Walt Disney World Events and Holidays
DISNEY WORLD EVENTS
More than 200,000 bedding plants are added to the gardens of EPCOT for the festival, including an additional 60,000 bedding plants that create the iconic floral designs that make up the World Celebration East & West Lakes. The Dragon topiary, located in the Japan pavilion, is composed of sun-loving succulent plants, adding bursts of colors to the nearly 20-foot-long display.
With more than 15 Outdoor Kitchens located throughout the park, guests can enjoy the freshest flavors as spring gives way to summer, including more than 50 new food and drink items. Learn More
SPECIAL DAYS OF THE YEAR
- Valentine's Day - Wednesday, February 14, 2024
- St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17, 2024
- Easter at Walt Disney World - Sunday, March 31, 2024
- Celebrate Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12, 2024
- Disney Gay Days - June 1-5, 2024
- Father's Day - Sunday, June 16, 2024
- 4th of July at Walt Disney World - Thursday, July 4, 2024
- Halloween at Walt Disney World - August – November
- Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World - November 21, 2024
- Christmas at Walt Disney World - November – December 2024
- New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World - December 31, 2024
EXTRA HOUR EVENTS
Although not as long as the previously offered Extra Magic Hours, Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Hours are offered to select guests of Disney Resort hotels and some Good Neighbor hotels near Walt Disney World. These extra hours can be a very valuable use of your time if you're willing to give up some sleep on either end of your theme park day(s). We've found that the early morning option can offer lower crowds than in evening as folks don't tend to enjoy waking up super early on vacation.
- Disney After Hours
Disney After Hours is a special, hard-ticketed event that is held at select theme parks on select nights at Walt Disney World.
- Early Theme Park Entry
Early theme park entry is a benefit for registered guests staying at Disney Resort hotels and other select Disney-area hotels.
- Extended Evening Hours
Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort or other select hotels can enjoy extended evening hours on select evenings in select theme parks.