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 4 – 8, 2017

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


Register for these events at rundisney.com

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Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

Event Dates: January 13 – February 20, 2017 (Fridays thru Mondays)
Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.

What happens when you mix visual, culinary and performing arts inspired from all around the world? You get a global masterpiece.

Introducing the first-ever Epcot® International Festival of the Arts, Fridays thru Mondays, Jan 13 – Feb 20. It’s six colorful weekends filled with extraordinary artists, performers and fun that only the imagination of Disney could create.

There are also amazing gallery exhibits and inspirational hands-on activities. Plus, delicious foodie experiences with art-inspired menus, live Broadway-style entertainment and so much more.

Best of all, we’re always unveiling brand new art. Which means each weekend is truly an original.

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Disney After Hours

Be among a limited number of Guests to purchase an event ticket to enjoy a 3-hour, unique park experience featuring 25+ select attractions with little to no wait!

Nighttime is a special time at Magic Kingdom® Park.  From the colorful spires of Cinderella Castle to the twinkling lights of Storybook Circus in Fantasyland, the park comes alive in a very unique way.  When the crowds clear and the gates close, Guests can rediscover Magic Kingdom® Park after dark and skip the wait times for Character Greetings and more than 25 popular attractions including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, select Princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and more!


“Disney After Hours” takes place at Magic Kingdom Park on the following dates:

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.:

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017

And 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.:

  • Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017

Disney After Hours provides a limited number of Guests access to the park after dark with check-in starting at 7:00 p.m. An event ticket is required and pricing is US $119 per adult or child (plus tax). Ice cream novelties and select bottled beverages—included in the cost of admission—will be available at carts stationed throughout the park. In addition, Guests can also purchase select menu items at Main Street Bakery and select locations throughout the park.

Disney Resort Guests will continue to enjoy Extra Magic Hours as this event takes place on different nights.

Additional Details for Disney After Hours

  • Official check-in for the event will take place at the Main Entrance to the theme park beginning at 7:00 p.m.
  • Please note that Magic Kingdom Park will officially close to Guests who haven’t purchased Disney After Hours tickets at 8:00 p.m. on February 2, 9, 16; and at 9:00 p.m. on January 20, 27 and March 2, 9.
  • Walt Disney World® Resort hotel Guests—including those staying at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel and Walt Disney World Swan Hotel—may use Walt Disney World Transportation after the event for up to 2 hours. Guests with other accommodations are not guaranteed transportation and are encouraged to consult the transportation schedule at their place of lodging.
  • Please note that the number of tickets available is limited. In addition, all tickets 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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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.


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:
Select Nights Mid-September – Late October 2017

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.

In addition to many favorite Disney attractions, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is filled with special entertainment, including:

  • “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: Late August – Mid-November 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.

2016 Eat to the Beat Schedule of Performers

  • September 14-15 – Wang Chung NEW! “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
  • September 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • September 19-20 – Air Supply “All Out of Love”
  • September 21-23 – BoDeans NEW! “Closer to Free”
  • September 24-25 – Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
  • September 26-28 – Sugar Ray “Fly”
  • September – Los Lobos “La Bamba”
  • October 1-2 – David Cook “Light On”
  • October 3-4 – Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
  • October 5-6 – Blues Traveler “Run-Around”
  • October 7-9 – Plain White T’s NEW! “Hey There Delilah”
  • October 10-11 – 38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
  • October 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne NEW! “On the Wings of Love”
  • October 14-16 – Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • October 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx “Lady”
  • October 20-21 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”
  • October 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW! “Walk on the Ocean”
  • October – Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”
  • October – Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
  • October – Living Colour NEW! “Cult of Personality”
  • October 30-November 1 – Hanson “Get the Girl Back”
  • November 2-3 – Soul Asylum NEW! “Runaway Train”
  • November 4-6 – Delta Rae NEW! “Bottom of the River”
  • November 7-9 – Boyz II Men “Motownphilly”
  • November 10-11 – Sister Hazel “All For You”
  • November 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”

Entertainment subject to change.


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2016 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!

2016 Event Dates:
November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29
December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22

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 Very Merry Christmas Party features:

  • 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: November 25 – December 30, 2016
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.

2016 Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators

  • Steven Curtis Chapman – Nov. 25 – Nov. 27
  • Neil Patrick Harris – Nov. 28 – Dec. 1
  • Whoopi Goldberg – Dec. 2 – Dec. 3
  • Edward James Olmos – Dec. 4 – Dec. 6
  • – Dec. 7 – Dec. 9
  • Robby Benson – Dec. 10 – Dec. 12
  • Meredith Vieira – Dec. 13 – Dec. 15
  • Jim Caviezel – Dec. 16 – Dec. 18
  • Joe Morton – Dec. 19 – Dec. 21
  • Ming-Na Wen – Dec. 22 – Dec. 24
  • Jodi Benson – Dec. 25 – Dec. 27
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. – 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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