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Schedule of Disney World Special Events in 2020 and 2021

A note from Mommy Frog: After a temporary closure due to COVID-19, Walt Disney World Resort is slowly beginning to reopen! Walt Disney World Resort will reopen its theme parks in phases, starting July 11 for the general public! Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom will be the first parks to open in this phased reopening, followed by EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios July 15. For more details about park openings and procedures, read our blog post, which we will continue to update with the latest news. 

Due to new health and safety measures in place, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom and H2O Glow Nights at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon are canceled this year. However, it's not all bad news! A modified "A Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival" will begin once EPCOT reopens July 15 and continue through the fall, as the longest running EPCOT festival in history. 

If you're ready to hop back into the magic, you can now book Walt Disney World Resort hotels for 2021! It's a great time to lock in savings for vacations starting Jan. 1, 2021. More dates and hotels are being added, so if you don't see your dates, please check back! And starting June 28, you can purchase Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets for 2021 too!Schedule of Disney World Events in 2020 - Pinterest

Festivals. Concerts. Food. (That's our personal fave!) It seems like there's always one occasion or another to visit. Events are some of the biggest reasons to visit Walt Disney World Resort! While some of Disney World's special events fall during what was once considered more "off-peak" times in spring and fall, others hoppen during very busy times. Many of the Disney World events have become so popular that they bring more people to the parks! Here is the full schedule of Disney World events in 2020 to help you plan your visit.

For those of you who have already picked your dates, this post also serves as a guide to what will be hoppening while you're there. You'll find all of the Disney World 2020 events on our Crowd Calendar. You can also see crowd levels and park recommendations on the days that events are taking place. Of course, we know it can be difficult to know what to expect in 2020 due to COVID-19; we have a whole post discussing what the crowd levels at Disney World may be like once it reopens to the public.

We update this post throughout the year as new event details are released and dates are added. Be sure to bookmark this page if you've got a trip coming up to stay up-to-date on all of the exciting events to come!

Guide to Walt Disney World Special Events in 2020 and 2021

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend — Jan. 6-10, 2021

Schedule of Disney World Events in 2020 - WDW Marathon StartThe Walt Disney World Marathon 2021 Weekend will feature Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, Dopey Challenge, runDisney Kids Races, Walt Disney World 5K & 10K, Walt Disney World Half Marathon and the headlining race, the Walt Disney World Marathon. The runDisney Health & Fitness Expo will take place, Jan. 6-9, 2021. The courses of the longer races take runners through all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.

Disney races are some of the Disney World events in 2020 and 2021 that will bring in heavy crowds. Crowd levels are usually affected by the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend since the event brings in thousands and thousands of runners and spectators each year. Traffic around the resort is also affected by the Walt Disney World Marathon. When visiting during this special event, expect travel time between the Disney parks to take longer. Registration opened on May 12, 2020, and the majority of the races have sold out already. We have a separate post on what to expect at the Disney World Marathon if you want to start planning!

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts — January to February 2021 

Disney World Events 2020 - Spin Art Experience at EPCOT Festival of the Arts

This new-ish EPCOT festival (it debuted in 2017) has quickly become one of our favorite EPCOT events! The festival celebrates visual, performing and culinary arts. There are usually gallery exhibits, living statues, artist appearances and much more that take place during the festival. The Disney on Broadway Concert Series inside the America Gardens Theatre offers nightly performances.

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is typically included with admission to the park, but there are separately ticketed events within the festival itself if you are looking for additional experiences such as culinary classes or art workshops. Here is our full guide to EPCOT International Festival of the Arts if you're planning a trip during this time next year.

Disney After Hours

On select nights, guests can stay after park closing in this separately ticketed event to experience Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom after dark. Your event ticket includes admission to the park beginning at 7 p.m., though the events themselves begin a few hours later once the park officially closes. Ice cream, popcorn and select beverages are also included in the cost of admission.

Currently, there are no Disney After Hours events scheduled, but Disney often releases new dates in batches throughout the year. Check back in later to see if dates have been added!

Disney Villains After Hours (Magic Kingdom) — Select nights from Feb. 7, 2020, until July 2020* 

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Villains Unite the Night

Disney Villains took over Magic Kingdom during this uniquely themed After Hours event last summer, and it made its wicked return in 2020. Guests have exclusive access to Magic Kingdom for three hours after normal park operations. Your favorite fiends plot to take over the universe during the stage show, Villains Unite the Night, in front of Cinderella Castle, and Maleficent the Dragon makes special appearances throughout the evening.

*Some dates have been affected by the COVID-19 park closures.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend — Feb. 18-21, 2021

Inspired by the Disney Princesses, this event is designed with women in mind. Weekend events will include the Disney Princess 5K, Disney Princess Enchanted 10K, runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, Disney Fairy Tale Challenge and the headlining event, the Disney Princess Half Marathon. The half marathon takes runners through Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. Traffic around the parks is typically affected by this race every year. Registration opens June 16, 2020.

MARCH - JULY

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival — March to June 2021

Disney World Events 2020 - Butterfly on Girl at EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

As the second event in the lineup of the EPCOT festivals, EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival blossoms each spring. This festival features more than 100 topiaries spread throughout the park. There are an abundance of food offerings at the outdoor kitchens scattered around World Showcase and Future World to enjoy while admiring the character topiaries. Popular kitchens include the locally-grown Florida Fresh, the Citrus Blossom and the Honey Bee-stro.

Guests can also delight in the hundreds of butterfly species residing at the festival's screened butterfly house. The festival concerts take place at America Gardens Theater every night during the event. EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is included with regular admission to EPCOT. This is one of the most colorful and popular Disney World events!

Check out the sights and sounds of EPCOT's Flower & Garden Festival below!

Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon Weekend — Mid-April 2021

Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon 2021 Weekend features iconic rivalries from "Star Wars." Weekend events include the Star Wars 5K, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars Rival Run Challenge and the runDisney Kids Races, as well as the headlining half marathon. Registration opens July 14, 2020. Start perfecting using the Force (maybe it can help you punch it to beat your best race time?).

AUGUST - DECEMBER

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Magic Kingdom) — CANCELED in 2020

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Constance Hatchaway in Boo To You Parade

Note: Due to the new health and safety measures, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been canceled for the 2020 season. 

One of the most popular Disney World events is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. It takes place at Magic Kingdom on select nights each fall. The party's biggest highlights are watching Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular fireworks show and Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. The party features trick-or-treating in the park and Disney characters dressed in Halloween costumes. The party is not included with regular admission to Magic Kingdom and requires a separate ticket. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance since these parties do sell out ... but we're hoppy to say that you can purchase your tickets from your favorite frogs! If you're thinking about going, check out our guide to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for all of the spooky-fun details.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival — July 15, 2020 to Fall 2020

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Ravioli at Food and Wine

This year, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is debuting earlier than ever on July 15, 2020! It will continue through the fall. If you're looking for Disney World 2020 events with plenty of food and drink, this is one of them! The festival features more than 25 international marketplace kiosks, which offer tapas-sized portions of regional specialties, as well as recommended wine and beer pairings. Guests can spend time sharpening their culinary and beverage skills in seminars, too. There are also opportunities to partake in special dining experiences with celebrity chefs for an additional charge. This a major event, and we recommend using our EPCOT Food & Wine Festival guide to help you make the most of it!

The Eat to the Beat! Concert Series will not be held due to being unable to accommodate physical distancing, but other musical acts and entertainment, such as Mariachi Cobre and JAMMitors, will be available to enjoy. EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is included with regular theme park admission.

Get a taste of the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival with our sights and sounds video below.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend — Nov. 5-8, 2020

The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend combines the magic of a runDisney race with the festivities of the Food & Wine Festival. Races include the Disney Fall Feast 5K, Kids Races and the Half Marathon. Half-marathoners and Disney Two-Course Challenge participants can celebrate at an exclusive post-race party at the Food and Wine Festival. You can find more event and registration details on the runDisney site.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (Magic Kingdom) — TBD (generally November to December 2020)

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Snowfall on Main Street

One of our favorite Disney World events, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, is a special event held on select nights each winter at Magic Kingdom. The party runs from 7 p.m. until midnight. The big highlights from this event are Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration castle stage show, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime fireworks and magical snowfall over Main Street, U.S.A.

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

There are also plenty of opportunities to meet your favorite Disney characters, some of whom are decked out in their holiday finest. Cookies and hot cocoa are included with admission to this separately ticketed event. It is recommended you purchase tickets in advance because it is common for nights to sell out. Get your party ticket, and check out our guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party so that you can get in on all of the holly jolly fun too!

While Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate event, there are still many festive holiday Disney World events in 2020. Each one brings merriment with the right touch of Disney. Let our complete guide to Disney World holiday events be your holiday planner! (Consider it our gift to you.)

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (EPCOT) — TBD (generally November to December 2020)

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Italy Holiday Storyteller

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays takes place each winter. Storytellers from many of the countries, such as La Bafena at the Italy pavilion, recount holiday customs from their respective countries. Guests can also have their picture made with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the American Adventure Pavilion! There's also seasonal food from each country available for purchase. Buon appetito!

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional is performed three times nightly. The show tells the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. Much like other EPCOT festivals in 2020, EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is included with regular admission to EPCOT. We have tips on all of these festivities (and yes, the food, too) in our full guide!

Holiday Celebrations at Disney's Animal Kingdom — TBD (generally November to December 2020)

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Merry Menagerie Puppets

In 2019, Animal Kingdom rang in the festive season with more holiday decorations and entertainment than ever before. Discovery Island featured life-size puppets of winter animals such as reindeer, penguins and polar bears that interacted with guests, accompanied by serenading musicians. In Asia, the theatre district was decorated in celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights in India. The Tree of Life had special holiday awakenings, as well. Hopfully, we'll see these adorable puppets return in 2020!

Holiday Celebrations at Disney's Hollywood Studios — TBD (generally November to December 2020)

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Sunset Seasons Greetings

Debuting in 2017, Sunset Season's Greetings lights up Tinseltown as snow falls and dazzling projections light up the Hollywood Tower Hotel to tell special holiday tales from your favorite characters. This show takes place intermittently throughout the night. Be sure to stick around until the end of the night for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! fireworks spectacular!

Holiday Celebrations at Disney Springs — TBD (generally November to December 2020)

Guide to Disney World Events in 2020 - Disney World Tree

Holidays at Disney Springs is a special event that replaced Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney (the previous name for the entertainment area). It offers live entertainment, festive decor and fun photo ops. Holiday carolers, Toy Soldier stilt walkers and street performers make random appearances, and a live DJ hosts a dance party for all ages.

Holiday decorations include the Disney Springs' Christmas Trail, a trail of trees decorated and themed as Disney characters. You also have the opportunity to meet Santa at the end of the Christmas Tree Trail. Holidays at Disney Springs is a free Disney World event in 2020.

We hope you found this list of Disney World 2020 events hopful as you plan your visit. By now you've realized that the parties, festivals and events are some of the best reasons to visit! If you are looking for more tips, check out the When to Visit Orlando page on our Orlando Planning Timeline

Related: Complete Guide to Disney World Holiday Events

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Feb 19, 2020 at 10:34 p.m. Jamie Walker Says...

Is Disney world doing anything for leap year?

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Feb 20, 2020 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

Wow, great question! Not that we know of - we'll let you know if we hear anything!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 16, 2020 at 6:28 p.m. Asia Says...

Hi, if I purchase flight tickets through a different site & not with Disney, Can I still get the Magic Express Bus to take us to our Resort or do I have to buy my flight tickets through Disney to get Magic Express? Thank you! :)

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Feb 18, 2020 at 1:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Asia!

You can book your flights through any provider - as long as you're staying at a Disney World Resort hotel, Magical Express is available as a perk to you :) Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 29, 2020 at 3:10 a.m. Kelly B Says...

Hi,

Is it possible to get through most of Star Wars and Toy Story land and be able to get on a few other rides in DHS? We will be traveling with 2 teenagers and will be arriving to the park prior to rope drop.

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Jan 29, 2020 at 2:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

This will largely depend on when you're visiting, but in general, we definitely think this is possible! Be sure to book some FastPass+ reservations ahead of time so that you can continue to skip the line throughout the day :) Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 17, 2020 at 5:31 p.m. Vida Says...

We were hoping to go to a Christian concert at Disney World. We see the long-standing one was cancelled. Is there another one scheduled and if not, why not? That is one of the biggest draws for many of your fans.

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Jan 21, 2020 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vida!

We haven't heard of anything, but we'll be sure to update you if we hear Night of Joy is coming back!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 23, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. Myla Says...

Hi! When does DW typically announce the after hours events. I am going in February 2020 and want to possibly do one. Thanks!!

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Jul 24, 2019 at 12:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Myla!

Last year, winter/early spring dates were released in early November. We'll keep our eyes and ears peeled!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 25, 2019 at 3:32 p.m. Almajoy Says...

Does disney usually do anything special in their theme parks during the time of big movie releases? My family and i will be in WDW the day after Frozen 2 hits the theaters.

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Jul 2, 2019 at 3:05 p.m. Kelly H Says...

I just found out we will be in Disney the week it comes to theaters since they moved up the date! I wonder if they will have things that week before it premieres?

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Jun 25, 2019 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Almajoy,

Yes! Disney often celebrates new movie releases with special hoppenings, such as character greetings or food items. For instance, Bo Peep is now meeting guests for the first time at Toy Story Land in light of Toy Story 4, and there were special yummy treats available after the new live-action Aladdin premiered. We can't wait for Frozen 2!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2019 at 12:47 a.m. Vicky Says...

It saddens me that there will no longer be a Night of Joy Event at the park. Many people enjoyed that event and I believe and uplifting and encouraging event such as this is needed in our world today.

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Feb 13, 2019 at 10:19 p.m. Joy Says...

Does disney usually do anything special in their theme parks during the time of big movie releases? My family and i will be in DW the day after Frozen 2 hits the theaters.

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Jan 7, 2019 at 1:34 a.m. Holly Says...

When we are going to Disney in April and there are 2 Morning Magic at the Studios. How do you think that will affect the crowds there?

We have park hopper tickets (from you) do you think we should avoid bothering to Rope Drop the studios those days?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

This depends on whether you are going during the EMH or not. Since you say rope drop, my guess is you're staying off-site? If that is the case, it would be better to start at a park without morning EMH.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 4, 2019 at 7:25 p.m. Nancy Gwin Says...

When will WDW release their calendar of events for January 2020? We want to plan our vacation for that month and would like to go when perhaps there's not anything big going on. If that's possible??

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Jan 16, 2019 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for "hopping" by. Disney typically releases information throughout the year vs. at one time for the whole next year, but we'll keep this post updated as they do.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 21, 2018 at 2:31 p.m. Sue Says...

Can the new tickets be upgraded to a DVC (we are members) passholder ticket at guest services on our first day visiting the parks, and the price we paid for the UC ticket applied to upgrade to DVC passholder? Thanks for your help! Happy Holidays to all.

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Dec 30, 2018 at 7:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue,

Yes, they can! Hoppy holidays back to you!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 16, 2018 at 1:42 p.m. Heather Says...

We just attended Return to Sleepy Hollow. This was a showing of the Disney movie and a photo op with the Headless Horseman. I paid extra for the treat bag, and was not disappointed. I was looking for more unadvertised events like this and couldn't find any. Do you have any inside knowledge?

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

How did you find out about the Return to Sleepy Hollow event? We imagine it is similar for others. Many of these events are annual passholder exclusives or social media meet-ups.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. Ann Says...

We will be visiting to watch our daughter perform at Contest of Champions at ESPN WWS. We will be there from a Thursday - Sunday. What type of ticket gets us into all of the parks (hopper) as well as ESPN? Thank you!

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann!

You can find all of our park hopper ticket options at the link!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 22, 2018 at 10:22 p.m. poohmom Says...

we are planning to come the beginning of October just wondering how the crowds are?

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May 22, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like a great time to visit! Not too busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 19, 2018 at 4:22 p.m. Barbara Says...

When are the dates for the Candlelight Processional usually announced? So excited about our first Christmas time visit!

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May 22, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barbara,

The dates are usually announced sometime around July or August. Stay tuned!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 18, 2018 at 7:41 p.m. john calabrese Says...

Just received summer Mickey Monitor. It has New Concert Series at Epcot on calendar from June 9 to August 19. No additiond info included.

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Apr 2, 2018 at 7:11 p.m. Margaret Gorman Says...

I spoke to DVC member services they stated they have NOJ returning to espn but no date listed. They said they will release information this month.

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Mar 5, 2018 at 6:55 p.m. roseinsunnyfla Says...

I've been trying to find out the line-up for 2018 Night of Joy and looking everywhere. I couldn't believe it is this late in the year and I couldn't find anything. I'm even more shocked to now read your post they Disney isn't having it this year! there will be a lot of disappointed people!

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Feb 14, 2018 at 10:54 p.m. Night of Joy.... "not returning for 2018"? Says...

Just saw this here:

Night of Joy— Not returning for 2018

This contemporary Christian music festival takes place each September. Concerts are held at indoor and outdoor venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Last year admission to Saturday's concerts included a day at one of the four theme parks. Night of Joy is a separately ticketed event.

is that true? "Not returning for 2018"?

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Mar 13, 2018 at 6:24 p.m. Darlene Baumhofff Says...

Disney says they are just trying to work dates out

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Feb 12, 2018 at 9:39 p.m. elvislover53 Says...

I sure hope that the management at Disney doesn't think that the "Garden Rocks Concert Series" lineup could/would EVER COMPARE TO THE "Sounds Like Summer" LINEUPS IN THE PAST!!!!!

PITIFUL!!!!!!!!!

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Feb 3, 2018 at 12:44 a.m. Mike Says...

Please note that Night of Joy will NOT be held this year.

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Mar 2, 2018 at 3:23 a.m. Kelsey Says...

Are you for sure that NOJ will not be returning? Where are you seeing this? Because I called disney today and they said they are having it still at ESPN.

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Apr 2, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. Margaret Gorman Says...

I also called DVC member services has it returning in sept at espn but no dates yet they said call end of April. I wanted to be sure to get 1 bedroom with two handicap people. So they were pretty confident when I asked if I should book room using borrowed points

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Mar 5, 2018 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelsey!

We will keep you posted if we hear otherwise, but we have not seen anything confirmed for Night of Joy returning this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 6, 2018 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for letting us know, Mike!

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Nov 15, 2017 at 5:22 p.m. Brice Turnbaugh Says...

List is for 2017 or 2018...both years listed and comments are from 2015 and 2016!

What is it for?

Brice

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Jun 22, 2017 at 3:37 p.m. Rob Amsden Says...

When will the Dining package be available for making reservations to the candlelight processional?

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Jun 22, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob,

We're expecting the packages to go on sale soon. Keep taps on Disney's Candelight Dinner Packages site.

Keep hopping,

Mommy Frog

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Jun 4, 2017 at 1:26 p.m. Ray W Says...

No Sounds Like Summer 2017...guess I won't be there either. : (

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Mar 11, 2017 at 8:14 p.m. Autumn Says...

I was looking forward in the hours for August and September, and I noticed something very interesting. On August 25th which is a Friday one would think the park would be open later, but the park hour said it will close at 7pm, when party nights are held for the MNSSHP and MVMCP. So I think that this year they are going to be doing the parties earlier then before, since they also bump up food and wine...food for thought!

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May 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. Stacey Says...

Has Sounds Like Summer been cancelled for 2017? If so, any news on what will replace everything it (if anything)?

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May 6, 2017 at 3:50 a.m. TK Says...

I have been searching every week for the lineup as we plan our EPCOT Visits around Stayin' Alive each year. But the lineup has always been posted in early April, so I am assuming the rumors of its demise are true.

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May 5, 2017 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey,

We haven't heard any news on Sounds of Summer returning for 2017.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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Jan 12, 2017 at 4:44 p.m. morgan Says...

Hi there, when do the dates for the MNSSHP and MVMCP usually release?

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Jan 12, 2017 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Morgan,

The dates for those usually come out in the Spring. Usually May, but it may happen earlier. Keep checking back with us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2016 at 3:13 p.m. sheena Says...

do you know what dates Santa is a disney springs from?we are currently booked until Nov 15th and hoping to catch santa and the resort hotels decorated - what are the chances?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sheena,

Santa generally may not be around this early in the season at Disney Springs, but we hope to know dates of his appearances soon! The resort decorations go up in mid-November, so it's likely you will get to see some of it.

Keep hopping!

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Apr 11, 2016 at 12:42 a.m. Jolene Says...

Hi, My daughter is obsessed with Descendants. Any idea how I would figure out if any of the cast will be at the parks? Thanks

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jolene,

Wouldn't we like to know too?! Lily loves Evie! They are not there often, but the best way to stay up on this is by following the Disney Parks Blog. It often mentions when celebrities will be in town for certain events.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2016 at 4:02 p.m. Jack Says...

Hi there,

Would you reccomend these Disney After Hours nights? I can't see what is so special about them except the late entry? I just don't see what is so special about paying an extra $149 for it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Apr 6, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jack,

We don't think it's a tremendous value, but if you really want to make sure you have time to ride plenty of rides with the least amount of waits, then this is the way to go!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2016 at 11:22 a.m. Russ Longson Says...

We are coming over from England and I am looking for Disney Halloween tickets, but not going to the main Disney parks. Can I get these through you? I can't seem to find the right button to click. Thanks.

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Mar 28, 2016 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Russ,

These tickets have not yet gone on sale, but we hope to be able to offer them again.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 15, 2016 at 2:31 p.m. Mithu Says...

hi, i want to visit April-16 any days, have you any special event on this month? and how many cost the event?

waiting for your reply

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Mar 16, 2016 at 3:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mithu,

There is the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival going on at this time at Disney and Mardi Gras on select days at Universal Orlando. They are both included with regular ticket admission:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 9, 2016 at 5:46 p.m. Amanda Says...

Your night of joy dates are incorrect - it is September 9-10, 2016.

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Feb 12, 2016 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for the catch!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 2, 2015 at 12:35 p.m. Vix Says...

When do Disney release even dates for Oct - Dec 2016 please ?

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Dec 2, 2015 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vix,

The release of event dates vary. For bigger events, such as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, those dates are typically released in May.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 27, 2015 at 9:54 p.m. TC Says...

I've tried to find out if the newly labeled Disney Springs hotels (Holiday Inn, Hilton, etc) are providing shuttle service to/from the Disney World Marathon Weekend (Jan 7-10, 2016)? I've called the hotels but nobody seems to know for sure. Anyone?

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Nov 20, 2015 at 3:48 a.m. Heidi Simpson Says...

We are planning a trip to Orlando Dec 26-Jan3. Can you please let me know what activities are going on at Disney during this time. Thanks!

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Nov 20, 2015 at 11:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heidi,

There are a ton of holiday happenings during this time. Check our Guide to Disney World during the Holidays!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 29, 2015 at 5:39 p.m. TicTacToe Says...

I am planning to go in 5-7 Nov. Any advice or should I wait a couple more weeks? I am more interested in parades and celebrations.

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Oct 30, 2015 at 9:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Your dates are good as far as parades and celebrations are concerned, but you would need to adjust the dates if you wanted to visit Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Keep in mind that that weekend is fairly busy because of the Wine and Dine Half-Marathon.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 27, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. Kayla Says...

Hi, just realized we will be in Disney during marathon weekend. We don't hve any ADR's for Saturday or Sunday morning, but should we avoid certain parks those days? Our plans were to do Epcot Saturday AM around 10am, and magic kingdom at night. We planned to spend all day Sunday at Hollywood studios, also getting there around 10am.

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Nov 2, 2015 at 7:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kayla,

Our crowd calendar provides recommended parks each day that can help you with these questions. After you decide, definitely go ahead and book your ADRs!

Keep hopping!

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Oct 11, 2015 at 11:27 p.m. Bri Says...

Can we buy tickets for only the light show? Do not want to go during the day etc but only to see the lights. We don't want to pay for a whole day if so what are some options and prices

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bri,

Unfortunately, no, you would need regular park admission to see the lights.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 7, 2015 at 8:13 a.m. Ilene Says...

I have a timing and logistics question. We want to see Osborne lights, but also want to see Fantasmic. I made reservations for dinner at Brown Derby for 540p, without thinking about Osborne. I'm thinking it will be impossible to have a leisurely dinner, then see Osborne, then check in to Fantasmic by 8p. What do you think? we don't want to be sprinting from one place to another with a 4 year old and an old lady (me, sort of) in tow! IF I can change my dinner reservations (it's not available at the moment), how much time should I REALLY allow?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ilene,

This depends on which date you will be in the park. If it is an Extra Magic Hour night, you can visit the Osborne lights after Fantasmic! The Osborne lights begin at dusk and usually continue until about an hour after park close. I would allow at the very least 20-30 minutes to walk through the Streets of America to see the lights dance, navigate the crowds, and take some photos.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 7, 2015 at 1:04 a.m. Dallas Says...

We will be visiting Magic Kingdom on Nov 13 and just realized that this is one of the dates for the very merry Christmas. Will we be able to stay until park closing without the extra ticket? This is a first visit for one of the girls and we had planned to see the fireworks. Thanks

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Oct 7, 2015 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dallas,

You would need to leave when the park closes for the party at 7 p.m.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 4, 2015 at 1:14 p.m. Disney addict Says...

Hello, do you know if Disney Springs will do anything special such as trick or treating for the kids on Oct 31, 2015? Thank you!

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Oct 14, 2015 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

We haven't heard yet whether there will be trick-or-treating at Disney Springs. We hope so!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2015 at 4:11 p.m. Darlene Says...

Do you guys have tickets available to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party? I need to buy my Disney tickets for our vacation starting November 20th, and would prefer to get all of the tickets through Undercover Tourist!

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Awww, Darlene, we'd love for you to buy all of your tickets through us too. Unfortunately, we will not be getting party tickets this year :( You'll have to go through Disney directly for that one.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 3:40 p.m. Jennifer leingang Says...

How will the new Star Wars Half Marathon event affect crowd levels at the parks over that weekend??

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Sep 15, 2015 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

Races always impact crowd levels, bringing more people to the parks and making the hotels more crowded.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 3, 2015 at 1:38 p.m. Candice Sable Says...

What impact do you expect the new Star Wars half marathon to have on the parks? My husband would love to run but I'm hesitant about the crowds. Thanks!

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Sep 3, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candice,

The marathons always bring in more people, and they do sell out. I think it would be tremendous fun even with the extra people. May the force be with you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2015 at 10:50 a.m. Jason Worgull Says...

One more question. Does the "snow" always fall during the light show or just during the ceremony? Thanks so much!

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Sep 1, 2015 at 10:36 a.m. Jason Worgull Says...

Hello. Will Disney Studios be extremely crowded Nov 6 on the opening night of the Osborne Lights? Have been thinking of staying another night to check it out, but still kind of iffy being the first day and on a Friday...

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Sep 1, 2015 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason,

That weekend is also the Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon, so I would expect it to be fairly busy. You can check out your dates on our Crowd Calendar.

Keep hopping!

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May 24, 2015 at 2:39 a.m. Dan Says...

We are going to Disney World June 5 to July 11. Do you know of any special event going on besides the concert series?

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May 26, 2015 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dan,

During the summer months, there are fewer events at Disney World, but it's possible something will crop up!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. Cindi G Says...

We are planning a girls trip to Disney over Hallowen. Are we allowed to wear costumes in the Disney park on Halloween? I read somewhere that adults were not allowed. Do you know if this is true or not ?

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May 10, 2015 at 8:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindi,

You can wear costumes to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. There is more information about the dress code in the parks here. Generally, Disney does not want guests to confuse you with a princess or other character.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 25, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Steve D Says...

Can I purchase special events tickets from undercover tourist. If so, how?

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May 8, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve,

Most of the special events are included with regular park admission, so yes, we offer tickets! We also expect to offer tickets for select dates on Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party later this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2015 at 2:30 a.m. ria328 Says...

Has Osbourne Family lights been officially confirmed fir 2015?? I had heard that it was possible it wouldn't be happening this year???

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Apr 7, 2015 at 10:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

That rumor has been around for several years now. The 2015 dates have not yet been confirmed.

Keep hopping!

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