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Walt Disney World Special Events 2016

 

Come be a part of one of the many special events that Disney creates every year.​

 

Whether you like flowers or wine, foods from around the world, or simply enjoy the spectacular Holiday decorations, Disney will create special moments for you and your family to enjoy and share

 

 

September - November 2016

Walt Disney World International Food and Wine Festival 

 

 Food and wine lover's paradise awaits you at Epcot® with the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Fall 2016!

 

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival takes place every fall at Epcot. This year’s dates are Sept. 14 through Nov. 14. The festival features International marketplaces featuring tasty tapas and refreshing beverages. Cooking demonstrations and dining events, including experiences with celebrity chefs! Mixology classes and wine tastings and live musical performances by popular hit-makers. Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is included with regular theme park admission. Dine your way around the world. Cultivate your cooking skills. Savor a rare vintage. Enjoy an exhilarating outdoor concert. Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival this fall! 
 

 

September 2016

Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports 

 

Soak up the spirited sounds of a contemporary music festival, featuring performances by Christian superstars in rock, pop and gospel! Disney's Night of Joy 2016 will expand, with the concerts being held for the first time ever at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World® Resort.

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This year's lineup includes:

  • Sept. 9 - MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Francesca Battistelli, Crowder, Matthew West, Stars Go Dim, Zealand Worship
  • Sept. 10 - newsboys, for King & Country, Young & Free, Switchfoot, Red, Thousand Foot Krutch, Tim Timmons

Note: Artists subject to change without notice.

 

September - October 2016

 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom 

 

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place at Magic Kingdom on select nights each fall. The party’s biggest highlights are watching Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks and the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular" Castle Stage Show along with trick-or-treating in the park and meeting the Disney characters and dressed in Halloween costumes. During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumesThe party is not included with regular admission to Magic Kingdom and requires a separate ticket. We recommended purchasing tickets in advance, since these parties do sometimes sell out. The tone of the event is, well, "Not-So-Scary", and is appropriate for children of all ages.

 

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place in 2016 on the following dates:

  • September - 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30
  • October - 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31

November- December 2016

Mickey's Verry Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom

 

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event held on select nights each winter at Magic Kingdom. The big highlights from this event are Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade (watch the video), Holiday Wishes fireworks (watch the video), Celebrate the Season Castle stage show (watch the video), and a 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. Cookies and hot cocoa are included with admission to this separately ticketed event.  It is recommended you purchase tickets in advance; it is common for nights to sell out.

 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will take place in 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on the following dates:

  • November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29
  • December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22
 
Holidays Around The World – Candlelight Processional (Epcot)
 
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Holidays Around The World

Celebrate the holiday season with the characters, legends and lore from around the globe. Delight in wondrous tales and customs while experiencing the traditions of Walt Disney World® Resort. The signature events include a breathtaking Candlelight Processional and a special holiday-themed finale to the dazzling IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Holidays Around The World – Candlelight Processional is included with regular admission to Epcot.

Guest Speakers for the 2016 Candlelight Procession

 

Nov. 25 - Nov. 27
Nov. 28 - Dec. 1
Dec. 2 - Dec. 3
Dec. 4 - Dec. 12
Dec. 13 - Dec. 15
Dec. 16 - Dec. 18
Dec. 19 - Dec. 21
Dec. 22 - Dec. 27
Dec. 28 - Dec. 30

Steven Curtis Chapman
Neil Patrick Harris 
Whoopi Goldberg
To Be Announced
Meredith Vieira
To Be Announced
Joe Morton
To Be Announced
Cal Ripken, Jr.

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the American Gardens Theatre.

2016 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages - Now on Sale!
These packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

This year, in addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Captain's Grille at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk.

Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at US $27 plus tax per person for adults and US $14 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at US $47 plus tax per person for adults and US $20 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Book a Candlelight Processional dining package by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463), visit Disneyworld.com/dine OR contact your Destination Orlando Etc. travel agent!

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth: A spectacular light and sound show every night at 9:30 p.m. at the World Showcase Lagoon featuring a very special holiday finale, which includes the classic song "Let There Be Peace On Earth" and the voice of Walter Cronkite offering a special holiday message.

Holiday Storytellers: Listen to legendary holiday folklore from around the world as told at the World Showcase by the legends themselves, including France's Père Noël, Italy's La Befana and America's Santa Claus.

 

 

 

 

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Give the Gift of 'Ohana Time and Save!

 

Spending time with loved ones is the most special gift of all. That’s why this holiday season you can give the gift of ‘ohana time with a trip to AULANI, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaiʻi.

 

So this holiday season, everyone can give the gift of time together—with an unforgettable trip to AULANI Resort, where the longer you stay, the more you save. Guests can save up to 30% on 5+ consecutive-night stays or save 25% on 4-night stays with these spring* offers.

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Give the Gift of a Getaway in the New Year - Save Up to 25% on Select Stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

 

Surprise loved ones with an unforgettable present underneath the tree—a fun escape near new and exciting experiences at both theme parks!

Explore savings on select rooms available at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels—valid for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from January 5 through April 16, 2020:

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • Save 25% on Premium rooms
  • Save 20% on Standard rooms

Disneyland Hotel

  • Save 25% on Premium rooms
  • Save 20% on Standard rooms

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Save 10% on Premium and Standard rooms

Book from November 12, 2019 through March 14, 2020; travel must be completed by April 17, 2020.

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Give the Gift of Magical Escape - Enjoy 25% Off Select Rooms with a 4-Night or Longer Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

 

This holiday season, treat your loved ones to an early 2020 retreat to the Disneyland Resort. With this special offer, enjoy 25% off select rooms with a 4-night or longer stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the Disneyland Hotel.

Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most nights January 5 through April 16, 2020. To take advantage of this special offer, be sure to book through March 14, 2020; travel must be completed by April 17, 2020.

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The Ultimate Way to Experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

 

You're about to step into the excitement of someof Harry Potter's greatest adventures and enter two magical lands: Hogsmeade in Universal's Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida.

 

Experience the wizarding world like never before in an all-new thrilling roller coaster, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, now open in Islands of Adventure.


For Arrivals after May 22nd, 2020

Package will include a 3-Park 5-Day Park-to-Park Ticket which includes admission to Universal Studios Florida AND Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Purchase through December 9, 2020

 

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Universal Orlando Ticket Offer: 3rd Park Free from $53* per Day

Experience the awesome of all three theme parks for one great price. Purchase by Dec. 2, 2019 and use by May 22, 2020. Blockout dates Dec. 26-31, 2019.

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Disney Parks Salutes U.S. Military with Special Ticket Offers, Room Rates in 2020

Disney Destinations continues to honor active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military with special offers on theme park admissions and resort stays at Walt Disney World® Resort for most dates in 2020

Members of the U.S. Military can choose between 4-Day, 5-Day, and, new for 2020, 6-Day Military Salute Tickets. A 4-Day ticket costs $265, a 5-Day ticket costs $283, and a 6-Day ticket costs $301. The Park HopperOption is included on all Military Salute Tickets, and the Park HopperPlusOption can be added to each ticket for $50. Prices are the same for both children and adults. Tickets must be used during the period from January 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020.

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Give the Gift of Adventure -- and Save!

Celebrate the holiday season by giving the biggest gift of all - the gift of adventure! Plus, enjoy savings of up to $400 per person on some of the most popular itineraries that take you from the pristine Alaskan frontier to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Colosseum in Rome and many other amazing destinations. Book select 2020 Adventures by Disney vacations through December 20, 2019 and take advantage of this special holiday offer.

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Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel -- Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020

Surprise your loved ones with a memorable getaway! With the help of this merry offer, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels—valid for stays most nights January 1 through April 25, 2020 when you book by January 1, 2020.

Plus, receive a $30 USD Disney Gift Card per person (ages 3 and up) on the reservation when you upgrade to a package by adding 6-day or longer theme park tickets―a wonderful opportunity for everyone to pick out their own special souvenir.

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Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9)

Get a FREE dining plan for your kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day package for you and your kid(s) that includes a room at a select Disney Value Resort hotel, theme park tickets and a dining plan. Valid for arrivals most nights from January 1 – March 7, 2020 when you book through January 1, 2020.

Make your first visit even more special with an extra dash of magic. With this offer, you'll receive the Frozen Welcome Pack, including:

  • - Voucher for one stroller rental for the length of your stay

  • - Voucher for one in-park 5x7 photo print per room

  • - One merchandise bag per room including a plush, book and 2 treats

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Save up to 25% off Select Stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

Save up to 25% off select rooms at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel from Oct. 13-Dec. 19, 2019 when you book through Dec. 5, 2019. This offer is valid most Sunday-Thursday nights.

Save up to 20% on Standard room types and 25% on Premium room types at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® and Spa. Save up to 15% on Standard room types and 20% on Premium room types at the Disneyland Hotel.

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Step into your own VIP adventure.

Save up to $400* per person on select departures. Book through 12/16/19 for travel 9/30/19–1/5/20.

Book Adventures by Disney now and enjoy special rates on exclusive fall and winter vacations.

This fall and winter, come discover immersive activities the entire family will love, from the savanna of South Africa to the surprises of Southern California.

*Ask A Consultant for Information!

 

 


 

Every moment is a reminder that holiday magic is alive

You've picked the merriest, most perfect time to visit! At Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you'll find the holidays shine bright on Mickey's very merry nights. Plus, you can buy early and save $10 on select nights, November 8–December 22!

Entertainment offerings subject to change without notice. Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket. Ticket valid only during specific event hours and subject to availability.

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Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™. The Epic New Addition Is Now Open.

 

Foodie Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 at Magic Kingdom Park

 

Festive New Performances and Returning Favorites Come to Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

 

Celebrate Classic American BBQ with Regal Eagle Smokehouse – Coming Soon to Epcot!

 

Putting a Bow on ‘Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks’ for Magic Kingdom Park

 

(Universal Orlando) Warm Fuzzies With A Side Of Sarcasm

 

Custom Built Super Hero Gauntlet Now Available at Super Hero Headquarters in Disney Springs

 

 

Celebrate ‘The Lion King’ with African-Inspired Eats, Music and Fun at Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night

 

Check Out How to Meet Fancy Nancy and Vampirina Aboard a Disney Ship

 

Mobile Order Service Expands to More Dining Locations Than Ever Before at Walt Disney World Resort

 

Unique Rooftop Dining Experience Awaits at Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood

 

More Reservations Made Available for the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package at Walt Disney World Resort

 

New Play Disney Parks App Digital Achievements and Commemorative Trading Pins available at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

 

New Bites and 60-Day Advanced Reservations Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort

 

Disney Parks Best Bites - October 2019

 


 

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