Walt Disney World Resort is the host to several unique events and activities throughout the year making this one truly special destination for all ages.
Ready, set, go! Runners and joggers of all skill levels can be a part of the biggest and most magical races hosted at Walt Disney World. Whatever their personal goal, guests can register for 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon (January only), races at the Happiest Place on Earth and experience for themselves how “every mile is magic.” Each weekend is sure to be fun for the whole family whether they choose to race or be spectators. Kids races are also available, and sell out quickly.
- VIRTUAL Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend– November 5 – 8, 2020
- Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend- January 6 – 10, 2021
- Princess Half Marathon Weekend- February 18 – 21, 2021
- Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon Weekend- April 15 – 18, 2021
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival — July 15 – Fall 2020
Guests visiting EPCOT during the summer and fall are in for a real treat! It’s always been fun to eat and drink around World Showcase, but Food and Wine Festival takes it to another level. With dozens of booths selling samples or savory dishes, beers, wines, liquors, and desserts, this global celebration of culture and food is not to be missed. Along with all of the delicious samples, guests can also attend classes and panels led by celebrity chefs and industry experts on a wide range of topics. After a full day of tastings guests can stop by the America Gardens Theater for performances by Mariachi Cobre the JAMMitors and more.
Disney After Hours
Ever wish you could have the Disney Parks all to yourself? With the Disney After Hours event, you’ll enjoy the next best thing as you and a limited number of guests experience many of the park’s attractions for hours after everyone else has gone home. Your ticket will also entitles you ice cream treats, popcorn, and bottled drinks during your after hours adventure. You’ll be amazed at how much you can conquer in one night during these special hard-ticket events.
- Disney After Hours — Select Dates February 2020 – July 2020
EPCOT International Festival of the Arts — January 17 – February 24, 2020
The Festival of Arts celebrates the many different forms and mediums that artists use to create art and share their passion with others. Whether guests want to tap into their creative side or enjoy others’ labor of love, this new event will have them inspired. Some of the highlights of this festival are the seminars, workshops, and exhibits hosted by artists and industry professionals. For those wishing to indulge their tastebuds, delicious food and beverage samples will be sold at booths all along World Showcase. Guests can also enjoy the “Disney on Broadway” concert series by attending one of three performances on select days. There is also the option to purchase a dinner package with guaranteed seating to one show. The Festival of Arts is open to guests of all ages, with EPCOT park tickets.
EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival — March 4 – June 1, 2020
The Flower and Garden festival is a favorite of families. Hosted at EPCOT, this springtime event has the park decorated with beautiful topiaries of favorite characters and gorgeous arrangements of plants and flowers. Home and garden experts and celebrities host classes and how-to seminars for guests looking to enhance their landscaping back home, or even just to figure out how to keep their plants thriving. Special food booths scattered throughout World Showcase sell samples of signature dishes, featured beers, wines, and liquors. The “Garden Rocks” concert series features three shows performed daily by favorite bands and musicians. Flower and Garden Festival is included with EPCOT park tickets and is open to all ages.
Mickey’s Holiday Parties
Mickey Mouse invites guests to Magic Kingdom for his magical parties that the whole family will love! Special treats, rare character meet and greets, castle shows, parades, and exclusive merchandise are just a few of the reasons why these parties should be on everyone’s must do list! Parties are open to all ages and are separate from general admission tickets. Tickets to attend only the party can be purchased. Costumes are encouraged but must follow Walt Disney World guidelines.