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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

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (Select Nights, Nov. 8 – Dec. 22)
Celebrate the holidays with oh-so-jolly fun during this specially ticketed, after-hours event. Co-hosted by Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus, it features live entertainment, seasonal decorations, holiday makeovers for select attractions, beloved Disney Characters dressed in their holiday finest, complimentary treats and much more.
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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Select Nights, Aug. – Nov.; 2020 Dates TBD)
At this specially ticketed, after-hours boo-nanza, guests are in for an evening of spirited fun for all ages, including trick-or-treating throughout the park! You can also look forward to Disney Characters in their Halloween best, not-so-spooky live entertainment, makeovers for select attractions, and complimentary treats, among other features.

Disney After Hours (Select Nights, Nov. – Jan.; 2020 Dates TBD)
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.

Special Events at Epcot®

Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival (Aug. 29 – Nov. 23, 2019)
Wine and dine your way around Epcot with gourmet plates and beverages from Global Marketplaces, the “Eat to the Beat” concert series, cooking demonstrations, appearances by celebrity chefs, activities for kids and much more. The festival is included with park admission, with food and beverages being available for purchase.

Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays (Nov. 29 – Dec. 30, 2019)
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.

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts (Jan. 17 – Feb. 24, 2020)
The arts come alive at Epcot — literally — during this event, including performing arts, visual arts and even culinary arts, with creative twists on irresistible bites and sips being available for purchase from kiosks around the park. The festivities are included with park admission.

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.

Special Events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Disney After Hours (Select Nights; 2020 Dates TBD)
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.

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.