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It’s always a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, but this fall is looking like an extra special time to visit! With some returning favorite annual events and other exciting new grand openings this year, it’s the perfect time to plan a fall Disney World vacation!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held at Magic Kingdom Park on 36 select nights between August 16 and November 1. The special ticket event will include a new Halloween-themed nighttime show this year featuring state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks that come together to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. Other returning favorites include trick or treating throughout the park, Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show, attraction overlays, and more.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: This annual celebration of cuisine, music and more at Epcot will take place August 29 through November 23. During this foodie festival, the park will brim with marketplaces, culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, specialty merchandise and so much more.
The End of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” and the Debut of “Epcot Forever”: “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” has dazzled millions of guests for almost 20 years as Epcot’s nighttime spectacular with fireworks, fountains and lasers paying homage to the joyful story of humanity and the remarkable achievements of our time. The show’s final performance will be September 30, to make way for an all-new, limited-time spectacular, “Epcot Forever,” which will debut on October 1. “Epcot Forever” will be a celebration of the past, present and future of Epcot featuring fireworks, lasers and choreographed special-effect kites accompanied by a stirring collection of songs celebrating the park.
NBA Experience at Disney Springs: Basketball will officially be “in season” at Disney World this fall, after NBA Experience holds a championship-worthy grand opening on August 12 at Disney Springs. This re-creation of a modern NBA arena will give you the opportunity to feel what it’s like to be a basketball superstar through 13 unique interactive and hands-on experiences.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will officially open to guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29. While visiting the land, you can stop for a drink at Oga’s Cantina or discover rare artifacts at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, among other immersive experiences. The groundbreaking attraction Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will even give you control of the iconic spacecraft as the ship hurtles through space on a smuggling mission.
Disney Skyliner Transportation: A new mode of transportation will be available to guests at Walt Disney World this fall when Disney Skyliner, a state-of-the-art gondola system, begins gliding across the sky. Disney Skyliner will conveniently connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort (planned to open in mid-December).
Rivers of Light: We Are One: Animal Kingdom will debut a new version of their nighttime spectacular, Rivers of Light, this summer. “Rivers of Light: We Are One” includes dramatic new imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films along with a colorful tapestry of unforgettable moments from Disney animation.
Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is opening the new 15-story Gran Destino tower this summer, adding more than 500 guest rooms (including suites and concierge-level services) and crowned by a rooftop restaurant. Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has also opened a new waterfront dining and retail shopping area.
10 Year Anniversary of runDisney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend: The 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend will celebrate ten years of running magic when the event takes place October 31 through November 3. This year’s weekend includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon and kids’ races. During the 2019 Disney Fall Feast 5K, you can run, jog or walk your way around Epcot for the first time. Plus, at the November 3 post-race party, you can enjoy after-hours access to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
What are you most looking forward to experiencing at Disney World this fall?
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