Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

The World’s Most Magical Celebration

Beginning October 1, 2021, the magic is calling everyone to the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration—and the only thing missing is you!

Throughout this incredible, 18-month event discover classic favorites and exciting adventures across The Most Magical Place on Earth.

Step into a celebratory scene with dazzling decorations, new outfits for Mickey and Minnie and magical touches at all four Theme Parks and beyond.

Cast members will be making boundless magic across Walt Disney World Resort, ready to create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

Event Dates: Due to covid-19, this event was run virtually for 2021.  No announcements have been made for 2022.  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.

Register for these events at rundisney.com

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort

Event Dates: January Mid-January 2022 – Mid-February 2022
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!

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: Due to covid-19, this event was run virtually for 2021.  No announcements have been made for 2022.  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

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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

Event Dates: March 3 – July 5, 2021
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..

Blossoming once again, 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

Garden Rocks™ Concert Series

Due to covid-19, Garden Rocks™ Concert Series was cancelled for 2021. No announcements have been made for 2022.

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 festival.

Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

Temporarily unavailable until further notice.

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!

The Fun
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

The Food
Enjoy breakfast at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, featuring scrumptious fare such as:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Smoked bacon
  • Sausage
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Pancakes
  • Freshly baked pastries
  • Cheese and cured meats
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola
  • Yogurt
  • Assorted juices
  • 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.

Important Details

  • 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.

Disney Early Morning Magic – Toy Story Land

Temporarily unavailable until further notice.

Maximize your time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by taking advantage of this limited-entry, first-access experience.

The Fun
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.

The Food
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.

Important Details

  • 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.

Disney After Hours BOO BASH

Disney After Hours BOO BASH

The moon looms large overhead, lighting the castle below. The gates close, the clock strikes and the ghouls come out to play!

Head to Walt Disney Worldâ Resort for Disney After Hours BOO BASH! After the close of Magic Kingdomâ Park, you’ll find a special three-hour event that’s brewing this Halloween season with party music, decorations and Character Cavalcades galore! With the Parks closed and little to no wait for favorite attractions, it’s the perfect event for you to swoop in.

Guests young, old and immortal can dress in costume for the occasion and get their fill as they collect candy about the land.

Some of your favorite and fiendish friends will be lurking about—from Madame Carlotta, Dr. Facilier and Captain Barbossa to Mickey and Goofy in their Halloween best. Or stop and listen to the Cadaver Dans during their special comeback (from the dead) performance.

Plus delight in exclusive offerings including sweet and savory treats, and simply enjoy the not-too-spooky atmosphere as Cinderella Castle is cast in a spectral glow.

Float on over to Disney After Hours BOO BASH select nights August 10 through October 31 at Magic Kingdomâ Park. It’s a ghostly good time…

No day park ticket or reservation required after purchase.

2021 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World

Event Dates: July 15,2021 – November 20, 2021
Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.

Like a passport specially for your palate, the EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival is a magical taste tour—one that whisks you off on a fun and flavorful journey across six continents. It’s a delicious celebration filled with global marketplaces, live entertainment and more. So come sip and savor your way through EPCOT®, as you delight in some of your favorite flavors, and try plenty of new ones along the way.

There’s even an entire menu of family fun including Remy’s Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt and Emile’s Fromage Montage, where you can sample a variety of unique cheeses and even indulge in an opportunity to earn a very special festival treat.

Throughout the day, you’ll find that taste isn’t the only thing on tour. Catch performances throughout the festival, including amazing acts like Voices of Liberty, Mariachi Cobre and the Jammin’ Chefs.
What’s more, the magic kicks off in summer and spans 128 days. So come join us in this culinary wonderland brimming with fresh flavors and succulent sounds. It’s all here at EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival.

Valid Epcot admission is required. All entertainment and artist appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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!

Typically Mid-November – December 

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.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Holidays Around The World

Late November – December 30
Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.

No word on if this event will be offered in 2021

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!

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.

Performances are at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM nightly from Late November – December 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.

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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