Walt Disney World® Orlando Special Events
Pandora — The World of AvatarGrand Opening – May 27, 2017
Journey to an All-New Land That Celebrates the Magic of Nature
What if there was a world that challenged everything you though you knew? A world beyond what you though was possible. Beyond belief.
Journey to a distant world where floating mountains defy gravity. Where nature comes alive in a brilliant bio-luminescent glow and mystical rivers flow. Where you can fly on the back of a mountain banshee and eel it breathing beneath you.
Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side WeekendApril 20 – April 23
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Races include the 5K, Kids’ Races, 10K, and half marathon, with the Dark Side Challenge for those completing the 10K and half marathon distances. New for 2017: the 10K and half marathon will start on Floridian Way and finish at Epcot. In the Inaugural event held earlier this year those races started at Epcot and finished at ESPN Wide World of Sports. The Kessel Run Challenge medal will be awarded to those who complete both the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side in California and the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side in Florida.
Atlanta Braves Spring Training
Now – March 29
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Games list at Champion Stadium
Full games lineup.
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2017March 01 – May 29, 2017
Our Annual Celebration of Spring
Welcome this vibrant season by treating your senses to an assortment of captivating experiences. Blossomingfrom March 1 to May 29, 2017, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival boasts fun-filledexploration for every age and interest. Soak up the sounds of over a dozen chart-topping musical acts,including a few new artists sprouting from the Garden Rocks stage for the very first time.
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Star Tours – The Adventures ContinueMake the jump to hyperspace—and to a new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—during a 3D, motion-simulated space flight.During your voyage, interact with many of the otherworldly characters and places made famous in the Star Wars saga. Hold on tight as you exit hyperspace to find yourself in the middle of a furious starship battle above Coruscant. Plunge into the oceans of Naboo and avoid the clutches of monstrous fish. Retreat inside the dreaded Death Star to escape Darth Vader before doing battle with Boba Fett. Plus, you’ll visit an all-new location from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Location: Echo Lake – Disney’s Hollywood Studios® This attraction has FastPass+
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Season of the ForceA Galaxy Far, Far Away…Now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®Discover new and updated Star Wars experiences that bring you closer to the epic saga than ever before. The blockbuster Star Wars movies transport viewers to a galaxy far, far away—and you can visit that galaxy at Walt Disney World® Resort! Embark on Star Wars adventures, visit Star Wars locations, meet Star Wars characters, view Star Wars movie props and shop for Star Wars merchandise.It’s all here for you to explore alongside your favorite Star Wars fans!Star Wars Launch Bay – Explore immersive special exhibits and get a peek of what’s to come in the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Discover sights, sounds and surprises that are sure to delight any Star Wars fan. Get an up-close look at replica props, models, costumes and artifacts from the Star Wars films and watch a behind-the-scenes video about how a new generation of filmmakers is crafting the future of the saga. Encounter Han Solo’s trusty sidekick, Chewbacca, for a furry photo and—if you’re brave enough—come face-to-face and encounter the dark warrior, Kylo Ren, on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer!Plus, join the Star Wars action when you play the latest version of the popular Disney Infinity video game—DisneyInfinity 3.0 Edition—which features an exclusive Toy Box built just for Star Wars Launch Bay. Location: Animation Courtyard
Finding Nemo Musical at Animal Kingdom®The Big, Blue World on Stage
Dive right into the heart, humor and characters of Finding Nemo with this musical version of the award-winning Disney•Pixar film.
In this 40-minute show, original songs bring the big, blue world to life, along with extraordinary puppets and vibrant sets that plunge you right into the depths of Nemo’s fin-tastic terrain. Performed on a stage flanked by big bubbles, the musical numbers shimmer with wondrous underwater effects created with innovative lighting, dynamic props and animated projections.