Disney World Events

Walt Disney World Events

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





August

Frozen Summer Games - May 26 through August 13, 2017 at Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Frozen Summer Games is a really fun way for you to “chill” out as the weather heats up! From May 26 through August 13 guests visiting Blizzard Beach can join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of friendly competitions, including Ice Pail Relays, Ski Pole Limbo and Slide Races. Plus, family activities, crafts, and a DJ playing the “coolest” hits will be on hand as well!


U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Unit Centennial Performance
August 10, 2017
1:45pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm respectively (see notes below)
Magic Kingdom Park - Several Locations

Walt Disney World Resort will honor the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Unit on the occasion of their centennial of service with a special flag retreat ceremony and musical performances in Magic Kingdom Park on Thursday, August 10.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy special musical performances by the 82nd Airborne 16-member chorus and brass quintet band throughout the afternoon. The 82nd Airborne’s 16-member Chorus will perform in Liberty Square at 1:45 p.m. The Division’s brass quintet will perform a medley of patriotic music during a 15-minute concert in Town Square at 4:00 p.m. The Flag Retreat ceremony will take place in Town Square at 5:00 p.m.


Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - August 16, 2017
6:30pm
Markham's at Golden Oak

Come take "A Walk around the World" at this dinner featuring Culinary Director Edwin Wronski and the Flavor Lab team.

 

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.  

 

Book by calling (407) 939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60.  $249 per person.


Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie - March 31-August 25, 2017

Guests can now learn how to create their own cake at Amorette’s Patisserie in the Town Center at Disney Springs with the new Cake Decorating Experience beginning March 31.

Complimentary specialty coffee, mimosas, and bellinis will be available to be enjoyed while you work side by side with the pros to decorate your own Mickey Dome Cake. “You’ll learn how they seamlessly blend artistry and storytelling in cake design, starting with the elegant glaçage (that’s French for “mirror glaze”) and ending with the finishing touches such as chocolate sculpted ears, tail, belt, and buttons – all edible, of course.”

Classes will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday morning through August 25, 2017. The cost is $129 plus tax for ages 10 and up, for one or two guests working on a single cake. Reservations can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Space is limited.


Halloween at Walt Disney World - August 25 - November 1, 2017


"Love is an Adventure" Disney Pin Celebration

- August 26 & 27, 2017

9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday

Epcot's World ShowPlace

Admission to “Love is an Adventure” is $150 per Guest. Guests can look forward to participating in trading activities, meeting Disney artists and merchandisers, and enjoying opportunities to take photos with famous Disney characters.


Celebration at the Top - Savor, Sip, and Sparkle - Select Sundays through August 27, 2017



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 - Tuesdays - Saturdays through September 29, 2017

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Information

Epcot's 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 31-November 13, 2017

September


Great Irish Hooley Festival - September 1-4, 2017

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, Disney Springs

The most diverse and talented lineup in the history of Central Florida’s only boutique Irish festival takes the stage September 1-4 during the 6th Great Irish Hooley music festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs.

Celebrating Irish song, dance, food and drink over the long Labor Day weekend, the Great Irish Hooley will kick off performances beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, and continue each day and night through late Monday and into the wee hours.

With contemporary Irish cuisine, Irish craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails and day-into-night entertainment, the Great Irish Hooley promises a high-voltage music festival for all who drop by or reserve a table. This year’s Hooley entertainment headliners include:

The Raglan Road Irish Dancers, plucked from the casts and stages of the world’s greatest Irish dance shows, will perform throughout the Great Irish Hooley.  And champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating, Raglan Road’s show choreographer, will host an entertaining event that traces the origins of Irish dance from earliest jigs and reels through contemporary times.

Additional music acts will include:

Throughout the Hooley, guests can step up to one of Raglan Road’s 130-year-old imported-from-Ireland bars or grab a table for authentic contemporary Irish fare. A Trip Advisor “Certificate of Excellence” 2016 Hall of Fame honoree and 2014 “Best Restaurant” Orlando magazine readers’ poll award winner, Raglan Road is known for its beer-battered fish and chips, Shepherd’s pie with a contemporary twist, delectable seafood and desserts, plus gluten-free entrees.


Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - September 5, 2017

8:30pm

West Wing, Be Our Guest, Magic Kingdom Park

 

Enjoy a sampling of the Beast's favorite French Cuisine at this dinner featuring Flavor Lab's Chef de Cuisine Roland Muller with Magic Kingdom's Culinary Director Robert Gilbert

 

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.  

 

Book by calling (407) 939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60.  $349 per person.

 


Highway in the Sky Dine Around - Tuesdays - Saturdays through September 29, 2017


Night of Joy - September 8-9, 2017



Disney’s Night of Joy features contemporary Christian performers. The star-studded lineup is always outstanding and features a host of Dove Award and Grammy Award winning artists. 

This event takes place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Concerts will be held in one of two indoor and outdoor venues within the Complex.

Click the link above for this year's performers and ticket information.

Halloween at Walt Disney World - August 25 - November 1, 2017

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular - September 30-October 29, 2017

12:00-8:00 pm
Kids can dress in their favorite costumes while trick-or-treating with sea creatures. This event is included in park admission.


2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Information

Epcot's 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 31-November 13, 2017

Epcot's Food and Wine Festival

October


SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular - September 30-October 29, 2017

12:00-8:00 pm
Kids can dress in their favorite costumes while trick-or-treating with sea creatures. This event is included in park admission.



2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Information - August 31-November 13, 2017

Epcot's 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.


Halloween at Walt Disney World -August 25 - November 1, 2017

Halloween at Disney World



Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic - October 27-28, 2017

5:30pm-9:00pm

2016 was the 7th 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.

 

November

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon - November 2-5, 2017


Halloween at Walt Disney World -August 25 - November 1, 2017

(See October listing for details)
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - August 31-November 13, 2017

Christmas at Walt Disney World - November 8, 2017 - December 22, 2017

(See December listing for details)


ICE at Gaylord Palms - November 18, 2016-January 1, 2017
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 in Walt Disney World - November 23, 2017
If you're planning on being at Disney World for Thanksgiving, here is a list of restaurants planning on serving a Thanksgiving meal.

Christmas at Walt Disney World - November 8, 2017 - December 22, 2017

Christmas at Disney World




Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - December 6, 2016

6:30pm

The Tree Farm (horticulture area behind Animal Kingdom)

 

Enjoy a Farm to Table Dining Experience at this dinner featuring a collaboration of Disney Chefs.

 

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.  

 

Book by calling (407) 939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60.  $199 per person.


Highway in the Sky Dine Around

- select Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays from December 2, 2016 - March 31, 2017


New Year's Eve - December 31, 2017
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

2017 Walt Disney World Marathon - January 4 - 8, 2017


Disney Early Morning Magic - Magic Kingdom - select Tuesdays, through March 2017


This event will give guests the opportunity to have breakfast and access to three rides before the Magic Kingdom opens to the general public. This event take place on select dates from 7:45-10:00amCheck-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 rides will end at 9:00 when the park opens to regular day guests.

A breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30-10:00am 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 now on sale and will cost $69 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3-9), plus regular park admission to the Magic Kingdom.  Purchase tickets online or by calling (407) 827-7350.



Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Weekends January 13-February 20, 2017



For six weekends starting on Friday, January 13 and going through Monday, February 20, 2017, 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 each weekend, 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 brand new “Food Studios” promises to offer a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.


Highway in the Sky Dine Around - Tuesdays - Saturdays through March 10, 2017



Disney After Hours - January 20 and 27, 2017

9:00pm - 12:00am

 

This event will give guests the opportunity to stay in the park three hours after closing time. Select attractions and character meet and greets will be available, as well as ice cream novelties and bottled beverages. Guests with tickets to this event can enter the parks anytime after 7:00pm each night.

 

Tickets for these events are now on sale and will cost $119 (plus tax) for all ages.  Purchase tickets by calling (407) 827-7185. 


Minnie Rocks the Dots - January 22, 2017

 

Celebrate National Polka Dot Day with Minnie Mouse!  Visit Disney Springs or Downtown Disney District on January 22 dressed in your polka-dotted finest to join the celebrations that will include special photo opportunities, entertainment, discounts, giveaways, and even a commemorative button. #RockTheDots


Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - January 31, 2017

7:45 fireworks reception, 9:00pm dinner

Cinderella's Royal Table, Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

 

Celebrate the Magic Kingdom's 45th anniversary at this dinner featuring Magic Kingdom's Culinary Director Robert Gilbert and his team.

 

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.  

 

Book dinners by calling (407) 939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60.  $499 per person.

 

February


Highway in the Sky Dine Around - Tuesdays - Saturdays through March 10, 2017


Disney After Hours - February 2, 9, and 16, 2017

8:00pm - 11:00pm

 

This event will give guests the opportunity to stay in the park three hours after closing time. Select attractions and character meet and greets will be available, as well as ice cream novelties and bottled beverages. Guests with tickets to this event can enter the parks anytime after 7:00pm each night.

 

Tickets for these events are now on sale and will cost $119 (plus tax) for all ages.  Purchase tickets by calling (407) 827-7185. 


Valentine's Day in the Disney area - February 14, 2017



Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Weekends January 13-February 20, 2017


For six weekends starting on Friday, January 13 and going through Monday, February 20, 2017, 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 each weekend, 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 brand new “Food Studios” promises to offer a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.



Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - February 22, 2017

6:30pm

Markham's at Golden Oak

 

Come "Explore a Journey around the World of Flavors" at this dinner featuring Animal Kingdom's Culinary Director Robert Adams and his team.

 

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.  

 

Book by calling (407) 939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60.  $249 per person.


Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend - February 24-26, 2017



Mardi Gras Universal Studios Orlando - Saturdays and select nights, February 4-March 25, 2017

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.


Atlanta Braves Spring Training - February 25-March 29, 2017


Disney Early Morning Magic - Magic Kingdom - select Tuesdays, through March 7, 2017


This event will give guests the opportunity to have breakfast and access to three rides before the Magic Kingdom opens to the general public. This event take place on select dates from 7:45-10:00amCheck-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 rides will end at 9:00 when the park opens to regular day guests.

A breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30-10:00am 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 now on sale and will cost $69 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3-9), plus regular park admission to the Magic Kingdom.  Purchase tickets online or by calling (407) 827-7350.


March

Radio Disney Music Award “ARDY Arch” at Disney Springs - March 28- April 30

The “ARDY Arch” from the Radio Disney Music Awards will be on display from now until April 30, 2017. Guests will be able to take a picture under the same structure that the celebrities walking the red carpet at the Radio Disney Music Awards walk under. The “ARDY Arch” has been part of the Radio Disney Music Awards since 2014.


Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie - March 31-May 5, 2017

Guests can now learn how to create their own cake at Amorette’s Patisserie in the Town Center at Disney Springs with the new Cake Decorating Experience beginning March 31.

Complimentary specialty coffee, mimosas, and bellinis will be available to be enjoyed while you work side by side with the pros to decorate your own Mickey Dome Cake. “You’ll learn how they seamlessly blend artistry and storytelling in cake design, starting with the elegant glaçage (that’s French for “mirror glaze”) and ending with the finishing touches such as chocolate sculpted ears, tail, belt, and buttons – all edible, of course.”

Classes will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Friday through May 5, 2017. The cost is $129 plus tax for ages 10 and up, for one to two guests working on a single cake. A second cake can be purchased for an additional $40. Reservations are now open and can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Space is limited.


Disney Pixar "Cars 3" Road to the Races Tour to visit Disney Springs - March 23-26, 2017

Guests can look forward to an extended sneak peek of the film as well as photo opportunities with the three life-size character cars; Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, and Jackson Storm. In addition, there will be an interactive play area, a Dole Refueling Station where guests can sample high-octane smoothies, and an opportunity to take part in a racer pit crew tire-changing activity. NASCAR will also be on hand to share the history and science behind their iconic brand. Be on the lookout for Cars merchandise and special menu items at select food and beverage locations, plus a DJ dance party.

The tour will take place in the former Marketplace Bus Loop near Once Upon A Toy. Guests can visit Thursday, March 23 from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. then Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. On the final day, Sunday, March 26, guests can join in on the experience from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Marketplace Mondays at Disney Springs -
March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2017

This shopping event will offer guests a limited-time, not-to-be-missed deal at Disney Springs each Monday throughout the month of March.


Highway in the Sky Dine Around
- Tuesdays - Saturdays through March 10, 2017

Atlanta Braves Spring Training - February 25-March 29, 2017



Disney After Hours - March 2 and 9, 2017

9:00pm - 12:00am

 

This event will give guests the opportunity to stay in the park three hours after closing time. Select attractions and character meet and greets will be available, as well as ice cream novelties and bottled beverages. Guests with tickets to this event can enter the parks anytime after 7:00pm each night.

 

Tickets for these events are now on sale and will cost $119 (plus tax) for all ages.  Purchase tickets by calling (407) 827-7185. 


Disney Dreamer's Academy - March 9-12, 2017



Mighty St. Patrick's Festival: March 16-19, 2017

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, Disney Springs

March 16 - 4pm-9:30pm

March 17 and 18 - 12pm-11:30pm

March 19 - 12pm-9:30pm

Disney Springs celebrates St. Patrick's Day with live music, classic Irish food and drinks, face painting and merchandise at Raglan Road's Shop.

Enjoy performances by Young Dubliners, The Byrne Brothers, Rollickin' Rua, and many more!

A $10 cover charge for guests 18 and over will apply on March 17 only. Make reservations by calling (407) 938-0300.

Downtown Disney celebrates St. Patrick's Day


Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival - March 1-May 29, 2017


Disney Early Morning Magic - Magic Kingdom - select Tuesdays, through March 7, 2017


This event will give guests the opportunity to have breakfast and access to three rides before the Magic Kingdom opens to the general public. This event take place on select dates from 7:45-10:00amCheck-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 rides will end at 9:00 when the park opens to regular day guests.

A breakfast will be served at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30-10:00am 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 now on sale and will cost $69 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3-9), plus regular park admission to the Magic Kingdom.  Purchase tickets online or by calling (407) 827-7350.


Mardi Gras Universal Studios Orlando - Saturdays and select nights, February 4-March 25, 2017

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.

April


Celebrate 'Earth Month' Throughout April - April 1-April 30, 2017


Radio Disney Music Award “ARDY Arch” at Disney Springs - March 28- April 30

The “ARDY Arch” from the Radio Disney Music Awards will be on display from now until April 30, 2017. Guests will be able to take a picture under the same structure that the celebrities walking the red carpet at the Radio Disney Music Awards walk under. The “ARDY Arch” has been part of the Radio Disney Music Awards since 2014.


Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian - April 9-19, 2017

The sixth annual Easter Egg Display at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa will take place April 9-19. The main lobby of the resort will be displaying hand-decorated Easter Eggs from a number of Disney’s pastry chefs. 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.


Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie - March 31-May 5, 2017

Guests can now learn how to create their own cake at Amorette’s Patisserie in the Town Center at Disney Springs with the new Cake Decorating Experience beginning March 31.

Complimentary specialty coffee, mimosas, and bellinis will be available to be enjoyed while you work side by side with the pros to decorate your own Mickey Dome Cake. “You’ll learn how they seamlessly blend artistry and storytelling in cake design, starting with the elegant glaçage (that’s French for “mirror glaze”) and ending with the finishing touches such as chocolate sculpted ears, tail, belt, and buttons – all edible, of course.”

Classes will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Friday through May 5, 2017. The cost is $129 plus tax for ages 10 and up, for one to two guests working on a single cake. A second cake can be purchased for an additional $40. Reservations are now open and can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Space is limited.


Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival -March 1-May 29, 2017



Star Wars: Galactic Nights - April 14, 2017
(UPDATE 4/9/17: Tickets sold out)
Disney's Hollywood Studios, 7:00pm-midnight



This new hard-ticket Star Wars-themed event will include a variety of activities for the whole family. This movie-premiere-style party will “celebrate 40 years of the Greatest Saga Ever Told.” Guests can wear Star-Wars themed costumes and clothing while they “walk the red carpet toward an intergalactic introduction.”

There will be live entertainment, a park-wide scavenger hunt, Star Wars character meet and greets, and many of the park’s attractions will remain open during the event.

Special Guest Vanessa Marshall (the voice of Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels), will even be on hand to host Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show and take you behind the scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Of course, there will be plenty of surprises in store as well.

Tickets are $124 for children (3-9) and $129 for adults, plus tax. Purchase tickets here.


Easter at Walt Disney World - April 16, 2017


Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side - April 20-23, 2017


Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - April 26, 2017

6:30pm

Markham's at Golden Oak

 

Come "Enjoy Legendary Culinary Moments" at this dinner featuring Victoria & Albert's Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera and her team.

 

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.  

 

Book by calling 407-939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60.  $249 per person.

May


Celebrate Mother's Day
- Sunday, May 14, 2017

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.


Celebration at the Top - Savor, Sip, and Sparkle - Select Sundays through August 27, 2017



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.


Spend an evening with Chef Rick Bayless at Frontera Cocina - May 8, 2017

For $125 (plus tax and gratuities) per person, guests can attend a special event where Chef Rick Bayless will bring his bold flavors to Frontera Cocina at Disney Springs for a private dinner on Monday, May 8th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the dining room. Tickets can be purchased either online or by calling (407) 560-9197.


Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival - March 1-May 29, 2017


Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie - March 31-August 25, 2017

Guests can now learn how to create their own cake at Amorette’s Patisserie in the Town Center at Disney Springs with the new Cake Decorating Experience beginning March 31.

Complimentary specialty coffee, mimosas, and bellinis will be available to be enjoyed while you work side by side with the pros to decorate your own Mickey Dome Cake. “You’ll learn how they seamlessly blend artistry and storytelling in cake design, starting with the elegant glaçage (that’s French for “mirror glaze”) and ending with the finishing touches such as chocolate sculpted ears, tail, belt, and buttons – all edible, of course.”

Classes will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday morning through August 25, 2017. The cost is $129 plus tax for ages 10 and up, for one or two guests working on a single cake. Reservations can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Space is limited.


Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - May 31, 2017

6:30pm

Markham's at Golden Oak

 

Come Celebrate the Silly Symphony Flowers and Trees Anniversary at this dinner featuring Park Event's Culinary Director Chef John Clark and his team.

 

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.  

 

Book by calling (407) 939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60. 

$249 per person.


The DIS 20th Anniversary Celebration - May 29 - June 3, 2017

Join us for a fun-filled week of meet-and-greets with other DIS fans and members of the DIS team, events such as a ride on “its a small world” with John and Kevin, an exciting silent auction, and most importantly The DIS 20th Anniversary Party! Visit the thread on The DIS Unplugged Podcast board for all the details and information.

June

Orlando United Day - Monday, June 12, 2017 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


Celebrate Father's Day - Sunday, June 18, 2017

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 - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:00 p.m. at Magic Kingdom

On June 6th, 2017 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.


Frozen Summer Games - May 26 through August 13, 2017 at Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Frozen Summer Games is a really fun way for you to “chill” out as the weather heats up! From May 26 through August 13 guests visiting Blizzard Beach can join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of friendly competitions, including Ice Pail Relays, Ski Pole Limbo and Slide Races. Plus, family activities, crafts, and a DJ playing the “coolest” hits will be on hand as well!


Celebration at the Top - Savor, Sip, and Sparkle - Select Sundays through August 27, 2017

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.


Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie - March 31-August 25, 2017

Guests can now learn how to create their own cake at Amorette’s Patisserie in the Town Center at Disney Springs with the new Cake Decorating Experience beginning March 31.

Complimentary specialty coffee, mimosas, and bellinis will be available to be enjoyed while you work side by side with the pros to decorate your own Mickey Dome Cake. “You’ll learn how they seamlessly blend artistry and storytelling in cake design, starting with the elegant glaçage (that’s French for “mirror glaze”) and ending with the finishing touches such as chocolate sculpted ears, tail, belt, and buttons – all edible, of course.”

Classes will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday morning through August 25, 2017. The cost is $129 plus tax for ages 10 and up, for one or two guests working on a single cake. Reservations can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Space is limited.


 Disney Gay Days 2017 - May 30 - June 5, 2017
Sounds Like Summer Concert Series - June 5-July 23, 2016 (2017 dates not yet announced)

Throughout the summer, tributes to some of your favorite recording artists/groups are scheduled at the American Gardens Theatre in Epcot's World Showcase.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series


Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - June 28, 2017

6:30pm

Markham's at Golden Oak

 

Enjoy "A Culinary Tribute to Ratatouille's 10th Anniversary" at this dinner featuring Citricos' Chef Dominque Filoni and team.

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.

Book by calling (407) 939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60. $249 per person.


The DIS 20th Anniversary Celebration - May 29 - June 3, 2017

Join us for a fun-filled week of meet-and-greets with other DIS fans and members of the DIS team, events such as a ride on “its a small world” with John and Kevin, an exciting silent auction, and most importantly The DIS 20th Anniversary Party! Visit the thread on The DIS Unplugged Podcast board for all the details and information.

July


Celebration at the Top - Savor, Sip, and Sparkle - Select Sundays through August 27, 2017

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.


Craft Beers and Bites Festival - Saturday, July 29, 2017
The inaugural Craft Beers and Bites Festival will take place on the second level of the Morimoto Asia restaurant at Disney Springs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eight Florida craft breweries will be featured and paired with food prepared by Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga. Tickets are $49.80 per person with 100% of the profits benefiting Children’s Home Society of Florida. For more information including the menu, click here.

World Class Drum Corps Performances - Sunday, July 9, 2017

Three world-class drum corps will be performing during the day at Disney Springs. The groups will include The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL) at 11:00 a.m., Carolina Crown (Fort Mill, SC) at 1:00 p.m., and The Cadets (Allentown, PA) at 3:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

4th of July at Walt Disney World



Highway in the Sky Dine Around - Tuesdays - Saturdays through September 29, 2017


Precious Moments Doll Showcase - June 1 - July 27
Join Linda Rick at Once Upon A Toy located in the Disney Springs Marketplace. Linda’s new “Patriotic Collection” will be on display. Representatives will also be available to answer questions, and help guests find the exact doll they are looking for.


Frozen in a Bottle Fragrance by Geir Ness - July 1 - July 4
From 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., the Puffins Roost store will be hosting Norwegian fragrance designer Geir Ness. Geir Ness will be meeting guests, and talking about his Frozen inspired fragrance.


Jortra, Handmade Jewelry Event - June 1 - July 30
Jortra, Handmade Jewelry will be on display from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at The Outpost in Epcot’s World Showcase. Representatives will help guests find the perfect Jorta jewelry piece! Jortra is known for being extremely lightweight as no metal is used in any of their pieces of jewelry. In fact most of their jewelry is made from orange peels, cantaloupe seeds, coffee beans, bamboo, and flower petals!


Artist Showcase with Greg McCullough - June 9 - July 4
From 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Art of Disney store located at Disney Springs artist Greg McCullough will be on hand making a special appearance! He will also be signing some of his work!


Artist Appearance with David E. Doss - June 29 - July 2
From 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Art of Disney store located in Epcot artist David E. Doss will debut his newest pieces titled In Summer, Fun at Fort Wilderness, Boo To You and Winter Wonderland


World Showcase Events with Givenchy - June 26 - July 3
Givenchy, a luxury perfume and fashion company, will be holding a special event in Plume et Palette in the France Pavilion in Epcot from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. There will be special bottle engravings for the event, and makeup artist Kristy Noga will make an appearance!


Twinings: Special Appearance by Stephen Twining - June 29 - July 3
From 12 p.m.– 6 p.m. at Tea Caddy in the United Kingdom Pavilion, Epcot guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet with Tea Guru, Stephen Twining and learn more about their favorite teas. Select tea accessories will also be available to purchase.


Penhaligon’s Special Event - July 1 - July 3
British Perfumer, Penhaligon will be holding a special event at The Queen’s Table in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot from 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.


Artist Showcase with Larry Dotson - July 6 - 9
At Puffins Roost in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. artist Larry Dotson will be making an appearance. Larry Dotson is famous for many of his Disney Parks themed oil paintings.


Antica Murrina Jewelry Event - July 8
From 12 p.m.– 7 p.m. jewelry by Antica Murrina will be displayed for a special event in Il Bel Cristallo in the Italy Pavilion in Epcot.


World Showcase Events with Yardley - July 14 - 16
Located at The Queen’s Table in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. representatives from Yardley fragrance will be on hand to tell guests about many of their fragrances and beauty products.


Dooney and Bourke Release, Signing, and Appearance by Ian Ray - July 22, 2017
Dooney & Bourke Creative Director Ian Ray will be at Cherry Tree Lane in the Disney Springs Marketplace from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to release two new collections! Added to the line of handbags and accessories will be a Haunted Mansion Madame Leota line and Dream Big, Princess: Tiana line. Ian Ray will be signing autographs.


Frozen Summer Games - May 26 through August 13, 2017 at Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Frozen Summer Games is a really fun way for you to “chill” out as the weather heats up! From May 26 through August 13 guests visiting Blizzard Beach can join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of friendly competitions, including Ice Pail Relays, Ski Pole Limbo and Slide Races. Plus, family activities, crafts, and a DJ playing the “coolest” hits will be on hand as well!


Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie - March 31-August 25, 2017

Guests can now learn how to create their own cake at Amorette’s Patisserie in the Town Center at Disney Springs with the new Cake Decorating Experience beginning March 31.

Complimentary specialty coffee, mimosas, and bellinis will be available to be enjoyed while you work side by side with the pros to decorate your own Mickey Dome Cake. “You’ll learn how they seamlessly blend artistry and storytelling in cake design, starting with the elegant glaçage (that’s French for “mirror glaze”) and ending with the finishing touches such as chocolate sculpted ears, tail, belt, and buttons – all edible, of course.”

Classes will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday morning through August 25, 2017. The cost is $129 plus tax for ages 10 and up, for one or two guests working on a single cake. Reservations can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Space is limited.


Delicious Disney, A Chef Series - July 19, 2017 6:30pm Markham's at Golden Oak

 

Come enjoy the exotic and exquisite tastes of a journey Under the Sea at this dinner featuring Flying Fish's Timothy Majoras and his team.

 

This dinner series will give guests the chance to interact with the Resort’s culinary team, while enjoying a delicious meal with wine pairings. The meals focus on “storytelling with food” and will take place at various locations around Disney property.  

 

Book by calling (407) 939-5773 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Reservations are limited, as some of the dinners will only offer seating for up to 60.  $249 per person.