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Full ~Frogtastic~ Schedule of Events at Disney World in 2022

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - PinterestFestivals. 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 occur 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 2022 to help you plan your visit.

While 2020 and some of 2021 featured modified events, things continue to open up around the resort in 2022. We continue to see entertainment return as well as events like Disney H20 Glow After Hours. Plus we have the ongoing Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration to enjoy! And in perhaps the biggest news so far this year — Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will return in 2022! We update this post throughout the year as new event details are released and dates are added.

For those of you who have already picked your dates, this post also serves as a guide for what will be hoppening while you're there. You'll find all of the Walt Disney World events in 2022 and beyond on our Crowd Calendar. You can also see crowd levels and park recommendations on the days that events are taking place. We've even got a whole post detailing some of the very best times to plan a Disney World trip in 2022. 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!

Full Schedule of Events at Disney World in 2022

Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration — Oct. 1, 2021, to March 2023

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - Mickey and Friends on Main Street in New Outfits

It's the big 5-0! "The World's Most Magical Celebration" kicked off Oct. 1, 2021, and will run for 18 dazzling months all across the resort! Guests can take in special entertainment, including a new cavalcade at Magic Kingdom, and new nighttime spectaculars with "Harmonious" at EPCOT and "Disney Enchantment" at Magic Kingdom. Disney's Animal Kingdom debuted a new daytime performance, "Disney KiteTails." And each of the park's icons become "beacons of magic" each evening, in addition to featuring special EARidescent decor, lighting and more. Characters don their best party attire, and several new additions will open as the event progresses. The very first? Remy's Ratatouille Adventure opened Oct. 1 in EPCOT, and we've got a lot more to look forward to in 2022, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opening May 27!

MARCH - JULY

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival — March 2 to July 4, 2022

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Entrance with new Goofy 50th topiary

As the second event in the lineup of the EPCOT festivals, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival blossoms each spring. This festival features tons of topiaries spread throughout the park. There is an abundance of food offerings at the outdoor kitchens scattered around World Showcase and Future World to enjoy while admiring the character topiaries. This year's festival continues through July 4.

Guests can also delight in the hundreds of butterfly species residing at the festival's screened butterfly house. Plus the Garden Rocks Concert Series is back at the America Gardens Theatre on select nights. EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is included with regular admission to EPCOT. This is one of the most colorful and popular Disney World events!

runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend — March 31 to April 3, 2022

Formerly the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon, this all-new runDisney event offers up a new theme each year. The 2022 races featured returning classics, including the Expedition Everest 5K (a nighttime run with a scavenger hunt!), the Race for the Taste 10K and the Tower of Terror 10-miler. Enjoy Sunrise Yoga for a relaxing morning with a magical backdrop — Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom!

Disney H20 Glow After Hours

After a two-year hiatus, Disney H2O Glow After Hours will be returning to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in 2022! The water park is hosting the after hours parties every Saturday night from May 28 to Aug. 27. This separately ticketed, tadpole-friendly evening event features DJ dance parties, speciality food and drink, and a chance to enjoy your favorite water attractions glowing at night!

We can't wait to soak up all the fun of these year's event. Keep an eye on our guide to H20 Glow After Hours for all the hoppin' details.

JULY - DECEMBER

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival — July 14 to Nov. 19, 2022

The popular EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival usually runs from July to November. If you're looking for Disney World 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. Most years, guests can spend time sharpening their culinary and beverage skills in seminars (did not hoppen in 2021, but we hope they return in 2022!). There are also usually opportunities to partake in special dining experiences with celebrity chefs for an additional charge (also did not hoppen in 2021). This is a major event, and we recommend using our EPCOT Food & Wine Festival guide to help you make the most of it!

We anticipate that the Eat to the Beat! Concert Series will return in 2022, along with Mariachi Cobre, JAMMitors and Voices of Liberty. EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is included with regular theme park admission.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Aug. 12 to Oct. 31, 2022

Complete Guide to Disney World Events – Maleficent at Disney After Hours Boo BashBoo to you! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is returning! This separately ticketed event at Magic Kingdom Park offers guests the opportunity to stay after normal park hours in their costumes to enjoy unique characters, attraction overlays, treat stops, photo opportunities and specialty food and drink. Enjoy exclusive entertainment like Mickey’s Boo-To-You parade, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show and Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks. Bring on spooky season!

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend — November 4 to 7, 2022

The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend combines the magic of a runDisney race with the festivities of the Food & Wine Festival. Races usually 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.

Disney Very Merriest After Hours (Magic Kingdom) — November to December 2022

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - Cinderella Castle Projections

Similar to Boo Bash, the new Disney Very Merriest After Hours event rang in the 2021 holiday season at Magic Kingdom. On select nights from Nov. 8 to Dec. 21, guests enjoyed Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, a new castle stage show, character sightings, castle projections, ride overlays and, of course, festive food! The event ran from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and event tickets allowed early entry starting at 7 p.m. without daytime admission or a Disney Park Pass reservation.

While Disney Very Merriest After Hours is a separate event, there are still many festive holiday Disney World events. 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.)

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

Disney Very Merriest took the place of one of our favorite Disney World events, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party — though we're not sure which of the two will return in 2022. The party normally 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. There are also plenty of opportunities to meet your favorite Disney characters, some of whom are decked out in their holiday finest.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays (EPCOT) — November to December 2022

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - Italy Holiday Storyteller

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays takes place each winter; in 2021, the festival ran from Nov. 26 to Dec. 30. Storytellers from many of the countries, such as La Befana at the Italy pavilion, recount holiday customs from their respective countries. Santa Claus even makes special appearances too! There's also seasonal food from each country available for purchase. Buon appetito!

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - EPCOT Int'l Festival of the Holidays: Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional returned in 2021! The show tells the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. Last year, instead of hosting choirs from the community, the cast member choir expanded. The Candlelight Processional is typically performed three times nightly. Much like other EPCOT festivals, the 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 — November to December 2022

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - Merry Menagerie

In 2021, Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park started celebrating the jolly season Nov. 12. Guests could wave at favorite characters in their holiday best, as well as Santa, in Festive Flotillas along Discovery River. The Merry Menagerie, life-size animal puppets of penguins, foxes, polar bears and more, created a winter wonderland at Discovery Island. At night, guests could check out the Tree of Life Awakenings — Holiday Edition, during which the tree shimmers and sparkles along to a musical score. There were also special seasonal decorations and food to enjoy around the park!

Holiday Celebrations at Disney's Hollywood Studios — November to December 2022

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - Hollywood Tower Hotel Projections

Share a meal with Santa Goofy, Minnie Mouse and friends at Hollywood & Vine for a Christmas feast. 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. Plus guests can catch Santa driving by in a special seasonal motorcade!

Holiday Celebrations at Disney Springs — November to December 2022

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - Christmas Tree in Town Center at Disney Springs

Holidays at Disney Springs is a special event that replaced Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney (the previous name for the entertainment area). Holiday decorations include the Disney Springs' Christmas Trail, a trail of trees decorated and themed as Disney characters. In the evening, guests visiting Town Center encounter a magical snowfall. Jock Lindsay's Holiday Bar returns again with holiday decor and a limited-time menu. Holidays at Disney Springs is a free Disney World event to enjoy throughout your day.

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend — Jan. 4 to 8, 2023

Complete Guide to Disney World Events - WDW Marathon StartThe Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend features 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 courses of the longer races take runners through all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. In 2021, the event moved to a virtual race for the health and safety of participants, but it resumed in person in 2022 (though some races had virtual counterparts).

If you're planning a trip that overlaps with a race, you should know that Disney races are some of the Disney World events 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. 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 — Mid-January to late-February 2023

EPCOT Int'l Festival of the Arts - Broadway Concert Series; Adam and Arielle Jacobs

Grab a paintbrush, and let your imagination flow! This EPCOT 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 2022 festival ran from Jan. 14 to Feb. 21 and saw the return of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, which was unavailable during the modified 2021 festival.

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is included with admission to the park, but there may be 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 the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts to inspire you.

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend — Feb. 23 to 26, 2023

Inspired by the Disney Princesses, this event celebrates strong, determined women. Weekend events include the Disney Princess 5K, Disney Princess Enchanted 10K, 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.

We hope you found this list of Disney World 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're 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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Apr 18, 2022 at 7:33 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hello! Travelling in October and noticed on both of my reserved days - Epcot Oct 27, 2022 and MK Oct 30, 2022 it states both fireworks shows are “closed”. Is this normal? Any idea why this could be? Will be very disappointed if we miss both shows. Thanks!

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May 2, 2022 at 6:54 p.m. Bill Says...

While the entertainment schedules aren’t usually posted until closer to the date, there likely will not be fireworks at MK on October 30th due to the Halloween party that night. Things are still in the process of getting back to normal so we won’t know for sure until WDW posts info, but there may only be full park hours and fireworks on very few nights at MK leading up to Oct 31st. Epcot should have their night show daily… no reason for them not.

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May 2, 2022 at 2:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Yes, super insight Bill - thanks for chiming in!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2022 at 2:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole!

If the showtimes are not available, then it's most likely due to the fact that the entertainment schedule has not been released (which is typically a couple months in advance) — and does not necessarily mean that the shows will be closed. We recommend that you hop back as it gets closer to your trip to confirm showtimes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 28, 2022 at 4:39 p.m. Ryan Says...

Going first week of April 2022. Any special events besides Flower & Garden fest? Hoping the Crystal Palace in MK will have Winnie the Pooh characters again. I'm also trying to visit Club 33. I'm not a member, and I know it's incredibly difficult and expensive. Any advise is appreciated.

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Mar 1, 2022 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ryan!

In addition to EPCOT Flower & Garden, the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend is taking place from March 31 to April 3. We hope the characters will return to Crystal Palace soon too (and if we hear any news, we'll update our character dining post so keep hopping back!). As for Club 33, it's just as mysterious to us frogs as well! Though if you find a friend who's a member of Club 33, introduce us ;)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 20, 2022 at 6:55 a.m. Miami Exotic Animals Says...

Very informative

nice post

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Jan 20, 2022 at 8:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for hopping by!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2021 at 8:50 p.m. Kate Says...

Planning a surprise Orlando trip for our teens for this years Xmas gift, arriving on NYE. We are UOAP and will definitely be going there . Wondering if Disney will be adding any more dates for After Hours events for early January 2022??

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Oct 6, 2021 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

We don't know of any After Hours events in 2022 just yet, but we'll be sure to update if there are any announcements!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 27, 2021 at 1:27 a.m. Jessic Says...

Hi!! Do you know if the days of After Hourts Events we can see the Enchantment show? I heard that those days the park close early to the regular ticket.

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Oct 27, 2021 at 8:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessic!

You can get in early to the parks with your After Hours admission (usually around 7 p.m.), so you should be able to catch fireworks at their normally scheduled time - they technically don't run during the party, but since you'll have access to the park before the party starts, you'll be able to watch! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frogg

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Sep 28, 2021 at 10:22 p.m. Elias Says...

Hello! I'm planning on traveling from November 5th to November 7th, do you think the race will impact the crowds? Should I reconsider?

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Sep 30, 2021 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elias!

Since this will be the first runDisney event returning and it falls not too long after the 50th anniversary starts, we could see more people sticking around for the entire weekend, thus increasing crowds. Our Crowd Calendar shows that this weekend will have level 7 crowds, which is above average but still manageable.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2021 at 3:30 a.m. Stephanie Says...

Thanks so much for the tips!

We are planning our week long stay starting Jan 8-15 (park days 10-14). I know the marathon will be 5-9, but wanted to know do the crowds die down the week after the marathon or does it stay high? Would you recommend we push our trip back a week to Jan 15-22?

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Sep 7, 2021 at 9:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

You'll likely see the biggest impacts of the event with transportation and hotel & dining reservations during the weekend. Some may stay the following week (perhaps more than usual this year because of the 50th anniversary), but overall it should have light to moderate crowds. We'd avoid changing to Jan. 15 to 22, due to MLK Weekend. But if you decide you'd rather avoid Marathon Weekend, another great option would be Jan. 22-29, as it's typically a week with low crowds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2021 at 3:42 p.m. K Mckinney Says...

Thanks for all the great info! I’m trying to find out more info on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events. Do you have any inside info you can share.

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Sep 7, 2021 at 9:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi K!

We haven't heard anything official yet for this year's New Year's Eve/News Year's Day, but you can check out what has hoppened in the past in our separate NYE events post.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 17, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. Jocelyn Says...

We plan to be at DisneyWorld Oct. 27-29 and would like to visit Magic Kingdom to see the fall decorations. Taking into consideration lower crowds, is it better to visit MK on days Disney's After Hours Boo Bash is scheduled or visit on a regular day? We do not plan to attend Boo Bash as tickets are sold out the dates we will be there. Also, has the "Kiss Goodnight" been reinstated at MK and can it only be viewed in non-event days?

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Aug 17, 2021 at 3:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jocelyn!

On event nights, Magic Kingdom closes at 8:30 p.m. and on non-event nights, the park closes at 9 p.m., so if you want to take advantage of the extra half hour and not lose any time, we'd recommend a non-event night. After Hours guests aren't able to enter the park until 7 p.m. The only timeframe during which you might notice a slight difference is between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., but crowds usually start to form at the hub about an hour before, regardless if it's an event or non-event night. As for the Kiss Goodnight, it has hoppened a couple of times since the parks reopened last year, but it has not been seen on a regular basis just yet.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2021 at 3:37 a.m. Lori Says...

We went to boo Bash on August 27th. The park DID NOT close early. They had fireworks at 845 then the party started after. Unless that changes there’s no reason to skip that day in the park

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Sep 7, 2021 at 12:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori!

You're right! In August, Boo Bash started at 9:30 p.m. so the park closed at 9 p.m., which had been the usual time that Magic Kingdom would close, so there wasn't any difference. But now fireworks are starting at 8:15 p.m., and in September and October, Boo Bash starts at 9 p.m. and Magic Kingdom closes a half hour early (8:30 p.m.) on event nights. It's not a major difference! But if someone wants to take advantage of that extra half hour, we'd suggest a non-event night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 7, 2020 at 3:48 p.m. Zell Says...

Will the Super Bowl (star) event be held in Orlando this year and if so what dates?

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Dec 7, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Zell!

We aren't sure this year whether there will be a parade or not, since parades are temporarily suspended at Disney World. However, this generally takes place the day after the Super Bowl (and Disney Parks blog usually makes a big announcement about it!).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2020 at 2:03 a.m. Eddie1234 Says...

When will Halloween Merch 2020 be available at World of Disney @ Disney Springs? Also when do they begin to decorate DS for fall?

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Aug 17, 2020 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eddie!

Just an update - Halloween Merchandise has officially arrived at Disney Springs at World of Disney :) Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 11, 2020 at 3:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eddie1234!

It should be any day now - merchandise became available yesterday on ShopDisney, and World of Disney typically isn't too far behind! :) As for decor, we are keeping an eye out; generally, this coincides with the first Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (which would have been this week), but with the party cancelled for this year, decor may be a little delayed. We'll keep you posted as we hear more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 6, 2020 at 10:19 a.m. Afrikagora Says...

Schedule of Disney World Special Events in 2020 and 2021, very informative for all who are planing for trip. Afrikagora

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Jul 14, 2020 at 2:12 p.m. Konnie Says...

Do you have any idea if the Disney water parks will reopen soon? This summer?

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Jul 14, 2020 at 10:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Konnie!

We don't, unfortunately, but we'll be sure to update as soon as we know more!

Hoppy planning!

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!

Leap

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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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