It’s 2020, and a new year means new possibilities and experiences.
If one of those experiences happens to be a Walt Disney World vacation, then you’re in Iuck.
Because now there’s more than ever for you to experience around the resort.
We’re breaking down the Things To Do Each Month of 2020 at Walt Disney World.
January is a huge month for Epcot. We’ll see brand new film experiences across the park premiering on January 17, including the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along in France, Canada Far and Wide in the Canada Pavilion, and Awesome Planet in the Land pavilion.
January 17 also happens to be the start of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts as it returns for its fourth year. Spend the new year immersed in a cultural celebration that includes visual, performing, and culinary art. The festival runs through February 24, 2020.
If you’re a fan of the fright, February 7 sees the return of Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom. Favorites like the Villain’s Ignite The Night show return, but we’ll also see lots of new experiences.
There’s brand new merch, new treats, and even a brand-new parade all ready to give you the chills. We can’t wait to try the new dessert, Body Language, inspired by the sea witch Ursula. The new parade, Villain’s Cursed Caravan, will not only feature Dragon Maleficent but also a procession of your favorite Disney Villains.
If you’re hitting Walt Disney World during Spring Break, there’s plenty to keep you busy (like navigating massive crowds). The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival returns March 4th. In addition to the Outdoor Kitchens and Garden Rocks Concert series, the park comes to life with nearly 70,000 blooms in the form of Disney-crafted topiaries and stunning landscaping.
Also on March 4th, guests can hop aboard the highly-anticipated Disney’s Hollywood Studios attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This will be the first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction in Disney Parks history! The attraction will be housed in the iconic Chinese Theatre, the former home of The Great Movie Ride.
Later in March month, Cirque du Soleil returns to Disney Springs! Drawn To Life is the brand new collaboration from the iconic theatrical company and Walt Disney Imagineering. The new show will follow the child of a Disney animator, Julie, as she discovers an unfinished animation piece made by her late father. Learn more about tickets here.
The new permanent nighttime show, HarmonioUS, will celebrate the music and storytelling of Disney that brings together and inspires people from all over the world. An eclectic body of music will call upon the spirit of Epcot in this highly anticipated new show set to dazzle the sky over the World Showcase lagoon.
Disney hasn’t confirmed a May start date, but they’ve said “spring”, so we’re crossing our fingers!
JUNE and JULY
Summer 2020 is a BIG time for Epcot and more specifically the France Pavilion in World Showcase. The much anticipated Disneyland Paris transplant, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, will be opening this summer at Walt Disney World. Shrink down to the size of a mouse on a trackless ride system that takes you on a thrilling 4D adventure.
Along with the attraction, a brand new dining experience is set to open. La Creperie de Paris will be both a quick service and a table service restaurant serving up tres magnifique cuisine in the pavilion. La Creperie is spearheaded by Chef Jerome Bocuse.
Disney Springs is experiencing its own sort of culinary revolution. Several new dining options are set to open this year, including the sport bar-meets-American cuisine concept City Works Eatery & Pour House, the health-focused Beatrix, and a second on-property location of the popular ice cream shop, Ample Hills Creamery.
Also this month, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival returns for its 25th year. We expect them to pull out ALL the stops this year, including their signature expertly-crafted food and beverage pairings from the outdoor kitchens, fine dining events, and appearances by celebrity chefs.
Celebrate the one year anniversary of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (technically August 29, but let’s go with it) in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Sip on some Blue Milk while strolling through Batuu or pick up the delicious Ronto Wrap from Ronto Roasters.
And on September 29, take a flight on Skyliner to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Disney World’s newest form of transportation!
It’s Halloween time at Walt Disney World. One of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday is at Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
On select evenings, this hard-ticketed event brings to life the spirits of the holiday through exclusive entertainment, character interactions, and even specialty treats.
Put those New Year goals to good use during the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. Join runDisney November 5-8 for an action packed weekend of not only races but also entertainment, special characters, merchandise, and events.
This month also brings the official kick off to the holiday season. Watch the World transform through stunning decor throughout the Disney Parks, Resorts, and Disney Springs.
Savor the Most Magical Time of Year with seasonal offerings. Sip and snack on gourmet goodies during Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays or marvel in a variety of stunningly decorated Christmas Trees at the Christmas Tree Trail in Disney Springs.
Select resorts host aromatic exhibits made of thousands of pounds of flour and sweets during the annual Gingerbread House displays. Hop on over to Disney’s Magic Kingdom for the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party as they spread yule log cheer through holiday overlays on attractions, exclusive entertainment, and much more.
There’s really no right or wrong time to visit Walt Disney World. Unique experiences each month keep guests coming back again and again, year after year! Don’t forget to check out AllEar’s Calendar of Events to see what’s going on during your visit!
What is your favorite time of year to visit? Let us know!