WE’RE LIVE: The FIRST Jollywood Nights Party Is Happening NOW in Disney World!

It’s time to put on your fanciest lipstick, break out your nicest suit, and come with us to Disney’s NEW Jollywood Nights party. We’ve had our fun at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but this time, we’re headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a glamorous new holiday event.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

From the exclusive new treats to the exciting new shows, we’re taking you along with us as we experience EVERYTHING Jollywood Nights has to offer!


Party guests can enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios at 7PM. At around 5:30, we spotted guests lining up for the party, and the line was already getting pretty long!





Here’s where the line stretched at 6PM, one hour before the party started.

Let’s DO this!

If you have a regular park ticket or an Annual Pass, you can enter the park earlier. Fair warning, though — it took our reporters between 30-45 minutes to get an event wristband inside the park. There was only one spot to get a Jollywood Nights party wristband (the Vacation Fun theater), so we got stuck in a little jam with all the other party people.

Head over to Echo Lake for a wristband!

Keep in mind that the crowds can be difficult to judge just as the party is starting, as regular park guests are still filtering out and party guests are lining up to meet characters.

A LONG line

But on night one of a sold-out Jollywood Nights party, we saw some long lines for popular characters like Phineas and Ferb at 8PM.


We’ll be checking in on the crowd level (and paying attention to the wait times) throughout the night, so stay tuned for updates!

Click here to see the CROWD LEVEL at the first Jollywood Nights party

Event Wristbands

Remember those wristbands we mentioned earlier? Keep ’em on! We saw several cast Members informing guests that they had to keep both their wristbands and commemorative lanyards on throughout the night.

Here’s a peek at the lanyard!

Oh, and the wristbands seem to be the plastic style we’ve seen for other parties, unlike the newer fabric wristbands we wore at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

This is what the party wristbands look like!

Don’t forget to keep your lanyard on, though — Cast Members will be checking!


Oh, and as we were entering the park, we noticed this sign over by the Skyliner. A Cast Member confirmed that the Skyliner will not run past 9:30PM, so you’ll need to take a bus back to your hotel at the end of the night.

Keep this in mind!

To learn more about the Skyliner situation, click HERE!

Click here to see what we know about the Skyliner situation 


We know you’ve been waiting for it: here’s a peek at the NEW Jollywood Nights party map!

For a full look at the map, you can read all about it HERE! We’ve got all the details on the exclusive treats, shows, and entertainment available during the party.

Click here to learn more about the party-exclusive Jollywood Nights MAP 


Of course, we had to try some of the special TREATS, because, DUH! There are OVER 50 exclusive treats available at this event, so you might want to make a list before the party! We kicked off the party with the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie with Red Velvet Cake, Candy Cane Buttercream, and Holiday Sprinkles! Stay tuned for a full review.






Three words: Santa. Gertie. Cookie. Just look at it!  🥹 You already KNOW we have a lot to say about this cookie, so look out for a full review.


The entertainment is clearly a huge pull for this event (you saw that line for Phineas and Ferb!), and we couldn’t wait to experience everything we could.

Hey, Mickey!

We were invited to Disney’s Jollywood Nights media preview, where we met Mickey Mouse and Donald! Do you like their snazzy new outfits?




Keep your eyes out for more Jollywood Nights coverage — we’ll be covering ALL the party highlights and updating this post!

Learn more about Jollywood Nights right here! 


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What are you most looking forward to experiencing at Jollywood Nights? Tell us in the comments!
Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. Today, we were invited by Disney World to attend their media preview of the Jollywood Nights holiday party. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ

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