DISNEY WORLD EVENTS 2020

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There is more going on at Disney than you may expect. There is more to Disney World than just the 4 theme parks and dozens of resorts. The real magic of Disney comes out in their various events they host throughout the year, that will trickle into the parks.

If you are planning an upcoming vacation to Disney, why not arrange it and visit Disney during one of these special events. Do you love food?  Why not come to Disney during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Do you enjoy Christmas? Check out the Christmas Lane at Disney Springs. 

Throughout the year Disney World will have special after hour events at the parks for resort guests, which give guests staying at resorts on property at Disney World early morning access or late evening access to the parks. Which is an excellent perk for guests staying at Disney World 

January 2020

Early Morning Magic Select Dates. Jan: 6, 8, 13, 16, 19, 21, 28, 30. Disney World to reintroduce Early Morning Magic to Fantasyland at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney’s After Hours at Magic Kingdom Select Dates: Jan 6, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27, 31. Enjoy late night access to Magic Kingdom between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: Jan 9, 16, 22, 30 Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

Jan 8-12 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend– This is the first race for 2020. Race weekend activities provide running opportunities for participants of all ages. 

Jan 22-25 Pro Bowl Week. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex! Will be host to many of the Pro Bowl week activities, however the Pro Bowl game itself is paid over at the Camping World Stadium. 

The AFC and NFC teams will practice at the ESPN complex allowing fans to enjoy the practices. The Pro Bowl Experience will open daily at 10am. Providing a free, interactive fan zone for the entire family.  Check out ESPN Wide World of Sports for more.

Jan 17 -Feb 24 Epcot International Festival of Arts. This special event occurring at Disney’s Epcot celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts from around the food. Access to this event is included with your ticket to the park, however some of the experience and food options for this event may require a separate ticket for the specific attraction.

February 

Early Morning Magic Select Dates. Feb: 2, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27. Disney World to reintroduce Early Morning Magic to Fantasyland at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney’s After Hours at Magic Kingdom Select Dates: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24. Enjoy late night access to Magic Kingdom between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: Feb 6, 13, 19, 27. Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

Jan 17- Feb 24 Epcot International Festival of Arts. This special event occurring at Disney’s Epcot celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts from around the food. Access to this event is included with your ticket to the park, however some of the experience and food options for this event may require a separate ticket for the specific attraction.

Feb 20-23 Princess Half Marathon Weekend

March 2020 

Early Morning Magic Select Dates. Mar: 1, 3, 10, 15, 22, 26, 29. Disney World to reintroduce Early Morning Magic to Fantasyland at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney’s After Hours at Magic Kingdom Select Dates: Mar: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Enjoy late night access to Magic Kingdom between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26. Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

March 4- June 1 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Another amazing festival held in Epcot, with everything devoted to flowers and gardens. You will be able to explore a large variety of topiary displays, gardens and exhibits, many garden themed events and tours and of course delicious food offerings. 

Mardi Gras Parade Disney Port Orleans. A little known parade secret at Disney World is the Mardi Gras Parade at the Disney Port Orleans Resort. 

April 2020

Disney’s After Hours at Magic Kingdom Select Dates: April: 5, 13, 20, 27. Enjoy late night access to Magic Kingdom between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: April: 1, 7, 14, 22. Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

March 4- June 1 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Another amazing festival held in Epcot, with everything devoted to flowers and gardens. You will be able to explore a large variety of topiary displays, gardens and exhibits, many garden themed events and tours and of course delicious food offerings.

April 16- 19 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend. The third race weekend day Disney World having a Star Wars theme with activities for runners of all ages. 

Party for the Planet Animal Kingdom. Disney’s Earth Day celebrations. This celebration ecompasses the entire park and guests will not be able to miss it. There are special character appearances, entertainment and photo opportunities.

May 2020

March 4- June 1 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Another amazing festival held in Epcot, with everything devoted to flowers and gardens. You will be able to explore a large variety of topiary displays, gardens and exhibits, many garden themed events and tours and of course delicious food offerings.

Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom, Select Dates: May: 2, 9, 16, 19, 26. Enjoy Animal Kingdom and explore the world of Pandora lite up at night between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM

June 2020

Disney H20 Glow Nights– Select Nights. Enjoy an evening of glowing entertainment at Typhoon Lagoon, with a glow theme

July

Disney H20 Glow Nights– Select Nights. Enjoy an evening of glowing entertainment at Typhoon Lagoon, with a glow theme

July 3- 4 Independence Day Celebrations. On these evenings Disney World will have special evening spectaculars. The only park that does not have any firework spectaculars during this evening is Animal Kingdom due to the noise. 

August 

Disney H20 Glow Nights– Select Nights. Enjoy an evening of glowing entertainment at Typhoon Lagoon, with a glow theme

September

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This annual festival is dedicated to everything food from around the world. The staple of this festival are all the food booths scattered around the world’s showcase offering guests samples of foods from all over the world.

Mickey Not So Scary Halloween. Select Nights. A Mickey themed halloween party at Magic Kingdom. Trick or treat through magic kingdom, while getting your photos taken with your favorite Disney charactors dressed up for Halloween. Finish the night off with a Halloween firework spectacular and a villain themed dance party on the stage at Cinderalla’s Castle

October

Mickey Not So Scary Halloween. Select Nights. A Mickey themed halloween party at Magic Kingdom. Trick or treat through magic kingdom, while getting your photos taken with your favorite Disney charactors dressed up for Halloween. Finish the night off with a Halloween firework spectacular and a villain themed dance party on the stage at Cinderalla’s Castle.

Disney Wine and Dine Marathon. The last Marathon of the year. 

November

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Select Dates. Enjoy Magic Kingdom after the park has closed for a magical Christmas party hosted by Mickey and his gang. Your ticket to this event includes Christmas cookies and hot cocoa, at restaurants throughout Magic Kingdom.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. Enjoy the wondrous sounds, sights, and taste of the holidays as celebrated by the various countries around the World. This festival is included in your parks admission and features numerous live shows and food tastings around the World’s Showcase.

Candlelight Processional. Come listen to a celebrity narrate the Christmas story in a moving performance which includes a live orchestra and choir.

Orlando Invitational. College Basketball fans, get to enjoy a 12-game pre-season tourament of Division 1 teams around Thanksgiving.

December

Mickey Christmas Party. Select Dates. Enjoy Magic Kingdom after the park has closed for a magical Christmas party hosted by Mickey and his gang. Your ticket to this event includes Christmas cookies and hot cocoa, at restaurants throughout Magic Kingdom.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. Enjoy the wondrous sounds, sights, and taste of the holidays as celebrated by the various countries around the World. This festival is included in your parks admission and features numerous live shows and food tastings around the World’s Showcase.

Candlelight Processional. Come listen to a celebrity narrate the Christmas story in a moving performance which includes a live orchestra and choir.

Christmas at Disney Springs. Take a walk down Christmas Tree Trail. Experience falling snow with various themed Christmas Trees and lots of Christmas ornaments for you to fill your tree with. Don’t forget to bring your camera and get your picture taken with Santa.

Orlando Invitational. College Basketball fans, get to enjoy a 12-game pre-season tourament of Division 1 teams around Thanksgiving.

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