Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM concept art

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM – a holiday nighttime spectacular – coming to Hollywood Studios

After the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights glowed away last year because of the current Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land construction, it was unclear if Hollywood Studios would have any special holiday events going on this year. Fans of the Christmas season now have reason to be merry, since Disney announced that “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM,” a new nighttime spectacular, will premiere November 14 and run through December 31. Similar to Hollywood Studios’ current Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM will feature state-of-the-art projections, fireworks, and special effects. As the cherry on top, the show will even feature snow.

Read on to find out more details and see some more about Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM, coming soon to Disney World.


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Hosted by elves Wayne and Lanny from “Prep & Landing,” this new nighttime show will feature classic holiday tunes with updated lyrics. The show will feature moments from some holiday-themed Disney films that you would expect, like “Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” and “Pluto’s Christmas Tree;” however, there will also be clips from “Beauty and the Beast” and “Bambi,” which feature some memorable wintry moments. The entire show will be wrapped up with a send off from Santa, as well as a “sparkling finale.”

Like Star Wars – A Galactic Spectacular, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM will rely heavily on projections on Chinese Theater. While this effect is really well done, it does put a premium on getting a good viewing spot, preferably up close and center.

The 2016 holidays season brings a all-new nighttime spectacular to Disney's Hollywood Studios with "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!." The facade of the Chinese Theater comes alive with state-of-the-art projections, and guests will experience special effects, fireworks and even snow on, above and around the theater. "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" will run Nov. 14 to Dec. 31, 2016. (David Roark, photographer)

The 2016 holidays season brings a all-new nighttime spectacular to Disney's Hollywood Studios with "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!." The facade of the Chinese Theater comes alive with state-of-the-art projections, and guests will experience special effects, fireworks and even snow on, above and around the theater. "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" will run Nov. 14 to Dec. 31, 2016. (David Roark, photographer)

The 2016 holidays season brings a all-new nighttime spectacular to Disney's Hollywood Studios with "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!." The facade of the Chinese Theater comes alive with state-of-the-art projections, and guests will experience special effects, fireworks and even snow on, above and around the theater. "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!" will run Nov. 14 to Dec. 31, 2016. (David Roark, photographer)

Speaking of good views, Disney announced a new dessert party for this nighttime spectacular. The Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Holiday Party “features holiday inspired snacks, decadent desserts and specialty beverages in the courtyard of the Chinese Theater.” The party starts one hour before each performance of the show, and runs $69 for adults and $39 for kids, including tax.

What do you think of this new show coming to Hollywood Studios? Will it help you ease the pain of missing the Osborne Lights? Could this become a new holiday tradition? Let me know in the comments below.

James Grosch

About James

James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours. James is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles.