Disney Jollywood Nights- NEW Christmas Party at Disney World Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World has announced a BRAND NEW ticketed holiday party coming to Hollywood Studios! Disney Jollywood Nights will take place after Hollywood Studios closing time on select nights in November and December. This new event features the return of “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” which hasn’t returned to Disney World since 2019!

Keep reading for event dates, entertainment, and when tickets go on sale!

Disney Jollywood Nights DatesSunset Seasons Greetings

Disney Jollywood Nights will take place from 8:30PM to 12:30AM making this event similar to the After Hours events at Walt Disney World. Guests can enter Hollywood Studios at 7PM to get a headstart in the park before the event begins.

This is great news because this new ticketed party will NOT result in Hollywood Studios closing early, like we see for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom. That makes it a win, win situation for everyone!

Here are the 2023 Disney Jollywood Nights event dates:

  •  November: 11,18, 20, 27, 29
  •  December: 4, 6, 16, 18, 20

These date-specific event tickets do not require an additional day theme park ticket or theme park reservation.

Disney Jollywood Nights Already Sold Out!

As of August 27, the first night (November 11) of the new Disney Jollywood Nights event is now sold out. We will keep you updated here and on our Disney newsletter with sell outs and all the latest Disney news.

This first night of the new event sold out before any nights of the classic Mickey’s Very Mery Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom sold out.

Disney Jollywood Prices

Event tickets are $159 to $179 per ticket and prices will vary depending on the night you select. Dates in December will likely fall on that higher spectrum of $179 per ticket as it gets closer to the busy holiday season at Walt Disney World.

Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels, and Shades of Green can buy tickets starting June 29. Tickets may be purchased by all guests starting July 6 on the Walt Disney World website.

To compare Disney Jollywood Nights vs. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, read our guide ranking these two Walt Disney World Christmas parties. 

Disney Jollywood Nights EntertainmentThe façade of The Chinese Theatre, transformed with holiday themed projections at night

The main showstopper of entertainment at Disney Jollywood Nights is the return of “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” which hasn’t been a part of Christmas at Walt Disney World since 2019. Here is the full list of holiday entertainment unique to Disney Jollywood Nights

“Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” 

This popular nighttime spectacular is jam-packed with music, fireworks, special effects and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

Muppets Holiday Special- Theater of the Stars

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be hosting a live holiday special, Theater of the Stars, along with other characters.

Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along

The Hyperion Theater will host a Nightmare Before Christmas sing-along with appearances from Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie.

DJ Spinning Holiday Music

When you enter Hollywood Studios, you will be greeted by a DJ spinning a mix of holiday music.

Holiday Fiesta En La Calle

ABC Commissary Lane will transform to Holiday Fiesta en la Calle. The Latin street fair party will feature a live band with Latin beats and modern takes on food and beverage inspired by Hollywood classics.

Jazz Lounge & Soiree

Guests can experience limited-capacity experiences at a Jazz lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby and an “other-worldly soiree” at The Hollywood Tower Hotel Courtyard.

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Disney Jollywood Nights CharactersChristmas tree at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Guests can also meet a mix of traditional and unique characters during Disney Jollywood Nights including:

  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the rest of the gang in the Animation Courtyard on a set with holiday props.
  • Powerline Max and Phineas and Ferb at Echo Lake
  • Edna Mode and Frozone at Pixar Place

Powerline Max is hands down going to be one of the most popular characters at this event so I would recommend lining up as soon as the party begins for him!

Guests can also pose for holiday-themed Magic Shots and two new PhotoPass experiences. All PhotoPass digital downloads are included in your ticket.

Disney Jollywood Nights RidesDisney Jollywood Nights

After-hours access to some of the most popular rides at Hollywood Studios is included in your admission including Slinky Dog Dash, Rock N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and more.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will use a virtual queue during Disney Jollywood Nights. More information on this will be released as it gets closer but I assume it will be similar to the process we’ve seen at other virtual queues at Walt Disney World like Cosmic Rewind. 

Disney Jollywood Nights Food

Guests can also enjoy a special list of holiday treats exclusive to the party like a colorful Christmas Tree Cookie Stack inspired by the iconic Echo Lake Christmas Tree and Spicy Korean Chicken on a Mini Funnel Cake.

And of course, a hit selection of holiday cocktails!

We will get a full Disney Jollywood Nights food guide as we get closer to the holidays at Walt Disney World. Be sure to subscribe to our FREE newsletter to be the first to know about all the exciting holiday news at Walt Disney World this year!

Plan Your Walt Disney World Vacation

We offer plenty of the best tips, tricks, and advice to make your trip wonderful for the holiday season at Walt Disney World.  Check out our other guides to help plan your trip here:

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the content director of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and Disney Dose- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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