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Summer at Walt Disney World Resort

Excited Guests enjoying a rocking ride aboard the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom park

Celebrate summer all season long with special events, sizzling entertainment and so much more at Walt Disney World Resort.

Excited Guests enjoying a rocking ride aboard the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom park

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – NEW!

Swing and sway your way throughout Fantasyland as you race past scenes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs onboard a rollicking family roller coaster!

Dragon Maleficent at the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, a daytime parade at Magic Kingdom park

Magic Kingdom Park

Enjoy fun in the sun each summer as unforgettable experiences and spectacular surprises await your arrival!

From the nostalgic sights and sounds of Main Street, U.S.A. to the visions of the time and space in Tomorrowland, come explore Magic Kingdom park—where fairytale dreams come true for Guests of all ages.

Be among the first to take part in some of the newest and most exciting offerings, including:

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Epcot

Voyage into a realm of discovery, one filled with thrilling attractions and stunning summer events.

Enter Epcot beneath the geosphere of Spaceship Earth and prepare for a celebration of the human spirit. Whether leaving the past behind in Future World—with experiences like Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, Soarin’ and The Seas with Nemo & Friends—or perusing eclectic cultures and cuisines around World Showcase, you’re sure to find a park like no other!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the following summer happenings, here at Epcot:

Stormtroopers march in formation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekend

Disney's Hollywood Studios

See the silver screen spring into action with iconic experiences and summer extravaganzas!

Immerse yourself in a world of film, music, stage and show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Delight in the park’s dazzling surroundings as you make your way past bustling sets, beautiful backdrops and iconic attractions like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and Star Tours - The Adventures Continue!

Plus, you can even feel the power of the Force during Star Wars Weekends—a galactic event jam-packed with out-of-this-universe entertainment.

A man and his grandson ride on Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Head out for adventure as you hop aboard wild rides and encounter exotic summer events.

From sunup to sundown, journey through Disney’s Animal Kingdom park—one of the largest animal theme parks in the world—where you can see more than 1,700 animals and face thrills like Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, spills on Kali River Rapids and rugged terrain with a Kilimanjaro Safaris tour.

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Disney FastPass+ Service

Take your Walt Disney World vacation to the next level with FastPass+. Reserve attractions in advance, save your place in line and change plans on the go!

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Disney Water Parks

Splash-land into a day of fun at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks. From serene to extreme, there’s something for everyone!

A father and son inspect Mater at Car Masters Weekend in Downtown Disney area

Summer at the Downtown Disney Area

Visit this diverse and vibrant district for shopping, shows and delectable dining opportunities.

For summer memories you won’t soon forget, check out all the unforgettable offerings at the Downtown Disney area!

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Special Events at Walt Disney World Resort

Celebrate a summer of magic with a host of seasonal happenings… but only for a limited time!

From the enchantment of the theme parks to the excitement of the Downtown Disney area, discover a series of special events taking place around Walt Disney World Resort:

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Summer Sporting Events

Catch the action with several can’t-miss sporting events and athletic activities at Walt Disney World Resort!

  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Be on the lookout for an updated summer line-up of amateur youth events taking place—register your team so you can play right in the middle of the magic

A VIP Tour Guide riding with a young female Guest while they both enjoy Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour

Let your little mousketeers’ wildest dreams come true with a magical Walt Disney World VIP Tour. Designed just for families with children under 10 years of age, discover an adventure for Guests of all ages during the Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour!

Start your family’s best day ever with expedited entry to select Magic Kingdom park attractions beloved by younger Guests, such as The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, “it’s a small world”, Peter Pan’s Flight, Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Barnstormer and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.

Then, when your group’s appetite comes calling, take a break from the tour and indulge in a delicious lunch at a Walt Disney World table-service restaurant—included with the price your experience.

After your meal, mosey on over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to dance, sing and play at Disney Junior - Live on Stage! Plus, be sure to take a ride on Toy Story Midway Mania! too.

Finally, your special day roars to a conclusion with a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, where you’ll relax in an air-conditioned theater to feast your eyes and ears on the Festival of the Lion King show before marveling at majestic wild animals up close on a Kilimanjaro Safaris expedition.

By the time your tour comes to a close, you’ll be brushing the pixie dust out of your little ones’ eyes!

Learn More About This Tour

  • The cost of the Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour is $299 per person, plus tax.
  • This tour is currently offered on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays only, and lasts approximately 7 hours.
  • Please be aware that the tour’s customized itinerary may change depending on attraction availability and other conditions.
  • Theme park admission is required and is not included with the cost of the VIP Tour.
  • For reservations, please call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687. Guests under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

A grandmother and her granddaughter pose with their VIP Tour Guide at the Morocco Pavilion in Epcot

Ultimate Day at Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Savor a deliciously exciting day featuring the flavors of this world-renowned event in a refined, carefree setting. During the Ultimate Day at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, you won’t have to pick and choose—you’ll get to do it all as your Disney VIP Guides course you through an extraordinary occasion!

The tour begins at a special VIP Lounge—hidden within the Festival Center at the Wonder’s Retreat—where you’ll start with a flute of champagne and a perfectly paired bite as you’re welcomed by a representative of the Festival.

Then, it’s time to experience the most popular attractions at Epcot, including Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, Soarin’, Spaceship Earth and The Seas with Nemo & Friends. After a break and a brief time to shop, you’ll return to the VIP Lounge for a hosted beverage tasting, followed by a 6-course tapas-style lunch—paired with wines, ales or spirits by our sommeliers and chefs.

Next, set out on a private backstage tour of the Greenhouse Gardens at Living with the Land, followed by a stroll to World Showcase. Upon your arrival, one of our Disney Chefs will greet you and give an introduction to the International Marketplaces of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, accompanied by a 3-course international tasting.

Finally, soak up the ambience and essence of World Showcase as you make your way to America Gardens Theatre for one more glass of bubbly, along with VIP Seating at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. After the concert concludes, you’ll be able to venture into the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival on your own!

Plus, as an added bonus for those who stay through the end of the day, you can even take advantage of a special reserved location to witness the laser, lights and fireworks display—IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Learn More About This Tour

  • The cost of the Ultimate Day at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is $399 per person, plus tax.
  • This tour is currently offered on Thursdays and Sundays only, and is available throughout the duration of this seasonal event.
  • Please be aware that the tour’s customized itinerary may change depending on attraction availability and other conditions.
  • All Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate.
  • Theme park admission is required and is not included with the cost of the VIP Tour.
  • For reservations, please call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687. Guests under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

A VIP Tour Guide rides with a young female Guest while they both enjoy Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour

Hang on to your hats during an unforgettable ride aboard the fastest attractions at Walt Disney World Resort! With the Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour, you’re guaranteed an action-packed experience as you take on exhilarating moment after moment, across multiple parks.

The day begins at Magic Kingdom park, where you’ll brave the excitement of select attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion and the rollicking new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train—all with expedited admission.

A little later in the day, treat your taste buds to a thrilling occasion, courtesy of a delectable lunch at a Walt Disney World table-service restaurant—which comes included with the cost of your VIP Tour.

Then, brace yourself—this adrenaline rush is just getting started! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can take off on attractions like Toy Story Midway Mania!, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.

Finally, go wild as you end your VIP Tour with a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, where you’ll brave a perilous race through time on DINOSAUR and embark on a monumental adventure rocketing you through the Himalayas on Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.

Learn More About This Tour

  • The cost of the Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour is $299 per person, plus tax.
  • This tour is currently offered on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays only, and lasts approximately 7 hours.
  • Please be aware that the tour’s customized itinerary may change depending on attraction availability and other conditions.
  • Theme park admission is required and is not included with the cost of the VIP Tour
  • For reservations, please call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687. Guests under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

A little girl rushes ahead of her parents into their resort room welcoming her with Disney presents

In-Room Celebrations

Make your visit one to remember by giving the gift of a memory—reserve Mickey’s Grand Welcome!

During your next stay in a Disney Resort hotel, set up the surprise of a lifetime in the comfort of your room with an over-the-top, personalized welcome… one prepared by Mickey Mouse himself.

No matter if loved ones are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or some other special occasion, In-Room Celebrations help create magical moments and place Guests directly into some of their favorite Disney stories!

To learn more, visit Disney Floral & Gifts online, or call (407) WDW-GIFT or (407) 939-4438 to speak with a friendly Dream Maker. Guests under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

A helium balloon covered with classic flying Disney characters hovers over Downtown Disney area

Please Pardon Our Pixie Dust

Get ready for the largest expansion in Downtown Disney history as the area transforms into Disney Springs!

At the present time, due to ongoing construction and limited parking availability, we highly recommend all Disney Resort hotel Guests take advantage of complimentary transportation options.

For Guests arriving in their own vehicles, please follow the signs to available parking—which may be located across the street from the Downtown Disney area. We suggest arriving at least 60 minutes in advance of all reservations and planned activities.

Learn more about current Downtown Disney parking options.

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Accessibility

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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