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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.


 

May

Merchandise Events and Artist Appearances/Signings

 

May 5-22: Precious Moments representatives will be showcasing fan favorite dolls, as well as the new Mother's Day "Cherish" collection, at Marketplace Fun Finds (Disney Springs). Doll Designer Linda Rick will be there May 20-22.

 

May 6-8: ACME Artist Rodel Gonzalez will be at Art of Disney (Disney Springs Marketplace) from 3-5pm and 7-9pm each day.

 

May 7: Precious Moments Master Sculptor Hiko Maeda will be signing a new piece, "Treat Being With You," from noon-2pm and 4-6pm at Art of Disney (Disney Springs Marketplace).

 

May 11-15: Greg McCullough will appear and sign his work at Art of Disney (Disney Springs Marketplace) from 1-8pm each day. Greg is known for graphics and advertising illustrations for Disney Parks.

 

May 12-15 and 26-30: Larry Dotson will be on hand with his latest releases at Art of Disney from 11am-9pm. Larry is often found at the Disney Parks and is known for his oil paintings of Disney scenes.

 

May 13-15 and 27-29: Yardley representative Isis Sio will be showcasing new fragrances and beauty products from noon-7pm at The Queen's Table (United Kingdom Pavilion, Epcot).

 

May 21: Jasmine Becket-Griffith will be signing her latest releases at WonderGround Gallery (Marketplace Co-Op, Disney Springs Marketplace) from 4-8pm.

 

May 25-28: Geir Ness, fragrance designer, will be at Puffin's Roost in Epcot's Norway Pavilion.

 

May 27-30: David E. Doss will showcase his artwork at Art of Disney (Disney Springs Marketplace) from 1-9pm. Doss is known for his watercolors and his great attention to detail.


Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival -March 2-May 30, 2016

 


Disney After Hours - May 5, 8, 12, 19, 2016

 

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 and the event is held from 11:00pm-2:00am.

 

Tickets for these events are now on sale and will cost $149 (plus tax) for all ages.  Purchase tickets by calling 407-827-7185.

 


Disney Early Morning Magic - May 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 2016

other dates: June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 2016

 

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.

Ireland: The Emerald Isle – Adventures by Disney

8 Days / 7 Nights – Dublin, Cashel, Killarney & Newmarket-on-Fergus

5/25/14 – 6/1/2014

- See more at: http://www.disunplugged.com/podcast-events-trips/#sthash.S3D1aJwD.dpuf

Ireland: The Emerald Isle – Adventures by Disney

8 Days / 7 Nights – Dublin, Cashel, Killarney & Newmarket-on-Fergus

5/25/14 – 6/1/2014

- See more at: http://www.disunplugged.com/podcast-events-trips/#sthash.S3D1aJwD.dpuf



 

Coolest Summer Ever 24-hour event - May 22-23, 2015 (2016 dates not yet announced)

Magic Kingdom

Kick off summer with this 24-hour party, to be held from 6am-6am May 22-23! Guests are asked to “show their Disney Side” by wearing costumes and celebrating the “Coolest Summer Ever” all night long. The celebration will consist of dance parties, character meet and greets and more surprises.  Many of the park’s attractions will be open; specialty food and beverage items will be available as well. Some of the events will even feature Disney Channel and Disney XD stars.

 

June

Disney Gay Days 2016 - May 31 - June 6, 2016


Disney Early Morning Magic - June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 2016

 

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.

 


 

Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! - June 17-September 7, 2015 (2016 dates not yet announced)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
More Information Here

 

 


 

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series - June 5-July 23, 2016

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

July

4th of July at Walt Disney World

 


Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! - June 17-September 7, 2015 (2016 dates not yet announced)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
More Information Here

 


 

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series - June 5-July 23, 2016

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

August

 

Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! - June 17-September 7, 2015 (2016 dates not yet announced)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
More Information Here

September

Great Irish Hooley Festival - September 4-7, 2015 (2016 dates not yet announced)

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, Downtown Disney

"Hooley" is Irish slang for party or celebration.  There will be several top Irish bands playing traditional and rock tunes, structured set dancing called the Ceili, Celtic face painting and authentic food and beverages.  There will be live music both inside and outside. 

Bands include:

Limited-edition craft beers will be brewed just for this occasion by Ireland's Rye River Brewing Company: A Raglan Road Saison, a Ragland Road Fruit Salad Weiss Beer, a McGargles Jims Co2 Stout and a McGargles Francis Tropical American IPA.

Craft Beer Master Classes

A series of classes will be held with an Irish craft brewmaster from the Rye River Brewing Company.  Learn about the brewery's history, the brewing process, different styles and flavors of craft beer and sample some of the limited-edition offerings.  Classes will last for 45 minutes and take place at 1pm and 5pm September 5-7.

Raglan Road's traditional Irish Brunch will take place on Saturday 9/1, Sunday 9/6 and Monday 9/7 , from 10am-3pm.


Night of Joy - September 9-10, 2016
List of Night of Joy performers and ticket information.

 


 

Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! - June 17-September 7, 2015 (2016 dates not yet announced)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
More Information Here

 


 

Halloween at Disney World -September 2 - October 31, 2016

 


 

2016 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. September 14-November 14, 2016

Epcot's Food and Wine Festival

 

October

 

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular - October 1-30, 2016 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.

 


2016 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.September 14-November 14, 2016


Halloween at Disney World -September 2 - October 31, 2016

Halloween at Disney World

 


 

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic -

October 28-29, 2016

5:30pm-9:00pm

2016 will be 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 3-6, 2016


 

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - September 14-November 14, 2016

 


 

Christmas at Disney World - November 7, 2016 - December 2016

(See December listing for details)

 


ICE at Gaylord Palms - November 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016
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 24, 2016
If you're planning on being at Disney World for Thanksgiving, here is a list of restaurants planning on serving a Thanksgiving meal.

 

DECEMBER

 

Christmas at Disney World - November 7, 2016 - December 2016

Christmas at Disney World

 


New Year's Eve - December 31, 2016
Enjoy live music, entertainment and dancing to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

January

 

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

 

February

 

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

 


 

Disney's Princess 1/2 Marathon Weekend - February 24-26, 2017

 


 

Mardi Gras Universal Studios Orlando - (2017 dates not yet announced, but in 2016, it was held on Saturdays and select nights, February 6-April 16)

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.

 


March

 

 

Atlanta Braves Spring Training - March 1 - April 1, 2016

 


 

Disney Dreamer's Academy  - March 3-6, 2016

 


 

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival: March 11-17, 2016

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, Downtown Disney

March 11, 14, 15, and 16 - 4pm-1:30am

March 12 and 13 - noon-1:30am

March 17 - 11am-1:30am

Downtown Disney 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 JigJam, The Raglan Roots Coaltion, Cooney & Ryan, Avi McGourty, and The High Road.

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

Downtown Disney celebrates St. Patrick's Day


Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival - March 2-May 30, 2016

 


 

Mardi Gras Universal Studios Orlando - Saturdays and select nights, February 6-April 16, 2016

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.

 


Easter - March 27, 2016

April 2016

 

 

Atlanta Braves Spring Training -March 1 - April 1, 2016

 


 

Mardi Gras Universal Studios Orlando- Saturdays and select nights, February 6-April 16, 2016
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.

 


Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival - March 2-May 30, 2016

 


Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side - April 14-17, 2016


Disney After Hours - April 14, 21, and 28, 2016

 

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 and the event is held from 11:00pm-2:00am.

 

Tickets for these events are now on sale and will cost $149 (plus tax) for all ages.  Purchase tickets by calling 407-827-7185.  Annual passholders and DVC members are eligible for a 50% discount.


 

Disney Early Morning Magic - April 26, 30, 2016

other dates:

May 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31

June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 2016

 

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.