Disney World Events

The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida offers so many fun things to do that you aren't likely to find yourself getting bored. This is only more true when one of the special Disney World events is going on. The events at Disney World cover a range of themes, so you're bound to find one that interests you, and since most are appropriate for the whole family, nobody in your group will get left out. Some of the Disney World events have become some of the top overall events in Orlando due to their quality, so it's always worth checking the schedule to see what's going on. While chances are good that you will be lucky enough to stumble upon one of the special Disney World events without prior planning, you can also base your Orlando vacations around them if you please. Regardless of which route you choose, a good time awaits you.

For many Disney fans, a Disney World Christmas is a dream come true. The four main Disney World theme parks, which include Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom, all transform themselves into holiday wonderlands during the holiday season. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, which takes place at Magic Kingdom, is one of the top Disney World Christmas events. Held on select nights between the months of November and December, this extravaganza not only features live stage shows with popular Disney characters, but also a parade, some artificial snow on Main Street, and free cookies and hot chocolate! Once you've enjoyed the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you might continue your Disney World Christmas adventure by heading over to Hollywood Studios. It's there that you'll find the annual Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. More than 5 million Christmas lights are strewn about the Streets of America during this festival, and other holiday-related props are added to the overall scene. While you are admiring the holiday decorations and the light displays at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, you'll enjoy the sounds of holiday music filling the streets.

In addition to checking out the Disney World Christmas events, those who visit during the holiday season can also catch special Christmastime fireworks shows at the main Disney resorts. These fireworks shows, much like the regular nightly displays held throughout the year, are quite popular with Disney World visitors. As such, finding a good spot to watch them from in advance is a good idea. If you can't make it to Disney World to celebrate Christmas, then you might try to arrive around Halloween. Mickey Mouse and the Magic Kingdom theme park are again at the center of things when it comes to Halloween at Disney World. At Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you can catch a special Halloween parade, meet and greet costumed characters, and enjoy a special fireworks display. Kids who celebrate Halloween at Disney World can even do some trick-or-treating, so don't forget to bring some costumes. Both Christmas and Halloween at Disney World are not to be missed if you are in town at the time, and they are definitely worth planning your Orlando vacation around.

As one might imagine, the 4th of July events at Disney World are quite festive themselves. Few holidays escape the Disney radar, so you can always schedule a visit at your own favorite time of the year. If you can't make it to Disney World for one of the holiday celebrations, there are plenty of other annual events that you can consider. The Holiday Studios events include a few options that might pique your interest. If you like Star Wars, the annual Star Wars Weekends festivities in June are a delight, while fans of contemporary Christian music will do well to plan a Hollywood Studios visit around the Night of Joy celebrations in September. In addition to seeing what's on the schedule at Hollywood Studios, you can also consider the Epcot Center events. Among the more popular annual events at Epcot Center is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which runs for two weeks starting at the end of September. The Magic Kingdom events and the Animal Kingdom events only help to add more variety to the overall Disney lineup, so don't forget to check those out as well. Both kids and adults will have a blast at the Animal Kingdom's Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade, for example.

The Disney World events that are listed in this article are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the range of possibilities. There's bound to be a special Disney event going on at one of the respective theme parks during your Disney World visit, as certain Disney shows, parades, and concerts are held on a daily basis. If you plan to enjoy one of the special Disney World events during your Orlando vacation, you might look to stay at one of the Disney resorts so that you'll be close to the action. There are Disney resorts and hotels to satisfy just about any taste or budget, and each is linked to other parts of the greater Walt Disney World Resort complex by some form of complimentary transportation.

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