Disney Jollywood Nights 2023: A Complete Guide

by | Nov 13, 2023 | Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Entertainment, Walt Disney World Events, WDW Blog

Going to Disney Jollywood Nights 2023? Find out how to make the most of your party time and ticket price as soon as you hit the gate.

Along with the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, we’re getting a new holiday event for 2023. Disney Jollywood Nights is a hard-ticketed event that takes place on select nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, giving guests access to the popular park with smaller crowds and special holiday events. We’re sharing a complete guide to the dates, pricing, entertainment, food, and more that will be available during Disney Jollywood Nights.

What is Disney Jollywood Nights?

Disney Jollywood Nights is a brand new holiday event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the first time in 2023. The event takes place on select nights throughout November and December, giving guests the chance to experience everything that Disney’s Hollywood Studios has to offer with smaller crowds after the park closes. The event includes special entertainment, exclusive food options, and event-exclusive shows for attendees.

Disney Jollywood Nights 2023 Dates and Ticket Prices

Disney Jollywood Nights occurs on select nights in November and December, starting November 9th through December 20th, 2023. Tickets cost anywhere between $159 and $179 per person, both adults and children. If you are a DVC member or an Annual Passholder, you can save $10 off your ticket price if you purchase online with your account linked. You can purchase tickets here.

Ticket Prices By Date

Jollywood Nights Date Age 10+ Ticket Price Age 3-9 Ticket Price
Saturday, November 11th $159 $159
Saturday, November 18th $159 $159
Monday, November 20th $179 $179
Monday, November 27th $159 $159
Wednesday, November 29th $159 $159
Monday, December 4th $169 $169
Wednesday, December 6th $169 $169
Saturday, December 16th $169 $169
Monday, December 18th $169 $169
Wednesday, December 20th $169 $169

 

Disney Jollywood Nights 2023 Arrival Information

The event takes place from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM, but your ticket will allow you to enter the theme park starting at 7 PM. If you arrive prior to 7 PM, you will need valid park admission and a Park Pass reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Check-in for the event will take place at the main entrance beginning at 7 PM.

Disney Jollywood Nights Ride Availability

Several popular rides are available during the event, including Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Slinky Dog Dash, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. During the event, a virtual queue is in place for Rise of the Resistance.

Disney Jollywood Nights Entertainment

The big draw for Disney Jollywood Nights is the entertainment. The event includes several shows and exciting event-exclusive entertainment that guests can enjoy.

Twilight Soirée

You can enjoy Twilight Soirée at The Tip-Top Club, which is a “swingin’ soiree” in the courtyard of The Hollywood Tower Hotel. The entertainment includes a live band, with holiday tunes in jukebox style. There’s also an outdoor bar outside where you can enjoy specialty cocktails.

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Photo by Danny Shuster

Holiday Fiesta en la Calle

Along Commissary Lane, you can enjoy a street fair party featuring “a live band with Latin beats and modern takes on food and beverage inspired by Hollywood classics.” There’s tons of food and drinks inspired by Latin holiday traditions as well, including:

  • Chicken Empanadas with Street Corn: Chicken empanadas served with a side of street corn salad topped with chili peppers, lime, and cotija cheese
  • Yuca con Chicharrón: Fried pork belly, yuca, red pickled onions, and chili pepper-lime seasoning with a yellow pepper aïoli
  • Mushroom Taco: Chili-roasted Mixed mushrooms, avocado crema, baby gem lettuce, and garnished with sliced radish (Plant-based Item)
  • Birria Taco: Shredded short rib and Monterey jack served with beef consommé for dipping
  • Tembleque: Coconut rice pudding with caramel rum sauce and cinnamon
  • Mexican Hot Cocoa Cheesecake: Spiced chocolate cheesecake on a chocolate cookie base topped with vanilla whipped cream and cocoa powder with a chocolate handle
  • Mangonada: Frozen mango beverage with mango-chili pepper-lime sauce and chili pepper-lime seasoning on top (Non-alcoholic)
  • Zero-Proof Piña Colada: Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit, coconut, pineapple, and lime
  • Oaxaca Old Fashioned: Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, agave nectar, Mexican chocolate, and orange bitters served over ice garnished with an orange

Photo by Danny Shuster

Jazzy Holidays at The Hollywood Brown Derby

The beloved Hollywood Brown Derby has transformed into a jazz joint, with holiday tunes and decor. You’ll be able to sip on craft cocktails and enjoy light bites while enjoying music.

Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis until Jazzy Holidays at The Hollywood Brown Derby reaches capacity for the first seating of the night. At that point, additional capacity will be opened up on the mobile walk-up waitlist through the evening on the My Disney Experience app. The queue for the first-come, first-served seating will open close to the beginning of Disney Jollywood Nights.

What’s This? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along at the Hyperion Theater

“What’s This? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along” takes place at The Hyperion Theater, and features live performers, characters, and effects alongside a sing-along for The Nightmare Before Christmas. Fans of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be thrilled to see the giant Jack Skellington on stage, the puppet that is typically exclusive to Not-So-Scary.

The show also features two pantomime performers who remain silent throughout the show, performing scenes alongside video on the screen behind them. One of the most show-stopping scenes features Oogie Boogie alongside tons of practical set pieces.

Photo by Danny Shuster

Even those who are not huge fans of Nightmare Before Christmas will likely enjoy this special show, which we found to be one of the highlights of the night at Disney Jollywood Nights.

Showtimes: 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM, 10:30 PM, 11:30 PM

Holidays in Hollywood at Theater of the Stars

At Theater of the Stars. Disney Holidays in Hollywood is a variety show featuring tons of favorite characters. This was a major highlight of the event, including appearances by the Muppets, Mickey and Minnie, Tiana, Belle, and more.

Photo by Danny Shuster

The show is set as a “live broadcast,” so features musical numbers with “commercial breaks” in between that offer fun banter between characters. The show includes a wonderful appearance by Kermit and Miss Piggy, with classic Muppets banter.

Photo by Danny Shuster

There is a big dance number with Mickey and Minnie, with excellent choreography. You’ll also see Belle sing in her holiday gown, as well as see Tiana sing an original holiday tune in a new outfit! This is a show you won’t want to miss, so make sure to check it out during one of its four performances of the night.

Showtimes: 8:45 PM, 9:45 PM, 10:45 PM, 11:45 PM

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! returns as the seasonal nighttime spectacular with holiday music, special effects, and exciting projections.

Showtimes: 12:30 AM

Disney Jollywood Nights 2023 Party Exclusive Snacks

Disney Jollywood Nights includes specialty snacks exclusive to the party! You can find a complete Disney Jollywood Nights food guide below.

Holiday Fiesta en la Calle at ABC Commissary

  • Chicken Empanadas with Street Corn: Chicken empanadas served with a side of street corn salad topped with chili peppers, lime, and cotija cheese
  • Yuca con Chicharrón: Fried pork belly, yuca, red pickled onions, and chili pepper-lime seasoning with a yellow pepper aïoli
  • Mushroom Taco: Chili-roasted Mixed mushrooms, avocado crema, baby gem lettuce, and garnished with sliced radish (Plant-based Item)
  • Birria Taco: Shredded short rib and Monterey jack served with beef consommé for dipping
  • Tembleque: Coconut rice pudding with caramel rum sauce and cinnamon
  • Mexican Hot Cocoa Cheesecake: Spiced chocolate cheesecake on a chocolate cookie base topped with vanilla whipped cream and cocoa powder with a chocolate handle
  • Mangonada: Frozen mango beverage with mango-chili pepper-lime sauce and chili pepper-lime seasoning on top (Non-alcoholic)
  • Zero-Proof Piña Colada: Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit, coconut, pineapple, and lime
  • Oaxaca Old Fashioned: Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, agave nectar, Mexican chocolate, and orange bitters served over ice garnished with an orange

Baseline Taphouse

  • Tuna Ceviche: Marinated ahi tuna, pico de gallo, and avocado cream topped with cilantro
  • Charcuterie Cup: Manchego, chorizo, serrano ham, pickled vegetables, olives, and toasted focaccia bread
  • Beer Margarita: Blend of Patrón Silver Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, and lime juice topped with Scrimshaw Pilsner over Ice

Dockside Diner

  • Spicy Pimento-Kimchi Dip topped with chives and served with fresh house-made wonton chips
  • Roasted Eggplant Dip topped with chives and served with warm pita bread (Plant-based Item)
  • Poutine Tots: Potato barrels topped with gravy, brisket, mozzarella curds, and chives
  • Christmas Tree Cookie Stack: Vanilla cookie stack filled with pistachio buttercream, cranberry, and raspberry jam topped with sprinkles and a yellow candy star
  • Sandy Claws Hot Cocoa: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”-inspired dark chocolate hot cocoa topped with cherry whipped cream (Non-alcoholic)
  • Naughty or Nice: Crown Royal Whisky and ginger mixed with orange, cranberry, and grapefruit juices topped with fresh cranberries

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Epic Eats

  • Spicy Korean Chicken Funnel Cake: Spicy fried Korean chicken with pickled vegetables served on a mini funnel cake
  • Brisket Reuben Funnel Cake: Beef brisket and sauerkraut slaw topped with thousand island dressing served on a mini funnel cake
  • S’mores Funnel Cake: Giant roasted marshmallow with chocolate and marshmallow sauce, topped with chocolate curls and cinnamon cereal served on a mini funnel cake
  • Samuel Adams Winter Lager: Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel for a deep flavor and malty finish

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Fairfax Fare

  • Holiday Turkey Popover: Roasted turkey and creamy mashed potatoes topped with gravy, cranberry chutney, and chives in a house-made popover
  • ‘Just the Sides’ Popover: Macaroni & cheese and savory collard greens with ham topped with cornbread crumbs in a house-made popover
  • PB&J Doughnut: Glazed doughnut with creamy peanut butter and grape jelly dipped in dark chocolate topped with crushed house-made salt and vinegar chips
  • Kermit’s Frozen Banana Bliss: Frozen banana and white chocolate with caramel swirls topped with matcha whipped cream and sprinkle (Non-alcoholic)
  • Mistletoe Martini: Tito’s Handmade Vodka and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur mixed with cranberry juice and topped with fresh cranberries and mint leaves

Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction

  • Christmas Gertie Cookie: Sugar cookie with mint icing (Also available with mint soft-serve)

Market

  • Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls: Fried spring rolls served with a jalapeño-ranch dipping sauce and fried rice noodles
  • Frozone’s Snowball Macaroons: Coconut macaroons drizzled with blue vanilla frosting and topped with white snowflake sprinkles
  • Spiced Apple Cider: Apple cider and cinnamon with an apple chip garnish (Non-alcoholic)
  • Zero-Proof Apple Cider: Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit, apple cider, Angostura Bitters, and cinnamon topped with an apple chip and cinnamon rim
  • In Holiday Fashion: Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, rosemary syrup, cranberry and lime juices, and cinnamon
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PizzeRizzo

  • Meatball and Polenta: Giant meatball with marinara and creamy cheese polenta
  • Olive and Goat Cheese Flatbread: Olive oil-toasted flatbread, creamy goat cheese, rustic olive and tomato spread, balsamic glaze, and lemon watercress
  • Antipasto Flatbread: Fresh mozzarella, salami, peperoni, country ham, olives, peppers, onions, pepperoncini, and marinara
  • Tiramisù Puff: Sweet-and-savory with flavors of espresso, chocolate, and a coffee-infused custard and mascarpone cream
  • Benvolio Pinot Grigio
  • Banfi Chianti Superiore
  • Peroni Nastro Azzuro Lager Draft
  • Heineken 0.0 Non-Alcoholic Lager

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Twilight Soirée at The Tip-Top Club

  • The 5th Dimension Royale: Teremana Blanco Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, desert pear, agave nectar, and lime juice topped with Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut and garnished with a dehydrated blood orange wheel
  • Twilight Daiquiri: Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, ube, lime juice, and a splash of shimmer
  • Sparkling Pomegranate-Apple Cider: Pomegranate-green tea topped with sparkling apple cider and pomegranate seeds
  • Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut
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The Trolley Car Café

  • Ornament Mousse: Dark chocolate-cherry mousse

Outdoor Vending Locations

  • Gingerbread Bites (Plant-based Item)

Bar Locations

  • Zero-Proof Gingerbread Spritzer: Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit, gingerbread syrup, and club soda garnished with a gingerbread bite
  • Sugar Cookie Martini: Stoli Vanil Vodka, Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, and DISARONNO Originale Liqueur mixed with milk and sugar in a sprinkle-rimmed glass with a sugar cookie garnish

Jazzy Holidays at The Hollywood Brown Derby (Request to join the walk-up waitlist on My Disney Experience)

  • Oyster Rockefeller: Spinach foam, shaved parmesan, rocoto pepper relish, and salmon caviar
  • Crispy Duck Drumettes: Spicy orange glaze, carrots, and kumquats
  • Charcuterie: House-made cured meats and accompaniments, blue cheese mousse, and toasted sourdough
  • Shrimp Cocktail: Classic cocktail sauce, citrus pearls, avocado mousse
  • Derby Slider: Bison and pork belly blend, taleggio cheese sauce, and fig stout jam
  • Tuna Carpaccio: Mezcal pickled vegetables, salsa macha, and avocado crema
  • Pork Belly Bao: Korean BBQ, cucumber slaw, and soy vinaigrette
  • Tofu Bao: Seared tofu, cucumber slaw, and soy vinaigrette
  • An assortment of classic cocktails, zero-proof and non-alcoholic beverages, wine, and beer

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Tinseltown Tini: Toast to holiday cheer with this cold brew coffee topped with Kahlúa, Grey Goose Vodka, a hint of light cream, and a dash of whipped cream with cocoa (Available at the location near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror)
  • Round ‘Em Up Latte: A merry blend of espresso, cookie butter syrup, dulce de leche sauce, and milk topped with fluffy whipped cream, playful animal crackers, and festive sprinkles; available hot or iced (Non-alcoholic Beverage) (Available at the location in Toy Story Land)

Disney Jollywood Nights 2023 Character Meet and Greets

You’ll be able to find your favorite Disney characters all throughout the park, with some decked out in event-exclusive outfits.

Photo by Danny Shuster

Here’s your guide to exactly who you can find (and where!).

Animation Courtyard:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy Duck
  • Goofy
  • Pluto

Pixar Place:

  • Edna Mode
  • Frozone

Echo Lake:

  • Max as Powerline
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale as Rescue Rangers
  • Phineas and Ferb

Thanks to Disney for hosting us on the opening night of Jollywood Nights, where we were able to experience food, beverage, and entertainment options including the much-anticipated return of nighttime spectacular, Jingle Bell Jingle Bam. #jollywoodnights

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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