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Annual Events at Walt Disney World in Orlando

Upcoming Events

Disney® After Hours

Disney After Hours
When: Select Dates Throughout 2018
Where: Magic Kingdom®
Rediscover the Magic Kingdom® Park after dark in an exclusive opportunity reserved for a limited number of guests. For seven select nights between January and March of 2018 you have the opportunity to stay after hours in the Magic Kingdom® with access to 25 iconic attractions and character greetings!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
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When: August 17 - October 31, 2018
Where: Epcot®
Dress as your favorite character and join Mickey at his Halloween celebration! See how the Disney® villains have transformed the Magic Kingdom® Park for the spooky season and enjoy trick-or-treating before the Halloween Parade featuring all your favorite characters in costumes of their own.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
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When: August 30 - November 12, 2018
Where: Epcot® World Showcase
Uncover a hidden world of culinary delights during your next trip to the Epcot® World Showcase! Find exlcusive events where you can try the latest creations from world class chefs, observe demonstrations that will sharpen your cooking techniques, or visit a tasting of top notch beers, wines, and spirits at this spectacular food-filled celebration.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon
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When: November 4, 2018
Where: Magic Kingdom® and Epcot®
After a weekend jam-packed with delectable cuisine, take part in an early morning run from the gates of Magic Kingdom® all the way to Epcot® and celebrate your accomplishment with a visit to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
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When: November 8 - December 21, 2018
Where: Magic Kingdom®
Celebrate the holiday season in Magic Kingdom® on select nights throughout November and December. Experience the excitement of a Christmas Parade, a magical fireworks show, spectacular stage performances and so much more on an unforgettable holiday visit to Walt Disney World!

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
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When: November 18 - December, 30
Where: Epcot®

Join in on a sprited celebration of Yuletide traditions throughout the world. Across the Epcot® World Showcase you can visit 11 different countries and experience the food, music, and traditions of each of their holiday celebrations.

Advocare Invitational
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When: November 22 - 25, 2018
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Kick off basketball season with this annual invitational event. Over the course of three days Division 1 college basketball teams will compete in the heart of Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, reserve your tickets today!

Candlelight Processional
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When: November 22 - December 30, 2018
Where: Epcot®
Sit back and heat the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator along with a 50 piece orchestra and a choir. This dazzling presentation will occur throughout the holiday season at the Epcot® World Showcase as the ideal addition to your holiday getaway.