Upcoming Fall and Winter Special Events at Walt Disney World Resort

by All Things Mouse Staff on August 26, 2013
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As summer slowly draws to a close, so does the opportunity of vacationing for many families. Still, for those that are able to take some time for a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort in the fall and winter months, there are a few special events to consider.

Boo To You Halloween Parade Held during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. This is just one of the many special events to be held in the Walt Disney World Resort in the coming months!


These special events include such offerings as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties held in the Magic Kingdom. Other popular events include the Food and Wine Festival and the Candlelight Processional in Epcot.

Following is a short list of some of the upcoming Walt Disney World Resort special events along with brief descriptions:

Magic Kingdom’s Night of Joy

The Night of Joy is held in the Magic Kingdom with this year’s offering scheduled for September 6th and September 7th. During the events, some of the most popular acts in Christian music will take the stage for guests enjoyment.

This is a hard ticket event meaning guests will need a special ticket for entry which starts at $55 for one night. The Magic Kingdom will close early for regular guests on these nights and only those with the Night of Joy tickets will be allowed entry.

Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

On select nights this fall, guests can purchase tickets to attend a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom. Tickets for the event start at $59 with the party scheduled on many nights during the September 10th through November 1st period.

Like the Night of Joy, this is a hard ticket event meaning the park will close early to regular guests and only those with event tickets will be allowed entry. Those that do come to the party will be treated to Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and Happy Hallowishes and with actual trick-or-treating in the park. In addition, many of the rides and attractions will be open for guest enjoyment.

Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

From September 27th through November 11th, Epcot will be offering the International Food and Wine Festival. While there are some special experiences offered for a fee tied with the festival, most of the offerings are free to those guests who already have a valid park entrance to the park.

On many nights, concerts will be offered known as the Eat to the Beat Concert series. However, most people attend to take advantage of the many booths that are setup around World Showcase offering delectable bites and interesting beverages.

Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

By November, the Magic Kingdom gets transformed for the holidays and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is held on select nights. Like other events at the Magic Kingdom, this is a hard ticket event with the park closing early to regular guests and only those with party tickets allowed in.

Some special sights during the party include Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle, Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season. Cookies and hot cocoa are offered for free with most rides and attractions available.

Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

In Epcot during the holiday season, consider attending the Candlelight Processional. This is free to guests with park admission, although reserved seating can be had along with special meal packages.

At the event, the story of Christmas is told by a celebrity narrator with the help of a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

For more information on these events or to book tickets, contact your travel agent or Disney! If you are planning a trip, consider this affiliate link to Book your dream Disney vacation at Expedia.com!Expedia

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