Jollywood Nights: You’re Guide to Disney World’s Newest Holiday Event

It’s the event of the holiday season, or at least one of them. At a time of year when spending money is unavoidable and there are festivals, parties, and events everywhere (except Disneyland), Disney World chose to give us a second holiday party. And let’s be honest, we’re totally excited for it.

Will it be worth the cost? Will there be enough time to see everything? Will thousands of people be dressed to the nines, sweating through their holiday best in the 80-degree Florida heat? No one knows, and Disney isn’t telling us much. (Well, that last one is a given). But it’s Christmas at Disney and I’ve got high hopes.

We’ll be there for the first party on November 11, 2023! So be sure to follow us on Instagram and YouTube to be the first to find out what this event is all about.

Dates, Tickets, and Pricing for Jollywood Nights

The Jollywood Nights event will take place on 10 select nights during November and December at Hollywood studios in Disney World. The price fluctuates between $159 to $179, depending on the date. Pricing is the same for both adults and children, unlike any other event or park ticket we’ve seen before. The party will take place on the dates listed below (we’ll cross them off as they sell out – which is highly likely)

What’s Included in Jollywood Nights?

Disney has been hosting after-hour events almost constantly since the parks re-opened following 2020. It seems a new party or specially ticketed event is announced every month, but what they include changes just as often. Not much is yet known about Jollywood Nights and Disney has not shared many details. We do know there will be a variety of entertainment, a number of eateries will be open, and it’s likely that most of the shops will be open. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to see complimentary concessions like those offered at either Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or the Hollywood Studios After Hours event.

Entertainment at Jollywood Nights

The most exciting and enticing thing advertised for Jollywood Nights is the entertainment! We’re talking seasonal projection and firework shows, numerous dance parties, and Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-A-Long. Oh ya, and a tip-top 1920’s soiree in the courtyard of the Hollywood Tower (Tower of Terror). Honestly, the only thing missing is the Osborne Lights Spectacular and it’d be perfect.

Muppets Musical Variety Show

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, and some surprise guests at the Theater of the Stars for a unique musical journey through the holidays. This sounds reminiscent of the Muppets Caroling Coach from Merriest Nights, Disneyland’s discontinued holiday party, and I’m here for it. The caroling coach was absolutely adorable and a 5-star use of the Muppets in the parks. There’s always room for more Muppets, and I’d expect crowds for this to be lower than some of the other offerings.

Spirited Sing-Along at Hyperion Theater

Yes. Don’t put your Jack Skellington shirts and Oogie Boogie ears away just yet, because just like the classic film we’re going to celebrate all the way through Christmas. The show appears to be centered around two fans of the movie who will end up walking into the world and exploring it for themselves, as we all sing along to everyone’s favorite seasonal soundtrack. This is going to be insanely popular. I’m honestly surprised the event hasn’t sold out completely based on this show alone.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

As the sun sets over Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the holiday spirit comes alive in a dazzling display of lights, music, and projections with the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nighttime spectacular. This festive show is a delightful holiday treat that seamlessly blends classic holiday tunes with state-of-the-art projections, fireworks, and special effects.

The story revolves around the misadventures of Wayne and Lanny, the lovable elves from Disney’s animated special “Prep & Landing.” The duo embarks on a thrilling mission to locate Santa Claus and bring him back in time for Christmas Eve. As the narrative unfolds, the iconic Chinese Theatre serves as the canvas for a series of enchanting projections. Scenes from beloved Disney films like “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” dance across the facade, all synchronized to a festive soundtrack that’s sure to get everyone in the holiday mood.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. The sky above bursts into a symphony of fireworks, adding an extra layer of wonder to the experience. “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” is more than just a show; it’s a heartwarming celebration of the season, capturing the joy, anticipation, and excitement of the holidays in true Disney fashion.

Dance Parties and Soirees

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is turning up the festive cheer with a series of dance parties and soirees that promise to keep guests dancing all night long. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store:

Hollywood Boulevard Bash

The heart of the park transforms into a pulsating party zone. As you stroll down Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll be greeted by the infectious beats of holiday remixes. Let the rhythm take over and dance under the twinkling lights, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Echo Lane Dance Party

Echo Lane is set to be a highlight this holiday season. Not only can guests groove to festive beats, but they can also embark on a magical journey through the Christmas Tree Trail. Each tree is uniquely designed and inspired by beloved Disney characters. From the mischievous antics of Phineas and Ferb to the energetic vibes of Max Goof, each tree tells a story, making for a delightful visual and musical treat.

Commissary Lane Latin Street Fair

Feel the heat and passion of Latin rhythms at Commissary Lane. This street fair promises to be a vibrant celebration, with salsa, merengue, and cha-cha tunes setting the stage for an unforgettable fiesta.

Jazz Party at The Hollywood Brown Derby

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the golden era of jazz at The Hollywood Brown Derby. With sultry tunes and a sophisticated ambiance, this is the perfect spot for those looking to enjoy a classy evening.

Soiree at The Hollywood Tower Hotel Courtyard

For those seeking a touch of mystery and elegance, the courtyard of The Hollywood Tower Hotel is the place to be. While details remain under wraps, one can expect an evening filled with enchantment and perhaps a few surprises.

No matter your musical preference, Disney’s Hollywood Studios promises a holiday celebration that’s sure to strike the right chord. So, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to jive, waltz, and salsa the night away!

Character Meets at Jollywood Nights

The magic of Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the holidays isn’t just limited to dance parties and spectacular shows. This season, Jollywood Nights brings some of your favorite characters to life, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime. Here’s where you can find them:

Mickey, Minnie, and Friends in Animation Courtyard

The heart and soul of Disney, Mickey and Minnie, along with their closest pals, are ready to spread holiday cheer in the Animation Courtyard. Dressed in their festive best, they’re eager to share warm hugs, pose for photos, and maybe even share a holiday secret or two!

Powerline Mac with Phineas and Ferb at Echo Lake

For those who love a good rhythm and some mischievous fun, head over to Echo Lake. Here, you’ll find Powerline Mac jamming with the dynamic duo, Phineas and Ferb. It’s a musical meet-and-greet that promises to be both entertaining and heartwarming.

Edna Mode at Pixar Place

The ever-stylish and sassy Edna Mode graces Pixar Place with her presence this holiday season. Always one for flair and drama, Edna is ready to critique holiday outfits and maybe even give some fashion-forward advice. Don’t forget to strike a pose with her; after all, it’s all in the details, darling!

Frozen Snow Zone

For those dreaming of a white Christmas, the Frozen Snow Zone is the place to be. While the specifics remain a delightful mystery, one can expect Elsa, Anna, and maybe even Olaf to be part of this frosty fun. Prepare for snowflakes, laughter, and maybe even a sing-along or two.

Jollywood Nights ensures that every corner of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is filled with enchantment. Whether you’re a fan of classic characters or newer favorites, there’s a magical meet-and-greet waiting just for you. So, grab your camera and let the festive fun begin!

Attractions and Rides at Jollywood Nights

As the festive lights of Jollywood Nights illuminate Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the park’s iconic attractions beckon guests for an evening of unparalleled excitement. While the holiday-themed events and character meets are undeniably enchanting, the rides themselves offer their own brand of magic, ensuring that the spirit of adventure is alive and well throughout the night.

Featured Rides:

Navigating the Virtual Queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

For those eager to join the Resistance in their epic battle against the First Order, it’s essential to be familiar with the virtual queue process for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. This system ensures a seamless experience for guests, allowing them to enjoy other attractions while waiting for their turn.

  1. Joining the Queue: Using the official Disney Parks app, guests can join the virtual queue at designated times. It’s crucial to be prompt, as spots fill up quickly.
  2. Wait Time Notification: Once in the queue, the app will notify guests when it’s their turn to experience the attraction. This gives ample freedom to explore other areas of the park in the meantime.
  3. Ride Window: Upon receiving the notification, guests will have a specific time window to head to the attraction’s entrance. This ensures minimal wait times and a streamlined experience.

It’s worth noting that the virtual queue is exclusively for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and does not apply to other attractions. By leveraging this system, guests can make the most of their Jollywood Nights experience, ensuring they don’t miss out on any of the magic.

As the holiday season descends upon Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Jollywood Nights emerges as the crown jewel of festive celebrations. From heartwarming shows and dance parties to thrilling rides and memorable character meets, this event promises an experience that transcends the ordinary. Whether you’re a die-hard Disney fan or simply seeking a unique way to embrace the holiday spirit, Jollywood Nights offers a magical escape that’s sure to leave an indelible mark on your heart.

We’d love to hear from you! What part of Jollywood Nights are you most excited about? Do you have a favorite Christmas song that gets you in the holiday spirit? Share your thoughts and festive favorites in the comments below. Let’s spread the holiday cheer and create a community of Disney enthusiasts celebrating the magic of the season together!

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