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A new offering is coming to Disney’s Very Merriest!

A new offering is coming to Disney's Very Merriest!
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While many are not pleased with the price of Very Merriest, Disney is trying to make up for it with many of the offerings we enjoyed at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. See a new offering that was not part of their original announcement.

Very Merriest

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Twinkling lights, snow on Main Street, and very low waits! Disney is debuting a brand new event this Christmas season.

The event will take place on 24 select nights Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This year’s holiday celebration is truly once in a lifetime, coinciding with the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary.

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Event dates are:

November: 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 28, 30

December: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21

Not only will we have Christmas parades and fireworks, but we will also have the usual After Hours offerings like low wait times and free snacks. You can read all about what to expect at Very Merriest HERE.

Are the offerings worth the price?

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When the original announcement for Very Merriest came out, many balked at the pricing of the event. It is much most costly than the popular Boo Bash event but also includes more party offerings than the Halloween version. Boo Bash has not offered the specialty parades or fireworks whereas Very Merriest will.

And, the number of sold out dates reflect this price increase: 0. Yep, zero Very Merriest event dates are sold out. Perhaps this new offering is in response to the lack of ticket sales.

Stage show

Screenshot: Disney Email
Screenshot: Disney

According to the Disney website screenshot above, the stage show is now included in the event! This was not part of the original announcement or the announcement regarding the addition of the holiday parade.

“Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” is the stage show that replaced “Celebrate the Season” in 2016. It is a fun Christmas party hosted by Mickey and his friends and includes a lot of laughter and merriest yule cheer.

Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration
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This is starting to feel like more of a Christmas event. Dessert parties have returned to the Magic Kingdom, and modified character meet and greets are also returning in November. Maybe we will continue to see more additions to the Very Merriest events now that more offerings are making a comeback.

Will you purchase Very Merriest tickets now that there is another offering? Do you think the event will be worth the high price tag? Are you hoping more additions come in the future? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.


  1. As DVC members we usually go but I echo what many others say as well. Between the price, the wokeness of removing the word “Christmas” and everything Chapek has stripped away, we’ll have to pass.

  2. Free Snacks? I don’t think so, if you need to pay $250 for a 4 hour (240 minute) event pass. That’s over a dollar/minute, so waiting in a 10 minute line for a “free” snack costs you $10 of ride time. $$/minute is Cheapek’s modus operandi with the only motivation is making sure he has the Merriest Christmas ever at the expense of prior families that enjoyed the holidays at Disney.

    Also, am I the only one that detects a change in wokeness? Its a Holiday Party nowadays, not a Christmas party…are we going back to marketing to rich white people since no one else wants to pay the extreme prices?

    The only people happy with this change is Cheapek, who probably gets a bigger holiday bonus with every guest he screws over — Happy Holidays, have a free snack!

    With that said, I would not mind a new Scrooge movie, maybe this time with Scarlett Johannsen playing the Ghost of Christmas yet to come (guess who get to play Ebobnezer)?

    We need to get Cheapek out. Please consider signing this change.org petition to get him fired (and share with others). When this was posted, we were one vote away (1499 out of 1500 to get media to start promoting the petition).


    If there are any other DVC members out there — Given that over 250,000 of us have an ownership interest in Disney property (assets) shouldn’t we have a fair share of stockholder voting rights (to get Cheapek fired)?

    It seems a bit odd that many of us have over $50,000 of Disney assets, but no voting rights. This needs to change, so we (the DVC members) can protect Walt’s dream.

  3. I usually go to MVMCP and enjoy it, but this is so much more expensive than that event so we are going to pass on this event. They would need to do something spectacular to make it worth the cost.

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