Calendar of Events


Last Updated: 9/16/14

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September 2014

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Dates: September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28; October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31. Advance Purchase Prices: September Dates Ages 10+ $62.00 + tax / Ages 3-9 $57.00 + tax; October Dates: Ages 10+ $67.00 + tax / Ages 3-9 $62.00 + tax. Some discounted prices available. Tickets went on sale in May. EDITOR'S NOTE: The party for Halloween Night (October 31) is already SOLD OUT!

NOTE: This means the Magic Kingdom will be closing early to the general public on these evenings.

-- Here's this year's party Guide Map ! We also have videos from the first event night, with many more to follow!

Headless Horseman rides through the Magic Kingdom!
http://youtu.be/XiHZZEXSx84

Jack Skellington and Sally Meet and Greet
http://youtu.be/ejpDxlMUTeA

Halloween Decorations in the Magic Kingdom:
http://youtu.be/3UeaDXUJryc

Madame Carlotta summons Judy Garland at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
http://youtu.be/tfBsRLtsAwY

Lotso the Bear is sorry he was a bad guy in Toy Story 3
http://youtu.be/KOyDOcNiIPc

Villains Mix and Mingle Castle Show
http://youtu.be/9Lkm6hJqlPs

Club Villains Dance Party at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
http://youtu.be/uImhfCpYntw

Watch for more videos and photos on AllEars.Net as the week progresses!

Deb Wills attended the first party night -- she shares photos and thoughts in her blog:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/debwills/2014/09/mickeys_not_so_scary_halloween_1.html

-- Be sure to check out Kristin Ford's blog -- she's been taking note of all the changes that have been made to this year's event:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2014/08/whats_new_at_2014_mickeys_nots.html

Be sure to read Kristin Ford's "A Mom and the Magic" blog, in which she shares tips for families at 2014 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

-- Don't forget to leave your own review of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party HERE.

The Villains' Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle is a new package for those who have purchased a ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. The package includes:

-- Preferred Viewing for the 8:15 p.m. Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade
-- Preferred Viewing for HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular
-- Dessert Soiree at Cinderella's Royal Table -- Lady Tremaine and friends share their musical talents while you enjoy themed desserts, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, entertainment, and visits from some favorite Disney Villains. Plus, you will receive an autograph card and souvenir Maleficent dragon cup. 1st Seating Event Time: 10:15 p.m. (check-in times 9:55 - 10:15 p.m.) 2nd Seating Event Time: 11:45 p.m. (check-in times 11:25 - 11:45 p.m.)

To check-in for the event, visit the Will Call booth outside the Magic Kingdom main entrance from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Starting at 7:30 p.m., check-in at the parade and fireworks viewing area located in the central plaza by the Castle Forecourt Stage. You will receive a wristband identification, which must be presented to enter the preferred viewing areas and Cinderella's Royal Table.

The cost is $99 per person (for ages 3 and older), plus tax (gratuity included). Admission to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and is not included in the price. Online reservations are not available; you must call 407-939-5262 to book this package. http://land.allears.net/blogs/dnews/2014/08/villains_sinister_soiree_at_mi.html

-- The 32nd annual Night of Joy, an after-hours, special-ticket event that features contemporary Christian music, will be held in the Magic Kingdom on Friday, September 5, and Saturday, September 6, 2014. Event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each evening. While artists are performing at several stages, many popular Magic Kingdom attractions also are available for Night of Joy guests. The updated list of performers (subject to change) is as follows:

-- Friday, September 5, 2014: Matthew West, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong United, Building 429, Mandisa, for KING & COUNTRY, Matt Maher, The Neverclaim
-- Saturday, September 6, 2014: MercyMe, Gospel Music Association Winner Phil Perry, Casting Crowns, Skillet, Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole, Israel Houghton and New Breed, 1 Girl Nation, We As Human, Rhett Walker Band

Single-night tickets are $59 plus tax in advance and $69 plus tax on the days of the show. There is also a two-night ticket option, which is $108 per night and includes a 1-day admission to one of Disney's two water parks or DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park if you purchase by August 5. Group tickets will go on sale April 8. Purchase tickets at NightofJoy.com or by calling 407-W-DISNEY.

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - begins September 19 and continues through November 10. The 2014 festival runs 53 days this year, featuring new marketplace menus and debuting a variety of premium dining events. AllEars.Net's Deb Wills and Deb Koma will be attending a number of special dining experiences during the festival's opening weekend. Watch for their updates on Twitter and Instagram, and a full report in next week's AllEars® newsletter! And if you see them in the parks this weekend, be sure to stop and say hello!

Deb Wills on Twitter: @allearsdeb
Deb Koma on Twitter: @dmk_allears
AllEars.Net on Instagram: @allearsnet

Blogger Kristin Ford shares highlights from the presentation in her "A Mom and the Magic" blog here:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2014/07/first_look_2014_epcot_internat.html

We also have an assortment of photos from the event:
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-preview-photos.htm

Find details for the special ticketed events here:
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-special-ticketed-events.htm

Complete details for the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be posted on epcotfoodfestival.com on July 24. Chase Visa card members will be able to book certain events (Party for the Senses, 3D Dessert Party) online at epcotfoodfestival.com on July 29. Reservations for the special ticketed events open to everyone on Thursday, July 31, at 7 a.m. at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).

Tickets for culinary demos, and beverage and mixology seminars will go on sale July 25 for Tables in Wonderland, Disney Vacation Club and Annual Passholders. Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, DVC members, and Golden Oak residents receive $2.00 off these events on Monday through Thursday ONLY. Discounted reservations must be made via telephone at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-culinary-demos.htm

Kristin also interviewed Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann about the special role of Puerto Rico in this year's festival:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2014/07/2014_epcot_international_food.html

And Deb Wills had the opportunity to interview festival content manager Marianne Hunnel, as well as Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann and Festival Emcee Pam Smith:

-- Marianne Hunnel, content manager for the Festival:
http://youtu.be/OLeZrVNoNac

-- Festival preview with Chef Jens Dahlmann:
http://youtu.be/S7mTmvLBMK8

-- Culinary Hostess Pam Smith shares a wonderful story about Julia Child's involvement with the Festival:
http://youtu.be/yLLunRcX0bo

This year's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will once again feature nightly entertainment in the form of the Eat to the Beat concert series. New acts coming this year include the Jo Dee Messina, Fuel and Los Lonely Boys. Returning favorites Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Boyz II Men are also tentatively scheduled. Check out the full schedule below:

-- September 19-21 -- Jo Dee Messina
-- September 22-23 -- The Pointer Sisters
-- September 24-25 -- The Commodores
-- September 26-27 -- Christopher Cross
-- September 28-29 -- Hanson
-- September 30-October 2 -- Air Supply
-- October 3-5 -- STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
-- October 6-8 -- Sugar Ray
-- October 9-10 -- Fuel
-- October 11-12 -- Sister Hazel
-- October 13-14 -- Richard Marx
-- October 15-16 -- Billy Ocean
-- October 17-19 -- Night Ranger
-- October 20-22 -- Smash Mouth
-- October 23-24 -- Jim Brickman
-- October 25-26 -- Los Lonely Boys
-- October 27-28 -- Wilson Phillips
-- October 29-31 -- Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX
-- November 1-2 -- 38 Special
-- November 3-5 -- Boyz II Men
-- November 6-7 -- David Cook
-- November 8-10 -- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The concerts, which are included with Epcot admission, will be at the America Gardens Theatre nightly at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-eat-to-the-beat-concerts.htm

Now through September 15 Epcot is offering an "After Hours Wind Down," which allows you to spend a few extra hours after the park closes at one of four park locations: La Cava del Tequila (Mexico), Spice Road Table (Morocco), Tutto Gusto (Italy) or the Rose and Crown (United Kingdom). Each location will have small plates for noshing, paired with a beverage flight. The cost is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The wind down will run from 9:20 to 11 p.m., but you must make reservations beforehand. Online, visit www.disneyworld.com/spring . You can also call 407-WDW-DINE or stop by Epcot Guest Relations.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Frozen Summer Fun continues at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and has in fact been extended through September 28! Most entertainment and other features will continue daily, while the "Frozen Fireworks" Spectacular will be presented each night through September 1, and then switch to Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, September 5-28. Other favorite elements of Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! will continue even longer. The popular Sing-Along with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna will continue. In addition, Wandering Oaken will set up shop closer to the show through the holiday season and will feature a larger play area with real snow.

http://allears.net/tp/mgm/frozen-summer-fun.htm

Downtown Disney

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney will celebrate its third annual Great Irish Hooley over Labor Day Weekend, August 30 - September 1, with live Irish music, authentic step dancing and Irish cuisine and interactive fun. A traditional Irish social celebration, the "Hooley" combines music ranging from traditional to rock tunes with entertainment for the whole family. Among the Great Irish Hooley lineup:

  • Scythian, a headliner on the Celtic festival circuit and equally at home in rock venues.
  • The Raglan Rebels, Ireland's best up-and-coming young band with traditional and modern songs and ballads.
  • Drops of Green, an exciting new ballad group from the heart of Ireland.
  • The Brayzen Heads: A popular duo on guitar and banjo that plays Raglan Road regularly.
  • The West Coast Trio: From Connemara, playing traditional and contemporary Irish songs on accordion, flute and guitar.

From Saturday to Monday there will be free workshops, "From Our Roots to Riverdance," led by renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast. You can find the complete entertainment schedule at www.raglanroad.com . For reservations, call 407-938-0300.

-- Fulton's Crab House at Downtown Disney is hosting "Wine, Crab & Canvas" on September 13 on its Third Deck from 1 to 4 p.m. The event features a reception with beverages and appetizers, such as Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups, Jambalaya, Fried Chicken Salad, Mini Lobster Grilled Cheese and an assortment of desserts, followed by a painting class (all painting supplies provided). Cost is $55 per person. Call 407-828-8996 or email Marian at mream@levyrestaurants.com for reservations.

The annual pin and trading event held in Epcot will be September 5-7 and will have the theme this year of: "The Imagination Gala: A Magic Carpet Event ." The "bests" of Disney films and attractions will be celebrated, the characters we "love to hate" alongside the ones who make us laugh. The "bests" will be honored with an "Imagination Award," represented by a Golden Figment. At the ceremony, nominees will arrive in the grandest of styles: by way of a Magic Carpet instead of a Red Carpet. More details on this event will be released in the spring.

--Registration opens March 18 for the inaugural Disney Fit Challenge , a three-day competitive fitness event that will allow competitors to test the limits of their power, speed, balance, strength and endurance in a series of fitness maneuvers. The event will be held September 26-28 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Disney Fit Challenge is designed so that competitors work against others of similar age and skill level within several divisions, including elite, intermediate and recreational. Competitors amass points based on their performance in each fitness exercise. The top point leaders from the first two days will advance to the final day of competition. Follow Disney Sports on Twitter @DisneySports to get more details on registration and spectator information.

Fans of "Precious Moments" collectibles, take note of two upcoming events:

-- There will be a signing with Master Sculptor Hiko Maeda September 12 and 13, as he introduces an all-new Disney Showcase Collection Figurine and Ornament, only available at Disney Parks. The new piece is titled Let Your Light Shine and is available as a figurine for $50, plus tax and as an ornament for $28, plus tax. On September 12, Hiko will be at Main Street Cinema in Magic Kingdom from 4 to 6 p.m. On September 13, he will be at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace from 11 a..m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

-- Once Upon a Toy at Downtown Disney Marketplace will host a Precious Moments Dolls Showcase September 18 - 22 to celebrate the release of new dolls inspired by the Walt Disney animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, among other fan favorites. On September 18 and 22, Precious Moments representatives will be on hand. September 19 - 21, doll maker Linda Rick will be available for signings. For details, visit: http://www.disneyparksmerchandise.com/events/precious-moments-dolls-product-showcase-3/?instance_id=


October 2014

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Dates: October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31. Advance Purchase Prices: September Dates Ages 10+ $62.00 + tax / Ages 3-9 $57.00 + tax; October Dates: Ages 10+ $67.00 + tax / Ages 3-9 $62.00 + tax. Some discounted prices available. Tickets went on sale in May. EDITOR'S NOTE: The party for Halloween Night (October 31) is already SOLD OUT!

NOTE: This means the Magic Kingdom will be closing early to the general public on these evenings.

-- Here's this year's party Guide Map ! We also have videos from the first event night, with many more to follow!

Headless Horseman rides through the Magic Kingdom!
http://youtu.be/XiHZZEXSx84

Jack Skellington and Sally Meet and Greet
http://youtu.be/ejpDxlMUTeA

Halloween Decorations in the Magic Kingdom:
http://youtu.be/3UeaDXUJryc

Madame Carlotta summons Judy Garland at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
http://youtu.be/tfBsRLtsAwY

Lotso the Bear is sorry he was a bad guy in Toy Story 3
http://youtu.be/KOyDOcNiIPc

Villains Mix and Mingle Castle Show
http://youtu.be/9Lkm6hJqlPs

Club Villains Dance Party at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
http://youtu.be/uImhfCpYntw

Watch for more videos and photos on AllEars.Net as the week progresses!

-- Deb Wills attended the first party night -- she shares photos and thoughts in her blog:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/debwills/2014/09/mickeys_not_so_scary_halloween_1.html

-- Be sure to check out Kristin Ford's blog -- she's been taking note of all the changes that have been made to this year's event:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2014/08/whats_new_at_2014_mickeys_nots.html

-- Be sure to read Kristin Ford's "A Mom and the Magic" blog, in which she shares tips for families at 2014 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

-- Don't forget to leave your own review of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party HERE.

The Villains' Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle is a new package for those who have purchased a ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. The package includes:

-- Preferred Viewing for the 8:15 p.m. Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade
-- Preferred Viewing for HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular
-- Dessert Soiree at Cinderella's Royal Table -- Lady Tremaine and friends share their musical talents while you enjoy themed desserts, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, entertainment, and visits from some favorite Disney Villains. Plus, you will receive an autograph card and souvenir Maleficent dragon cup. 1st Seating Event Time: 10:15 p.m. (check-in times 9:55 - 10:15 p.m.) 2nd Seating Event Time: 11:45 p.m. (check-in times 11:25 - 11:45 p.m.)

To check-in for the event, visit the Will Call booth outside the Magic Kingdom main entrance from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Starting at 7:30 p.m., check-in at the parade and fireworks viewing area located in the central plaza by the Castle Forecourt Stage. You will receive a wristband identification, which must be presented to enter the preferred viewing areas and Cinderella's Royal Table.

The cost is $99 per person (for ages 3 and older), plus tax (gratuity included). Admission to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and is not included in the price. Online reservations are not available; you must call 407-939-5262 to book this package. http://land.allears.net/blogs/dnews/2014/08/villains_sinister_soiree_at_mi.html

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler Weekend -- October 3-October 4, 2014

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - is being extended this year and will run for a record 53 days. The 2014 event starts on September 19 and continues through November 10. More details were revealed at "Taste Your Way Around the World" preview presented by Tables in Wonderland.

Blogger Kristin Ford shares highlights from the presentation in her "A Mom and the Magic" blog here:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2014/07/first_look_2014_epcot_internat.html

We also have an assortment of photos from the event:
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-preview-photos.htm

Find details for the special ticketed events here:
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-special-ticketed-events.htm

Complete details for the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be posted on epcotfoodfestival.com on July 24. Chase Visa card members will be able to book certain events (Party for the Senses, 3D Dessert Party) online at epcotfoodfestival.com on July 29. Reservations for the special ticketed events open to everyone on Thursday, July 31, at 7 a.m. at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).

Tickets for culinary demos, and beverage and mixology seminars will go on sale July 25 for Tables in Wonderland, Disney Vacation Club and Annual Passholders. Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, DVC members, and Golden Oak residents receive $2.00 off these events on Monday through Thursday ONLY. Discounted reservations must be made via telephone at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-culinary-demos.htm

Kristin also interviewed Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann about the special role of Puerto Rico in this year's festival:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2014/07/2014_epcot_international_food.html

And Deb Wills had the opportunity to interview festival content manager Marianne Hunnel, as well as Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann and Festival Emcee Pam Smith:

-- Marianne Hunnel, content manager for the Festival:
http://youtu.be/OLeZrVNoNac

-- Festival preview with Chef Jens Dahlmann:
http://youtu.be/S7mTmvLBMK8

-- Culinary Hostess Pam Smith shares a wonderful story about Julia Child's involvement with the Festival:
http://youtu.be/yLLunRcX0bo

This year's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will once again feature nightly entertainment in the form of the Eat to the Beat concert series. New acts coming this year include the Jo Dee Messina, Fuel and Los Lonely Boys. Returning favorites Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Boyz II Men are also tentatively scheduled. Check out the full schedule below:

-- September 30-October 2 -- Air Supply
-- October 3-5 -- STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
-- October 6-8 -- Sugar Ray
-- October 9-10 -- Fuel
-- October 11-12 -- Sister Hazel
-- October 13-14 -- Richard Marx
-- October 15-16 -- Billy Ocean
-- October 17-19 -- Night Ranger
-- October 20-22 -- Smash Mouth
-- October 23-24 -- Jim Brickman
-- October 25-26 -- Los Lonely Boys
-- October 27-28 -- Wilson Phillips
-- October 29-31 -- Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX
-- November 1-2 -- 38 Special
-- November 3-5 -- Boyz II Men
-- November 6-7 -- David Cook
-- November 8-10 -- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The concerts, which are included with Epcot admission, will be at the America Gardens Theatre nightly at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-eat-to-the-beat-concerts.htm

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns for its fifth year on Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1. The outdoor festival will include food and beverage seminars, food and wine tastings and live music. Celebrity Chef Todd English will be in attendance to meet and greet guests. Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are currently available as part of a hotel package or individually. For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.

http://land.allears.net/blogs/dnews/2014/03/walt_disney_world_swan_and_dol_5.html

The first-ever Disney Princess Cup Soccer Event is set for October 10-12 and will feature a 6 versus 6 player format involving girls ages 9-14. The tournament is open to teams and individual players and will also include a pep rally featuring a Disney Music recording artist, an awards ceremony, a speaker series geared towards empowering young girls, and designated free time for teams and parents to visit the Disney theme parks. All participating athletes will receive a pair of soccer cleats from Puma, the official soccer equipment sponsor of Disney Soccer. Register for the Disney Princess Cup at www.espnwwos.com.

The Florida State men's tennis program is hosting the third annual USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from October 30 to November 2. The event will feature more than 40 schools from around the country, the most in its three-year history. A collaboration between Disney, the USTA and Florida State, the Collegiate Clay Court Invitational is the most televised collegiate tennis event in the country. Fans can purchase tickets for general admission each day at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Box Office. For more information, visit www.seminoles.com or contact Derril Beech at (850) 645-8296.


November 2014

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Dates: November 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, and 30; December 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 19. Advance Purchase Prices: All Dates: Ages 10+: $67.00 + tax/Ages 3-9 $62.00 + tax. Some discounted prices available. Tickets went on sale in May.

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - is being extended this year and will run for a record 53 days. The 2014 event starts on September 19 and continues through November 10. More details were revealed at "Taste Your Way Around the World" preview presented by Tables in Wonderland.

Blogger Kristin Ford shares highlights from the presentation in her "A Mom and the Magic" blog here:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2014/07/first_look_2014_epcot_internat.html

We also have an assortment of photos from the event:
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-preview-photos.htm

Find details for the special ticketed events here:
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-special-ticketed-events.htm

Complete details for the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be posted on epcotfoodfestival.com on July 24. Chase Visa card members will be able to book certain events (Party for the Senses, 3D Dessert Party) online at epcotfoodfestival.com on July 29. Reservations for the special ticketed events open to everyone on Thursday, July 31, at 7 a.m. at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).

Tickets for culinary demos, and beverage and mixology seminars will go on sale July 25 for Tables in Wonderland, Disney Vacation Club and Annual Passholders. Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, DVC members, and Golden Oak residents receive $2.00 off these events on Monday through Thursday ONLY. Discounted reservations must be made via telephone at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).
http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-culinary-demos.htm

Kristin also interviewed Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann about the special role of Puerto Rico in this year's festival:
http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2014/07/2014_epcot_international_food.html

And Deb Wills had the opportunity to interview festival content manager Marianne Hunnel, as well as Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann and Festival Emcee Pam Smith:

-- Marianne Hunnel, content manager for the Festival:
http://youtu.be/OLeZrVNoNac

-- Festival preview with Chef Jens Dahlmann:
http://youtu.be/S7mTmvLBMK8

-- Culinary Hostess Pam Smith shares a wonderful story about Julia Child's involvement with the Festival:
http://youtu.be/yLLunRcX0bo

This year's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will once again feature nightly entertainment in the form of the Eat to the Beat concert series. New acts coming this year include the Jo Dee Messina, Fuel and Los Lonely Boys. Returning favorites Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Boyz II Men are also tentatively scheduled. Check out the full schedule below:

-- November 1-2 -- 38 Special
-- November 3-5 -- Boyz II Men
-- November 6-7 -- David Cook
-- November 8-10 -- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The concerts, which are included with Epcot admission, will be at the America Gardens Theatre nightly at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

http://allears.net/tp/ep/fw14/2014-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-eat-to-the-beat-concerts.htm

Holidays Around the World in Epcot - November 28 - December 30, 2014.

Epcot's 2014 Candlelight Processional, the annual retelling of the story of Christmas that features a mass choir and a full orchestra, will take place November 28 through December 30. Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages went on sale today, July 8. These packages start at $35 for lunch and $50 for dinner for adults, include a meal at an Epcot restaurant and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances and pre-arranged fireworks viewing. Call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) or book online at www.disneyworld.com/holidays.

In addition, here is a tentative partial schedule of those who will appear as narrators for the Candlelight Processional:

-- 11/28 – 11/29: Jodi Benson
-- 11/30 - 12/2: Neil Patrick Harris
-- 12/5 - 12/6: Whoopi Goldberg
-- 12/15 - 12/17: Sharon Stone
-- 12/18 - 12/20: Ana Gasteyer
-- 12/21 - 12/23: Marlee Matlin
-- 12/28 - 12/30: Steven Curtis Chapman

Narrators are subject to change without notice. Show Times are at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m., except December 7, when show times are 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. only.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which takes place annually at Disney's Hollywood Studios along the Streets of America, will run November 7, 2014, through January 4, 2015. Click HERE to see photos from last year's Osborne Lights.

Downtown Disney

No Festival of the Masters in 2014! The Downtown Disney area is undergoing the largest expansion in its history, as it transitions to becoming Disney Springs. Since much of the area that traditionally houses the Festival of the Masters is unavailable due to expansion work, the Disney Parks Blog has reported that the event will not be held this year.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend -- November 7-8. Weekend events will also include Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K and runDisney kids' races. There will also be a Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste on November 7, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This special ticketed evening event offers runners and fans a private reception on the set of Lights, Motor, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, featuring food and beverages from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, music and meet & greets with Disney characters. The race weekend kicks off with the Disney Health and Fitness Expo on November 7-8, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The expo is free and open to the public, and offers a speaker series featuring running experts such as runDisney official training consultant Jeff Galloway. To register for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend races and to purchase tickets for the Disney Wine & Dine Pre-Race Taste and Finish Line Party at Epcot, visit www.runDisney.com

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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns for its fifth year on Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1. The outdoor festival will include food and beverage seminars, food and wine tastings and live music. Celebrity Chef Todd English will be in attendance to meet and greet guests. Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are currently available as part of a hotel package or individually. For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.

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The Florida State men's tennis program is hosting the third annual USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from October 30 to November 2. The event will feature more than 40 schools from around the country, the most in its three-year history. A collaboration between Disney, the USTA and Florida State, the Collegiate Clay Court Invitational is the most televised collegiate tennis event in the country. Fans can purchase tickets for general admission each day at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Box Office. For more information, visit www.seminoles.com or contact Derril Beech at (850) 645-8296.


December 2014

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Dates: December 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 19. Advance Purchase Prices: All Dates: Ages 10+: $67.00 + tax/Ages 3-9 $62.00 + tax. Some discounted prices available. Tickets went on sale in May.

Epcot

Holidays Around the World in Epcot - November 28 - December 30, 2014.

Epcot's 2014 Candlelight Processional, the annual retelling of the story of Christmas that features a mass choir and a full orchestra, will take place November 28 through December 30. Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages went on sale today, July 8. These packages start at $35 for lunch and $50 for dinner for adults, include a meal at an Epcot restaurant and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances and pre-arranged fireworks viewing. Call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) or book online at www.disneyworld.com/holidays.

In addition, here is a tentative partial schedule of those who will appear as narrators for the Candlelight Processional:

-- 11/28 – 11/29: Jodi Benson
-- 11/30 - 12/2: Neil Patrick Harris
-- 12/5 - 12/6: Whoopi Goldberg
-- 12/15 - 12/17: Sharon Stone
-- 12/18 - 12/20: Ana Gasteyer
-- 12/21 - 12/23: Marlee Matlin
-- 12/28 - 12/30: Steven Curtis Chapman

Narrators are subject to change without notice. Show Times are at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m., except December 7, when show times are 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. only.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which takes place annually at Disney's Hollywood Studios along the Streets of America, will run November 7, 2014, through January 4, 2015. Click HERE to see photos from last year's Osborne Lights.


January 2015

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which takes place annually at Disney's Hollywood Studios along the Streets of America, will run November 7, 2014, through January 4, 2015. Click HERE to see photos from last year's Osborne Lights.

2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna, January 7-11.


February 2015


March 2015

Epcot

Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival - March 4 - May 17, 2015.


April 2015

Epcot

Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival - March 4 - May 17, 2015.

 


May 2015

Epcot

Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival - March 4 - May 17, 2015.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Weekends - To be announced.


June 2015

Orlando Gay Days - http://www.gaydays.com

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Weekends - To be announced.


July 2015


August 2015


Beyond

VIVA ITALIA! THE NEXT ALLEARS.NET GROUP ADVENTURE! SOLD OUT! The VIVA ITALIA Adventures by Disney journey through Italy with AllEars.Net's Deb Wills and Linda Eckwerth starting September 3, 2015, now completely SOLD OUT! If you'd like to be placed on a waitlist for any cancellations, email MouseFanTravel at: adventures@mei-travel.com.

For more information on scheduled events or openings, contact Walt Disney World Information at 407/824-4321 or visit www.disneyworld.com on the World Wide Web.

As with all information posted on this site, it is UNofficial and subject to change by Disney at any time and without any notice. Be sure to call WDW to confirm specific events.