Disneyworld Calendar of Events – Updated 10.28.09
Calendar of Events
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party continues: October 27, 29, 31; and November 1, 2009.
The October 31 party is SOLD OUT.
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival runs through November 8.
Eat to the Beat! concerts will be held during this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The concerts, which are included with Epcot admission, are held in the park’s America Gardens Theatre daily and begin at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. The lineup for the remainder of the event (subject to change):
Oct. 26-28 Boyz II Men (“Motownphilly”)
Oct. 29-31 John Waite (“Missing You”)
Nov. 1-2 Taylor Hicks (American Idol Winner)
Nov. 3-5 Billy Ocean (“Caribbean Queen”)
Nov. 6-8 Los Lobos (“La Bamba”)
Disney’s Wide World of Sports
November 12-15 — The Children’s Miracle Network Classic returns to Disney’s Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses 2009, for its 39th consecutive year of PGA TOUR play at Walt Disney World.
November 26, 27 & 29 — 2009 Old Spice Classic — ESPN brings back the fourth edition of the Old Spice Classic to Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex November 26, 27 & 29, 2009. This Division I Men’s Holiday Tournament will feature eight teams and 12 exhilarating games played over Thanksgiving weekend. The 2009 tournament will feature Alabama, Baylor, Creighton, Iona, Marquette, Michigan, Xavier, and Florida State.
The 34th annual Festival of the Masters presented by Sharpie will run this coming November 13-15 at Downtown Disney. More than 150 award-winning artists who work in media from clay to wood, metal and mixed media to oils and watercolors — jewelry artists, painters, photographers, sculptors and more — will show off their works. The festival includes live music and entertainment, chalk art sidewalk displays and family activities.
House of Blues at Downtown Disney will present its 11th annual Folk Art Festival Where Art Meets the Soul. Festival hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are complimentary.
Christmas at Disneyworld
Holidays Around the World begins in late November with decorations around the parks and resorts, as well as special events.
Epcot: Candlelight Processional with celebrity narrators Isabella Rossellini (November 27-29) and John O’Hurley (November 30 & December 1-2); World Showcase Storytellers, and a special finale to IllumiNations.
Animal Kingdom: Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade gets a holiday makeover November 27, 2009, through January 3, 2010, when it is magically transformed into Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights — the Streets of America glow with millions of dancing lights and animated displays November 10, 2009, through January 4, 2010.
Magic Kingdom – Cinderella Castle beams brightly as the evening is capped with eye-popping fireworks orchestrated to classic holiday tunes. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (a separate ticketed event) is held on select nights.
Downtown Disney: Enjoy the dazzling light display and holiday decor that adorns the Downtown Disney streets November 17-December 24. And at Downtown Disney Marketplace, guests can meet Santa himself November 17-26 from 5 to 10 p.m. and November 27-December 24 from noon to 10 p.m. (subject to change).
Disney Resorts: Disney chefs deck the halls in fanciful fashion, creating larger-than-life displays from edible ingredients all across Walt Disney World Resort. Not to be missed displays include the life-sized Victorian gingerbread house in the lobby of the Grand Floridian. At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, a life-size carousel silently spins in the lobby, featuring ponies made of chocolate and fondant, giant candy cane poles, handcrafted poinsettias and hand-painted portraits of famous Disney characters.
The Disney Cruise Line gets all decked out beginning November 21. Special events on both ships include: nightly King Triton’s Tree Lighting of a three-deck-tall tree; family crafts; and storytellers sharing tales of diverse holiday traditions.