Special Events and Parties at Disney World: Visiting During Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Disney has decided to reopen their parks with new rules and restrictions to keep guests safe. Here is everything you need to know about which seasonal events and parties will be happening at Disney World, and which ones will not.

Epcot Festivals

For 2020 Epcot will be doing a modified festival starting July 15 through the fall. The festival will be called "A Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival."

This festival will feature over 20 signature global marketplaces that are spaced out around the park.

This festival will not include the Eat to the Beat concert series that typically takes place during the Food and Wine festival. Instead you'll find several different live music acts at the American Gardens Theater, and local Epcot entertainment (the JAMMitors, Mariachi Cobre, and more).

This festival is included with your Epcot park admission. Be sure to make a reservation for this park if you want to visit this festival

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Due to the nature of this seasonal after hours event, which includes parades, character meets, special nighttime fireworks shows, and more, Disney has decided to cancel Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party for 2020.

If you have already purchased tickets for this event you will be refunded.

    H20 Glow Nights 

    This is a special nighttime event that typically takes place at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park. Unfortunately Disney has decided to cancel this event for the rest of 2020.

    If you have already purchased tickets for this event you will be refunded.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 

    Disney has not yet made a decision about this extra ticketed after hours event. They will continue to monitor the situation and make an announcement as the dates get closer.

    This page will be updated once an announcement has been made.

    Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

    Disney has not yet made a decision about this holiday festival at Epcot. They will continue to monitor the situation and make an announcement as the dates get closer.

    This page will be updated once an announcement has been made.

    Recreational Activities

    Some of the recreational activities at Disney World will be unable to continue during this time. The activities that are cancelled are:

    • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will remain closed during the initial reopening period
    • Miniature golf will be unavailable during the initial reopening period
    • Surfing activities—including group lessons and private sessions—will be unavailable during the initial reopening period
    • Spas, salons and Harmony Barbershop will remain closed during the initial reopening period

    Golf and FootGolf will be available on a regular schedule at Walt Disney World golf courses.

    Tours

    All guided tours at Disney World are currently unavailable. This includes:

    • Backstage Magic
    • Behind the Seeds
    • Disney Private VIP Tours
    • Disney’s Family Magic Tour
    • Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour
    • Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
    • Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour
    • The UnDISCOVERed Future World
    • Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour
    • Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour
    • Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour
    • Up Close with Rhinos
    • Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour
    • World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered
    • Wild Africa Trek
    • Wild Africa Trek (Morning)

    Early Morning Magic and Other Dining Events

    All dining events at Disney World are currently unavailable. This includes:

    • Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room
    • Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie
    • Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night
    • Dine with an Animal Specialist
    • Dining with an Imagineer – Cítricos
    • Dining with an Imagineer – The Hollywood Brown Derby
    • Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland
    • Epcot Forever Dining Package
    • Fantasmic! Dining Package
    • Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package
    • Highway in the Sky Dine Around
    • Jiko Wine Tasting
    • Rivers of Light Dining Package
    • Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience
    • Sense of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Signature Celebration at Cinderella’s Royal Table
    • Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour
    • Tiffins Talks
    • Victoria & Albert's Chef's Table Dinner
    • Wanyama Safari
    • Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare

    Dessert Parties

    Dessert parties at Disney World are currently unavailable. This includes:

    • Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience
    • Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise
    • Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace
    • Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing
    • Frozen Ever After Dessert Party
    • Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage
    • Rivers of Light Dessert Party
    • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Nature Experiences

    Nature experiences at Disney World are currently unavailable. This includes:

    • A Path Less Traveled Tour
    • Behind the Seeds
    • Caring for Giants
    • Dine with an Animal Specialist
    • Epcot Seas Adventures – Aqua Tour
    • Epcot Seas Adventures – DiveQuest
    • Epcot Seas Adventures – Dolphins in Depth
    • Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience
    • Sense of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Up Close with Rhinos
    • Wanyama Safari
    • Wild Africa Trek
    • Wild Africa Trek (Morning)

    Make-Believe and Makeover Experiences

    Make believe and makeover experiences at Disney World are currently unavailable. This includes:

    • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
    • Captain Hook's Pirate Crew
    • Character Couture
    • Perfectly Princess Tea Party
    • Pirate Adventure Cruises
    • Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage
    • Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare

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