Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! 101

The holiday season is upon us and that means that Walt Disney World’s yuletide celebrations are in full swing! Every year the resort rolls out decorations, special characters, holiday overlays, and new nighttime shows. One of the most popular and relatively newer additions to the holiday lineup is the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday lights show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is Hollywood Studios nightly light and fireworks show presented on the Chinese Theater. The lively mix of lasers, lighting, projection mapping effects, music, and beloved Disney characters has made this a fan-favorite holiday celebration. The show centers around Santa’s special elf team, Lanny and Wayne, featured in the Prep & Landing holiday specials. Santa has gone missing, so it’s up to his intrepid elves to track him down in time for Christmas! As the show progresses, guests are taken on a holiday journey through films like Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Pluto’s Christmas Tree, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The show is truly a dazzling spectacle. Classic holiday songs are featured throughout mixed with festive lights, lasers, and some minor fireworks. There’s even a bit of snow! The show ends in a massive finale that we won’t spoil, but is guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood. We highly recommend making this show a stop during your Hollywood Studios holiday visit. We also suggest combining it with a viewing of the Sunset Seasons Greetings show where the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Sunset Boulevard are transformed into a festive display of lights, sounds, magical billboards, and more snow!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! takes place nightly (weather permitting) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from November 8th to January 5th and is included in park admission. Check your park times guide for current showtime. As with most of Walt Disney World’s nighttime shows, crowds can get rather high, especially on weekend nights and closer to Christmas. Because of this, you’ll want to grab a viewing spot early. The best areas to view the show are directly in front of the theater (try to stay in front of Trolley Car Cafe for best view) or just to the sides. Be careful of going too far to one side or the other as you will most likely miss many of the projections.

Those wishing to add even more holiday cheer to their show can partake in the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party. At this separately ticketed event, guests can enjoy holiday-inspired snacks, delicious desserts, wine, beer, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in a special area near Echo Lake. Menu standouts include Yule logs, cheese fondue with pretzel bread, and Gingerbread martinis. Advanced reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance. Space is limited.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party Pricing

  • November 8 to December 21, 2019: $89 per adult; $53 per child ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included)
  • December 22, 2019, to January 1, 2020: $99 per adult; $59 per child ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included)
  • January 2 to January 5, 2020: $89 per adult; $53 per child ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included)

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