Disney cancels beloved after-hours event, fans disappointed

Many fans were disappointed to hear the announcement that a beloved after-hours event would not be returning to Disneyland this year.

While many fans are currently enjoying all the fun-filled offerings that have arrived at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure for the Halloween season, some are eager to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Disney as the holiday season kicks off in the Park. .

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A recent announcement disappointed fans, however, as the fan-favorite event “Merriest Nites” is not returning to the California theme park this year.

Theme parks and entertainment journalist Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) shared the disappointing news on Twitter.

NEW: 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 November and December.

Scott added that a Disneyland official has confirmed that the beloved event will not return in 2022 and said the park is always looking for new ways to entertain its guests.

While it’s disappointing that Disneyland won’t be celebrating the holiday season with an exclusive event this year, the park will still be home to several beloved seasonal offerings as “Holidays at the Disneyland Resort” will take place at the Happiest from November 11 to January 8. Place on Earth.

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

“Holidays at the Disneyland Resort” runs from November 11 to January 8 and includes A Christmas Fantasy Parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday, ¡Viva Navidad!, “Believe…In Holiday Magic” fireworks and more.


Some returning offerings coming to Disneyland this year include A Christmas Fantasy Parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday, “Believe…In Holiday Magic” Fireworks, and Haunted Mansion Holiday. Plus, guests can witness a magical moment when the whimsical “it’s a small world” facade lights up in a dazzling spectacle of festive twinkling lights. And Sleeping Beauty Castle will also undergo an enchanting seasonal change as it is decked out in icicles, wreaths and festive decor, offering a breathtaking view as thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the iconic castle as the snow falls and music fills the air.

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And at Disney California Adventure, guests can enjoy the return of the “Disney Festival of the Holidays,” a seasonal celebration of diverse cultural festivities with music, food, and fun for all. Disney Viva Navidad! returns to the park as well, and some beloved seasonal overlays will take over some of the shows and attractions, including “World of Color – Season of Light,” Mater’s Jingle Jamboree, and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl.

Inside the Magic will keep you updated as Disney announces changes to the beloved event.

How do you feel about Merriest Nites not returning to Disneyland this year? Have you ever experienced the holiday scene? Tell us in the comments below!

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