'The Monstrous Eye-Scream Sundae' - July 29 to August 4 2013
Prepare yourself for the return of a monster-sized pleasure! Courtesy of a little Limited Time Magic, you can enjoy the reappearance of the Monstrous Eye-Scream Sundae at Magic Kingdom park. Stop by The Plaza Restaurant and Plaza Ice Cream Cone to discover this chilling treat, which comes complete with 2 scoops of mint chip ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, cookie horns, a chocolate eye and sprinkles, all inside a crunchy waffle cone. Don't miss your opportunity to scare up some summer fun—dig into this delightful dessert before the offer melts away!
American Idol Live! Celebrity Motorcade - July 31 2013
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Get ready to go to Hollywood—the American Idol Live! Tour 2013 is heading to Central Florida. And for just one day, Limited Time Magic is giving you a chance to see your idols in person at Disney's Hollywood Studios! Join the fun on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 when a one-time-only American Idol celebrity motorcade—featuring some of your favorite American Idol Season 12 Finalists—parades down Hollywood Boulevard.
Celebrate Christmas in July - July 22 to July 28 2013
Deck the halls early, courtesy of some midsummer Limited Time Magic! Stop by the Emporium and Ye Old Christmas Shop in Magic Kingdom park, as well as the World of Disney Store and Disney Days of Christmas at Downtown Disney area where you can find all-new, magical ear hat ornaments—each featuring delightful depictions of Santa Mickey and popular park attractions too. And for a treat your sweet tooth will enjoy, savor the merry flavor at Tony's Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom park with a Santa Mickey Demitasse dessert. Or, pop down to Main Street, U.S.A. for holiday cupcakes from the Main Street Bakery and gingerbread sundaes at the Cone Shop!
Long-Lost Disney Friends Week - July 14 to July 21 2013
Attention Disney lovers and Character enthusiasts alike! Once again, Limited Time Magic is bringing back a few old pals for an unforgettable return to Magic Kingdom park! During Long-Lost Friends Week, some familiar faces will step back into the spotlight at Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. Don't miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with rare Disney Characters you may have helped select in an online poll! From Robin Hood and Br'er Rabbit to Louis and Dr. Facilier from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, drop by to see who got the most votes and enjoy a few memory-making photo opportunities too.
PHOTOS - Limited Time Magic's Long Lost Disney Friends week 2
Mickey's America Streetbeat - July 8 to July 14 2013
Soak up the sounds of a little Limited Time Magic as America Gardens Theatre comes alive at Epcot, thanks to the musical performances of "Mickey's America Streetbeat." For a limited time, join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald as they come together with an energetic troupe of young performers—watch the fun unfold as they take part in an over-the-top display of hip hop, percussion and acrobatics. From the rhythm and tunes to the tap-dancing of their shoes, it's set to be one incredible jam you won't want to miss!
VIDEO - Limited Time Magic's 'Mickey's America Streetbeat' opens at Epcot's America Gardens Theater
Independence Week - July 1 to July 7 2013
Disney Parks guests can get their red, white and blue on for an entire week during a special tribute to the stars and stripes with Independence Week July 1-7, 2013 — all part of Limited Time Magic at Walt Disney World Resort.
It’s a seven-day patriotic extravaganza as Disney Parks honor America with a Fourth of July celebration like never before. At Magic Kingdom, a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks spectacular rockets into the air every night with ”Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.”
Guests can enjoy a patriotic spectacle as Goofy, Donald and Pluto lead a spirited procession down Main Street, U.S.A, prior to the daily Celebrate a Dream Come True parade at Magic Kingdom. The rousing pre-parade features the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and Walt Disney’s historic horse-drawn calliope.
Patriotic-themed merchandise and tasty treats inspired by Americana will also be on the menu all week long.
PHOTOS and VIDEO - Limited Time Magic's 'Independence Week' pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom
VIDEO - Limited Time Magic 'Disney's Celebrate America - A 4th of July Concert in the Sky'
Monsters University Homecoming - June 14 through the summer
Disney's Hollywood Studios
6pm to 10pm
"Make way for a Monsters University Homecoming celebration! The MU School of Scaring is hosting a campus bash inspired by Disney•Pixar's Monsters University and it all goes down each evening at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Hit the quad where you can hear your DJ—"Monster of Scaremonies"—spinning the latest beats, and take part in a series of fun activities. Then, get pepped up as the MU cheerleaders pop in to lead the MU Fight Song before those monsters of rock, Scare Supply, take the stage. Enjoy a medley of monstrous mash-ups, and laugh along as they're joined on stage by Mike and Sulley. It's a pep rally of epic proportions, and it's all part of Limited Time Magic!"
PHOTOS -Limited Time Magic's 'Monsters University Homecoming' at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Celebrate the Magic summer edition - Begins May 24 2013
Commemorate the start of a Monstrous Summer at Walt Disney World Resort with Celebrate the Magic, a nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom park. Showcasing shimmering effects and awe-inspiring projections across Cinderella Castle, this kaleidoscope of classic Disney stories and characters is introducing a special segment just for the season—hit the beach with Lilo and Stitch, head "Under the Sea" with Ariel and get Goofy during a sunny homage to the fun summer days ahead. It's another amazing offering from Limited Time Magic, and best of all, it lasts all summer long
VIDEO - New summer edition of Celebrate the Magic debuts at the Magic Kingdom
Monstrous 24-Hour "All-Nighter"
On May 24, 2013, for one day and one night only, Guests on each coast will have the chance to spend 24 whole hours inside the Disney parks!
From 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM, enjoy all the monster-themed madness inside Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, as well as Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park in California. From special entertainment and monstrous merchandise to frightening food and boo-verages, this "All-Nighter" is shaping up to be one scary good time.
PHOTOS - Monstrous Summer All-Nighter times guide
VIDEO - Monstrous Summer All-Nighter opening Welcome Show
PHOTOS and VIDEO - Monstrous Summer pre-parade with Mike and Sulley
Welcome Merida as an official Disney Princess - May 11 2013
Join us for a joyous and regal celebration at Magic Kingdom park when Merida—the heroine from Disney•Pixar's Brave—is officially christened into the Disney Princess Royal Court! As part of Limited Time Magic, all 10 Disney Princesses will be gathering together to coronate their newest member. And to commemorate the special occasion, you can purchase a limited edition Merida-inspired T-shirt, available in Youth and Toddler sizes while supplies last, and only at the Emporium inside Magic Kingdom park
Merida becomes the eleventh Disney Princess in ceremony at the Magic Kingdom
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Epcot - May 5 to May 11 2013
Meet The Three Caballeros
Don't miss a rare opportunity to say "¡Saludos Amigos!" to three of the most famous Latin American lovebirds in history, The Three Caballeros!
Panchito, Jose Carioca and, of course, el Pato Donald are getting the band back together and they're ready to pose for a picture or two—stop by and meet these classic Characters while you have the chance!
Move Your Feet to the Music
Once you've had your fill of The Three Caballeros, get ready to groove to music from south of the border, and maybe even move your feet a little!
First, soak up the spirit of the occasion with an energetic set by delightful marionettes. Then, float through the romanticized beauty of Mexico's history with some folkloric dancing. Finally, work up an appetite with a little dancing of your own, set to the tunes of the world-renowned band, Mariachi Cobre!
Feast on Festive Mexican Eats
Ready for an authentic Mexican food experience? San Angel Inn Restaurante and La Hacienda de San Angel will both be a huge part of the occasion and they're preparing a selection of fiesta-themed offerings to celebrate!
Cinco de Mayo Ear Hats
Before this fiesta has you ready for a siesta, pop into a shop at the Mexico Pavilion and purchase a Cinco de Mayo ear hat!
Capturing the essence, color and iconic symbols of Mexico, there's quite simply no more festive way to commemorate the year of the ear!
Star Wars Day - May 4 2013
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios creates Limited Time Magic for the annual, fan-proclaimed “Star Wars Day,” May 4 – a date that Star Wars fans worldwide turn into a celebratory pun, “May the Fourth Be With You!” This one-day-only celebration features special Star Wars entertainment, shows, characters, exclusive merchandise, a Star Wars dance party and a Star Wars-themed fireworks show at 9:45pm to cap off the day. Also included: a special edition of Jedi Training Academy, where parents join their children for the training and finale with villains from the Galactic Empire.
VIDEO - Limited Time Magic's 'May the 4th Be With You' Symphony in the Stars firework show
Disney's Animal Kingdom Party for the Planet - April 22 to April 28 2013
Disney Character Dance Party
The party kicks off with a week-long character reunion, where some rarely seen Disney Characters will be making cameo appearances in Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at Disney's Animal Kingdom park.
Stop by for a chance to see Lilo & Stitch, Flik & Princess Atta, Koda & Kenai, and Thumper & Miss Bunny as they march along, and then join them for a dance party hosted by DJ Dino-Mite in Dinoland, USA!
Once the celebration's started, make your way to Creature Comforts where you can buy celebratory clothing, commemorative pins, limited edition Vinylmation figures and other once-in-a-lifetime merchandise you won't find anywhere else.
Can't make it to Florida for the occasion? Take advantage of a special opportunity to order an exclusive 15th Anniversary T-shirt online... but get yours fast—the T-shirt will only be available from April 22 to April 24, 2013!
"Dig Up" Something Delicious
The Earth Week celebration continues all across Walt Disney World Resort, where for a limited time, you can "dig in" to a duo of playful desserts.
Head into Disney's Hollywood Studios or Kona Café at Disney's Polynesian Resort and try out the "Worm and Dirt Cupcake." Or, travel to Magic Kingdom park or Epcot for a delightfully delicious "Worm and Dirt Tart."
Celebrate Disney Fairies Week - April 15 to April 21 2013
It's Fairies Week at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and Tinker Bell's coming in for a landing. And wouldn't you know it, some fellow Disney Fairies are flying in for the occasion too! Head over to Tinker Bell's Magical Nook, where Tink will be joined by a few friends making surprise appearances. You could meet Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn, Vidia… maybe even Terence, the Pixie Dust-keeper himself!
Go Vintage at the Disney Truck Shop - April 8 to April 14 2013
For one week only, the Disney Truck Shop will be parked along the Downtown Disney Westside route at Walt Disney World Resort, offering you the chance to pick up a limited release vintage-style tee. Available while supplies last, the tee has been inspired by the design and logo of the Disney Parks newest shop on wheels. So cruise over for this Limited Time Magic offer, and pick up some of your favorite souvenirs too—this is one ride you can't afford to miss!
Photos - Disney Truck Shop T-Shirt
Spring Fling - March 25 to March 31 2013
Festive Fun at Magic Kingdom Park
Things get hoppin' at Magic Kingdom* park when Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny arrive! Visit Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. for a fun photo op with the floppy-eared couple.
Be sure to watch for a special springtime procession starring Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny—as well as butterflies, other bunnies, flowers and dancing hippos—just before daily performances of the Celebrate a Dream Come True parade.
PHOTOS and VIDEO - Magic Kingdom's Easter pre-parade
PHOTOS and VIDEO - Limited Time Magic's Spring Trolley Show
Engaging Activities at Epcot
When Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny hop over to Epcot*, they'll host exciting activities in the United Kingdom pavilion. Here, kids can meet the friendly duo, pose for photos, hunt for Easter eggs and participate in relay races.
Dapper Dans - The 'Original Boy Band' - February 25 to March 3 2013
The Dapper Dans tip their hats to a new kind of music that they discovered while "strolling through the park one day." Watch for this winsome quartet and their all-new medley that will have "Everybody" seeing "What Makes You Beautiful." But they won't be saying "Bye Bye Bye" to barbershop completely—after all, the Dapper Dans are the "Original Boy Band." Part of Limited Time Magic, this musical time warp is a can't-miss experience at Magic Kingdom park in Florida.
VIDEO - Dapper Dans - The 'Original Boy Band' performs as part of Limited Time Magic
Presidents Day – A Week-long Celebration - February 18 to February 24 2013
Voices of Liberty, the a cappella group, is honoring Presidents Day for a limited time with musical performances at the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot. In this special presidential show—a Limited Time Magic experience—the Voices of Liberty will bring to life some inspirational moments from our nation's history with impeccable 8-part harmonies accompanied by memorable quotes from American Presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. It's an a cappella hail to the chiefs of our country!
VIDEO - The Voices of Liberty perform for Limited Time Magic President's Day
True Love Week - February 11 to February 17 2013
Cinderella Castle will blush pink and red while lovebirds celebrate a week filled with royal Prince and Princess Meet 'N' Greets and limited-edition Disney Valentine collectibles.
PHOTOS - Limited Time Magic's True Love Week - 'A Celebration of True Love'
PHOTOS - Limited Time Magic's True Love Week at the Magic Kingdom
Limited Time Magic's 'True Love' week candlelit prix fixe menu details
Super Bowl Celebration - February 1 to February 3 2013
Super Bowl pre-parade celebration just ahead of the daily performances of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade at Magic Kingdom Park. It’ll feature Disney football star Goofy and some Central Florida youth football champions. You can also expect to see Walt Disney World Resort cheerleaders and two of the nuttiest referees this side of the 50-yard line and other character favorites.
PHOTOS - Limited Time Magic's Super Bowl Celebration
Long-lost Disney friends - January 21 to January 27 2013
Long-lost Disney friends are returning to the Magic Kingdom Park just to meet you and your family. For one week, January 21–27, be sure to have your camera ready for a rare chance to possibly brush shoulders with classic characters like Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar, Robin Hood and Friar Tuck.
There’s also a chance you’ll see The Three Little Pigs and more surprises at Magic Kingdom Park.
PHOTOS - Limited Time Magic 'Long-lost Disney friends' brings rare character meet and greets to the Magic Kingdom
Winter Wonderland - January 14 to January 20 2013
For one week only, January 14-20, there will be a magical Winter Wonderland location with falling snow where you and your family can meet and take photos with some of your favorite Disney characters. It’s an all new character greeting location in the Canada Pavilion. 10:30 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Times for the Winter Wonderland location at Epcot are: 10:30 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. 3:05 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
PHOTOS - 'Limited Time Magic' week 2 at Epcot's Winter Wonderland
Bling in the New Year dance party - December 30 2012 to January 5 2013
You’ll be able to watch live entertainment on Rockettower Plaza Stage, dance to great music and celebrate with some of your favorite Disney characters – all dressed in their New Year’s best. And if you can’t stay up until midnight, there will be a New Year’s countdown every hour leading up to midnight.
Throughout 2013 at Walt Disney World: Year of the Ear
2013 will be the “Year of the Ear” at Disney Parks. Every month, Disney Parks will release new ear hats to add to your collection as part of “Limited Time Magic.” January will start with the limited release of Disney Couture Ear Hats. And each month, there will be fun designs to discover.