Theme Park Events
Universal Orlando’s Mardi GrasFebruary 9 – April 4
It’s Florida’s Biggest Party –Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras, every night from February 9 through April 4 at Universal Studios Florida™. Enjoy an authentic New Orleans celebration with nightly parades, dazzling entertainment including superstar concerts on select nights, and mouthwatering Cajun food available for purchase. The festivities are included with your theme park admission, Annual Pass or Seasonal Pass*. It’s unforgettable springtime fun for everyone.
*Seasonal Passholders are blocked out of Universal Studios Florida™ the entire day on Mardi Gras concert dates.
Holidays at Universal Orlando ResortNovember 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019
This is the holiday for those who can’t wait, for all of us who rip through the wrapping for a peek at the surprise inside, the ones who crave a little mischief with their merry. Beginning in November, Universal Orlando™ unwraps a resort-wide celebration that will elevate your season. Put a twist on whatever traditions you’re used to. Celebrate the season at Universal Orlando Resort. You’ve never had a holiday like this.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas PartyNovember 8 – December 21, 2018
Have a merry holiday season at Magic Kingdom this year. Join Mickey and friends as you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with special shows, holiday fireworks, and seasonal treats. See your favorite Disney characters up close in the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and dance to festive music during the special holiday fireworks show.
SeaWorld’s Christmas CelebrationNovember 17 – December 31
Enjoy the holiday season at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Walk through a winter wonderland filled with Christmas trees, enjoy special live shows just for the holiday season including a live nativity and an ice skating spectacular, and party with Elmo and friends. You’ll also get the chance to meet Santa and Rudolph.
Epcot International Festival of the HolidaysNovember 18 – December 30, 2018
Celebrate this holiday season at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. This festival special kiosks throughout the park that feature traditional food and drink from around the world. You can also catch a special holiday fireworks show as well as a candlelight processional featuring the Christmas story read aloud by a celebrity guest.
Star Tours – The Adventures ContinueMake the jump to hyperspace—and to a new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—during a 3D, motion-simulated space flight. During your voyage, interact with many of the otherworldly characters and places made famous in the Star Wars saga. Hold on tight as you exit hyperspace to find yourself in the middle of a furious starship battle above Coruscant. Plunge into the oceans of Naboo and avoid the clutches of monstrous fish. Retreat inside the dreaded Death Star to escape Darth Vader before doing battle with Boba Fett. Plus, you’ll visit an all-new location from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Location: Echo Lake – Disney’s Hollywood Studios® This attraction has FastPass+
Season of the ForceA Galaxy Far, Far Away…Now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® Discover new and updated Star Wars experiences that bring you closer to the epic saga than ever before. The blockbuster Star Wars movies transport viewers to a galaxy far, far away—and you can visit that galaxy at Walt Disney World® Resort! Embark on Star Wars adventures, visit Star Wars locations, meet Star Wars characters, view Star Wars movie props and shop for Star Wars merchandise. It’s all here for you to explore alongside your favorite Star Wars fans! Star Wars Launch Bay – Explore immersive special exhibits and get a peek of what’s to come in the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Discover sights, sounds and surprises that are sure to delight any Star Wars fan. Get an up-close look at replica props, models, costumes and artifacts from the Star Wars films and watch a behind-the-scenes video about how a new generation of filmmakers is crafting the future of the saga. Encounter Han Solo’s trusty sidekick, Chewbacca, for a furry photo and—if you’re brave enough—come face-to-face and encounter the dark warrior, Kylo Ren, on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer! Plus, join the Star Wars action when you play the latest version of the popular Disney Infinity video game—Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition—which features an exclusive Toy Box built just for Star Wars Launch Bay. Location: Animation Courtyard
Finding Nemo Musical at Animal Kingdom®The Big, Blue World on Stage
Dive right into the heart, humor and characters of Finding Nemo with this musical version of the award-winning Disney•Pixar film.
In this 40-minute show, original songs bring the big, blue world to life, along with extraordinary puppets and vibrant sets that plunge you right into the depths of Nemo’s fin-tastic terrain. Performed on a stage flanked by big bubbles, the musical numbers shimmer with wondrous underwater effects created with innovative lighting, dynamic props and animated projections.