Events at WDW for the Week of September 6th to 13th






September 6 to 7

Magic Kingdom: 2013 marks the 31st year for Disney’s Night of Joy, two nights where the best in Contemporary Christian music meets the fun and fantasy of the Magic Kingdom.

The complete line-up includes:
Friday, September 6: Mercy Me, Steven Curtis Chapman & Michael W. Smith, Skillet, Mandisa, Audio Adrenaline, For King and Country, Moriah Peters, We As Human and City
Saturday, September 7:  TobyMac, Francesca Batistelli, Newsboys, Matthew West, Group 1 Crew, Building 429, Plumb and Jamie Grace

Night of Joy is an after-hours event that requires a special ticket. Event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each evening.


Sept. 9

Disney’s Contemporary Resort: The iconic California Grill that started a dining evolution at Walt Disney World Resort in 1995 reopens Sept. 9 after a complete transformation with a design inspired by mid-century modern California, and a new menu showcasing seasonal ingredients and a lighter touch. With sweeping views of the Magic Kingdom from atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the reimagined restaurant features dishes such as baked local prawns with charred lemon and wild Columbia River salmon with Zellwood sweet corn pudding. For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE.


Sept. 10- Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom: Halloween’s happiest haunts will reappear for 23 “spook-tacular” nights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. The after-hours special ticket event features the bewitching “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular, “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade” and trick-or-treating around the theme park. New features this year include the debut of Jack Skellington and Sally (from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), along with “Monsters, Inc.” scarers Mike and Sulley hosting their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball. Hours: 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 407-W-DISNEY. Party dates in 2013 are: Sept. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 29; Oct. 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, and 31;  Nov. 1

Sept. 13

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Disney’s dastardly villains are ready to unleash some Limited Time Magic at Disney Parks on September 13 — Friday the 13th. Both Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort will remain open until the 13th hour (1 a.m.) as the Disney villains are unleashed as part of the Disney Parks Limited Time Magic. The one-night-only event “Unleash the Villains” will include special meet and greets and a dance party hosted by an evil ensemble.


Park Times and Attractions

Magic Kingdom

Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade (Daily): 3 p.m.
Main Street Electrical Parade: Sept. 8-9, 12: 9 p.m.
Wishes Fireworks: Sept. 8-9, 12: 10 p.m.; Sept. 11: 9 p.m.
Park Hours: Sept. 6-7, 10. 13: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sept. 8-9, 11-12: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Fantasmic!: Sept. 6-8, 10-12: 8:30 p.m.; Sept. 9, 13: 8:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Park Hours: Sept. 6-8, 10-12: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Sept. 9: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sept. 13: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.


IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (Daily): 9 p.m.
Park Hours – Future World (Daily): 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
World Showcase (Daily): 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade (Daily): 3:45 p.m.
Park Hours (Daily) – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach
Park Hours (Daily): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Disney’s Boardwalk-Atlantic Dance
(NO COVER CHARGE); call 407/939-2444 for times
Sept. 6-7, 10-13 DJs playing hits from the 70s through today. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. 21 & over. No Cover.


*All times and dates are subject to change.