I just spoke with @buckeybarrys on Twitter who successfully booked the new Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Holiday Party. Here’s the details:
- November 14, 15, 18, 19 – 5:45pm
- November 16 & 17 – No Dessert Party
- November 20 through 26 – 8:00pm
- November 27 through December 10 – 5:45pm
The Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Holiday party will take place nightly from November 14 through December 31, 2016. Guests will be asked to check in at Great Movie Courtyard 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the new holiday fireworks show.
Most nights the fireworks will take place at 6:45pm, it’s showing fireworks at 9:00pm during Thanksgiving week currently and no times are provided by Disney beyond December 10, 2016 at this time. I’ve updated my Crowd Calendars through that point.
Cost of the Dessert Party is $69 per adult and $39 per child. It includes all your dessert treats, beverages (including alcholic beverages) and special glasses to view portions of the fireworks show.
The Dessert Party will take place in the Courtyard of the Great Movie Ride and inside the queue and guests will be walked out to the viewing area with children and handicap guests seated in the front and all other guests filing in behind them. The viewing area is reserved and is slightly left of center for a great view. At the time of this article the Walt Disney World website isn’t showing the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Dessert Party, but guests calling 407-WDW-DINE are finding success. I’ll update this post when it is linkable to the Disney site. Request the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Holiday Party.
You can also view the fireworks for free by just showing up a little early in the Great Movie Ride / Center Stage area and standing amongst the other guests.
Any idea on who the VIP character you get to mingle with would be? Could it possibly be one of the elves from Prep and Landing??
I’m guessing Santa Goofy
Booking just opened online for dessert parties 12/11-12/30.
Are tickets completely sold out for Nov 30-Dec 6?
Called today, and they were booking through December 12th.
I called and they’re only booking through December 10! What magic words did you use?!
I called again and they told me Dec. 10th again so the person who told me the 12th must have been wrong. I’m not going until the 16th, so neither help me!
Bookings just opened online for dessert parties 12/11-12/30!
Any idea why there are no parties listed for November 16th and 17th?
Don’t know why.
they just opened up the dessert party on the 17th!
We’ll be at Hollywood Studios on Dec. 19. Do you think it will be possible to see Jingle Bell Jingle Bam (fireworks only, not dessert party) and Fantasmic? I haven’t seen a time for the new fireworks show yet.
Don’t know yet as the times are released
We are traveling with people who have never and will never go to Disney World again which would you attend the fantasmic show or the jingle bell jingle bam show?
I’ve not seen the new fireworks yet, so can’t make a good judgment call
We’ll be at the parks from Dec 24-Dec 31. Insane crowds, I know, but I just started a new job and we get that entire week off, so I won’t have to dig into my vacation time. I’ll definitely need to check back more often to find out info about making reservations past the Dec 10 mark!
we did both in June, Fantasmic dining package show at I think 9 (summer hours) then hustled :) to Star Wars fireworks, it can be done :) looking forward to this one, but we are going on the 12th for just a week, not opened up yet :(
when you say handicapped guests will be seated in front do u mean the handicapped guests have their on section that you don’t have to buy a desert package for or do u mean the handicapped guest will be seated first?
My daughter is in a wheel chair and we’ve previously seen the star wars shows there without any desert package and both times there was no wheel chair section. She couldn’t see the stage with everyone standing in front of her. Since that was a huge disappointment I’m willing to pay for a dessert package so she can actually see this show.
Handicap guests and children buying this package are seated in the front of the reserved section for this package.
If you have dinner package seats for Fantasmic will they seat you if you are a little late
If seats remain at that time, you may still enter
thanks so much – just booked for Nov 14
I just booked it for Friday. December 2nd, but there were times for whatever day I wanted during my stay. It was my Cast Member’s first time booking as well. So excited!!
Now phone CMs they are saying all dates through Dec 10, booked and after 10 December not in system yet. Is this possible to be all sold out before it even appears on their website?
Yes, it is possible.
so it *is* possible?! To do both F! and the Christmas fireworks. I have an F! dining package and guess I need to be in the VIP section before though for a good spot so it may not be worth it to try to squeeze both in?! Opinions? We’ve never been to HS before.
Just got off the phone with a Cast Member and they said this can’t be booked past 12/10 as of now…
I just got booked for Monday, December 5th party. I had to CALL (nothing on line yet). I was the first person she had booked for this, so a learning experience for both of us. Thanks again KtP for having the scoop!
I’m going that day too! I don’t know you but See you there! lol
So this is at same time as Fantasmic? So conflicted because we had purchased the dinner package for that night.
15 minutes prior
The cast member I just spoke to told me you can’t make both this and Fantastic (which was also the case for the Star Wars fireworks dessert party).
Only if you hustle. Probably 3 to 5 minutes to get there.
If you did get there, you probably won’t have a good view. You really need to get there 30 minutes before it starts to get a good spot.