Beauty and the Beast Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Jan 4, 2023
    Amanda from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there - I'm starting to plan our family vacation in April and hoping to understand special ticket events. When I search it looks like the calendar only has dates March 1-5 available. Is there a particular timeframe these events post for booking?

    Hi, Amanda, and thanks for stopping by planDisney! I'm so glad you have a trip to Walt Disney World Resort coming up this spring. That's one of my favorite times to visit the theme parks because of the gorgeous Florida weather! And Special Ticket Events can be a highlight of any visit. Let's see what we can find out for you.

    I see there are a couple of Special Ticket Events in early 2023. One is Disney After Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and the other is Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park. Unfortunately, it looks like both of those events end before your arrival date in April. These events are typically held during the season leading up to spring break when crowds are often lighter. But never fear! There are still some amazing events you can experience during your April vacation.

    Remember that gorgeous weather I mentioned? April is the perfect time to enjoy the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. Although it's a little too early for exact dates and specific offerings, this bloomingly grand festival typically begins in March and runs through mid-summer. There will be special food offerings, and one of my favorite concert series, the Garden Rocks Concert Series. Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for announcements about this festival, and the best news is, you don't need a special ticket to enjoy it. 

    Also, it looks like you might be arriving on Earth Day, and that's always a fun day to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Check back in a few weeks to see what tasty treats and awesome souvenirs will be offered for the 2023 celebration.

    Amanda, Special Events Tickets are also offered in the fall for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and for the holidays, there's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Both of these events require a special ticket and often sell out quickly. Please watch for official dates and pricing on the Disney Parks Blog, and feel free to stop back by planDisney.

    I hope your upcoming vacation "springs" you to a new level of fun!

    Magic awaits,
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Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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