Enjoy fun and festive seasonal offerings at the Walt Disney World® Resort throughout the year.
Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend
Event Dates: Due to covid-19, this event will be run virtually for 2021. The information below is for 2020.
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:
Walt Disney World Marathon: Participants will experience the most magical 26.2 miles in the world with a racecourse that winds through all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
Walt Disney World 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.
Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge: Accept the challenge and enjoy 2 races in 2 days running through Walt Disney World Resort for 39.3 miles of fun – and get a chance to earn the coveted Goofy medal in addition to your Half Marathon and Marathon finisher medals!
Walt Disney World Resort 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.
Walt Disney World Resort 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!
runDisney 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.
Disney Castaway Cay Challenge: Combine one magical 5K event or longer during the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend with a 5K the following week on Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line’s private tropical island in the Bahamas.
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.
Event Dates: January 8 – February 22, 2021 Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.
Kick-off your year with world-class cuisine, visual art, and amazing live entertainment!
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!
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: Due to covid-19, this event will be run virtually for 2021. The information below is for 2020.
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.
Book a Walt Disney World Package and stay right in the middle of the magic. Contact us today for a free quote!
Register for these events at rundisney.com
Event Dates:Early March – Late May, 2021. The information below is for the 2020 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. 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 in 2020, 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
2020 Garden Rocks™ Concert Series
Move your feet to some of the hottest throwback beats at the America Gardens Theatre! Throughout the 2020 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, you’re invited to soak up the sounds of over a dozen chart-topping musical acts, including a few new artists sprouting from the Garden Rocks stage for the very first time.
Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. and are included with Epcot park admission.
March 4-5 – Peabo Bryson
March 13-16 – Simple Plan
March 17-19 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
March 20-23 – Mark Wills
March 24-26 – The Spinners
March 27-28 – Sister Hazel
March 29-30 – The Pointer Sisters
March 31-April 2 – Former Journey Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
April 3-4 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
April 5-6 – Exposé
April 7-9 – Berlin
April 19-20 – Rick Springfield
April 24-27 – Plain White T’s
April 28-30 – Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles
May 1-2 – Don McLean
May 5-7 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett
May 8-9 – Thelma Houston
May 10-11 – The Allman Betts Band
May 12-14 – Air Supply
May 15-18 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 19-21 – Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot
May 24-25 – Daughtry
May 26-28 – Marshall Tucker Band
May 31-June 1 – Survivor
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 festival.
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!
Enjoy expanded Early Morning Magic, offering limited entry, early access to twice as many Fantasyland attractions!
Greet the day the early-morning-fun way with these 7 iconic Fantasyland attractions:
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Peter Pan’s Flight!*
Princess Fairytale Hall
“it’s a small world”
Mad Tea Party
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Enjoy breakfast at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, featuring scrumptious fare such as:
Freshly baked pastries
Cheese and cured meats
Coffee and teas
Schedule and Pricing
On select days, the newly expanded Disney Early Morning Magic offering will take place from 7:45 AM to 10:00 AM. Admission is available for $89 per adult and $79 per child (tax not included). However, admission is also very limited, so be sure to book your reservation before it’s too late!
Regular theme park admission is also required.
Official Check-in will take place near the far left Touchpoints of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom park beginning at 7:30 AM.
Starting at 7:45 AM, event Guests will be admitted into the park and guided into Fantasyland. Guests arriving after 7:45 AM should check in inside the park on the Teacups bridge.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Princess Fairytale Hall, “it’s a small world”, Under the Sea ~ Adventures of the Little Mermaid and Mad Tea Party are the only attractions that will be operational during this special event.
From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, breakfast will be available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café.
Maximize your time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by taking advantage of this limited-entry, first-access experience.
With the purchase of our special Disney Early Morning Magic experience and regular theme park admission, Guests of all ages can be among the first to enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the day and ride popular Toy Story Land attractions with little wait time: Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania!. Love photo ops? You’ll also have the chance to meet Buzz, Woody and Jessie while you explore this whimsical world.
Fuel up for your rise-and-shine adventures with a delicious breakfast featuring a continental buffet with yogurt, fruit, pastries and assorted cereal, as well as your choice of a main dish like avocado toast or fried chicken served with a tasty cronut. The breakfast setup will be available at a select quick-service dining location outside of Toy Story Land.
The Schedule and Pricing
Exclusive Disney Early Morning Magic access to Toy Story Land takes place on select Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM. Breakfast will be available until 10:00 AM.
Special event admission is available for $79 per adult (ages 10 and older) and $69 per child (ages 3 to 9); tax not included. Please note: regular theme park admission is also required.
Separate Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission is required.
Check-in will take place at the Main Entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Guests who have purchased both regular Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission and Disney Early Morning Magic event entry will receive a wristband for identification upon check-in.
During this special event, the only attractions available will be Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! along with opportunities to meet Buzz, Woody and Jessie.
Guests must be 38” or taller to experience Slinky Dog Dash and 32” or taller to experience Alien Swirling Saucers.
Guests with a 7:30 AM reservation will first enjoy Toy Story Land followed by breakfast, served until 10:00 AM. Based on capacity, we may make other reservation times available, with breakfast preceding the park experience for these Guests.
At approximately 9:00 AM, the theme park will open to Guests with regular admission tickets, and event-only attraction access will end.
If using Walt Disney World transportation, be sure to confirm schedules as reservation times may be outside of regular transit operating hours. Please allow up to 1.5 hours to get to your destination when traveling within Walt Disney World property.
The number of Guests admitted to these events is limited. In addition, all reservations are nonrefundable, nontransferable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours.
All attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.
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.
2020 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Event Dates:
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.
Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular – A spectacular fireworks show developed just for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! The show features state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on a Halloween night! Featuring some favorite friends, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy, on a journey through a mysterious haunted house!
“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.
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.
Event Dates: Late August – Mid November 2020 Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.
Taste your way around the world with an irresistible selection of gourmet plates and exotic burgers.
Parade of Epicurean Superstars
Roll out the red carpet when gourmet VIPs gather for a celebration of global cuisine!
Festival-goers are in for a really sweet treat as the world’s leading culinary experts converge at Epcot. From creating signature dishes at our many restaurants to sharing their top-notch tips and tricks during live demonstrations, these legends are sure to deliver a feast for the senses you won’t soon forget!
Meet the Chefs
Catch your favorite mealtime maestros in action and send your taste buds soaring!Pack your appetites for mouthwatering Festival events featuring celebrity chefs from television, entertainment and restaurants around the world—including Walt Disney World Resort.
Fresh, Hot Sounds Nightly!
Spice up your day of delicious dining with live music excitement from top-name acts.
The America Gardens Theatre serves up performances from major recording artists as part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This year, our musical menu will feature 36 irresistible acts—our biggest and best lineup ever.
General Event Details
Where: America Gardens Theatre at World Showcase, Epcot
When: Daily from August 29 through November 19, 2019
Showtimes – Sundays to Thursdays: 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
Showtimes – Fridays and Saturdays: 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM and 9:00 PM
Valid Epcot admission is required. All entertainment and artist appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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!
Select Nights Mid-November – Mid-December 2020
2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Event Dates:
November 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 and 24
December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 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
Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show, hosted by the one-and-only Minnie Mouse, will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of favorite holiday songs!
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.
Event Dates: November 29 – December 30, 2019 Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.
Holidays Around the World is transforming into Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays! Discover a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of our 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot International Festival of the Holidays surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season as celebrated by cultures near and far.
Come, delight in stirring live musical productions; savor seasonal food & beverage specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens; and take a festive global tour as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase!
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.
2019 Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators
TBD November 29 – December 1
Neil Patrick Harris December 2 – December 5
Whoopi Goldberg December 6 and 7
TBD December 8 – 12
Gary Sinise December 13 – 15
Pat Sajak December 16 – 18
TBD December 19 – 21
Steven Curtis Chapman December 22- 24
Edward James Olmos December 25 – 26
TBD December 27 – 28
Lisa Ling December 29 – 30
Performances are at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM nightly from November 29 – December 30, 2019.
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.
Holiday Kitchens – Savor treasured seasonal recipes from around the globe at special kiosks throughout World Showcase.
Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree – Chip and Dale are collecting ornaments for their Christmas tree—and they need your help! To get started, simply purchase a map and sticker from select merchandise locations, including Pin Central, Disney Traders and World Traveler at International Gateway (maps are US $6.99 plus tax). As you travel around World Showcase, be on the lookout for Chip and Dale as they gather ornaments from holiday decorations in each World Showcase pavilion. Once you spot them, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map. Then, take your completed map to Disney Traders and exchange it for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale!
JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season – Rejoice in seasonal sounds that blend inspiring gospel with jazz, R&B and more. Catch daily performances of this uplifting holiday show at the Future World Fountain Stage.
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!
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