Overview of 2019 Special Events at Walt Disney World
Happy New Year! With a new year comes a new calendar of things to see and do at Walt Disney World, so we did the work for you and compiled a list of some special events going on this year at the parks. Go to one or go to all of them, but start planning now!
2019 Epcot® International Festival of the Arts
From January 18 to February 25, tap into your inner artist at this Epcot Festival. You can learn how to paint, see artwork from many of Disney’s talented artists, and sit in on talks as they tell you all about their work and their careers. Of course, cooking is an art all of its own and the Culinary Arts portion of this festival will have you tasting culinary masterpieces.
Here you’ll give your palate an adventure as you taste some of the best dishes around, including pop art desserts, fine delicacies, and so much more. Finally, the show must go on and it will with some of the best performance arts! You will enjoy Disney on Broadway where you can sing along to some of Disney’s most popular musical numbers.
Broadway personalities will be on hand to perform for you, including Kerry Butler, Kevin Massey, Meredith Inglesby, Steve Blanchard, Arielle Jacobs, Adam Jacobs and more. The festival takes place in Epcot and requires a ticket to the park to attend.
2019 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival
You have plenty of time — from March 6 to June 3 — to get to Epcot and enjoy the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, a great place to see Disney-themed topiaries (you’ll do double takes, I’m sure!), garden spaces and wildlife habitats.
Sit back and listen to musical performances and stop by a variety of outdoor Disney kitchens to taste a variety of delicacies. Take a tour of Gardens of the World, an English Tea Garden and Behind the Seeds. The festival take place in Epcot and also requires a ticket to the park to attend.
Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon Weekend
May the force (through the seventh of April) be with you at the Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon weekend. There’s plenty to do, whether you choose to start with a 5K or jump right in with a half marathon.
There are races for the kids and a Health and Fitness Expo, where you can see the latest in footwear, nutrition and technology. Prices range depending on the event, but the expo is free and open to the public. On your mark, get set, go!
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Food, wine and Disney World — it can’t get any better than that. There aren’t a lot of details about this year’s festival that have been released yet, but in the past there have been celebrity attendees such as actress Tiffany Thiessen, Top Chef All-Star winner Richard Blais, The Sporkful blogger Dan Pashman and performances from Sheila E, Smash Mouth, 98 Degrees, Air Supply, and Billy Ocean.
There has been the Disney Du Jour Dance Party with Disney Characters, Junior Chef Kitchen, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt and Candy Sushi! You’ll eat, drink, eat, drink and well, you get the idea. Last year’s event took place from August through November, so save the date (months) now for this very popular event.
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
It’s not only Halloween, it’s a weekend of running and sipping wine. The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend takes place from October 31 to November 3. There’s the fall feast, a two course challenge, kids races and a health and fitness expo.
The prices vary and depend on the event, but the expo is free and open to the public. The event kicks off at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Can you believe it? Tickets went on sale already for the 2019 MNSSHP parties! Dates and pricing are as follows:
- August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
- September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
- October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
- November 1
Prices start at $79 per event ticket for adults and $74 for kids ages 3 – 9. Be sure to contact your MickeyTravels agent or visit the Disney website for more details!
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Mickey and Minnie wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! So it only makes sense to do the right thing and spend your holidays at Disney World to enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! The parade, the food and the celebrations are a once-in-a-lifetime don’t miss experience for the entire family.
More details on this event soon, but give yourself the best present this year and book your family’s vacation to Orlando to see the best Christmas Party ever. It’s also a great way to end 2019!