Disney Park Cancels After Hours Holiday Event

Christmas In Disneyland
Christmas In Disneyland

While Halloween Festivities are in full swing at Disney Parks, preparation is underway for the Christmastime celebrations (which are set to begin at the start of November). But as would-be Guests watch as many of their favorite holiday events make a triumphant post-pandemic return, it looks like one event will fade away into Disney history.

Disneyland Resort has confirmed that its extra-ticket after-hours event, Disney Merriest Nites, will not be returning this year.

Theme Park insider Scott Gustin shared on Twitter,

“Disney Merriest Nites will not return to Disneyland Resort this year. Last year, the after-hours party was held at Disneyland on 5 select nights in Nov. and Dec. 

“A Disneyland official confirmed the event will not return in 2022 and said they are always looking at new ways to entertain guests.”

According to Disneyland Resort’s website, those holiday celebrations include The Disney Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure, which includes the Disney ¡Viva Navidad! street party, and World of Color — Seasons of Light. Cars Land will also be decked out in the Spirit of the Season with the return of Mater’s Jingle Jamboree and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl.

Radiator Springs Christmas

Credit: Disney

Back over in Disneyland Park, Sleeping Beauty Castle will once again feature its wintertime splendor with the seasonal fireworks display, “Believe… In Holiday Magic,” and the “it’s a small world” holiday will return both inside the attraction and outside. Haunted Mansion Holiday will also stick around as usual, and A Disney Christmas Fantasy Parade, featuring the iconic toy soldiers and Santa Claus, will also return.

Haunted Mansion Holiday, Disneyland

Credit: Disney

Across the country, Walt Disney World Resort will proudly welcome the return of its beloved extra-ticket after-hours event, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. 

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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