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The ultimate planning resource for Walt Disney World events and information on Disney holiday events.
NOTE: All event dates/entertainment are subject to change.



July


Canada Day - July 1, 2018

Celebrate Canada Day at the Canada Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase! Visitors can participate in a special discovery experience and learn more about the country and its traditions. The pavilion has been decorated with many Canadian and provincial flags in the past and guests could win specialty pins from cast members for correctly answering Canadian trivia. Check the daily Times Guide for details.


Incredible Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort (See June for detailed info!) - May 25 - September 3, 2018

 


4th of July at Walt Disney World



Disney After Hours - July 7, 9, 14, 21, and 28, 2018 10 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Magic Kingdom Park


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This hard-ticketed event is limited to a smaller number of guests than what you would see on a typical day at the park. Guests attending can experience little to no wait at more than 25 popular attractions and experiences including many fan favorites:

Popcorn, ice cream novelties, and select bottled beverages are also included with the cost of admission and are readily available at carts that will be stationed throughout the park during the event.

Tickets for the ‘Disney After Hours’ events can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7185. The advance purchase price is $119 plus tax and day-of pricing is $124 plus tax.

Also, this ticket will allow guests to enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m. giving extra time to enjoy the fireworks before the event officially kicks off!


Artist Showcase: David E. Doss - July 12-15, August 16-19, 2018

Join artist David E. Doss as he signs latest work from 11pm to 8pm each day. In July, Doss will be at The Art of Disney in Epcot and in August he will be at The Art of Disney in Disney Springs.


Artist Showcase: Kevin-John - July 13-14, 2018

Meet local Disney and pop artist Kevin-John as he signs latest pieces from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm each day at The Art of Disney in Disney Springs.


Artist Showcase: Greg McCullough - July 18-22, August 8-12, 30, September 3, September 19-23, 2018

See artist Greg McCullough as he showcases his oil painting featuring popular Disney
characters. McCullough will be available from 1:00pm to 8:00pm each day at The Art of Disney in Disney Springs.

 

 

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August


Incredible Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort (See June for detailed info!) - May 25 - September 3, 2018

 


Disney After Hours - August 4 (10 p.m. to 1 a.m.), August 11 (10 p.m. to 1 a.m.) and August 30, 2018 (9 p.m. to 12 a.m.) at Magic Kingdom Park


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This hard-ticketed event is limited to a smaller number of guests than what you would see on a typical day at the park. Guests attending can experience little to no wait at more than 25 popular attractions and experiences including many fan favorites:

Popcorn, ice cream novelties, and select bottled beverages are also included with the cost of admission and are readily available at carts that will be stationed throughout the park during the event.

Tickets for the ‘Disney After Hours’ events can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7185. The advance purchase price is $119 plus tax and day-of pricing is $124 plus tax.

Also, this ticket will allow guests to enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m. giving extra time to enjoy the fireworks before the event officially kicks off!


Halloween at Walt Disney World


Epcot Food and Wine Festival Information

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a not to be missed Disney event. Taking place around the World Showcase at Epcot, the Food & Wine Festival features more than 100 wineries, breweries and cuisines from around the world. - August 30 - November 12, 2018

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September

Incredible Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort (See June for detailed info!) - May 25 - September 3, 2018

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Epcot's Mexico Pavilion - (2018 Dates will be added once they're announced)
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 – October 15 and the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot is kicking it off by having their Fiestas Patrias celebrating Mexican Independence. Guests and their families who are vacationing at Walt Disney World this weekend will be able to join Cast Members at Plaza de los Amigos for a Discovery Experience – scavenger hunt – that will help them learn about Mexico and its Independence. The Mexico pavilion will be all decked out for the occasion too! Guests can search for clues throughout the Mexico pavilion in order to answer the questions on the scavenger hunt and will receive a small commemorative certificate once all the questions have been answered.


Halloween at Walt Disney World

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular - September 22 - October 28, 2018

12:00-8:00 pm

It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During the daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater "fantasea" including trick-or-treating, whimsical sea creatures, and more in this family-friendly event that could only come from SeaWorld. SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular runs weekends, September 22 - October 28, 2018 and is included in park admission. Kids can dress in their favorite costumes while trick-or-treating with sea creatures.


Epcot Food and Wine Festival Information

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a not to be missed Disney event. Taking place around the World Showcase at Epcot, the Food & Wine Festival features more than 100 wineries, breweries and cuisines from around the world. - August 30 - November 12, 2018

Epcot's Food and Wine Festival


Disney After Hours - September 20, 2018 (9 p.m. to 12 a.m.) at Magic Kingdom Park


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This hard-ticketed event is limited to a smaller number of guests than what you would see on a typical day at the park. Guests attending can experience little to no wait at more than 25 popular attractions and experiences including many fan favorites:

Popcorn, ice cream novelties, and select bottled beverages are also included with the cost of admission and are readily available at carts that will be stationed throughout the park during the event.

Tickets for the ‘Disney After Hours’ events can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7185. The advance purchase price is $119 plus tax and day-of pricing is $124 plus tax.

Also, this ticket will allow guests to enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m. giving extra time to enjoy the fireworks before the event officially kicks off!

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October


SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular - September 22 - October 28, 2018

12:00-8:00 pm

It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During the daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater "fantasea" including trick-or-treating, whimsical sea creatures, and more in this family-friendly event that could only come from SeaWorld. SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular runs weekends, September 22 - October 28, 2018 and is included in park admission. Kids can dress in their favorite costumes while trick-or-treating with sea creatures.


Epcot Food and Wine Festival Information

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a not to be missed Disney event. Taking place around the World Showcase at Epcot, the Food & Wine Festival features more than 100 wineries, breweries and cuisines from around the world. - August 30 - November 12, 2018


Halloween at Walt Disney World

Halloween at Disney World



Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic - October 26-28, 2018

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

2018 will be the 9th year for this event that features wine and beer seminars, tasting stations and live music. Causeway tickets, allowing you unlimited food and beverage samples from more than 40 tasting stations and 30 wineries, are available as part of a hotel package or individually. Chefs from the hotels' restaurants will be on hand to explain their dishes. The popular Beer Garden will return to offer beer tastings of local and seasonal favorites.

More info here...

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November

runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon - November 1-4, 2018


Halloween at Walt Disney World

(See October listing for details)

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - August 30 - November 12, 2018

Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse - November 16-18, 2018
D23 Members are invited to celebrate and honor 90 years of the mouse that started it all in a 2-day event that will be held at at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center. Disney fans can discover the captivating details of Mickey’s imaginative past, adventurous present, and limitless future as Disney historians, Cast Members, and artists become the hosts of exciting panels, presentations, and other fun-filled entertainment.
Christmas at Walt Disney World - (2018 Dates will be added once they're announced)

(See December listing for details)


Gingerbread Houses and Models at Disney Parks, Resorts, and Disney Cruise Line - Throughout the Holiday Season

Guests visiting select Walt Disney World parks and resorts, as well as the Disney Cruise Line ships, will be treated to displays of massive gingerbread models, and even life-sized gingerbread houses!

The spectacular gingerbread houses are a long-time Disney parks and resorts tradition. This year is no exception! These artistic holiday creations will start popping up on November 9 and will remain up throughout the holiday season.


ICE at Gaylord Palms - (2018 Dates will be added once they're announced)
If you think that Florida means sun-drenched days and sultry nights, you’re in for a chilling surprise. During the Holidays, “Ice!” will bring a frigid change to the traditional Florida Christmas fare. The resort also hosts special holiday events. Pictures from previous events

ICE at Gaylord Palms



Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World - November 22, 2018
If you're planning on being at Walt Disney World for Thanksgiving, here is a list of restaurants planning on serving a Thanksgiving meal.


Varsity Spirit Spectacular - (2018 Dates will be added once they're announced)

More than 800 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country will represent the camp brands of Memphis-based Varsity Spirit in the third annual Varsity Spirit Spectacular. Guests visiting Walt Disney World can enjoy a pre-parade performance through Magic Kingdom Park during the weekend. Check the Times Guides for specific information.

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Christmas at Walt Disney World - (2018 Dates will be added once they're announced)

Christmas at Disney World


Gingerbread Houses and Models at Disney Parks, Resorts, and Disney Cruise Line - Throughout the Holiday Season

Guests visiting select Walt Disney World parks and resorts, as well as the Disney Cruise Line ships, will be treated to displays of massive gingerbread models, and even life-sized gingerbread houses!

The spectacular gingerbread houses are a long-time Disney parks and resorts tradition. This year is no exception! These artistic holiday creations will start popping up on November 9 and will remain up throughout the holiday season.


New Year's Eve - December 31, 2018
Enjoy live music, entertainment and dancing to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. To see what activities were offered on New Year's Eve last year check out the links below:

January

2018 Walt Disney World Marathon - January 3 - 7, 2018



Epcot International Festival of the Arts - January 12-February 19, 2018



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For six weeks beginning on Friday, January 12 and going through Monday, February 19, 2018, this festival will include visual, culinary, and performing arts.


You’ll see art from Disney historical artists Mary Blair and Herb Ryman art of Epcot to current Disney artists Joe Kaminski and Costa Alavezos and there will even be the opportunity to watch these creations happen live! New art will be revealed throughout the Festival, so you can look forward to a new experience every time you go.


Disney Theatrical will also be including an array of favorite music and Broadway talent to showcase on the America Gardens Theatre stage.


The Food Studios promise to offer a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.


Celebration at the Top - Savor, Sip, and Sparkle - January 13, 14, and 21, 2018


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Experience the flavors of the Pacific Coast—and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display—during Celebration at the Top, a special event held in the private Sonoma Room and Napa Room of California Grill. Tickets are $99 per person and can be purchased either online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.


Disney After Hours - Magic Kingdom - January 19, 26, and 30, 2018


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Disney After Hours will enable guests to get the most out of their time in the park with quicker access to more than 25 popular attractions and character greetings. Ice cream novelties, popcorn, and bottled beverages are included with admission and will be available during the three-hour event.

Disney After Hours will take place once the park closes to the public on select nights that do not interfere with Extra Magic Hours for Disney Resort guests. Event Guests will be allowed to enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m. and remain in the park for three hours past the scheduled closing time.


Advance pricing is $119 plus tax per person for all ages. Call (407) 827-7185 to purchase your tickets.

Highway in the Sky Dine Around - Select Monday through Thursday evenings through April 30, 2018


A five-course progressive dinner experience that takes guests around the Magic Kingdom monorail line to the 3 Deluxe Resorts. The evening concludes at Disney's Contemporary Resort where guests can partake in a private dessert party and with a viewing of Happily Ever After fireworks.

This experience is intended for guests ages 12 and older. Cost is $170 plus tax per person; gratuity is already included. Advance reservations can be booked online here.

Minnie Rocks the Dots - January 18 - 22, 2018



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Celebrate National Polka Dot Day with Minnie Mouse! Visit Disney Springs at Walt Disney World or Disneyland's Downtown Disney District on January 18 - 22, 2018 dressed in your polka-dotted finest to join the celebrations that will include special photo opportunities, entertainment, discounts, giveaways, and even a commemorative button! Use the #RockTheDots hashtag on your social media outlets to share your polka-dotted pics!


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February


Super Bowl LII - Sunday, February 4, 2018 6:30 p.m.

If you'll be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort on Super Bowl Sunday, check out this great list of suggestions on where to watch the big game in and around Disney property!

Where to Watch the Super Bowl On and Off Walt Disney World Property

Highway in the Sky Dine Around - Select Monday through Thursday evenings through April 30, 2018

A five-course progressive dinner experience that takes guests around the Magic Kingdom monorail line to the 3 Deluxe Resorts. The evening concludes at Disney's Contemporary Resort where guests can partake in a private dessert party and with a viewing of Happily Ever After fireworks.

This experience is intended for guests ages 12 and older. Cost is $170 plus tax per person; gratuity is already included. Advance reservations can be booked online here.
Celebration at the Top - Savor, Sip, and Sparkle - February 3, 4, 11, 17, 18, and 24, 2018


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Experience the flavors of the Pacific Coast—and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display—during Celebration at the Top, a special event held in the private Sonoma Room and Napa Room of California Grill. Tickets are $99 per person and can be purchased either online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.


Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Showcase - February 3, 2018
Disney's Contemporary Resort Convention Center
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

An open house and showcase presented by Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons where guests can get a first-hand look at all the wedding inspiration Disney has to offer. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the dedicated Disney Wedding Team along with Disney Floral, Fine Art Photography, and more.

As a special gift to Disney Vacation Club Members only, bride and groom attendees will receive one (1) Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse Ear Hat when they present their membership card.

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings

There are three experiences to choose from. Each has a different price point. Pre-registration is required.
 
Option 1: Open House (2pm - 3:30pm) Showcase (3pm - 6pm)  $45 per person.
 
Option 2: Open House (2pm - 3:30pm) Showcase (3pm - 6pm) plus a Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party at Disney's Contemporary Resort (7pm - 8:30pm)  Enjoy tasty desserts, a specialty cocktail and viewing of Happily Ever After Fireworks. $95 per person.
 
Option 3: Open House (2pm - 3:30pm) Showcase (3pm - 6pm) plus A Wedding Culinary Adventure: Cooking with the Master Chefs Experience (6:30pm - 9pm)
Join the Chefs of the Contemporary Resort in the Catering Kitchen as you create an elegant five-course food and wine dinner.  This event is for "foodies" who want to expand their cooking repertoire by interacting with award-winning chefs in a working kitchen with award winning Chefs and then enjoying a scrumptious food and wine dinner.  $250 per person.

Register for any of these options by clicking here.


Disney After Hours - Magic Kingdom - February 8 and 15, 2018

NOTE: The February 15 event has sold out!


Disney After Hours will enable guests to get the most out of their time in the park with quicker access to more than 25 popular attractions and character greetings. Ice cream novelties, popcorn, and bottled beverages are included with admission and will be available during the three-hour event.

Disney After Hours will take place once the park closes to the public on select nights that do not interfere with Extra Magic Hours for Disney Resort guests. Event Guests will be allowed to enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m. and remain in the park for three hours past the scheduled closing time.

Advance pricing is $119 plus tax per person for all ages. Call (407) 827-7185 to purchase your tickets.

Valentine's Day in the Disney area - February 14, 2018



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Epcot International Festival of the Arts - January 12-February 19, 2018


For six weeks beginning on Friday, January 12 and going through Monday, February 19, 2018, this festival will include visual, culinary and performing arts.


You’ll see art from Disney historical artists Mary Blair and Herb Ryman art of Epcot to current Disney artists Joe Kaminski and Costa Alavezos and there will even be the opportunity to watch these creations happen live! New art will be revealed throughout the Festival, so you can look forward to a new experience every time you go.


Disney Theatrical will also be including an array of favorite music and Broadway talent to showcase on the America Gardens Theatre stage.


The “Food Studios” promise to offer a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.



Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend - February 22-25, 2018



Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort - Every night; February 3-April 7, 2018

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando!! With 13 original floats from New Orleans, authentic Cajun food, extravagant costumes, and live jazz music, you'll feel like you’re in the French Quarter.


Atlanta Braves Spring Training - February 26-March 24, 2018


Disney Early Morning Magic - Magic Kingdom - February 4, 6, 11, 13, 20, and 27, 2018


This event will give guests the opportunity to have breakfast and access to three Fantasyland attractions before the Magic Kingdom opens to the general public. This event takes place on select Sunday and Tuesday mornings from 7:45-10:00 a.mCheck-in will start at 7:30 near the far left turnstiles outside the Magic Kingdom.

Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be open to ride. Exclusive access to the three attractions will end at 9:00 when the park opens to regular day guests.

Breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30-10:00 a.m. featuring seasonal fruits, fresh-baked pastries, scrambled eggs, veggie frittatas, smoked bacon, pork and turkey sausages, waffles, and much more.

Tickets for these events are priced at $69 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3-9). Park admission to the Magic Kingdom is required but not included in the price of this event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7350.


Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - February 28 - May 28, 2018

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March

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - February 28 - May 28, 2018


Disney After Hours - Magic Kingdom - March 1 and 8, 2018



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Disney After Hours will enable guests to get the most out of their time in the park with quicker access to more than 25 popular attractions and character greetings. Ice cream novelties, popcorn, and bottled beverages are included with admission and will be available during the three-hour event.

Disney After Hours will take place once the park closes to the public on select nights that do not interfere with Extra Magic Hours for Disney Resort guests. Event Guests will be allowed to enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m. and remain in the park for three hours past the scheduled closing time.

Advance pricing is $119 plus tax per person for all ages. Call (407) 827-7185 to purchase your tickets.

NOTE: The March 1 and 8 events have both sold out!



Morimoto Asia's Sakura Festival - March 15 - April 15, 2018



The Sakura Festival will include a series of ticketed events and menu options highlighting the Japanese cherry blossom.


Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road - March 16 - March 18, 2018

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, the festivities will be in full force all weekend long at Raglan Road at Disney Springs, beginning at noon on Friday, March 16, 2018. The celebration will wrap up on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a cover charge of $10 for each guest age 18 and older. The celebration at Raglan Road will be authentically Irish, so green beer will not be served.

The entertainment throughout the weekend includes: Reservations can be booked for other festival days, including brunch, by calling (407) 938-0300. You can read more about what the weekend has in store by visiting Raglan Road's Mighty St. Patrick's Festival page.
Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band to Perform at Epcot - March 1, 2018

Epcot will play host to the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band on March 1st, when they’ll play three concerts at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8:00pm. The 19-member Jazz Ambassadors are known as “America’s Big Band.” The group was formed in 1969 and has performed classic big band, swing, jazz, and patriotic tunes all over the world.
Celebration at the Top - Savor, Sip, and Sparkle - March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, and 25, 2018


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Experience the flavors of the Pacific Coast—and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display—during Celebration at the Top, a special event held in the private Sonoma Room and Napa Room of California Grill. Tickets are $99 per person and can be purchased either online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.


Highway in the Sky Dine Around - Select Monday through Thursday evenings through April 30, 2018

A five-course progressive dinner experience that takes guests around the Magic Kingdom monorail line to the 3 Deluxe Resorts. The evening concludes at Disney's Contemporary Resort where guests can partake in a private dessert party and with a viewing of Happily Ever After fireworks.

This experience is intended for guests ages 12 and older. Cost is $170 plus tax per person; gratuity is already included. Advance reservations can be booked online here.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training - February 26-March 24, 2018



Disney Early Morning Magic - Magic Kingdom - March 4, 6, 18, 20, and 25, 2018


This event will give guests the opportunity to have breakfast and access to three Fantasyland attractions before the Magic Kingdom opens to the general public. This event takes place on select Sunday and Tuesday mornings from 7:45-10:00 a.mCheck-in will start at 7:30 near the far left turnstiles outside the Magic Kingdom.

Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be open to ride. Exclusive access to the three attractions will end at 9:00 when the park opens to regular day guests.

Breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30-10:00 a.m. featuring seasonal fruits, fresh-baked pastries, scrambled eggs, veggie frittatas, smoked bacon, pork and turkey sausages, waffles, and much more.

Tickets for these events are priced at $69 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3-9). Park admission to the Magic Kingdom is required but not included in the price of this event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7350.


The Blizzard Beach Spring Challenge - March 10, 11, 24, and 25

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will be hosting The Blizzard Beach Spring Challenge, an event in which guests of all ages can partake in “obstacle courses, water slide challenges, and other interactive games.” During the event, winners of the different challenges will win Blizzard Beach themed prizes.


Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort - Every night; February 3-April 7, 2018

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Studio Orlando!! With 13 original floats from New Orleans, authentic Cajun food, extravagant costumes, and live jazz music, you'll feel like you’re in the French Quarter.

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April


A Path Less Traveled - A Limited Time 20th Anniversary Tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom - April 1-May 5, 2018

This tour offers a backstage experience of the vet hospital and Animal Nutrition Center, a nest check on a purple martin birdhouse that guests will perform themselves as part of Disney’s conservation project, a view of some of the park’s largest inhabitants during Caring for Giants, and a VIP viewing of Rivers of Light to finish out the day.

This tour can be booked in advance for $59 per person, plus tax, by calling (407) WDW-PLAY. Guests should check in on the day of their experience at the Curiosity Animal Tours kiosk in Africa by 10:30 a.m.

Lobster & International Wine Dinner Event - April 25, 2018

Paddlefish at Disney Springs is hosting a special 4-course Lobster & Wine Pairing event on their rooftop Wednesday, April 25 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Tickets are $90 per person and are required to attend. Click here to see the full menu.

Morimoto Asia's Sakura Festival - March 15 - April 15, 2018



The Sakura Festival will include a series of ticketed events and menu options highlighting the Japanese cherry blossom.


Celebration at the Top - Savor, Sip, and Sparkle - April 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, and 29, 2018


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Experience the flavors of the Pacific Coast—and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display—during Celebration at the Top, a special event held in the private Sonoma Room and Napa Room of California Grill. Tickets are $99 per person and can be purchased either online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.


Disney Early Morning Magic - Magic Kingdom - April 10, 15, 24, and 29, 2018


This event will give guests the opportunity to have breakfast and access to three Fantasyland attractions before the Magic Kingdom opens to the general public. This event takes place on select Sunday and Tuesday mornings from 7:45-10:00 a.mCheck-in will start at 7:30 near the far left turnstiles outside the Magic Kingdom.

Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be open to ride. Exclusive access to the three attractions will end at 9:00 when the park opens to regular day guests.

Breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30-10:00 a.m. featuring seasonal fruits, fresh-baked pastries, scrambled eggs, veggie frittatas, smoked bacon, pork and turkey sausages, waffles, and much more.

Tickets for these events are priced at $69 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3-9). Park admission to the Magic Kingdom is required but not included in the price of this event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7350.


Celebrate 'Earth Month' Throughout April


Highway in the Sky Dine Around - Select Monday through Thursday evenings through April 30, 2018

A five-course progressive dinner experience that takes guests around the Magic Kingdom monorail line to the 3 Deluxe Resorts. The evening concludes at Disney's Contemporary Resort where guests can partake in a private dessert party and with a viewing of Happily Ever After fireworks.

This experience is intended for guests ages 12 and older. Cost is $170 plus tax per person; gratuity is already included. Advance reservations can be booked online here.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - February 28 - May 28, 2018


Easter at Walt Disney World - April 1, 2018


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Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian, Disney's Beach Club, and Disney's Contemporary Resorts - Easter 2018

The annual Easter Egg Display at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa takes place in the main lobby of the resort where hand-decorated Easter Eggs from a number of Disney’s pastry chefs are displayed. All Easter Eggs are crafted from chocolate, frosting, and other edible materials. During Easter weekend, guests will be encouraged to vote on the best Easter Egg that is on display.

There is also a grand Easter Egg Display at Disney's Beach Club Resort and a much smaller Easter Egg Display at Disney's Contemporary Resort.


Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side - April 19-22, 2018

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May


A Path Less Traveled - A Limited Time 20th Anniversary Tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom - April 1-May 5, 2018

This tour offers a backstage experience of the vet hospital and Animal Nutrition Center, a nest check on a purple martin birdhouse that guests will perform themselves as part of Disney’s conservation project, a view of some of the park’s largest inhabitants during Caring for Giants, and a VIP viewing of Rivers of Light to finish out the day.

This tour can be booked in advance for $59 per person, plus tax, by calling (407) WDW-PLAY. Guests should check in on the day of their experience at the Curiosity Animal Tours kiosk in Africa by 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate "Children's Day" in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot - May 5, 2018


Every year on May 5th, Japan celebrates Kodomo no hi or “Children’s Day.” Families in Japan celebrate the health, growth, and happiness of all children. Celebrations are held all over Japan and the world, and this year, Epcot is joining in on the fun. Guests visiting the Japan pavilion on May 5th can participate in a discovery experience where they can learn more about Japan and Japanese culture. Check the daily Times Guide for details.

Disney Early Morning Magic - Magic Kingdom - select Sundays and Tuesdays, through June 24, 2018


This event will give guests the opportunity to have breakfast and access to three Fantasyland attractions before the Magic Kingdom opens to the general public. This event takes place on select Sunday and Tuesday mornings from 7:45-10:00 a.mCheck-in will start at 7:30 near the far left turnstiles outside the Magic Kingdom.

Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be open to ride. Exclusive access to the three attractions will end at 9:00 when the park opens to regular day guests.

Breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30-10:00 a.m. featuring seasonal fruits, fresh-baked pastries, scrambled eggs, veggie frittatas, smoked bacon, pork and turkey sausages, waffles, and much more.

Tickets for these events are priced at $69 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3-9). Park admission to the Magic Kingdom is required but not included in the price of this event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7350.


Celebrate Mother's Day
- Sunday, May 13, 2018

Celebrate all the moms out there by having a special meal at a Walt Disney World restaurant! Visit our Mother's Day page for ways you can celebrate and also to read about any offered specials.


Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios - May 27, 2018

Star Wars: Galactic Nights, the special one-night event that was most recently presented at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16, 2017, will return to the park from 7:00 p.m. until midnight on May 27, 2018. The event requires a separate ticket and those prices are $129 plus tax for adults and $124 plus tax for children ages 3-9. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

During the special night, there will be projections on The Hollywood Tower Hotel of iconic moments from the Star Wars franchise. The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks display and the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show will debut special features for both shows. Throughout the park there will be special photo opportunities, these photo ops will allow guests to step into locations based in the films. Character Encounters will happen throughout the park, and Darth Vader will even lead an Imperial Stormtrooper March down Hollywood Boulevard!

Guests who are interested in experiencing special Star Wars-inspired food and beverages and reserved seating to a panel providing an inside look at the making of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge can purchase the Galactic Tasting and Viewing Package. The package is $30 per person (all ages), including tax, and can be purchased online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.


Incredible Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort - Begins May 25, 2018! (See June for detailed info!)

 


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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - February 28 - May 28, 2018

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June

Orlando United Day - Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Today, we remember the 49 members of the Orlando community that were lost in the Pulse tragedy that took place on June 12, 2016. Today and every day, we focus on bringing compassion and healing to all of those who were affected by this terrible tragedy. #OrlandoUnitedDay


World Oceans Day - June 8, 2018
Guests visiting Disney World on June 8th can celebrate World Oceans Day at Epcot and take advantage of special offerings at The Seas With Nemo & Friends! Pavilion. Guests can learn about ocean conservation efforts through fun displays, activities, and events throughout the pavilion.

Disney’s Animals, Science and Education Team will be showcasing wildlife and giving demonstrations to visitors about how we can help protect our oceans. Guests can learn different ways to keep the ocean clean and how recycling helps coral reefs thrive. Guests will also be able to donate to the Conservation Fund at the SeaBase Gift Shop and receive a special Conservation Fund button.

The Seas With Nemo & Friends Pavilion will also offer an exclusive sea turtle and shark picture frame for guests who purchase a photo on June 8th. Finally, top off your day at Coral Reef Restaurant with a new white and dark chocolate mousse, only served on World Oceans Day.

2018 Will Be An Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World!
May 25 - September 3, 2018


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Disney Merchandise Events - Epcot - select dates throughout June

June 5-8: Signing with Larry Dotson, 12-7 p.m. at the Norway pavilion – The Puffin’s Roost

June 15-17: Yardley fragrances & beauty products event, 12-7 p.m. at the United Kingdom pavilion – The Queen’s Table

June 19-22: Signing with Larry Dotson, 12-7 p.m. at the Norway pavilion – The Puffin’s Roost

June 20-24: Artist Signing with David Doss, 1-8 p.m. at Art of Disney

June 21-22: Sterling Silver Jewellery with an appearance by Kit Heath Representative, 12-7 p.m. at the United Kingdom pavilion – The Queen’s Table


Guest Chef Series - Pigs + Pints - Sunday, June 24, 2018 12-3p.m.



The second Guest Chef Series event will feature two locally and nationally celebrated chefs, Yuhi Fujinaga and James and Julie Petrakis, along with their restaurants Morimoto Asia and The Polite Pig which are both located at Disney Springs. The two award-winning chefs will present guests with a variety of Pan-Asian and Southern-inspired dishes.

The family event will occupy the whole second floor as well as the outdoor patio at Morimoto Asia. A variety of food and beverage stations will be filled with delicious dishes which include pork cheek tamales, Florida peach glazed pork belly satay with spicy peanut sauce, Dim Sum Dogs (gyoza sausage with fried bao bun), Pork Skirt Steak Yakiniku Tacos and house-cured charcuterie. The evening’s main attraction will be a whole roasted pig which will be sliced and served to guests on the restaurant’s patio overlooking Disney Springs.

The food will showcase a variety of Florida meats, fresh produce, and craft beers. Guests of the event will be given the opportunity to meet representatives from Frog Song Organics, Palmetto Creek Farms, and local breweries including Cask and Larder, Coppertail, Crooked Can Brewing Co., Red Cypress, and Red Light Red Light.

This event takes place at Morimoto Asia from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. All ages are welcome; food and beverage is included in the per person price of $55 for adults; $25 for children 12 and under. Guests must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Click here to purchase tickets.

Disney Early Morning Magic - Magic Kingdom - select Sundays and Tuesdays, through June 24, 2018


This event will give guests the opportunity to have breakfast and access to three Fantasyland attractions before the Magic Kingdom opens to the general public. This event takes place on select Sunday and Tuesday mornings from 7:45-10:00 a.mCheck-in will start at 7:30 near the far left turnstiles outside the Magic Kingdom.

Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be open to ride. Exclusive access to the three attractions will end at 9:00 when the park opens to regular day guests.

Breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30-10:00 a.m. featuring seasonal fruits, fresh-baked pastries, scrambled eggs, veggie frittatas, smoked bacon, pork and turkey sausages, waffles, and much more.

Tickets for these events are priced at $69 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3-9). Park admission to the Magic Kingdom is required but not included in the price of this event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7350.


Celebrate Father's Day - Sunday, June 17, 2018

Celebrate all the dads out there by having a special meal at a Walt Disney World restaurant! Visit our Father's Day page for ways you can celebrate and also to read about any offered specials.


Special D-Day Flag Retreat Ceremony - Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. at Magic Kingdom

On June 6th, 2018 at 5 pm on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom a special Flag Retreat Ceremony will be held. Soldiers from the Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona nursing home facility will be the ceremony’s honorees. These veterans have served in multiple wars, including World War II.


Disney Gay Days 2018 - June 1 - June 4, 2018

Disney After Hours - June 28 and 30, 2018 10 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Magic Kingdom Park


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This hard-ticketed event is limited to a smaller number of guests than what you would see on a typical day at the park. Guests attending can experience little to no wait at more than 25 popular attractions and experiences including many fan favorites:

Popcorn, ice cream novelties, and select bottled beverages are also included with the cost of admission and are readily available at carts that will be stationed throughout the park during the event.

Tickets for the ‘Disney After Hours’ events can be purchased online or by calling (407) 827-7185. The advance purchase price is $119 plus tax and day-of pricing is $124 plus tax.

Also, this ticket will allow guests to enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m. giving extra time to enjoy the fireworks before the event officially kicks off!

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