Walt Disney World
Calendar of Events Archive

Curious about a previous event at Walt Disney World?

We maintain an archive of the past year's events here.

More interested in what's happening during your next visit to Walt Disney World? Then be sure to check our Calendar of Events listing HERE.

You'll find the schedule for Rehabs and Attraction Closings HERE.

For updated details on attraction closings, call 407-W-DISNEY (934-7639) prior to visiting.

July 2018

May 25 - September 03

Resort Wide

Incredible Summer -- Walt Disney World kicks off its Incredible Summer over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. Highlights include Donald's Dino Bash at Animal Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live! concert series at Epcot (starts June 9), an Incredibles Dance Party at Magic Kingdom, H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon and more.

June 21 - August 11

Water Parks

Disney H2O Glow Nights -- Special lighting effects will transform the water park as Buzz, Woody and Jessie throw a Beach Party inspired by their friend, "Partysaurus" Rex. This special ticketed event will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 to 11 p.m. and costs $55 for adults and $50 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). For more information and to purchase tickets, call (407) 939-1872.

July 03 - July 04

Resort Wide

4th of July Celebrations -- Celebrations take place property wide on July 3rd and 4th.

June 2018

May 25 - September 03

Resort Wide

Incredible Summer -- Walt Disney World kicks off its Incredible Summer over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. Highlights include Donald's Dino Bash at Animal Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live! concert series at Epcot (starts June 9), an Incredibles Dance Party at Magic Kingdom, H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon and more.

June 21 - August 11

Water Parks

Disney H2O Glow Nights -- Special lighting effects will transform the water park as Buzz, Woody and Jessie throw a Beach Party inspired by their friend, "Partysaurus" Rex. This special ticketed event will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 to 11 p.m. and costs $55 for adults and $50 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). For more information and to purchase tickets, call (407) 939-1872.

May 2018

Feb. 28 - May 28

Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival -- This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.

April 22 - May 5

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Party for the Planet/20th Anniversary Celebration -- As part of this celebration, the new attraction UP! A Great Bird Adventure will debut, and the park will offer animal encounters, family-friendly activities, specialty desserts and more.

May 02

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tiffins Talk -- At Tiffins restaurant, Dr. Anne Savage, Conservation Director for Disney's Animals, Science and Environment, will speak about the cotton-top tamarin conservation project Disney supports in Colombia. The menu will feature South American cuisine.

May 04

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tiffins Talk -- At Tiffins restaurant, Dr. Scott Terrell, Director of Animal and Science Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will chat about caring for the Sumatran tigers that call Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park home, as well as the conservation work Disney is doing to protect tigers in Asia. The menu will feature Asian cuisine.

May 13

Resort Wide

Mother's Day -- A number of restaurants around Walt Disney World will have special dining menus on this day set aside to honor mothers. Remember to check the site and the AllEars newsletter for updates.

May 25 - September 03

Resort Wide

Incredible Summer -- Walt Disney World kicks off its Incredible Summer over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. Highlights include Donald's Dino Bash at Animal Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live! concert series at Epcot (starts June 9), an Incredibles Dance Party at Magic Kingdom, H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon and more.

May 27

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights -- This Star Wars-themed evening is held after park hours from 7 p.m. to midnight and celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with entertainment, special photo opportunities, event-exclusive merchandise and food and beverage, and encounters with rarely seen characters.

April 2018

Feb. 28 - May 28

Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival -- This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.

March 15 - April 15

Disney Springs

Sakura Festival at Morimoto Asia -- The restaurant will be decorated with the pink blooms of the Sakura and will feature themed menu specials during lunch and dinner.

April 19 - 22

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side 2018

April 22

Disney's Animal Kingdom

D23 Celebrates 20 Years of Disney's Animal Kingdom

April 22 - May 5

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Party for the Planet/20th Anniversary Celebration -- As part of this celebration, the new attraction UP! A Great Bird Adventure will debut, and the park will offer animal encounters, family-friendly activities, specialty desserts and more.

April 22

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tiffins Talk -- At Tiffins restaurant, as part of the theme park's 20th anniversary celebration, Dr. Joseph Soltis, Research Scientist for Disney's Animals, Science and Environment, will speak about the "Elephants and Bees" project in which honeybees are helping people and elephants in Kenya. The menu will feature African cuisine.

April 25

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tiffins Talk -- At Tiffins restaurant as part of the theme park's 20th anniversary celebration, Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Executive and a veteran Imagineer, will share tales from his adventures all over Asia, India, Nepal and China. The chefs of Tiffins will follow Joe's journeys with a menu inspired by his travels.

April 27

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tiffins Talk -- At Tiffins restaurant as part of the theme park's 20th anniversary celebration, Dr. Jason Fischer, Conservation Program Manager for Disney's Animals, Science and Environment, will speak about Disney's efforts to conserve the purple martin, a remarkable migratory songbird that travels to Walt Disney World Resort from the Brazilian Amazon to raise a family each year. The menu will feature North American cuisine.

April 29

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tiffins Talk -- At Tiffins restaurant, Rachel Daneault, Zoological Manager at Disney's Animal Kingdom for the Primate - Carnivore team, will talk about the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (GRACE) project that Disney supports in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The menu will feature African cuisine.

March 2018

February 26 - March 24

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training -- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training!

Feb. 28 - May 28

Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival -- This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.

March 09 - March 11

Epcot

"STEVE": Filming for Daytime Series -- Steve Harvey will bring his show for filming. The shows are set to air March 19-23.

March 15 - April 15

Disney Springs

Sakura Festival at Morimoto Asia -- The restaurant will be decorated with the pink blooms of the Sakura and will feature themed menu specials during lunch and dinner.

March 16 - March 18

Disney Springs

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant -- Award-winning bands are lined up for three nonstop days of live music, Irish dance, first-rate food and fun. Reservations can be booked for other festival days by calling 407-938-0300. The entertainment schedule will be posted at raglanroad.com.

February 2018

Jan 12 - Feb 19

Epcot

Epcot Festival of the Arts -- After a successful first season, Epcot Festival of the Arts returns in 2018!

February 03

Contemporary

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Showcase -- A one-day event to help guests plan their perfect Disney wedding. Held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the resort's Convention Center.

February 10

Disney Springs

D23's Magical Screening Series: Peter Pan

Feb. 22 - 25

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

February 26 - March 24

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training -- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training!

Feb. 28 - May 28

Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival -- This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.

January 2018

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

Resort Wide

Holiday Happenings Around the World

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Epcot

Space-Themed Restaurant -- At the D23 Expo 2017 (7/15/17), Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a first look at a new table service restaurant that will be located adjacent to Epcot's Mission: SPACE attraction. The restaurant will invite guests to travel into space for amazing dining experiences in the stars. No opening date for this restaurant has been announced.

Jan. 3 - 7

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2018

Jan 12 - Feb 19

Epcot

Epcot Festival of the Arts -- After a successful first season, Epcot Festival of the Arts returns in 2018!

January 24 - January 28

ESPN Wide World of Sports

NFL Pro Bowl Week -- There are many free and open-to-the-public events, including AFC and NFC football team practices. Fans can also cheer on favorite players as they go against each other at the 2018 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown. The NFL Pro Bowl Experience -- a free, interactive fan zone with fun activities for the whole family -- is open daily at 10 a.m. starting Wednesday.

December 2017

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

Resort Wide

Holiday Happenings Around the World

Nov. 9 - Dec. 22

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party -- 2017 Dates: November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28 December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Nov. 9 - Dec. 31

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Sunset Seasons Greetings -- Each night after dark from November 9 through December 31, billboards on Sunset Boulevard will flicker into motion and display the holiday stories of Disney, Pixar, and Muppet characters. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will also transform and bring the characters' stories to life.

December 16

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights -- This gala evening will be filled with out-of-this-world entertainment celebrating the entire Star Wars saga. Among many thrills in store, guests will be treated Hollywood-style to a red carpet arrival, iconic attractions with little to no wait time, amazing fireworks and projections, and experts sharing details about the Star Wars expansion coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Tickets are $129 adults, $124 ages 3-9 (discounts available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members). Purchase tickets at DisneyWorld.com or call 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639).

December 16

Disney Springs

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire -- Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated hyper-reality experience, debuting at Disney Springs on December 16.

November 2017

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- 2017 Dates: August 25, 29 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November 1

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will return to this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. NEW acts coming this year include Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Everclear, Blue October and Squeeze!

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.

Oct. 27 - Nov. 26

Disney Springs

Disney-Pixar's Coco Family Celebration -- Disney Springs guests can celebrate the release of the new Disney-Pixar film "Coco" with a family-friendly fiesta that will take place at Disney Springs West Side.

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

Resort Wide

Holiday Happenings Around the World

Nov. 2 - 5

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend 2017

Nov. 9 - Dec. 22

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party -- 2017 Dates: November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28 December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Nov. 9 - Dec. 31

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Sunset Seasons Greetings -- Each night after dark from November 9 through December 31, billboards on Sunset Boulevard will flicker into motion and display the holiday stories of Disney, Pixar, and Muppet characters. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will also transform and bring the characters' stories to life.

November 16

Coronado Springs

Pin-Trading Night -- Pin Trading Night will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Convention Center's Veracruz A. Admission to the event is $15 per person and includes: Pin Trading Area; One edible treat; preview of upcoming pin releases; first opportunity to pre-purchase select themed pins from the Aladdin 25th Anniversary Collection via the Random Selection Process. Space is limited.

October 2017

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- 2017 Dates: August 25, 29 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November 1

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will return to this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. NEW acts coming this year include Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Everclear, Blue October and Squeeze!

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.

Oct. 27 - Nov. 26

Disney Springs

Disney-Pixar's Coco Family Celebration -- Disney Springs guests can celebrate the release of the new Disney-Pixar film "Coco" with a family-friendly fiesta that will take place at Disney Springs West Side.

Oct. 27 - 28

Dolphin

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

October 28

Disney Springs

A Day of IMAGINATION -- The Disney Project presents this Disney fan event featuring original Epcot Imagineer Tom Morris and Dreamfinder Steve Taylor. The event will be held at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs. It will consist of Disney presentations, including rare and never-before-seen photos, as well as first-hand accounts of what life was like in yesterday's Future World. Prizes will be raffled, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Disney Project's Day of Imagination site.

September 2017

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- 2017 Dates: August 25, 29 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November 1

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will return to this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. NEW acts coming this year include Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Everclear, Blue October and Squeeze!

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.

Sept. 8 - 9

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Night of Joy 2017 -- The 35th annual Night of Joy is a two-night, ticketed event that features contemporary Christian music held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Matthew West will act as host for the two-night event this year.

September 08

Disney's Hollywood Studios

One Man's Dream Becomes Walt Disney Presents -- The One Man's Dream attraction is currently being reimagined into Walt Disney Presents, which like its predecessor, will continue showcasing historic items from Walt Disney's history, such as sketches, photos and storyboards. But wait - Walt Disney Presents will also act as a preview center where guests explore what's next for the park.

August 2017

August 17

Disney Springs

American Idol Bus Tour -- ABC's "American Idol" launches the start of its highly anticipated open auditions at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The iconic "American Idol" bus will roll into Disney Springs for auditions taking place on THURSDAY, AUGUST 17.

August 19

Resort Wide

Disney PhotoPass Day -- This celebration of the Disney PhotoPass service features one-day-only character experiences, event-exclusive animated Magic Shots, and special photo locations at all four theme parks.

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- 2017 Dates: August 25, 29 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November 1

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will return to this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. NEW acts coming this year include Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Everclear, Blue October and Squeeze!

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.