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Annual Special Events at Walt Disney World® Resort

Planning a dream vacation to Walt Disney World® Resort? Before you arrive, see what special events are happening at Disney’s theme parks in Orlando, including Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Then, stock up on authorized discount tickets from Visit Orlando to ensure you’ll be able to experience everything you want to do while you’re in the Theme Park Capital of the World!

Special Events at Magic Kingdom® Park

Disney Villains After Hours (Select Nights Feb. 7 - July 10, 2020)
For 24 nefarious nights between February 7 and July 10, more mayhem awaits after we close the gates as some Disney villains emerge from the shadows and take center stage during the return of Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom® Park. During this wonderfully wicked event (that runs for three hours after the Park closes), you can catch edgy entertainment like the Villains Unite the Night castle stage show; see Maleficent, the fire-breathing dragon; experience over 25 of the Park’s most popular attractions with low wait times and more. And while you’ll be able to enjoy your villainous favorites in the stage show, they will not be participating in Character Greetings during the event. Tickets are limited get yours soon!

Magic Kingdom Park closing times vary. Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket valid only during specific event dates and hours. Attractions, entertainment and experiences are subject to change without notice.

Disney After Hours (Select Nights – May 25, 2020)
After the crowds clear and the gates close, the specially ticketed Disney After Hours gives a limited number of guests the chance to experience short wait times for more than 25 popular attractions and Character Greetings. Ice cream, popcorn and select beverages are included with the price of admission.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Check back soon for Event Dates)
Turn your eyes to an eerie-lit castle at night to see the skies above come alive with a fireworks spectacular where Mickey and his pals find themselves drawn into a mysterious haunted house. Enjoy a spellbinding Hocus Pocus stage show and keep your eyes open for many of your favorite Characters in Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade. And, as always, there are plenty of sweets for all trick-or-treaters, even allergy-friendly options!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Check back soon for Event Dates)
Holiday wishes come true during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park! Don’t miss Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks! Plus, watch holiday wishes come true with an extra-festive holiday parade, a joyous castle stage show, complimentary cookies and cocoa, and an enchanting “snowfall” in Florida! Holiday magic still shines bright on Mickey’s very merry nights during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, at Magic Kingdom Park.

Special Events at Epcot®

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts (Jan. 17 – Feb. 24, 2020)
What happens when you mix Disney with visual, culinary and performing arts inspired from all around the world? You get the fourth annual Epcot® International Festival of the Arts, running January 17–February 24, 2020. And this year is really exciting because you can indulge in the Disney on Broadway Concert Series 7 days a week—so you can enjoy top Broadway stars performing beloved Disney songs from their award-winning shows. The festivities are included with park admission.

Entertainment and offerings subject to change without notice.

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival (March 4 – June 1, 2020)
This springtime event blooms with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, rocking entertainment and more, and it’s included with park admission. Eat and drink your way through garden-themed offerings available for purchase throughout the park, catch world-famous musicians during the Garden Rocks concert series, and turn your kids loose on fun activities for all ages.

Entertainment and offerings subject to change without notice.

Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival (Check back soon for Event Dates)
Come sip, savor and stroll your way through Epcot® at more than 30 delicious destinations. And discover even more tasty delights with chef demonstrations, seminars and more separately priced special events. Plus, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series returns with great star-studded acts. Join us for a fun and flavorful taste tour that spans six continents. The festival is included with park admission, with food and beverages available for purchase.

Entertainment and offerings subject to change without notice.

Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays (Check back soon for Event Dates)
Included with park admission, this festival showcases the holiday traditions of the 11 World Showcase nations. Enjoy seasonal recipes from around the globe at special kiosks (purchase required) and heartwarming entertainment that includes the legendary Candlelight Processional, hosted by a lineup of celebrity narrators.

Entertainment and offerings subject to change without notice.

Special Events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Disney After Hours (Check back soon for Event Dates)
Once the sun sets, more magic awaits courtesy of the specially ticketed Disney After Hours program, giving a limited number of guests the chance to enjoy reduced wait times on popular attractions and Character Greetings. You’ll also receive complimentary ice cream, popcorn and select beverages.

All attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Special Events at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Disney After Hours (Select Nights Through March 26, 2020)
Discover a world that glows in the dark during this specially ticketed nighttime event, which invites a limited number of guests to embark on exciting attractions with reduced wait times, journey into a bioluminescent forest, and see the park come alive like never before. Admission includes complimentary ice cream, popcorn and select beverages.

Special Events at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

H2O Glow Nights (Check back soon for Event Dates)
Experience Disney H2O Glow Nights––the ultimate glow party––at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Hosted by “Dinosaur of Ceremonies” Rex and his Toy Story pals, the party features special lighting and entertainment, access to all of the Park’s attractions, Character Greetings, a DJ dance party, an adult-exclusive bar area and more.

Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket valid only during specific event dates and hours. Entertainment offerings subject to change without notice. Water Parks subject to weather closures.