Guests can expect a special greeting from some beloved characters during a Disney Jollywood Nights-exclusive “Nightmare Before Christmas” sing-along this holiday season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We also learned a bit more about the previously-announced soiree near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Guests at Jollywood Nights can experience a special sing-along at the Hyperion Theater — and not just any sing-along, but one themed to Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas!” The special stage show will feature appearances by both Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie, and will take place exclusively during this hard ticket event.
Meanwhile we now also know a bit more about the special soiree coming to the foot of the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Specifically, the event will replicate the feeling of the Tip-Top Club from the ride’s backstory. Custom food and craft cocktails will be served, and the goal is to make guests feel as if they’re both in the modern day and the Twilight Zone at the same time.
Of course, there’s plenty of other amazing offerings coming to Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which you can read about below. Let us know what you think in the comments!
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 based on “The Nightmare Before Christmas” featuring appearances by Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie.
- 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.
There will be various photo opportunities:
- Pose with friends for holiday-themed Magic Shots and two new Disney PhotoPass experiences throughout the night. Complimentary digital downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos captured during the event are included with the price of your ticket.**
- Meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the rest of the iconic gang in Animation Courtyard on a hot set with holiday props. Get into the spirit with your fave throwback friends like Powerline Max and Phineas and Ferb at Echo Lake and strike a pose with Edna Mode and chill with one of her super friends at Pixar Place.
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.)
Special treats at Disney Jollywood Nights will include the Christmas Tree Cookie Stack.
A more hearty dish will be the Spicy Korean Chicken on a Mini Funnel Cake.
There will also be classic cocktails and holiday beverages available during the party.
Disney Jollywood Nights is a limited-capacity holiday event. 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