6 Disney Festivals

Disney Highlights 6 Festivals in 2024

Disney continues to lean into festival. This year, there seem to be more than ever before! Whether visiting the Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resorts, there are some really enjoyable festivals experience for guests of all ages. As people plan their trips to the Disney Parks in 2024, there are a lot of different possibilities for what festivals to experience. Disney has highlighted 6 of the festivals that will be offered in its parks throughout the year. Check them out below!

2024 Disney Festivals

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival  Feb. 28- May 27

The Scoop: This popular springtime event features brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more at EPCOT. 

A Must Do: Garden Rocks Concert Series – with great bands performing live daily at American Gardens.

Not To Miss: An amazing new Groot topiary and other beautiful topiaries and gardens.

To Try: Spike’s Pollination Exploration and the Egg-stravaganza Hunt around World Showcase are interactive seasonal scavenger hunts. And Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth offers the chance to get up close and personal with butterflies. 

To Taste: This year there are nearly 20 Outdoor Kitchens and over 60 new items to indulge in!  A special Disney Eats Foodie Guide has all the details!

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – March 1- April 22 

The Scoop: A food aficionado’s paradise! This festival features creative food and beverages, cooking demonstrations and amazing entertainment inspired by cultures and cuisines of California.

A Must Do: The popular attraction, Soarin’ Over California, returns for a limited time during the festival.

To Taste: You’re in for a treat when we roll out this year’s festival Disney Eats Foodie Guide!

Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort – April 26- Aug. 4 

The Scoop: A resort-wide celebration of all things Pixar with entertainment, colorful decor, themed menu and commemorative merchandise. 

A Must Do: New daytime parade “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” debuting at Disney California Adventure park. Also, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” returns at Disneyland park with some new scenes.  

To See: You may encounter new characters like Ember and Wade from “Elemental,” Red Panda Mei from “Turning Red” and more. 

To Taste: Keep an eye out for more in a new 2024 Foodie Guide from the Disney Eats team. 

Disney Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure park – Begins Nov. 15

The Scoop: An only-at-Disney seasonal celebration with music, food and more that draws inspiration from multicultural festivities.  

A Must Do: Disney Festival of Holidays will feature a diverse slate of entertainment offerings throughout Disney California Adventure park, so stay tuned for more details!

To Taste: Delicious dishes and drinks inspired by traditions of  Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Stay tuned for our Disney Eats Foodie Guide.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Presented by CORKCICLE  (dates coming) 

The Scoop: A food aficionado’s paradise too! This festival features a variety of cultures, cuisines and even innovative cooking techniques by chefs from around the world. 

A Must Do: Eat to the Beat Concert Series! Live concerts showcase local acts and well-known bands at America Gardens Theatre. More details to come. 

To Taste: Each year, our Festival Foodie Guide is a popular post here on the Blog, including the Pickle Milkshake last year. Stay tuned for our new Guide in 2024.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth – (dates coming)

The Scoop: A celebration of the holidays like none other with sights, sounds and flavors of the season from around the world. 

A Must Do: Candlelight Processional (Disney Parks tradition) takes place nightly at America Gardens Theatre with celebrity narrators retelling the Christmas story.

Not To Miss: Holiday storytellers and musical groups bring to life seasonal traditions and lore around World Showcase.  

To Taste: Holiday Kitchens have treasured recipes and festive drinks from around the globe. Disney Eats will have more later in 2024!

While these 6 festivals have been highlighted, there are plenty of other festivals and celebrations to enjoy at both domestic resorts. Which one is your favorite? What do you like best about it? Which one will you be attending? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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