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October

    Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary
    October 1, 2021

    Keep an eye out in this space as special happenings are announced for the 50th Anniversary celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    EPCOT's China Pavilion Celebrating China National Day
    October 1

    EPCOT encourages guests to visit the China Pavilion on October 1 to learn about the Chinese national holiday. Limited-time educational experiences are typically happening to teach guests about Chinese culture and the reason for the holiday.


    EPCOT's Germany Pavilion Honors Re-Unification Day
    October 3


    Many are still alive today who remember the immense impact that the fall of the Berlin Wall and German re-unification had not just for German citizens, but for modern society as a whole. Epcot is joining Germany and others around the world by celebrating the anniversary of the unified nation on October 3rd.

    The Berlin Wall was brought down on November 9th, 1989; a reunited East Germany and West Germany officially began the following year. This celebration commemorates a single German nation in the place most suited for the occasion: Epcot’s Germany Pavilion.

    Disney is encouraging guests to visit the Germany pavilion to learn more about Germany Re-Unification Day and to participate in a discovery experience.

    Frozen Fan Fest – First-Ever Frozen Virtual Playdate
    October 18, 2020

    On October 18th, you’re invited to tune-in for the first-ever Frozen Virtual Playdate hosted by Ayesha Curry. The event will feature an entire day’s worth of new and curated content you can enjoy right from the comfort of your own home, complete with digital adventures and immersive activities featuring exciting new product offerings inspired by Frozen 2.

    Viewers will also get an exclusive first-look at the trailer for Once Upon a Snowman, the new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios, coming to Disney+ on October 23rd.

    Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Information
    July 15 through the Fall of 2020

    The 'Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival' for 2020 is a modified version of the full Festival due to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns. Taking place around the World Showcase at Epcot, the Food & Wine Festival will feature 20 global marketplace kitchens, more than 100 wineries, breweries, and cuisines from around the world.


    Halloween at Walt Disney World
    August 13 - November 1, 2020


    Halloween at Disney World

      September 15 - October 31, 2020
      • Fall Returns to Magic Kingdom September 15th – October 31st
        • The character cavalcades we've seen since the reopening of the theme parks will get a Halloween season transformation as Mickey and his friends appear in their favorite costumes. Disney characters will also pop up throughout the Magic Kingdom to revel in a bit of fall season fun.
        • Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costumes to Magic Kingdom during regular park hours from September 15th to October 31st as well. As a reminder, all guests age 2 and up must wear facial coverings, but only children under 14 years old are permitted to wear a costume mask.
        • Halloween-themed apparel, Minnie headbands, Loungefly backpacks, and much more can currently be found in the shops located in the Walt Disney World theme parks.
        • Fall and Halloween Treats will be available all over Walt Disney World
      • Prior Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Info (Cancelled for 2020)
      • Discuss Mickey's Not-So-Scary..
      • Haunted Pirate Cruise - Ages 5-12 (Cancelled for 2020)
      • General Photos

    SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

    Weekends Only

    It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During this 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 is included in park admission.

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November

    Give Kids the World Village – Night of a Million Lights
    November 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021

    Help support Give Kids the World Village and savor holiday magic this winter at the Night of a Million Lights Holiday Spectacular!


    runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon
    November 5 to November 8, 2020

    NOTE: The 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort has been transitioned to a virtual race. More details HERE.


    Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Epcot
    November 1-4

    Guests visiting Epcot can stop by the Mexico pavilion to take part in celebrating Día de los Mertos - a special Mexican tradition honoring family members who have passed on. Mexican artist Carmelita Melchor Jimón, a 5th generation artist from Jalisco, will be at Plaza de los Amigos handcrafting, painting, and personalizing Catrina dolls for guests.
    Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
    July 15 through Fall 2020

    Christmas at Walt Disney World - November 6 - December 30, 2020

    (See December listing for details)


    Gingerbread Houses and Models at Disney Parks, Resorts, and Disney Cruise Line - (cancelled for 2020)

    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.


    Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

    The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic has been cancelled for 2020.


    Veterans Day Flag Retreat at the Magic Kingdom
    November 11

    Join active-duty and military veteran Cast Members for a special procession down Main Street, U.S.A. before the Flag Retreat at 5:15 p.m. The special ceremony will also include members of SALUTE, a Diversity Resource Group of Disney Cast Members.


    Virtual Twenty Years of Disney Pins Event
    November 13-14, 2020

    The 2020 Pin Trading Event, which was originally scheduled to be held in-person at World Showplace at EPCOT on August 22-23, 2020, will instead be conducted as a virtual online event. Guests will still have the chance to discover and purchase from the unique collection of pins created for this event and virtually connect with fellow pin fans to remember and reminisce on 20 years of pin trading.

    Event Dates, Times, and Registration

    • Date: Friday, November 13, 2020 and Saturday, November 14, 2020
    • Time: New content posted throughout the day, each day
    • Registration: Check back for registration information, available at 1:00PM Eastern time on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

    Admission is $49.99 + tax per guest and includes the following:

    • Admission to two (2) virtual event days via personal computer or mobile device on November 13 & 14, 2020.
    • Opportunity to participate in the Random Selection Process to pre-purchase event pins, as well as purchase any remaining pins during the virtual event.
    • Opportunity to preview upcoming pin releases
    • Disney Artist and Merchandiser Panel
    • Opportunity to participate in a Blind Experiential Auction
    • Video content on various pin topics from familiar faces
    • Limited Edition Commemorative Gifts
      • Welcome Pin
      • Goodbye Pin
    • Downloadable art to commemorate the event
    • Guest interaction features

    For additional event details please view the event FAQs. Looking for a specific pin? Be sure to browse the merchandise catalog.


    Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World
    November 26, 2020

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

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December

January

February

    Bubble Gum Day
    February 1

    If you'll be visiting Epcot on Bubble Gum Day, be sure to stop by and have your picture taken at the Bubble Gum Wall near the exit of Spaceship Earth!



    Super Bowl LIIIV

    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

    Valentine's Day in the Disney area
    February 14, 2021


    Epcot International Festival of the Arts
    Dates for 2020 have not been announced but will be added here once they are available!

    For five weeks, this festival typically includes visual, culinary, and performing arts.

    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 20 – 23, 2020



    Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort
    February 1 - April 2, 2020

    Celebrate Mardi Gras every night during this festive event at Universal Orlando Resort!! 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.


    Masquerade at The Edison - February 22, 2020

    The Edison is hosting their inaugural Madquerade event, featuring gourmet passed appetizers and a menu of themed-cocktails. Tickets are $65 and guests must be 21 or older to attend. Guests must wear masks, however full masks are not allowed. The event begins at 8:30pm and continues until 2:00am.

    Appetizers include Blackened Shrimp Cocktail, Oyster Shooters, Buffalo Chicken Springrolls, and Portobello Fries.

March

    Disney Early Morning Magic
    Magic Kingdom: March: 1, 3, 10, 15, 22, 26, and 29, 2020 – 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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


    Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Showcase
    Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15, 2020


    • Friday – Welcome Party (additional cost, limited availability)
    • Saturday – Wedding Showcase Admission & Venue Tour
      • Additional Menu Planning Experience (additional cost, limited availability)
    • Sunday – Special Shopping Experience at Disney Springs
    • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    For more detailed information and to purchase tickets for this special event at $45 per person, visit the Disney Weddings website.

    Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
    March 4 - June 1, 2020


    Disney After Hours
    Magic Kingdom
    March 2, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2020 - 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

    Animal Kingdom: March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2020 - 9:00 p.m. to midnight

    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 several popular attractions and experiences including many fan favorites and character meet and greets. More info...


    Disney Villains After Hours
    Magic Kingdom March 6, 11, 18, and 27, 2020

    Disney Villains After Hours will boast an entertaining villains theme, including exclusive entertainment, food & beverage, merchandise, and more including a brand-new villains stage show – Villains Unite the Night – among other entertainment. Learn more...


    Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road
    March 13-17, 2020

    Guests can celebrate for five days of fun March 13-17 with non-stop Irish-infused entertainment from morning until night, a mighty selection of beers and cocktails and of course, the most authentic Irish pub grub around.

    The Rollicking Raglan Weekend Brunch will be served March 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Guests who dine on Monday, March 16 can enjoy a new whiskey pairing dinner from 3-11 p.m. featuring a special prix fixe menu with locally sourced dishes like Whiskey Cured House Smoked Salmon and Apple Baked Dumplings paired with the finest Irish whiskey cocktails.

    For those planning to celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day, be sure to plan ahead for the fun! On March 17, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis with a cover charge of $10 for each guest 18 and older. Reservations can be booked online for other festival days, including brunch by calling 407-938-0300.

    Take a look at the 2020 lineup of live entertainment below:

    • Strings & Things will bring their contemporary Irish Trad/Folk/Roots crossover talent from Tipperary and Galway to the festival stage. Their unique sound and powerful stage energy promise a raucous evening of music and song.
    • TradGad features three talented musicians from Kerry, Dublin and Galway charming guests with their vibrant performances on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, banjo and bouzouki.
    • Maca an Irish sister duo dubbed “Ireland’s next big thing” will rock the Raglan Road Pub stages with their extraordinary talent.
    • Fia Rua featuring band members from Ireland and Scotland, will blend their musical backgrounds to perform and wow guests with a unique Celtic sound.  
    • Mike Waters, from the southeast of Ireland, will perform Irish songs and ballads from traditional to contemporary with a good measure of chat and humor. 
    • Emily Furlong an extraordinary singer and entertainer from Wexford, Ireland will captivate guests with her stunning voice. 
    • No Half Measures an exciting, fresh and vibrant four-piece band from Scotland, Cork and Kilkenny will spin their youthful, contemporary sound for the Mighty Festival audience.


    Paella Block Party at Jaleo Disney Springs
    March 21, 2020

    Jaleo at Disney Springs is having a Paella Block Party in celebration of their one-year anniversary and you're invited!

    Attendees will get to sample four different festival paellas and enjoy unlimited tapas, including Jaleo’s signature cones, gazpacho shooters, chicken croquetas, and chistorra envuelta en patata frita (spicy chorizo wrapped in crispy potato).

    The all-inclusive ticket to this event also includes Spanish wines, sangria, cocktails, and oysters “gin and tonic.”

    The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it includes amazing entertainment for all in the family to enjoy like traditional Flamenco dancers, a Porrón contest, a live DJ, photo opportunities and más!

    The tickets start at $55 for general admission (alcohol not included) and the all-inclusive option tickets start at $99. Kids 10 and younger can attend for free. Purchase your tickets for the Paella Block Party here!


    Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort
    February 1 - April 2, 2020

    Celebrate Mardi Gras every night during this festive event at Universal Orlando Resort!! 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

    Celebrate 'Earth Month' Throughout April


    Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Resort
    February 1 - April 2, 2020

    Celebrate Mardi Gras every night during this festive event at Universal Orlando Resort!! 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.


    Disney DCappella Beach Bash at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

    The a cappella group will perform guest-favorite Disney songs as a part of a special concert series. Performances will take place daily at 2:30 p.m. from April 9 – 12, 2020. Some of the musical selections featured will include You’re Welcome from Moana, Kiss the Girl from The Little Mermaid and Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride from Lilo & Stich. The Disney DCappella Beach Bash at Typhoon Lagoon is brought to you by H2O+. Admission to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park is needed to see the concert, but there is no additional charge.


    Disney After Hours
    Magic Kingdom: April 5, 13, 20 and 27, 2020 - 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    Animal Kingdom: April 1, 7, 14 and 22, 2020 - 9:00 p.m. to midnight

    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 several popular attractions and experiences including many fan favorites and character meet and greets. More info...


    Disney Villains After Hours
    Magic Kingdom April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2020

    Disney Villains After Hours will boast an entertaining villains theme, including exclusive entertainment, food & beverage, merchandise, and more including a brand-new villains stage show – Villains Unite the Night – among other entertainment. Learn more...


    Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
    March 4 - June 1, 2020


    Easter at Walt Disney World
    April 12, 2020



    Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian, Disney's Beach Club, and Disney's Contemporary Resorts
    Easter 2020

    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 Rival Run Weekend
    April 16-19, 2020

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May

June

    Orlando United Day
    June 12

    On this day each year, 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


    Disney Gay Days 2021 - June 3-7, 2021

    World Oceans Day
    June 8

    Guests visiting Disney World on June 8th can typically 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.

    Celebrate Father's Day
    Sunday, June 21, 2020


    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 - Magic Kingdom

    On D-Day, typically at 5 p.m. on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom, a special Flag Retreat Ceremony will be held. Soldiers from a local VA Medical Center will be present as the ceremony’s honorees. These veterans have served in multiple wars, including World War II.

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July

    Canada Day
    July 1


    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.


    4th of July at Walt Disney World


    Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom Reopen
    July 11, 2020

    Disney's Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom theme park will both reopen to guests after their extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the reopening HERE.


    Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT Reopen
    July 15, 2020

    Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT will both reopen to guests after their extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the reopening HERE.


    Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Information
    July 15 through the Fall of 2020

    The 'Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival' for 2020 is a modified version of the full Festival due to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns. Taking place around the World Showcase at Epcot, the Food & Wine Festival will feature 20 global marketplace kitchens, more than 100 wineries, breweries, and cuisines from around the world.

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August

September

    Halloween at Walt Disney World
    September 15 - October 31, 2020

    • Fall Returns to Magic Kingdom September 15th – October 31st
      • The character cavalcades we've seen since the reopening of the theme parks will get a Halloween season transformation as Mickey and his friends appear in their favorite costumes. Disney characters will also pop up throughout the Magic Kingdom to revel in a bit of fall season fun.
      • Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costumes to Magic Kingdom during regular park hours from September 15th to October 31st as well. As a reminder, all guests age 2 and up must wear facial coverings, but only children under 14 years old are permitted to wear a costume mask.
      • Halloween-themed apparel, Minnie headbands, Loungefly backpacks, and much more can currently be found in the shops located in the Walt Disney World theme parks.
      • Fall and Halloween Treats will be available all over Walt Disney World
    • Prior Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Info (Cancelled for 2020)
    • General Photos

    Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Information
    July 15 through the Fall of 2020


    Epcot's Food and Wine Festival

    The 'Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival' for 2020 is a modified version of the full Festival due to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns. Taking place around the World Showcase at Epcot, the Food & Wine Festival will feature 20 global marketplace kitchens, more than 100 wineries, breweries, and cuisines from around the world.


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    The Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road

    The Great Irish Hooley is typically held annually at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. This celebration of Irish song, dance, food and drink usually takes place on Labor Day weekend, but has unfortunately been cancelled for 2020.

    The festival does not have a cover charge and promises to be packed with live entertainment from award-winning performers.


    SeaWorld's Halloween SpooktacularWeekends Only – September 19 - November 1, 2020

    It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During this 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 is included in park admission.


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