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A brand new stage show is coming to Disney World this holiday season

A brand new stage show is coming to Disney World this holiday season
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Spending the holidays at Disney World? You can celebrate with a brand new stage show.

Christmas Event

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

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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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.

New Stage Show

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Yesterday we shared that there was the addition of a stage show for this event. We assumed it had something to do with the fact that ticket sales were low (so low that no event dates are sold out yet).

“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.

Naturally, this was our assumption for the stage show. However, Disney has just announced there will actually be a BRAND NEW show.

Mickey and Minnie’s Very Merry Memories

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Phew, say that 5 times fast! Disney Parks Blog shares more insight on what we can expect with this new show:

Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, the show features nods to classic Magic Kingdom holiday stage shows, including “Mickey’s Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Celebrate the Season” and “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.”

This show will only be available during Very Merriest events, so if you want to watch it you will have to purchase tickets. Guests not attending the event during their vacation can still catch special holiday projections on Cinderella Castle that alternate with the Beacons of Magic transformation.

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There will be no special holiday parades or fireworks on non-event evenings.

Will you buy tickets in order to watch this show? Are you excited for the Christmas season at Disney World? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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  1. My family will be at WDW from 12/24 through 1/1. I had been wondering if the holiday parade and fireworks, and now stage show, would be shown during the actual week of Christmas, as they have in the past, but sounds like from the last line of the article maybe not this year! Has that been announced officially by Disney? Or just speculation at this point?

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