Enjoy fun and festive seasonal offerings at the Walt Disney World® Resort throughout the year.

Marathon Weekend Festival of the Arts Flower and Garden Festival Early Morning Magic Disney After Hours Awaken Summer Sounds Like Summer Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Food and Wine Festival Festival of the Seasons Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Holidays Around The World

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

Event Dates: January 3 – 7, 2018

You won’t want to miss a weekend of races that are as magical as they are memorable, from Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo to the final mile of the marathon, complete with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy medals. We know you love running, now imagine a run where every mile is filled with Disney fun. You’d be, well, goofy to miss it.

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend Features:

 

  • Marathon: Participants will experience the most magical 26.2 miles in the world with a race course that winds through all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
  • Half Marathon: Participants will experience 13.1 miles of on-course Disney music and entertainment visiting two Walt Disney World Theme Parks along the way.
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo: This four-day event involves celebrity runner appearances, seminars on training, racing, and nutrition, and the opportunity to experience the latest in running and fitness equipment.
  • 10K: Participants will experience a 6.2 mile course that winds throughout Epcot®, the scenic World Showcase and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.
  • 5K: Join friends and family in a 5K course that features a tour of Epcot and an unforgettable finish complete with Disney characters and entertainment!
  • Kids’ Races: Kids’ races range from a Diaper Dash to a Mickey Mile
  • Dopey Challenge: Compete in the ultimate endurance challenge—a 4-day series of fun races that cover a distance of 48.6 miles. Run the 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, with a chance of winning 6 medals including the Dopey Challenge finisher medal.

Register for these events at rundisney.com

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Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

Event Dates: Beginning January 2018 (Exact dates to be determined)
Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.

Kick off your year with world-class cuisine, visual art and amazing live entertainment!

Beginning in January 2018, Epcot® will host the most colorful, delicious, musical celebration for the arts ever—it’s everything you love about the park, rolled into one spectacular salute. Introduce your inner connoisseur to the annual Festival of the Arts, an exciting extravaganza replete with extraordinary artists, gourmet fare, stage productions and other amazing acts. Different events are scheduled each weekend, so pack your palate—and your palette—because magic truly is in the eyes of the beholder!

Entertainment Highlights (subject to change without notice):
Performing Arts: Take in a smash-hit smorgasbord of musical performances by Broadway stars, jazz ensembles, local choirs, marching bands and more!

Culinary Arts: Feast on artistic dishes with a delicious Disney twist! Find delightful fare at themed food kiosks, eateries and dining events.

Visual Arts: Witness the remarkable talent behind Disney magic-from curated exhibits and art in action to seminars and hands-on workshops with the pros!

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Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Princes and princesses of all ages are invited to come together for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Join Disney Princesses in a celebration of inspirational women around the globe at this unforgettable event featuring a variety of races.

Put your commitment, perseverance and determination to the test as you walk, jog or sprint around Walt Disney World® Resort. Enjoy magical surprises along the course as well as a fun-filled, post-event party to celebrate your dream fulfilled. And take home an exclusive Finisher Medal to commemorate the occasion!

Event Dates: February 22 – 25, 2018

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Features:

  • Disney Princess Half Marathon: Race by yourself or join a friend for a fun run on this 13.1 mile-course across the most magical place on earth.
  • Disney Princess Enchanted 10K: Take an enchanted journey running across Epcot®— complete with a finish fit for royalty!
  • Disney Fairy Tale Challenge: Challenge yourself to a 2-day endurance test, which includes 2 races totaling over 19.3 miles.
  • Disney Princess 5K: Share the magic with the whole family while running the spectacular course at Epcot. This royal race is great for both beginning and experienced marathoners.
  • runDisney Kids Races: Younger princes and princesses get to join in on the fun too—during one of the many races designed especially for them.
  • runDisney Health & Fitness Expo: Find what you need for your race weekend—and sneak a peek at the latest apparel and fitness equipment at this sensational expo.

Register for these events at rundisney.com

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2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Experience the 2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World

Event Dates: March 1 – May 29, 2017
Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.

Refresh your sense of Spring at the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival only at Walt Disney World® Resort. Discover enchanting gardens, sample seasonal foods and enjoy high-energy entertainment. Plus, experience favorite attractions, including Mission: Space and Test Track® Presented by Chevrolet®.

Blossoming once again from March 1 to May 29, 2017, the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival is a fun-filled destination for Guests of every age—and the perfect place for nearly every member of the family to dig up their sense of curiosity and discovery. Highlights may include:

  • Outdoor kitchens offering delectable bites and libations
  • Dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries
  • Breathtaking garden spaces and wildlife habitats
  • Inspirational exhibits, seminars and how-to demonstrations
  • An outdoor concert series featuring fan-favorite bands
  • And much, much more

2017 Garden Rocks™ Concert Series

Below information is for 2016 Garden Rocks™ Concert Series, 2017 information when it is released by Disney.

This year, two more weekends and four new acts have been added to the lineup for the 2016 Garden Rocks concert series during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Thirteen pop bands with hits spanning the decades will take the stage each weekend through Memorial Day at America Gardens Theatre from March 2 – May 30.

Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, BRIAN HOWE, former lead singer of Bad Company, Georgia Satellites and Darlene Love will make their Festival debut this year.

Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and are included with Epcot park admission.

  • March 4-6 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
  • March 11-13 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • March 18-20 – Little River Band “Reminiscing”
  • March 25-27 – Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
  • April 1-3 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”
  • April 8-10 – The Guess Who “American Woman”
  • April 15-17 – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
  • April 22-24 – BRIAN HOWE, former lead singer of Bad Company “Can’t Get Enough”
  • April 29-May 1 – Georgia Satellites “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”
  • May 6-8 – Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
  • May 13-15 – Darlene Love “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home”
  • May 20-22 – Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
  • May 27-30 – The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

All Entertainment subject to change.

Admission

Epcot theme park admission is required. Most Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival events are included with admission to Epcot theme park. Availability is limited for some events. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.

Whether you want to improve your gardening skills or simply savor colorful scenery, a spectacular array of experiences awaits you at Epcot theme park during this year’s festival.

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Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

Make your Magic Kingdom® morning more magical than ever with this limited-entry, first-access experience in the park.

With the purchase of regular theme park admission and a reservation to Disney Early Morning Magic, Guests of all ages can be among the first to enter Magic Kingdom Park and experience a trio of famous Fantasyland attractions: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight!

Plus, in addition to rising with the sun for some early-morning fun, you can also get your fill of a fantastic breakfast at Pinocchio Village Haus—featuring such scrumptious breakfast fare as: chilled juices, coffee and teas, seasonal fruit and berries, freshly baked pastries, cheese and cured meats, scrambled eggs with assorted toppings, vegetable frittata, smoked bacon, pork and turkey sausages, fried potatoes with caramelized onions, waffles with butter and syrup.

Disney Early Morning Magic takes place on select Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and is available for US $69 per adult and US $59 per child (tax not included). However, admission is very limited—be sure to book your reservation before it’s too late!

Please note: Regular theme park admission is also required. will be offered on different dates than Extra Magic Hours.

Additional Details for Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland:

  • Official check-in will take place near the far left turnstiles of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom Park beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • Guests who have purchased both regular theme park admission and special event entry will receive an event sticker for identification upon check-in.
  • Starting at 7:45 a.m., event Guests will be admitted into the park and guided into Fantasyland.
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight are the only attractions that will be operational during this special event.
  • From 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., breakfast will be available at Pinocchio Village Haus.
  • Around 9:00 a.m., the theme park will open to Guests with regular Magic Kingdom admission tickets and event-only attraction access will end.
  • Please note that regular theme park admission is required for this event, in addition to Disney Early Morning Magic admission.
  • The number of Guests admitted to these events is limited. In addition, all reservations are non-refundable, non-transferrable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours.
  • All attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.

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Sounds Like Summer

Event Dates: Mid June-Mid July 2017
Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot required.

Summer just isn’t summer without great tunes. And summer nights mean sizzling entertainment at Epcot®! During the annual Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, enjoy high-energy performances from some of the world’s greatest tribute bands.

Get the family together and get into the groove with the songs you all know and love. Dance to classic hits and have a toe-tappin’ good time under the skies of the open-air America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase.

Three shows nightly at 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

2016 Schedule of Performers:

  • June 5-11: Don’t Look Back – A Tribute to Boston
  • June 12-18: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles
  • June 19-24: Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
  • June 25-July 1: Simply Tina – A Tribute to Tina Turner
  • July 2-9: Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to the Bee Gees
  • July 10-16: Bruce in the USA – A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
  • July 17-23: DSB – A Tribute to Journey

Entertainment subject to change.

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2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates in September and October in Magic Kingdom® Park. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Event Dates:

August 25, 29

September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29

October 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31

November 1

In addition to many favorite Disney attractions, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is filled with special entertainment, including:During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom Park.

  • “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” – a Cinderella castle forecourt stage show, will take place exclusively at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this fall. “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” features the mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” as they return to the mortal world for one night during the Halloween season to cast a spell on everyone in the Magic Kingdom Park. The show also includes appearances by the Disney villains, and features dancers, projections and special effects.
  • Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade—including Disney Characters and the stars of the Haunted Mansion attraction. The parade begins with a spook-tacular ride by the Headless Horseman.
  • Happy HalloWishes—a spectacular fireworks show where the Disney Villains go trick-or-treating in the sky
  • Many favorite Disney Characters and Disney Villains in special Halloween costumes.
  • Special lighting, music and theming effects transforms special areas of Magic Kingdom theme park into happy haunted hollows.

The tone of the event is, well, “Not-So-Scary”, and is appropriate for children of all ages.

 

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2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World

Event Dates: August 31-November 13, 2017

A food and wine lover’s paradise awaits you at Epcot® with the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival!

There’s something to satisfy most every taste and interest. In addition to the attractions Guests already enjoy at Epcot theme park, this annual autumn event features a delectable array of offerings, including:

  • International kiosks featuring tasty tapas and refreshing beverages
  • Cooking demonstrations and dining events—including experiences with celebrity chefs!
  • Mixology classes and wine tastings
  • Live musical performances by popular hit-makers

Dine your way around the world. Cultivate your cooking skills. Savor a rare vintage. Enjoy an exhilarating outdoor concert. Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Enjoy all this – and more – when this annual event returns to Epcot, Fall 2017. Be sure to check back for exact dates and entertainment info.

Please note: Epcot theme park admission is required and some events require additional fees.

Eat to the Beat 2017 Concert Series Schedule of Performers:

Enjoy the Eat to the Beat concert series, with nightly performances from popular hit-makers. Concerts are live on stage at World Showcase, America Gardens Theatre and are free with Epcot admission.

Three shows nightly at 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Information below is for 2016.  2017 Information will be listed when it is released by Disney.

2017 Eat to the Beat Schedule of Performers

  • August 31-September 1 – Delta Rae
  • September 2-3 – The Hooters
  • September 4-5 – Baha Men
  • September 6-7 – Fuel
  • September 8-10 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
  • September 11-12 – Lauren Alaina
  • September – 13-15 Plain White Tees
  • September 16-17 – Sister Hazel
  • September 18-20 – Air Supply
  • September 21-22 – David Cook
  • September 23-24 – Everclear
  • September 25-27– Sugar Ray
  • September 28-29 – 38 Special
  • September 30- October 1 – Mark Wills
  • October 2-3 – American Authors
  • October 4-5 – Christopher Cross
  • October 6-8– Devon Allman
  • October 9-11 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx
  • October 12-13 – Taylor Dayne
  • October 14-15 – Jeffrey Osborne
  • October 16-17 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • October 18-20 – 10,000 Maniacs
  • October 21-22 – Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • October 23-24 – Kenny G
  • October 25-26 – Billy Ocean
  • October 27-29 – Tiffany
  • October 30-November 1 – Hanson
  • November 2-3 – Blue October
  • November 4-5 – Living Colour
  • November 6-8 – Boyz II Men
  • November 9-11 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • November 12-13 Squeeze

Entertainment subject to change.

 

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2017 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with your family at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a special event held select nights in November and December at Magic Kingdom® Park!

2017 Event Dates:
November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28
December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party features:This festive celebration is filled with spectacular fireworks, a very special holiday parade and live entertainment featuring your favorite Disney Characters. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend this event, and tickets sell out quickly.

  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, a jubilant new stage show that fills the air with music, laughter and shimmering snowflakes featuring Mickey and lots of his Disney pals
  • Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, complete with a special appearance by Santa Claus himself
  • An exclusive holiday fireworks extravaganza — Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
  • Live entertainment featuring Disney Characters
  • Meet and greet opportunities throughout Magic Kingdom theme park with some of your favorite Disney Characters
  • Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa
  • A magical snow fall on Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Special access to many of the most popular Magic Kingdom attractions

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is held from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight on select nights.

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Holidays Around The World

Holidays Around The World

Event Dates: To be Announced
Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.

Celebrate the holiday season with the characters, legends and lore from around the globe. Delight in wondrous tales and customs while experiencing the traditions of Walt Disney World® Resort. The signature events include a breathtaking Candlelight Processional and a special holiday-themed finale to the dazzling IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Entertainment Highlights (subject to change without notice):
Ongoing Holiday celebrations throughout the World Showcase featuring festive food, fun and entertainment from a variety of exciting cultures worldwide include:

Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Processional
One of the most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir.

2017 Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators

  • TBD- Nov. 24 – Nov. 26
  • TBD – Nov. 27 – Nov. 28
  • TBD – Nov. 29 – Nov. 30
  • TBD – Dec. 1 – Dec. 3
  • Pat Sajak – Dec. 4 – Dec. 5
  • TBD – Dec. 6 – Dec. 8
  • TBD – Dec. 9 – Dec. 11
  • TBD – Dec. 12 – Dec 14
  • Trace Adkins – Dec. 15 – Dec. 17
  • Neil Patrick Harris – Dec. 18 – Dec. 21
  • CCH Pounder – Dec. 22 – Dec. 24
  • Jaci Velasquez – Dec. 25 – Dec. 27
  • TBD – Dec. 28 – Dec. 30

Candlelight Dining Packages:
Savor an extra special treat when you ring in the holiday season with a Candlelight Dining Package. Each package includes lunch or dinner at a select Epcot restaurant and reserved general seating at the America Gardens Theater during the Candlelight Processional. For more information or to make dining reservations, please call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463).*

*Candlelight Dining Packages do not include Park admission.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth: A spectacular light and sound show every night at 9:30 p.m. at the World Showcase Lagoon featuring a very special holiday finale, which includes the classic song “Let There Be Peace On Earth” and the voice of Walter Cronkite offering a special holiday message.

Holiday Storytellers: Listen to legendary holiday folklore from around the world as told at the World Showcase by the legends themselves, including France’s Père Noël, Italy’s La Befana and America’s Santa Claus.

Epcot Holiday Merchandise: Stroll through the World Showcase and discover festive holiday gifts for the entire family! Visit Santa’s Village in America Adventure or stop by France for a delicious gourmet treat. You may even catch a glass blower in Germany putting the finishing touches on a seasonal ornament!

Seasonal Tastes Expand for Holidays Around the World at Epcot
One of the most delightful ways to experience Epcot is noshing your way around World Showcase, and now Holidays Around the World is adding more food and drink for the winter celebration November 25-December 30. Explore what the holidays taste like around the globe:

  • Feast of the Three Kings – Feast like a king with a selection of scrumptious foods and delicious drinks from the Caribbean at this holiday kiosk inspired by the story of the Magi. While you nibble, learn all there is to know about the celebration of Three Kings’ Day, El Día De Los Reyes Magos!
  • Seasonal Southern Delights – Got a hankering for some southern home cookin’? Collared greens, cornbread, and more are being served up fresh and piled high at this holiday kiosk, celebrating the South at the most wonderful time of the year! Y’all better come hungry!
  • American Holiday Table – From tender roast turkey to tasty pork tenderloin, memories of grandma’s kitchen will come flooding back when you visit this kiosk – a salute to the great flavors of the American holiday season. Everyone knows there’s no place like home for the holidays!
  • Holiday Eats and Treats – From decadent desserts to savory snacks, and merry libations, you’ll find yourself in full swing of the season at this festively-appointed holiday kiosk. A great place to enjoy the view, meet up with friends, or just take a moment to unwind.
  • Alpine Haus – Sample the cozy comfort foods and robust libations of the north at this Alpine-inspired holiday kiosk. As you snack, take a peek at our selection of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, and learn all about history’s most elegant evergreens.
  • Mexico Holiday Market
    Enjoy traditional dishes like spicy tacos and sweet tamales, along with more eclectic offerings like horchata margaritas at this kiosk from south of the border. Mariachi beats and seasonal eats are sure to put you in the right mood for a Feliz Navidad!

 

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