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Disney Jollywood Nights is one of the most anticipated special events at Walt Disney World in recent memory. It's also rare for a park event to be billed as an adult affair. What to expect from Disney Jollywood Nights, including top picks for food, entertainment and more.

Foodie Guide to Brand-New Disney Jollywood Nights

Disney Jollywood Nights kicks off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios November 11 and takes place on 10 nights ending December 20.

This all-new holiday party is an adult-oriented festive event for guests to enjoy, including things like the Holiday Fiesta en la Calle in Commissary Lane. This is a street party with Latin holiday tunes, colorful décor, and plenty of food and drink inspired by Latin holiday traditions. That's just one option. Over at The Hollywood Brown Derby, Jazzy Holidays is the restaurant transformed into a smooth jazz club, playing holiday tunes in a room of festive glitzy decor. You can try craft cocktails or pick something from the party menu of light bites while enjoying the music and ambience of 1920s Hollywood at Christmas. Over at the Tower of Terror there's a Twilight Soirée at The Tip-Top Club in the courtyard of The Hollywood Tower Hotel. A live band will play holiday tunes in jukebox style as you enjoy a fancy cocktail.

And pretty much everywhere in Hollywood Studios, you'll find unique festive treats to eat and drink. And there's plenty of brand new Christmas festive Hollywood-style entertainment too. Disney is encouraging everyone to dress to the nines with their holiday best in old-style Hollywood flair.

The Complete Guide to Disney Jollywood Night Food and Drink Guide: With Top Picks 

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 > Mike's Pick
  • Yuca con Chicharrón: Fried pork belly, yuca, red pickled onions, and chili pepper-lime seasoning with a yellow pepper aïoli > Mike's Pick
  • 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 dip > Mike's Pick
  • Tembleque: Coconut rice pudding with caramel-rum sauce and cinnamon > Mike's Pick
  • 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-Kimchee Dip topped with chives and served with fresh house-made wonton chips > Mike's Pick
  • 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 > Mike's Pick
Epic Eats
  • Spicy Korean Chicken Funnel Cake: Spicy fried Korean chicken with pickled vegetables served on a mini funnel cake > Mike's Pick
  • 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
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) > Mike's Pick
  • Mistletoe Martini: Tito's Handmade Vodka and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur mixed with cranberry juice and topped with fresh cranberries and mint leaves > Mike's Pick
Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction 
  • Christmas Gertie Cookie: Sugar cookie with mint icing (Also available with mint soft-serve)
  • Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls: Fried spring rolls with jalapeño-ranch dipping sauce and fried rice noodles
  • Frozone's Snowball Macaroons: Coconut macaroons drizzled with blue vanilla frosting and topped 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
  • 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
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
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 > Mike's Pick             
  • 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 
  • 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, blue cheese mousse, and toasted sourdough
  • Shrimp Cocktail: Classic cocktail sauce, citrus pearls, avocado mousse
Jazzy Holidays at The Hollywood Brown Derby 
  • 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
To experience the festive fun of Jazzy Holidays at The Holiday Brown Derby, you can request to join the walk-up waitlist on the My Disney Experience app.

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)  > Mike's Pick
  • 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) 
It's Not Just All About Eating and Drinking: There's Entertainment Too!

Two brand new shows will be part of this brand new party. Disney Holidays in Hollywood at Theater of the Stars is a star-studded variety show in the grand tradition of Tinseltown holiday specials. Special guests include Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Tiana, Belle, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. There will be singers, dancers, live jazz musicians and holiday vignettes.

The second show is quite different as “What’s This? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along.” This one takes place in The Hyperion Theater where Jack Skellington takes us on a different kind of Christmas holiday journey. Sing along to songs from the movie and see what surprises unfold. 

More Fun That's Not a Show

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends will have new outfits to match the party’s vintage vibe, and you can see it all at Mickey & Friends Holiday Greetings in Animation Courtyard. 

Dance the Night Away to Festive Holiday Tunes

A DJ will play the merry mash-ups, featuring a mix of classic Christmas tunes mixed in with modern beats. While music at the park entrance set the tone for the party, Echo Lake will be the spot for holiday music and characters from classic Disney Channel favorites, including Powerline Max, Rescue Rangers Chip ‘n’ Dale and Phineas and Ferb.

You can also capture the holiday magic by grabbing your social media shot in front of a new neon sign before joining the dance party. All Disney PhotoPass photos from the party are included with the price of the ticket.

More photo opps include a Robotic Arm Magic Shot that will capture red carpet moments with a glamorous video and a Camera Array Magic shot – seven cameras that will shoot a boomerang-style photo of groups in front of a Disney Jollywood Nights backdrop.

And finally, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will once again present Sunset Seasons Greetings nightly throughout the season, as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is magically transformed into an array of holiday scenes as snow falls along Sunset Boulevard.

There's a New Frozen Holiday Surprise at Magic Kingdom Park

Kicking off at Magic Kingdom Park on November 7, catch the new Frozen Holiday Surprise as Olaf and more than 100 of his Snowgie siblings decorate Cinderella Castle with festive touches. Appearing live on stage in new holiday looks, Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff each bring something special to the gathering. It all ends with Elsa adding the finishing touches that transform Cinderella Castle into a shimmering crystallized palace – which stays throughout the evening.

Fun Fact: there are more than 600 trees and 1,700 wreaths hung every year at Walt Disney World to celebrate the holidays.

What Would Christmas Be Without the Gingerbread at Disney Resort Hotels

Once again this year you enjoy the amazing gingerbread creations in six Disney Resort Hotels, including a new display at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Look for displays at:
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney Springs and the Christmas Tree Stroll
Starting November 10 at Disney Springs you can visit Santa Claus at Once Upon a Toy and enjoy the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll featuring 19 Disney-themed trees. 


Walt Disney World Water Parks: The One-Park-Only Game Continues

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Reopens November 6, 2023, but Typhoon Lagoon Closes on November 5, 2023
It's the change of seasons again, and at Walt Disney World that means water park tag, because they are no long able to operate two water parks at the same time. 

A New Disney Water Park Seasonal Pass
Disney is launching a NEW Disney Water Park Seasonal Pass. This new pass will allow you to visit whichever Disney water park is open (note: their release says water parks -- plural -- but we all know that's not the case anymore) as often as you like until May 24, 2024. The cost is $79 plus tax. So, if you enjoy visiting a water park in the cooler winter months, then this may be something to consider.

The seasonal pass has no block out dates and no reservations are required. There is also free parking at Blizzard Beach.


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Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
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