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party used to last 5 hours, but the new event only lasts 4 hours (9PM-1AM). However, guests with a ticket to the After Hours event will be able to enter the Magic Kingdom starting at 7PM!
Now, let’s get into the pricing. This year, a ticket to Disney Very Merriest After Hours costs $169 to $229 depending on the date! Prices go up to $249 each for December 19th and 21st. However, if you are an Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club member, you can save $10 on select nights in November.
Looking back to 2019, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party cost $99 to $139 for adults and $95 to $135 for kids ages 3-9. Tickets were also sold at the gate for an additional $10. This is a much lower price point than this year’s holiday offering! We saw the same price trend with Boo Bash for Halloween this year.
The least expensive ticket for adults in 2019 for Very Merry was $99. For Very Merriest, the cheapest tickets are priced at $169. That’s a difference of $70 for the cheapest options!
In 2019, Very Merry’s most expensive ticket was $139. This year, the most expensive ticket is $249 for Very Merriest. That is an even BIGGER difference of $110!!! Also note that Very Merry’s MOST expensive ticket in 2019 is cheaper than the cheapest ticket for Very Merriest this year.
Overall, it looks like there is a pretty big price gap between the two holiday events. Although there are a lot of the same offerings, the new and more expensive event (Disney Very Merriest After Hours) gives guests LESS time in the park. If you want to check out all of the dates for Disney World’s new event, you can click here. We’ll have to see if it’s worth it when the time comes, so stay tuned for more!
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