Walt Disney World has many annual special events going on throughout the year. Many people even plan their Disney vacation around their annual events. So below is a list of all the Walt Disney World annual special events.
All the Disney events below are listed by month or season. Just click the picture or link in each one to see the full details of that Disney event. If you don’t find one your looking for here, do a search in the search box at the top of the site.
March 6th, 2013 – May 19, 2013
Walt Disney World special annual event: Disney’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2013
Each spring Disney holds their International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. See fantastic flowers, plants, Disney character topiaries and more. Take gardening classes, watch live demonstrations and see the latest gardening gadgets on display.
May 17th – June 9th, 2013
Walt Disney World special annual event: Disney’s Star Wars Weekends 2013
Don’t miss special weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the Star Wars weekends events! Four weekends from May to June feature all your favorite Star Wars characters you can meet and greet, with shows and lots more.
September 2013 – November 2013
Walt Disney World special annual event: Epcot International food and wine festival 2013
If you love eating and fine wine, you need to check out the Epcot food and wine festival! During this event at Epcot you can take cooking glasses, watch world famous chiefs put on cooking demonstrations, see the latest kitchen gadgets, buy some wine and gourmet food and sample different foods from around the world.
During the month of September
Walt Disney World special annual event: Disney’s night of joy
Each fall at the Magic Kingdom theme park they present a contemporary Christian music festival. This popular 2 day event features live performances by contemporary Christian superstars in rock, pop and gospel. See your favorite Christian music star perform live at the Magic Kingdom!
September and October
Walt Disney World special annual event: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Held at the Magic Kingdom theme park, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is perfect for the little ones. It’s a fun trick or treat time with your favorite Disney characters. Nothing too scary here, just lots of candy and fun!
November 9th, 2012 to November 11, 2012
Walt Disney World special annual event: Disney’s Festival of the Masters
See the best works of art from the top artist around the world at Disney’s Festival of the Masters. This famous art show showcases amazing artist of all kinds. Paintings, photography, woodwork, sculptors, pottery, glass blowing and much more can be seen here. Even sidewalk chalk art!
November 23, 2012 – December 30, 2012
Walt Disney World special annual event: Holidays around the world-candlelight processional
Held at Epcot’s American Gardens Theatre, Disney’s Holidays around the world-candlelight processional is a retelling of Christmas. It features a celebrity narrator, orchestra and choir. Each night features a new guest narrator. This one always sells out.
November 2013 – January 2014
Walt Disney World special annual event: Disney’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Disney’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios is a fantastic display of over 5 million Christmas lights! Each night the Streets of America comes alive with flashing houses, dancing trees, flying angels and lots more. It’s an amazing display of Christmas lights you don’t want to miss!
November- December, 2013
Walt Disney World special annual event: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
One of Disney’s most popular events, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is on select nights at the Magic Kingdom theme park. See the special Disney Christmas parade, meet and greet with Mickey and Santa Clause, get your picture taken with Santa and lots more!
December 31st 2011, January 1st 2012
Walt Disney World special annual event: Walt Disney World New Years Eve Party
See the biggest and best fireworks display at Walt Disney World New Years Eve party! All over at each Disney theme park and resort you can see New Years fireworks, celebrations and parties. Find out what’s going on where your going to be.
That’s the list of special Disney annual events. Some are not updated until a month or two before the event for this year due to how they change them each year. So check back if the event you want to find out about still says last year.
Walt Disney World has lots of special events throughout the year to enjoy. Plan your Disney vacation around your favorite event and have the best vacation ever!