Special Events

Special Events: Disney's Hollywood Studios Turns 30 on May 1st.

Special celebrations coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the park’s 30th birthday.

Special celebrations coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the park’s 30th birthday.

Special celebrations coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1, 2019:

  • Grab Exclusive 30th Anniversary Merchandise – Special 30th anniversary merchandise will be unveiled on May 1, including a new adult T-shirt, baseball cap, Tervis 24-oz tumbler, MagicBand, ornament and much more. Annual passholders can also shop for some items exclusively created for them. Merchandise can be found starting at 8 a.m. in Grand Park, while supplies last. (Please note: Merchandise will go on sale at 8 a.m., Disney’s Hollywood Studios opens at 9 a.m.)

  • Stay For the Debut of “Wonderful World of Animation” – The park’s new nighttime projection show will light up the park for its official debut on May 1, 2019. You can watch in wonder as the façade of the Chinese Theatre is magically transformed – displaying this stirring tribute to animation. Behold spectacular sequences celebrating themes like magic, family, adventure, romance and friendship. Each theme is brought to life through unforgettable moments from beloved films—like “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Incredibles,” “Coco” and many more. The show will debut at 9:05 p.m. ET, just prior to the park’s “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show.

  • View a Star Studded Celebration – Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Star-Studded Celebration cavalcade starring Mickey and friends will step off at 10 a.m. and will head down Hollywood Blvd.

  • Taste Special Food & Beverage Items – A slew of special anniversary food & beverage items will be available throughout the park, including Kylo Ren Cupcakes, Incredibles Macarons, Tres Leches Verrine and many more.  

  • Pick Up a Commemorative 30th Anniversary Guide Map & Button – Guests entering the park can grab a special 30th anniversary commemorative guide map and button.

  • Disney After Hours Event Night has been added to the schedule for May 1, 2019. Attendees can experience little to no-wait on park favorites, including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Toy Story Land attractions and more. Additionally, this special anniversary edition of Disney After Hours will feature some beloved Disney characters ready to greet guests in the Chinese Theatre Courtyard, at Star Wars Launch Bay and more. There will also be a special encore performance of “Wonderful World of Animation” taking place exclusively for event attendees.  Tickets are available via the Disney Travel Agents website. Please view Training & Benefits > Commissions for commission information.

Club Villain Returns to Hollywood Studios

First Look: Club Villain returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2016

First Look: Club Villain returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2016

Club Villain returns Fridays and Saturdays from September 2 – October 29, 2016 with an additional offering on Halloween, Oct. 31. This two-hour show experience will take place at 5:15pm and 8:30pm nightly inside the Sunset Showcase. Guests can check-in 30 minutes prior to the right of the entrance to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

The price is $129 per person (tax and gratuity included) and includes decadent delicacies with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made up to 90 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-DINE or online at Disneyworld.com/Dine. A separate ticket admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required.

Club Villain provides a spellbinding evening for you to enjoy fiendish concoctions from the Potions Bar, savor culinary delights from New Orleans and beyond, mingle with the villains and dance the night away! 

Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel. He is rated aBest of the Best Disney Travel Agent by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

 

Invictus Games + Special Disney Resort Offer

The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 will take place May 8-12, 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The brainchild of Prince Harry, the Games will feature more than 500 injured military veterans and active duty personnel from 14 countries competing in 10 events. >> View exclusive hotel offers from Magical Vacations Travel. 

The Opening Ceremony will include musical performances by James Blunt and Laura Wright, in addition to appearances from Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama, with more names still to be announced. Plus, the Games just announced its two newest celebrity ambassadors – Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars fame. Both are also expected to attend the Games.

Invictus Games celebrity ambassadors – Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars fame.

Invictus Games celebrity ambassadors – Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars fame.

The opening event on May 8 inside Champion Stadium also will include majestic performances inspiring stories of the competitors and additional music acts, all televised live on ESPN2.

To give you an idea of the pageantry of the Opening Ceremony, here’s a peek at two newly-released renderings of the event’s stage.

To give you an idea of the pageantry of the Opening Ceremony, here’s a peek at two newly-released renderings of the event’s stage.

To give you an idea of the pageantry of the Opening Ceremony, here’s a peek at two newly-released renderings of the event’s stage.

Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel. He is rated a Best of the Best Disney Travel Agent by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party returns to the Walt Disney World Resort this fall with 29 dates:

September – 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30
October – 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31

Ticket prices and sales dates will be announced soon. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party returns for 2016. Ticket prices coming soon. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party returns for 2016. Ticket prices coming soon. 

 

What you can expect

  • Trick-or-treating throughout Magic Kingdom Park
  • Disney Characters dressed in their very own Halloween costumes
  • Special entertainment – including parade and fireworks
  •  Returning favorites include “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” and Happy HalloWishes fireworks

The headless horseman riding down Main Street USA is my absolute favorite! 

New this year

Disney revised costuming guidelines for special events in its theme parks. While costumed attire may be worn, guests ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.

For more information including a full list of costume guidelines, check out disneyworld.com 

Resort Offers During Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates
 

▸ Labor Day Offer 2016 - Magical Vacations Travel

▸ Late September Offer

▸ Early October Offer 

▸ Late October Offer - Halloween at Walt Disney World

Darren is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and Specializes in Disney Destinations withMagical Vacations Travel. His favorite attractions are The American Adventure, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Spaceship Earth. Favorite Disney Resort hotel: Disney's Wilderness Lodge. 

Prices - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2015

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2015 (prices do not include tax)

  • November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19; December 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 - Advance: $74 ages 10+ / $69 ages 3-9; Day of the Event: $79 ages 10+ / $74 ages 3-9.
  • November 20, 29; December 4, 11, 17 - $79 ages 10+ / $74 ages 3-9.
  • December 18 - $82 ages 10+ / $77 ages 3-9. 

Check out these special hotel offers and save big! 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 Now On Sale + These Special Resort Offers...

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In an earlier post we announced dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and today tickets are now sale!

Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are:

Sept. 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27
Oct. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Nov. 1 

Tickets for Mickey's Very Not So Scary Halloween Party vary by date. September parties through - Oct 1, 2015 are $68 for adults, $63 children (pre tax); Oct - Nov 1, 2015  $74 / $69; and Oct 31 $87 / $82 All Pre Tax rates.

SPECIAL FALL OFFERS for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party: 

▸ Early October Offer at Walt Disney World
Travel Window: Oct 3 - Oct 17, 2015
Select Walt Disney World Value, Moderate, and Deluxe Resorts

▸ Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort
Travel Window: Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2015
Select Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts

▸ Jersey Week 2015 / Wine and Dine Half Marathon Offer
Travel Window: Nov 1 - 7, 2015
Select Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts

Darren Wittko is the creator of Save at Walt Disney World and a Disney Destinations Specialist at Magical Vacations Travel. Voted "best of the best Disney travel agent"  by readers of the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.