It’s the holiday season at Walt Disney World! This year, Disney is celebrating with a new special ticketed event called Very Merriest After Hours. We had the opportunity to attend the first party of the season and had a blast! We were able to enter Magic Kingdom at 7 pm with the After Hours ticket, allowing us to watch Enchantment for the first time. Once Enchantment had finished, guests of the party were able to ride attractions while waiting for the festivities to begin at 9 pm. We did our best to hit every special activity they offered.
We started the party in Tomorrowland with a holiday-themed Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor. We also checked out Club Tinsel where we listened to holiday music and enjoyed watching Santa Stitch dance to the music. Cosmic Rays was the first holiday treat stop for us. In addition to the snickerdoodle cookies and hot chocolate, they also offered allergy-friendly cookies. As we were leaving Tomorrowland and entering Fantasyland, we saw Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum by the Mad Tea Party.
All around the park they had fun characters like Country Bears in Frontierland, Santa in Liberty Square, and Captain Hook and Smee in Adventureland. If that wasn’t enough characters for you, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade was full of characters – from the ones you see every day to rare ones like Max.
Throughout the park you had the opportunity to eat unlimited popcorn, ice cream, snickerdoodle cookies, sodas, and hot chocolate — all were included in the cost of your party ticket. They also had some fun specialty treats available for purchase.
The castle had the best activities of the night. This is where we watched the Mickey and Minnie’s Very Merry Memories show and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show. The show was so cute with rare characters you don’t normally get to see in the parks. The fireworks over the castle were stunning, but then there were also fireworks lighting up all around you to make you feel fully immersed in the experience. The fireworks were my favorite part of the night!
The icing on the cake to top off the night… experiencing the snow on Main Street! It’s the only kind of snow I think of as magical! If you are on the fence about this event, I would highly recommend purchasing your tickets today… It’s a night you won’t soon forget!