Jan. 10-13 runDisney:
A record field of more than 65,000 runners, including more than 25,000 for the marathon alone, are lined up to run in various races during this 20th anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna on Jan. 10-13, making this the largest marathon festival weekend in America. Unique features await the marathon runners – a new Mickey Mouse medal, enhanced entertainment along Mile 20 to commemorate the 20th anniversary, a post-race party at Downtown Disney, some new course twists (the 26.2-mile route goes through the Walt Disney World Speedway and Champion Stadium) and the chance to run with several well-known running legends and celebrities (e.g. Drew Carey, Gilles Marini, Joey Fatone, etc.).
NOW OPEN!!!! Magic Kingdom
There’s more magic at Magic Kingdom as the expansion of New Fantasyland – nearly doubling in size — opened Dec. 6, 2012 at Walt Disney World Resort. Featured attactions include Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Ariel’s Grotto, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Gaston’s Tavern, Bonjour! Village Gifts and Enchanted Tales with Belle. All attractions are included with park admission.
NOW OPEN!!! Epcot
Re-engineered, design-centric Test Track Presented by Chevrolet grand opened Dec. 6, 2012 with a sleek new “Chevrolet Design Center.” Amid upbeat music, engaging media, dramatic lighting and a collection of Chevrolet concept cars and model vehicles, guests themselves become automotive designers and create their own custom concept vehicles. The attraction is included with park admission.
NOW OPEN!! Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Immersing Walt Disney World Resort guests in all the action and adventure of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow opened to guests Dec. 6, 2012. Aspiring pirates will experience the story of Captain Jack Sparrow like never before to discover if they have what it takes to join his jolly crew. State-of-the-art technology brings the swashbuckling world of Captain Jack to life, from an eerie treasure cove to an epic ship-to-ship battle. The attraction is included with park admission.
Park Times and Attractions
Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it! Street Party (Daily): 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 5:40 p.m.
Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade (Daily): 3 p.m.
Main Street Electrical Parade: Jan. 4-5: 8 & 10 p.m.; Jan. 6-7, 10: 7 & 9 p.m.
Wishes Fireworks (Daily): Jan. 4-5: 9 p.m.; Jan. 6-11: 8 p.m.
Park Hours – Jan. 4: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Jan. 5: 9 a.m.-1 a.m.; Jan. 6: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Jan. 7-11: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Disney”s Hollywood Studios
Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! Parade (Daily): 3 p.m.
Fantasmic! (Daily): Jan 4-6, 11: 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Jan 7-10: 6:30 p.m.
Park Hours – Jan. 4-5: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Jan. 6, 11: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Jan. 7-10: 9 a.m.-7 p.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 – Jan. 4-6: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Jan. 7-10: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jan. 11: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Park Hours (Daily) – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Atlantic Dance (NO COVER CHARGE); call 407/939-2444 for times
Jan. 4-5, 8-11 DJs playing hits from the 70s through today. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. 21 & over. No Cover.
Downtown Disney West Side
Cirque Du Soleil presents…(407/939-7600)
Jan. 4-5, 8-11 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
House of Blues Presents:[407/934-2011 Hotline: 407/934-2222]
Jan. 4 Slippery When Wet – Bon Jovi Tribute: $10 adv./$13 day of; 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 Orlando Rocks!: $5; 8 p.m.
Jan. 6 House of Blues Gospel Brunch: $34.50 ages 10+/ $18.25 ages 3-9; 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Jan. 11 Dave Matthews Tribute Band: $10 adv./ $13 day of; 8 p.m.