All Events at Walt Disney World during March and May of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020

March 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
March 2 - May 30EPCOTEpcot 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 30American Adventure Pavilion : EPCOTGarden 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.
March 2 - 27EPCOTEggstravaganza 2016 Eggstravaganza is back at Epcot March 2-27, so hop on over and take part in this Disney themed egg hunt. Please Note: Maps will be available for purchase while supplies last at Epcot. One redemption egg per map.
March 11 - 17Town Center : Disney SpringsMighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. Award-winning Irish bands and quick-stepping Irish dancers will showcase their roots during a celebration that also will feature cuisine by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon. St. Patrick's festivities will include complimentary face-painting and giveaways. Mighty Festival hours are 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m. March 11, 14, 15 and 16; noon until 1:30 a.m. March 12 and 13; and 11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. March 17. The pub opens weekdays at 11 a.m. for lunch and weekends at 10 a.m. for brunch. The entertainment schedule will be posted at raglanroad.com.
Mar. 25The Marketplace : Disney SpringsRidley Pearson Book Signing Ridley Pearson will be at the Art of Disney from 4 to 6 p.m., to celebrate the release of his newest book, Kingdom Keepers: The Return, Book 2: Legacy of Secrets. Wristbands will be distributed to guests at store opening on the day of the signing, with each purchase of a book by Ridley Pearson. A wristband from the appearance location is required to meet Ridley Pearson and allows the guest to get two books signed. A limited number of wristbands will be available the day of the signing. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line will close.
Mar. 25 - 28The Landing : Disney SpringsThe Young Irelanders Irish music sensation will bring their multi-award-winning brand of traditional Irish music, song and dance to Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. Guests can enjoy performances on the patio stage from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. March 25 and 26, and on the Grand Room stage March 27 and 28 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. There is no cover charge to see the performers who are on tour in the United States before taking their show to Ireland and China.
Mar. 26EPCOTRidley Pearson Book Signing Ridley Pearson will be available to sign copies of his books at Mouse Gear in Epcot from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to celebrate the release of Kingdom Keepers: The Return, Book 2: Legacy of Secrets. Wristbands will be distributed to guests at store opening on the day of the signing, with each purchase of a book by Ridley Pearson. A wristband from the appearance location is required to meet Ridley Pearson and allows the guest to get two books signed. A limited number of wristbands will be available the day of the signing. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line will close.
Mar. 27Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldEaster This springtime holiday is observed in a variety of special ways all around the Walt Disney World theme parks and resort hotels.

May 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
March 2 - May 30EPCOTEpcot 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 30American Adventure Pavilion : EPCOTGarden 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.
Apr. 14 - May. 19Magic KingdomDisney 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 - 2016Seas with Nemo & Friends : EPCOTFinding 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 - 12ESPN Wide World of SportsInvictus 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. 15Town Center : Disney SpringsDisney Springs and Town Center Opening The Disney Springs and half of Town Center will open May 15, 2016.
Memorial Day Weekend - 2016Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Restaurant Opens
Memorial Day Weekend - 2016Asia : Disney's Animal KingdomThe 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 - 2016Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomThe Tree of Life Awakens
Memorial Day Weekend - 2016Africa : Disney's Animal KingdomKilimanjaro Safari After Dark

March 2017

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Jan. 20 - Mar. 09Magic KingdomDisney After Hours Magic Kingdom - Select Nights Disney After Hours, a hard-ticket event that allows guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom attractions and character greetings after regular park hours, will return for select dates in January, February and March 2017. During the event nights, 25 attractions and experiences are open
Feb. 25 - Mar. 29ESPN Wide World of SportsAtlanta Braves Spring Training Select dates
March 1 - May. 29EPCOTEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Mar. 06 - Mar. 10Disney's Animal Kingdom"The View" Broadcasts from Animal Kingdom You can get on the waitlist for tickets to a taping here: http://1iota.com/Show/385/The-View
Mar. 12Typhoon Lagoon : Water ParksMiss Adventure Falls Opens Brand new attraction for Typhoon Lagoon. Travel in a four-person raft, as you twist and turn on this new fun-filled white-water experience.
Mar. 16 - Mar. 19Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldMighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant Celtic rock's hardest-working band and an extraordinary family of Irish musicians will headline the 2017 Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. Running March 16-19, the most authentic St. Patrick's Day celebration in Central Florida will feature a round-the-clock lineup of talented musicians, award-winning Irish dancers and authentic cuisine by Irish celebrity chef and PBS/Create TV personality Kevin Dundon.

May 2017

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
March 1 - May. 29EPCOTEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival
May 2 - May. 02ESPN Wide World of SportsDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2018 Registration opens
May. 12Magic KingdomHappily Ever After Fireworks and Projection Spectacular Debut Beginning May 12, Walt Disney World Resort guests will discover just how magical and emotional that fairy tale ending can be with the newest, most breathtaking fireworks show in the history of Magic Kingdom Park - "Happily Ever After."
May. 27Pandora - The World of Avatar : Disney's Animal KingdomPandora the World of Avatar Official Opening Pandora the World of Avatar officially opens on May 27, 2017.

March 2018

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Feb. 26 - Mar. 24ESPN Wide World of SportsAtlanta Braves Spring Training ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training!
Feb. 28 - May 28EPCOTEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.
Mar. 09 - Mar. 11EPCOT "STEVE": Filming for Daytime Series Steve Harvey will bring his show for filming. The shows are set to air March 19-23.
Mar. 15 - Apr. 15The Landing : Disney SpringsSakura 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.
Mar. 16 - Mar. 18The Landing : Disney SpringsMighty 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.

May 2018

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Feb. 28 - May 28EPCOTEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.
Apr. 22 - May 5Disney's Animal KingdomParty 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. 02Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins 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. 04Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins 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. 13Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldMother'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 - Sep. 03Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldIncredible 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. 27Disney's Hollywood StudiosStar 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.

March 2020

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
2020China Pavilion : EPCOTWondrous China Debuts The China pavilion will debut a new, completely seamless 360-degree digital format film in 2020 — a month or season for the debut has not been announced.
2020Toy Story Land : Disney's Hollywood StudiosRoundup Rodeo BBQ Opens Toy Story Land will be getting a table service restaurant opening in 2020. The new location promises to be immersive, and something you can only experience through Toy Story.
02/01/2020 - 07/10/2020Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney World2020 Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom
March 2020Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldMickey Shorts Theater Opens The new Mickey Shorts Theater is coming to the former Star Wars: Path of the Jedi theater. The theater will be re-imagined for the new feature.
Mar. 04Hollywood Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosMickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Opens The first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction featuring a new original story and theme song will take guests on a journey using new technologies that transform the two-dimensional cartoon world into a multi-dimensional experience.
Mar. 04 - Jun. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival features dozens of Disney-crafted topiaries and landscaping that will transform the Epcot landscape into a floral extravaganza.
Mar. 04 - Jun. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldGarden Rocks Concert Series Garden Rocks Concert Series as it welcomes back favorite artists
Mar. 20 - Apr. 16Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldPreviews Start for New Cirque du Soleil "Drawn to Life" Show For the first time, Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios joined forces with Cirque du Soleil to create a show that combines Disney storytelling and heart with Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry. The story is the tale of young girl whose father is a Disney animator. Because of this she has grown up with the characters and her dad finds a way to send her on a journey in the world of Disney Animation!

May 2020

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
2020China Pavilion : EPCOTWondrous China Debuts The China pavilion will debut a new, completely seamless 360-degree digital format film in 2020 — a month or season for the debut has not been announced.
2020Toy Story Land : Disney's Hollywood StudiosRoundup Rodeo BBQ Opens Toy Story Land will be getting a table service restaurant opening in 2020. The new location promises to be immersive, and something you can only experience through Toy Story.
02/01/2020 - 07/10/2020Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney World2020 Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom
Mar. 04 - Jun. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival features dozens of Disney-crafted topiaries and landscaping that will transform the Epcot landscape into a floral extravaganza.
Mar. 04 - Jun. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldGarden Rocks Concert Series Garden Rocks Concert Series as it welcomes back favorite artists