More details are available about the Kermit and Miss Piggy holiday special that will be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Disney Jollywood Nights this winter.
Muppets Holiday Special
At a press event, Creative Director of Disney Parks Live Entertainment Tom Vazzana compared the show to a Radio City Music Hall performance. There will be musical performances from Mickey and Minnie, Tiana, and Belle, with the latter princess singing “As Long as There’s Christmas” from Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.
In the concept art, Belle is in her Christmas dress, while Tiana is in her “Almost There” outfit. There will be a live band on stage.
According to Vazzana, Kermit and Miss Piggy will be physically present as part of the show.
The show will take place in the Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard. During the day, Theater of the Stars is home to “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage.”
Disney Jollywood Nights
Disney Jollywood Nights is a separately ticketed event that will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on select nights between November 11 and December 20, 2023.
“It’s a holiday vibe like you’ve never felt before,” Disney states. “Sights of sparkling décor, sounds of modern beats over classic holiday songs, tastes of craft cocktails and decadent dishes. It’s nostalgic and it’s glitz and glam galore. Get ready to dress in your holiday glam best or festive flair, dance the night away to merry mashups, indulge in divine treats and bubbling spirits, and snap selfies with iconic characters during this new festive event.”
Different entertainment areas in the park will be inspired by different genres:
You’ll be welcomed to Disney Jollywood Nights with a DJ spinning a mix of holiday tunes. Commissary Lane comes to life with a lively Latin Street Fair. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy host a live holiday special at Theater of the Stars with some of their Disney friends. And … what’s this? Hyperion Theater will host a spirited sing-along – more details to come.
Encounter glitz and glamor galore at two limited-capacity entertainment experiences – a jazz lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby and an other-worldly soiree at The Hollywood Tower Hotel Courtyard.
Wrap up the night and enjoy the return of a festive favorite, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” This Santa-sized nighttime spectacular is jam-packed with music, fireworks, special effects and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.
Attractions open after hours will include Slinky Dog Dash, Rock N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. (Star Wars: Rise of Resistance will use virtual queue during Disney Jollywood Nights.)
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. Ticket prices will range from $159 – $179 per person. Party dates are:
November: 11,18, 20, 27, 29
December: 4, 6,16,18, 20