Events at Walt Disney World for the Week of October 31st to November 7th
Magic Kingdom: Halloween’s happiest haunts will reappear for 26 “spook-tacular” nights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. On select nights from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, the after-hours special ticket event will immerse guests in the Halloween spirit with the “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular; “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade;” “Villains Mix & Mingle — Live on Stage” castle show; mischievous villains greeting guests throughout the park and Club Villain, an all-new nightly character dance party experience at Diamond Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland. The party begins at 7 p.m. and runs until midnight, with guests encouraged to don their favorite Halloween costumes and partake in trick-or-treating around Magic Kingdom.
2014 Party Dates:
September 19 to November 10
Epcot: A rockin’ after-hours street party and a premium food-and-beverage package for Walt Disney World Resort guests will debut during the 19th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase Sept. 19-Nov. 10, 2014. The festival features more than 270 chefs serving up savory and sweet dishes with wine and beer pairings at more than 25 ethnic and specialty marketplaces around World Showcase. Additional festival highlights include culinary demonstrations, daily wine tastings and mixology seminars, signature events and more. For details on all special events, including the popular Party for the Senses and signature dining experiences, guests can visit www.epcotfoodfestival.com.
Five new Eat to the Beat musical acts join 17 fan-favorite bands to complete a genre-spanning lineup of pop hit greats during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 19-Nov. 10 at Walt Disney World Resort. New-to-the-festival bands Jo Dee Messina, Fuel, Jim Brickman, Los Lonely Boys and David Cook — and 17 returning acts including Sister Hazel, Hanson and Boyz II Men — will rock the America Gardens Theatre stage during concerts at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. daily (subject to change and included in Epcot admission).
This week’s lineup:
Oct. 29-31: Dennis DeYoung, original member of the group STYX
Nov. 1-2: 38 Special
Nov. 3-5: Boyz II Men
Nov. 6-7: NEW! David Cook
Beginning November 5th!
Magic Kingdom: New this year, Queen Elsa from “Frozen” will use her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle nightly beginning Nov. 5 into a glistening ice palace for the holidays — thanks to a special effects spectacle bathing the castle in 200,000 shimmering white lights. Magic Kingdom guests are treated nightly to the dramatic “Castle Dream Lights” and “A Frozen Holiday Wish” stage show.
November 7th to December 19th
Magic Kingdom: On select nights from Nov. 7 – Dec. 19, 2014, guests with tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a special, after park hours event, can enjoy for the first time Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf from “Frozen” joining the festive procession, “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” along with a flurry of skaters, skiers and ice cutters from the Kingdom of Arendelle. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party also presents a night of holiday splendor with lively stage shows featuring Disney characters in their holiday best, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks spectacular, a unique holiday parade and favorite holiday traditions including complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A.. Tickets for this event may be purchased online at WaltDisneyWorld.com or by calling 407/WDW- 7679.
November 7th to January 4th
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights features millions of dancing lights, plus animated displays and 3-D effects perfectly synchronized to electrifying holiday tunes amidst snowfall. The rich tradition takes place on the Streets of America, dazzling guests from November 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
November 7th to November 9th
runDisney: Runners will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort on Nov. 7-9. Participants in the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, which is sold out, will run a 13.1-mile nighttime race on Nov. 9 through Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The race weekend also will include Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K and runDisney Kids races on Nov. 8. To register for the runDisney kids races and to purchase the few remaining tickets for the Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste Party at Epcot, visit www.runDisney.com.
Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! (Daily): 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 5:40 p.m.
Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade (Daily): 3 p.m.
Main Street Electrical Parade: Nov. 1: 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.; Nov. 2-3, 6: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
“Wishes” Fireworks: Nov. 1: 10 p.m.; Nov. 2-6: 9 p.m.
Park Hours: Oct. 31, Nov. 7: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Nov. 1: 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Nov. 2-6: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Fantasmic!: Oct. 31: 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 1: 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.; Nov. 2, 7: 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Nov. 3-6: 6:30 p.m.
Park Hours: Oct. 31, Nov. 5-6: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Nov. 1: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 2-4: 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.;
Nov. 7: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth: Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 7: 10 p.m.; Nov. 2-6: 9 p.m.
Park Hours – Future World: Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 7: 9 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Nov. 2-6: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
World Showcase: Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 7: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Nov. 2-6: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Park Hours – Oct. 31: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Nov. 1, 3-5: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Nov. 2, 7: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Nov. 6: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Park Hours (Daily): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Disney’s Boardwalk-Atlantic Dance
Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 4-7 DJs playing hits from the 70s through today. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. 21 & over. No Cover.