Theme Park News

Walt Disney WorldNow that the holidays are officially behind us, it’s business as usual at Walt Disney World ®. And by business as usual we mean the Orlando theme park is producing more magic than ever before with their annual events like Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend, Epcot ® International Flower & Garden Festival, Star Wars Weekends, Sounds Like Summer and more as well as some new Fantasyland fun coming to Magic Kingdom ®. Here’s what’s happening in Walt Disney World ® in 2013:

The Orlando theme park is kicking off 2013 with Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. Thousands of runners, walkers and supporters will head to Epcot ® this weekend, Jan. 10 – 13 for the most magical 26.2 miles on Earth. The weekend also includes the Walt Disney World ® Half Marathon, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, Disney ® Family Fun Run 5K, runDisney’s Kids’ Races, a Pasta in the Park Party and Disney’s ® Health and Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

In March, Walt Disney World ® will blossom with fun during the Epcot ® International Flower & Garden Festival. Beginning March 6 through May 19, Epcot ® will transform into a horticulturist’s dream as dazzling gardens, designer presentations, topiary displays and The Flower Power Concert Series bloom at the annual springtime event.

Just as the Epcot ® International Flower & Garden Festival wraps, the Force will be with guests to Hollywood Studios ® during Star Wars Weekends May 17 through June 9. From Friday to Sunday each week during the out of this world event, guests will be able to take an intergalactic adventure where they will train to be a Jedi in Jedi Training Academy, sing and dance with Ewoks, Wookiees, Stormtroopers, Jawas and more at Hyperspace Hoopla, take a journey into the Star Wars universe on Star Tours – The Adventure Continues and mingle with celebrities from the famous film series! Maybe even, be frozen in Carbonite, sort of.

As summer settles over Orlando the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series will return to Epcot ® with plenty of popular bands and musicians the entire family will love. Stay tuned for more details on the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series as the event gets closer.

Meanwhile, Magic Kingdom ® will also be getting in on the 2013 magic with even more expansions to the new Fantasyland! Just last month the new Fantasyland opened with all new character meet-and-greets and themed attractions like Storybook Circus, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid, Be Our Guest Restaurant and more. And this year the expanded area will welcome Princess Fairytale Hall where guests can meet Disney’s ® most popular princesses!

To experience all of Walt Disney World’s ® magic in 2013, look for discounted Magic Your Way tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.