Walt Disney World
Calendar of Events

What's happening during your visit to Walt Disney World?
Check our Calendar of Events listing below.

Welcome to our revamped Calendar of Events page!

This list shows what's going on in Walt Disney World throughout the year.

NOTE: This is UNOFFICIAL information and is subject to change without notice. Please call WDW directly to confirm all events, prices, and dates. While AllEars.net makes every effort to ensure this information is accurate. There are NO guarantees.

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April

March 2 - May 30

Epcot

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival -- To celebrate its 23rd year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will expand to 90 days and run from March 2-May 30, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort. The popular spring festival previously ran for 75 days. Fresh farm market flavors at the festival's Outdoor Kitchens, new Disney character topiaries, interactive play gardens and live rockin' music will shower spring surprises on park guests.

March 2 - May 30

Epcot

Garden Rocks Concert Series -- runs every weekend throughout the Flower and Garden Festival at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

April 14 - May 19

Magic Kingdom

Disney After Hours -- a special ticketed event in the Magic Kingdom. The $149 (plus tax) ticket will allow guests to stay in the Magic Kingdom for three hours after the park closes. Guests will have the chance to enjoy most of the park's popular attractions and character greetings, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Princess Fairytale Hall. In addition, the cost of admission includes ice cream novelties and select beverages. Dates for the event are: April 28 and May 5, 2016 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 14 and 21, and May 8, 12 and 19, 2016 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more details or to purchase tickets, call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 827-7185. Number of tickets to be sold for each evening are limited.

April 14 - 17

Resort Wide

Star Wars Half Marathon -- The Dark Side -- This race follows the debut of the popular Star Wars-themed race at Disneyland Resort, "Star Wars Half Marathon the Light Side." The new race weekend will include kids' races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon, plus a variety of Star Wars experiences, medals, events and merchandise inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Among its many features will be a unique 13.1-mile course that propels runners through Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios and finishes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. There will also be a Star Wars Dark Side Challenge -- running the 10K and the half marathon on consecutive days that offers each finisher a Death Star-themed medal. Jedi and Sith Lords who dare to experience both Star Wars races will have the chance to take on the Kessel Run Challenge -- completing the Star Wars half marathon missions on both coasts. Kessel Run Challenge runners can earn a commemorative "Coast to Coast'' medal inspired by the Millennium Falcon starship.

April 15 - April 17

Disney Springs

Rob Kaz ACME Artist Signing -- ACME Artist Rob Kaz will be on hand for special appearances and signings at Art of Disney at Disney Springs Marketplace from 3-5p.m. and 7-9p.m.

April 22 - April 23

Disney Springs

Disney Artist Showcase -- Join the Disney artist showcase with Costa Alavezos, Tim McCloskey, Randy Noble, Don "Ducky" Williams and Darren Wilson for special appearances and signings April 22 from 6-8p.m. and April 23 from 4-6p.m. at Art of Disney at Disney Springs Marketplace. Special note: Randy Noble will only appear on April 22 for signings.

April 22

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Earth Day -- Animal Kingdom will host Party for the Planet presented by Disneynature. Throughout the day, guests are encouraged to connect with nature by engaging in fun activities in every land of the park. Meet animal-care team members, animal educators and conservation experts to see first-hand how Disney cares for animals and works to save endangered species worldwide. Watch animal feedings and training experiences specially planned for Earth Day to learn how keepers care for some of your favorite animals. Also, upon entrance to Animal Kingdom, stop by the Oasis to see "The Jungle Book" sand sculpture and celebrate the new live-action adventure opening in theaters April 15. In Discovery Island, Disney PhotoPass photographers will take your photo with Earth Day-themed props and frames.

April 22 - 24

Epcot

Earth Day Weekend -- interactive activities help visitors learn about the efforts to protect coral reefs and other marine life at The Seas with Nemo and Friends, a special tribute to the creatures that dwell in our vast oceans.

April 22

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Joe Rohde Appearance and Signing -- As part of Animal Kingdom's Earth Day festivities, Walt Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Creative Executive Joe Rohde will be at Discovery Trading Company (previously Disney Outfitters) from 1-2 p.m. Rohde will be signing his artwork, created for a new Disney Conservation Fund initiative. He will also sign the new coffee table book, The Disney Conservation Fund: Carrying Forward A Conservation Legacy, to which he contributed. The Disney Conservation Fund will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the book. Visit DisneyParksMerchandise.com for details about wristband distribution.

May

March 2 - May 30

Epcot

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival -- To celebrate its 23rd year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will expand to 90 days and run from March 2-May 30, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort. The popular spring festival previously ran for 75 days. Fresh farm market flavors at the festival's Outdoor Kitchens, new Disney character topiaries, interactive play gardens and live rockin' music will shower spring surprises on park guests.

March 2 - May 30

Epcot

Garden Rocks Concert Series -- runs every weekend throughout the Flower and Garden Festival at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

April 14 - May 19

Magic Kingdom

Disney After Hours -- a special ticketed event in the Magic Kingdom. The $149 (plus tax) ticket will allow guests to stay in the Magic Kingdom for three hours after the park closes. Guests will have the chance to enjoy most of the park's popular attractions and character greetings, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Princess Fairytale Hall. In addition, the cost of admission includes ice cream novelties and select beverages. Dates for the event are: April 28 and May 5, 2016 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 14 and 21, and May 8, 12 and 19, 2016 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more details or to purchase tickets, call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 827-7185. Number of tickets to be sold for each evening are limited.

May - 2016

Epcot

Finding Dory Characters Added to Turtle Talk with Crush -- Characters from Finding Dory are added to Turtle Talk with Crush in the Seas with Nemo and Friends. Some of her new pals you can expect to spot within the attraction include Destiny the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale and Hank the "septopus" (that's a seven-legged octopus). Crush's son and best pal Squirt will also be swimming by for the first time.

May 8 - 12

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Invictus Games -- Britain's Prince Harry is bringing the Invictus Games, an event that features wounded servicemen and women from around the world competing in a variety of sports events, to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The inaugural Invictus Games, held in London in 2014, drew more than 400 athletes from 13 countries -- plus some 65,000 spectators. The Invictus Games at Disney next year is expected to involve a similar number of athletes from up to 14 nations competing in 10 sports -- archery, cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

May 15

Disney Springs

Disney Springs and Town Center Opening -- The Disney Springs and half of Town Center will open May 15, 2016.

Memorial Day Weekend - 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Kilimanjaro Safari After Dark

Memorial Day Weekend - 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Jungle Book Alive with Magic Show -- For the summer, Discovery River will become the stage for a limited-engagement show inspired by Disney's hit live-action film "The Jungle Book." "The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic" is filled with music and special effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs, now infused with an Indian influence.

Memorial Day Weekend - 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Tree of Life Awakens

Memorial Day Weekend - 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tiffins Restaurant Opens

June

June 2016

Epcot

Frozen Ever After and Royal Summerhus Open

June 2016

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire Castle Show Debuts

Summer/Fall - 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light Show Debuts -- The all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show has been postponed. No new debut date has been announced. It was originally slated to open April 22, 2016.

June 17

Epcot

Soarin' Around the World -- The new show with new projection screens debuts June 17, 2016.

July

Summer/Fall - 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light Show Debuts -- The all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show has been postponed. No new debut date has been announced. It was originally slated to open April 22, 2016.

July 3 - 4

Epcot

4th of July Celebration

August

Summer/Fall - 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light Show Debuts -- The all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show has been postponed. No new debut date has been announced. It was originally slated to open April 22, 2016.

August 26 - 27

Epcot

Pixar Party Trading Event -- in World ShowPlace. Registration for this annual pin trading event will take place on April 28, 2016.

September

Summer/Fall - 2016

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light Show Debuts -- The all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show has been postponed. No new debut date has been announced. It was originally slated to open April 22, 2016.

September 2 - October 31

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- From 7 p.m. to midnight on select nights guests can enjoy Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade; trick-or-treating throughout the Magic Kingdom at numerous locations; and the special Happy HalloWishes fireworks. Lots of characters are out in the park, wearing their favorite costumes. The 29 dates for 2016 are: September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30; October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31. TICKET PRICING AND ON SALE DATE TBA!

September 9 - 10

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Night of Joy -- a two-night, ticketed event that features contemporary Christian music. In 2016, the event will expand and will be held for the first time at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

September 14 - November 14

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- every evening during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

September 14 - November 14

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

October

September 2 - October 31

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- From 7 p.m. to midnight on select nights guests can enjoy Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade; trick-or-treating throughout the Magic Kingdom at numerous locations; and the special Happy HalloWishes fireworks. Lots of characters are out in the park, wearing their favorite costumes. The 29 dates for 2016 are: September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30; October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31. TICKET PRICING AND ON SALE DATE TBA!

September 14 - November 14

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- every evening during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

September 14 - November 14

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

November

September 14 - November 14

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- every evening during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

September 14 - November 14

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

November 6 - 7

Resort Wide

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend -- The three-park event features Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K and runDisney Kids Races, offering something special for runners of all ages. Participants can expect on-course Disney entertainment. To top off the evening of the half marathon, runners are invited to the exclusive Finish Line Party at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

November 7 - December 22

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party -- From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. during select nights, this annual ticketed event will bring Christmas joy to guests of all ages with festive decorations, towering Christmas trees, and wintry wonderful entertainment. The 2016 dates are: November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29; December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22. TICKET PRICING AND ON-SALE DATE TBA!

November 25 - December 30

Epcot

Candlelight Processional

December

November 7 - December 22

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party -- From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. during select nights, this annual ticketed event will bring Christmas joy to guests of all ages with festive decorations, towering Christmas trees, and wintry wonderful entertainment. The 2016 dates are: November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29; December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22. TICKET PRICING AND ON-SALE DATE TBA!

November 25 - December 30

Epcot

Candlelight Processional

January

January 4 - 8, 2017

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna -- a range of events and races, each pacing through an assortment of exciting locations -- including all four theme parks. There's a Family Fun Run 5K, followed by a 10K, a Half Marathon and the full marathon.

February

No events for this month yet.

March

No events for this month yet.

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For information about ESPN's Wide World of Sports, call its Event Hotline at 407/363-6600. Disneyworldsports.com disneysoccershowcase.com

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