Special Events That You’ll Love at Walt Disney World Resort

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Any trip to Walt Disney World is special regardless of whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just re-experiencing your favorite attractions and restaurants during your visit.  Depending on when you visit, though, Walt Disney World may be hosting and celebrating special events that will make your trip even more memorable.  These events are held throughout the year, so no matter when you visit, guests should have an opportunity to experience at least one of these events!  Here is our list of special events that you’ll love at Disney World!

EPCOT Food And Wine Festival 2014
EPCOT Food And Wine Festival 2014

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Hosted by Epcot every fall from late August through mid-November, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is the festival by which all other Disney festivals is graded against.  This mammoth offering allows guests to visit outdoor kitchens featuring food and drink from countries that don’t normally call World Showcase home. 

Guests can sample tasty treats that may not appeal to their palette and be adventurous and discover something new.  The offerings are tremendous, so we recommend guests wanting to stop by the Food and Wine Festival make plans to stop more than once — there is definitely enough food to keep your stomach happy.  Your ears will also be happy as nightly entertainment is offered through the Eat to the Beat concert series featuring new and old favorites at the America Garden Theatre!

Run Disney Events

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Offered four times throughout at the year at Walt Disney World and open to runners of all skill levels, the runDisney events are a great way to explore the parks, accomplish an amazing goal, and get some great swag!  Guests can choose to run a fun 5K, a challenging half-marathon, or conquer a full marathon during these race weekends.  In January, guests can run in the original iteration of runDisney during Marathon Weekend hosted by classic Disney characters. 

Runners needing their races to be a little more regal may be intrigued by the Princess Half Marathon Weekend in February.  Regardless of your allegiance, Padawans and Stormtroopers are welcome at the annual Star Wars Rival Run Half Marathon in April.  After a break for the summer, guests looking to celebrate the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival can do so by also running in the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in November!

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