Discover these Can’t-Miss Experiences this Fall at Walt Disney World® Resort

Jul 21, 2017

By Nadia H.

Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

Savor a celebration of global cuisines during the 22nd annual Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, opening Aug. 31 through Nov. 13, 2017 – that’s 75 days to sip, savor and enjoy one of America’s top food festivals (13 more than last year). Plus, this year’s event will feature a record number of Marketplaces – 35 in all – stretching around World Showcase and into Future World.

While the Marketplaces play a starring role, you can also get in touch with your inner groupie and bust a move at live performances during the Eat to the Beat concerts. Sharpen your kitchen skills with tips and tricks from food industry pros during culinary demonstrations, workshops and seminars. Or, enjoy specialty dining and pairing events at Epcot® and Disney Resort hotels. Plus, this year there are more family favorites, too, with a Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt, as well as culinary demos and dishes geared towards kids’ palates.

While most Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival events are included with your theme park ticket, many experiences require a separate purchase or separate admission fee. Availability is limited for some experiences. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park®

Get ready for a spooktacular time as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom® Park on select nights Aug. 25 - Nov. 1, 2017! Halloween fun awaits during this after-dark special event including:

  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – Chills, thrills and villains await during a wickedly fun celebration hosted by the Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s Hocus Pocus.

  • Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show – Sing along with some of the most infamous Disney bad guys and girls in history as this fall spectacular lights up the sky!

  • Boo-to-You Halloween Parade – Masquerade with costumed Characters – including stars from the Haunted Mansion – for a night of family-friendly frights.

  • Trick-or-Treat Throughout the Park – From land to land, get your fill of candies, treats, snacks and more.

  • Come Dressed for the Occasion - Visit for costume guidelines.

Entertainment offerings are subject to change without notice. Inclement weather conditions may also affect outdoor entertainment. Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket valid only during specific event dates and hours.

Journey to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®

Discover an all-new land that celebrates the magic of nature. The largest addition in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, Pandora – The World of Avatar transports you to the moon of Pandora where you can explore floating mountains and bioluminescent rainforests.

Fly on the back of a mountain banshee during an exhilarating, 3D ride over Pandora on Avatar – Flight of Passage. And, journey deep into the rainforest in search of the Na’vi Shaman of Songs on Na’vi River Journey.

The land alone is an attraction to explore in itself: during the day, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a lush and vibrant landscape that boasts interactive Pandoran flora, pouring waterfalls and flowing streams. And at night, the bioluminescent flora brings the moon of Pandora to life in delightful new ways.

Plus, indulge in Na’vi culture by trying out cuisine at Satu’li Canteen, shopping for goods at Windtraders or even “connecting” with a banshee of your own at the Rookery.

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