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Walt Disney World park events for future months

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June 2008

  • Mickey's Pirate & Princess Party (link). Jan. 21, 26, 29, Feb. 2, 5, 9, 14, 22, 26, March 1, 6, 11, 14, April 1, 4, 6, 11, 16, 23, May 2, 9, 16, 21, 26, 31, June 4. The second year of this new hard-ticketed event celebrates the the pirates and princesses in all of us.
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (link). March 19 – June 1. Epcot comes alive with topiaries, other floral displays, gardening demonstrations and the “Flower Power” concert series at the 14th annual event.
  • Gay Days 2008 (unofficial event) (link1 | link 2). June 6–9. The 18th annual gathering of the GLBT community at Walt Disney World.

July 2008

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp (link). July 25 – Aug 13. The Bucs return to Disney for another year's training camp

August 2008

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp (link). July 25 – Aug 13. The Bucs return to Disney for another year's training camp.
  • Disney's Royal Quinceañera Weekend (link). Aug. 29 – Sept. 5. Disney's first scheduled weekend centered around the Hispanic coming-of-age ceremony.

September 2008

  • Disney's Royal Quinceañera Weekend (link). Aug. 29 – Sept. 5. Disney's first scheduled weekend centered around the Hispanic coming-of-age ceremony.
  • Night of Joy (link). Sept. 5–6. Disney's annual Christian music festival moves to Disney's Hollywood Studios for its 26th year.
  • Disney's Pin Celebration (link). Sept. 5–7. This year, the event's theme is "PTU: School of Trading".
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Sept. 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 28, 30, Oct. 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31. Get your costumes ready. The Disney characters will certainly be wearing theirs.
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Sept.26–Nov. 9. The 13th annual celebration of things gustatory, plus the Eat to the Beat concert series.
  • Expedition Everest Challenge (link). Sept. 27. The first running of yet another special night-time endurance event.

October 2008

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Sept. 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 28, 30, Oct. 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31. Get your costumes ready. The Disney characters will certainly be wearing theirs.
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Sept.26–Nov. 9. The 13th annual celebration of things gustatory, plus the Eat to the Beat concert series.
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K (link). Oct. 5. The annual fund-raising event to fight breast cancer returns.
  • Race for the Taste 10K. Oct. 12. The annual October classic steers runners through the Disney-MGM Studios and Epcot.
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13K (link). Oct. 25. The second running of Disney's first night-time endurance event.

November 2008

  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Sept.26–Nov. 9. The 13th annual celebration of things gustatory, plus the Eat to the Beat concert series.
  • Disney Golf Classic (link). Nov. 6–9. Stephen Ames returns to defend his 2007 title.
  • Festival of the Masters (link). Nov. 7–9. Disney's annual arts festival at Downtown Disney's West Side.
  • ABC Super Soap Weekend (link). Nov. 15–16. Your favorite ABC soap opera stars converge on the Disney-MGM Studios.
  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (link). Dates Nov. – Jan. 2009 TBA. Jennings Osborne's amazing display returns to the Studios.
  • Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade (link). Dates Nov. – Jan. 2009 TBA. The Animal Kingdom Parade trades its Jammin' for Jingle in this holiday makeover.
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (link). Nov. 10, 11, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30, Dec. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19. Snow on Main Street, free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like?
  • Old Spice Classic (link). Nov. 27, 28, 30. ESPN Regional presents the third annual 8-team, 12-game tournament, featuring Michigan State, Gonzaga, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Siena, Tennessee, Memphis and Wichita State.
  • Festival of the Seasons (link). Dates Nov. 28 – Dec. 24. Downtown Disney gets a holiday makeover.
  • Holidays Around the World (link). Nov. 28 – Dec. 30. Epcot's World Showcase gets storytellers, special entertainment and crafts for kids, the Lights of Winter and a spectacular Christmas tree.
  • Festival of the Seasons (link). Dates Nov. – Jan. 2009 TBA. Downtown Disney gets a holiday makeover.

December 2008

  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (link). Dates Nov. – Jan. 2009 TBA. Jennings Osborne's amazing display returns to the Studios.
  • Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade (link). Dates Nov. – Jan. 2009 TBA. The Animal Kingdom Parade trades its Jammin' for Jingle in this holiday makeover.
  • Festival of the Seasons (link). Dates Nov. 28 – Dec. 24. Downtown Disney gets a holiday makeover.
  • Holidays Around the World (link). Nov. 28 – Dec. 30. Epcot's World Showcase gets storytellers, special entertainment and crafts for kids, the Lights of Winter and a spectacular Christmas tree.
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (link). Nov. 10, 11, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30, Dec. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19. Snow on Main Street, free hot cocoa and cookies. What's not to like?
  • Filming for the Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade. Dates TBA. The parade is run slowly, one float at a time, so that they can film each float for broadcast "live" on Christmas Day.
  • Pop Warner Super Bowl (link). Dates TBA, likely Dec. 7–13. Football players and cheerleaders invade the resort for the pigskin championships.
  • MouseFest 2008 (unofficial event) (link). Dec. 7–15. The annual gathering of the Disney Internet community takes place at sea from Dec. 7–11 and on land from Dec. 11–15.
  • Pleasure Island New Year's Eve (link). Dec. 31. Pleasure Island celebrates the actual New Year.
  • New Year's Eve at Cirque du Soleil. Dec. 31. Cirque puts on special New Year's performances.
  • Atlantic Dance Hall New Year's Eve (link). Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year at the BoardWalk's own dance club

January 2009

  • Walt Disney World Half-Marathon (link). Jan. 10. Registration is now open, 85 percent full (link).
  • Walt Disney World Marathon (link). Jan. 11. Registration is now open (link). [Read our WDW Marathon Guide.]
  • Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge (link). Jan. 10-11. Registration is now full (link).
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