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Plenty of Dates Are Still Available for Disney Very Merriest After Hours

When Walt Disney World announced that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party would not take place in 2021, we were given an alternative. Disney Very Merriest After Hours contained some of the popular elements of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, with fewer tickets sold each evening.

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If you want to attend Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours, you’re in luck. There are still plenty of open dates left. All dates for Disney Boo Bash After Hours sold out quickly earlier this year, but the same hasn’t been true for the Christmas event.

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As of 3:00 p.m. on November 29, the only dates for Disney Very Merriest After Hours that are sold out are Tuesday, December 7, Sunday, December 19, and the final evening, Tuesday, December 21. The rest of the dates still show as available on the Walt Disney World website.

Part of the reason why there are still open dates for Disney Very Merriest After Hours is the cost. Most dates cost $209 per person. The three remaining Fridays cost $229 per person. That is before tax.

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A family of four who has been scrimping and saving for a Walt Disney World vacation during the holidays might think twice before shelling out an additional $850 for a four hour event. The earliest Disney Very Merriest After Hours dates were cheaper.

Another possible reason why there are still open dates is because there is no Annual Passholder or DVC discount. There was a discount of $10 for the first several events, but that discount is no longer available.

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Disney Very Merriest After Hours does have a lot going for it. You can see the first full parade at Walt Disney World in over a year and a half, there’s a new stage show, and Minnie puts on an incredible fireworks display. Popcorn, ice cream novelties, and bottled beverages are included in the price.

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We do recommend Disney Very Merriest After Hours, but we attended when the price was much lower. We’re also Annual Passholders and received a discount. Even then, we did think twice about whether or not we wanted to pay approximately $170 for each ticket. We’re glad we went, but if money is tight you might want to leave those available dates open.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.