Seasonal Events Updates At Walt Disney World-It All Begins July 15 At Epcot
With Parks scheduled to open in just a few weeks here’s a look at the Seasonal Events updates at Walt Disney World and which of our favorites are making their return, and which we will have to wait just a little while longer for.
With Disney Springs already open and welcoming guests back and the phased reopenings of some of our favorite Walt Disney Resort properties scheduled to begin welcome guests back beginning on June 22, Disney is hard at work preparing for the reopening of their theme parks with the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcoming guests back on July 11 followed by Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot on July 15, in order to ensure the safety of both guests and cast members, Disney is taking a measured and deliberate approach to their planning that applies appropriate new health and safety measures. Disney will continue to follow guidance from government and health officials for responsibly operating the theme parks, which will enable them to make the right adjustments to our offerings, including our upcoming fall events. And while we can look forward to the return of some of our favorites, it may take a bit longer for others to return. Here’s a closer look at our favorite seasonal events updates at Walt Disney World and what we can expect over the next few months.
Here’s A Preview Of Which Seasonal Events Are Returning To Walt Disney World
The good news is that not only is one of the most popular events every year and a true staple of the fall season at the Walt Disney World Resort is not only returning but will actually begin early this yeas as the annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will kick off on July 15. The creative team behind this iconic festival has cooked up a creative, modified festival experience, and even better, it will also be the longest festival yet – giving you plenty of time to enjoy “A Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!”
This new take on the foodie festival will debut July 15 and continue through the fall, offering over 20 signature global marketplaces like Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, spaced out around the park. And, if you’ve ever imagined a world where the floral fun of Flower & Garden is sprinkled in with the global goodies of Food & Wine, here’s your chance – guests will be able to see our newest topiary, Remy, in the France pavilion and find Flower & Garden merchandise.
For scavenger hunt fans, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt will return. And stay tuned as Food & Wine merchandise joins the fun later on after the festival begins.
The popular musical acts during the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series” often pack the house and, in an effort to accommodate proper physical distancing, sadly, Disney will not be able to host these concerts this year. There will be plenty of music to enjoy at America Gardens Theatre with local EPCOT entertainment such as Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors, and more. These fan favorites will spread out their performances throughout the day, giving audiences more options to enjoy them.
Here’s What Seasonal Events Will Remain In The Vault For Now
While assessing another fall special event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Disney is sad to announce that many
of its hallmarks – stage shows, parades, and fireworks – are unable to take place in this new, unprecedented environment. With that in mind, they have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Additionally, Disney H2O Glow Nights, the nighttime special ticket event at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, will not take place for the remainder of 2020. If you have already purchased tickets to these events will be assisted with refunds over the coming weeks.
Looking Ahead To The Future
Looking ahead to the holiday season, everyone is holding their breath and waiting to hear about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, which includes the Candlelight Processional.
Please be assured that Disney is monitoring our new environment closely and will make a decision on these events as they continue to learn more from government and health officials. As always, the goal is to explore every option and look at ways in which they can still host events and festivals full of Disney magic, while still operating responsibly with the health and safety of our guests and cast members in mind.
Which of these seasonal events updates at Walt Disney World are you happy about and what will you miss the most over the next few months?