News Archive - January 2010
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Begins March 3
17th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off March 3 –
earlier than ever – and continues for 75 days through May 16, 2010, with
bold strokes of seasonal color and brand-new topiary whimsy. Last year’s
festival began March 18; now Walt Disney World guests get a head start on
the gardening season as they explore exhibits and activities geared toward
discovery and outdoor fun.
January 12, 2010
Park Calendar Released for August 2010
World Resort has released it's
Extra Magic Hours, Operating and Event schedules for August 2010. For
guests visiting during this time, you will want to visit the
Park Hours and
Events pages to aid in planning your trip. Remember, all times and
schedules are subject to change, so check back often.
2010 Star Wars Weekend Dates
again, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine for the
family-friendly fan-fest, scheduled for four consecutive weekends, beginning
May 21 and running through June 13, 2010, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The
event includes special parades, trivia games, meet-and-greet sessions with
Star Wars legends and characters and special themed activities. The weekend
festivities take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are included
with regular theme park admission.
Walt Disney World Marathon
The Walt Disney
World Marathon Weekend kicks off today through January 10, 2010. Runners
will go through the most magical setting in the world. Defending champion is
Adriano Bastos, who will try for his sixth straight Disney victory, seventh
overall. Marathon Weekend is filled with competition and fun starting with
Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo and ending when runners cross the finish line
to earn the exclusive Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck or Goofy medals. The Walt
Disney World Marathon Weekend is one of the most popular races in Disney’s
Endurance Series, which includes the Champion 5K at ESPN the Weekend (Feb.
27, 2010), Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend (March 5-7, 2010),
Expedition Everest Challenge (June 12, 2010) and the Disney Wine and Dine
Half Marathon Weekend (Oct. 1-2, 2010).