Skip Navigation

Summer at Walt Disney World Resort

A boy on his father’s shoulders meets Chewbacca face-to-face at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Rock your Disney side all summer long with sizzling events and seasonal entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort—from a ride in a glittering diamond mine to a celebration of a galaxy far, far away!

Conceptual art of the hillside outside the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in Fantasyland

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – NEW!

Swing and sway your way through New Fantasyland as you race past scenes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs onboard a 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 this summer with a few all-new experiences and an unforgettable 24-hour event.

In every corner of Magic Kingdom park, 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 this place where fairytale dreams come true for Guests of all ages.

Plus, be amongst the first to take part in some of this summer’s most exciting offerings, including:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Embark for family-friendly thrills as you set off on the twistiest, turniest, rollickingest ride in New Fantasyland
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade – Celebrate Disney stories you know and love as the park comes alive with music and dancing
  • Rock Your Disney Side: 24 Hours – Laugh bigger, scream louder and stay out all day and night during a 24-hour summer kick-off— from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM, May 23 to May 24, 2014

Six Guests in a Sim Car zoom around Test Track with iconic Spaceship Earth in the background


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, only 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 limited-time 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!

Star Wars™ Weekends
Feel the power of the Force during Star Wars Weekends—a galactic event jam-packed with out-of-this-universe entertainment. Be sure to book a reservation for one of many exciting Character Dining opportunities too, each inspired by the greatest saga ever told:

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 get up close with 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.

Plus, keep a lookout for several limited-time offers available throughout the season, such as:

  • Wild Africa Trek – Set off on a privately guided expedition into the authentic world of African wildlife, where animals of nearly every variety roam about an uninhibited, natural environment

A family of three checks a My Disney Experience app on a smartphone at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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!

Three teenagers standing in shoulder-high clear water at Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

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!

An African performer playing a musical gourd with percussionists at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park

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:

Plus, don’t miss out select dining opportunities—from breakfast with Star Wars Characters to decadent dessert parties:

Wildflowers blooming across from the entrance to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Summer Offers at Disney Resort Hotels

This summer, stay and save up to 30% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels! Offer valid for stays most nights from June 15 to August 28, 2014.

The overhead sign and entrance to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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 – Check out the summer line-up of amateur youth events taking place and register your team so you can play in the middle of the magic

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, 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.

Walt Disney World® Resort

Accessibility and Other Information

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


Beginning of tooltip content End of tooltip content
  • 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.
Footer Links
  • Stay Connected
  • Disney Parks
  • Free Planning DVD DVD
    Start planning your dream Disney vacation.Order DVD
  • Sign Up for Updates
    Get the latest Disney Parks news and special offers.
    Sign Up
Sign Up for Updates

Be the first to hear about the latest news and special offers at Walt Disney World Resort.

Sign Up Successful

Thank you for signing up! You should begin to receive news and special offers very soon.