Beginning January 2013, guests will find a new surprise each week when they visit Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts during the "Limited Time Magic" campaign. Disney has announced that for 52 weeks, parks on both coasts will feature a variety of magical experiences that will come and go by the week. Examples include an Independence Day celebration with little touches that lasts for a week and a Friday the 13th dance party featuring Disney villains that goes into the 13th hour (1 a.m.) of a single day. Limited Time Magic will have a lot to do with celebrating special occasions with families in mind.
Disney will be dreaming up more micro-celebrations to be rolled out weekly in 2013. Each week, guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort will find Limited Time Magic — some kind of special entertainment, event, souvenir or surprise available for a limited time only— and as they do, we will announce it here. Check back often in 2013!
See a Week By Week Summary of Past Limited Time Magic Events for WDW
See a Limited Time Magic Events for Disneyland Resort
This Week's Limited Time Magic for Walt Disney World Resort
(Updated Every Friday)
Tour Magic Kingdom Park with Vice President Phil Holmes
December 9 - 11, 18 and 20, 2013
See Magic Kingdom park from an all-new point of view as you hear stories from an opening day Cast Member who also happens to be the park's vice president! As part of Limited Time Magic, you're invited to register for an opportunity to join Phil Holmes, vice president of Magic Kingdom park, on a walkthrough of the original Walt Disney World theme park. For the first time ever, learn all about how the park and its many Cast Members still look to Walt Disney for inspiration to this day. It's a stroll through the grounds that's never before been offered to Guests - one only available for a short time.
Here are the dates for a walk in the park with Phil Holmes:
- Monday, December 9, 2013
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
- Friday, December 20, 2013
There will be only one tour each morning – with 25 guests in each group. You may enter here are the rules for the drawing for a Walk in the Park with Phil Holmes Sweepstakes at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Also, please remember the following for each drawing:
- All entrants who sign up for the events must be U.S. residents who have reached the age of majority in their primary state of residence.
- Each entry is valid for one participant only; winners will not be permitted to bring a guest.
- Park admission and standard car parking will be provided as part of the event.
- Selected participants will be assigned a tour date and time. There will be no changes or substitutions allowed.
- Tour opportunities are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
- Winners will be notified on December 6 by email, and the prize cannot be transferred. Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
- Tours are subject to restrictions and change without notice.
Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Subject to complete Official Rules.
Delight in Duffy's Secret Santa Celebration
December 9 to December 15, 2013
Celebrate Secret Santa Week at Magic Kingdom park, where Duffy the Disney Bear and a few of your favorite Disney friends are getting into the holiday spirit! As part of Limited Time Magic, stop by the Town Square Christmas Tree on Main Street, U.S.A. where you can receive a warm winter hug from Duffy, dressed up in his Christmas finest. Plus, when you visit other Disney friends throughout the park, they'll each have a specially decorated keepsake card just for you—visit each Disney pal to collect them all! It's yet another magical holiday offering, only from Limited Time Magic.
Limited Time Magic - A Week By Week Summary of Past Events
December Limited Time Magic
Week 48 Announcements
Get decked out for the Year of the Ear at Walt Disney World Resort, courtesy of Limited Time Magic. After all, wintertime wouldn't be complete without the bright and cheerful hats this joyous season inspires, and that includes our newest special spotlight ears like the Santa Mickey ear hat and the Minnie Santa hat! Each one is a wonderful way to add the perfect amount of shimmer to your next visit—stop by the Emporium and other select locations throughout Magic Kingdom park to discover these magical offerings, along with the entire holiday ear hat collection! Available while supplies last starting November 29, 2013.
For one magical week, join Limited Time Magic in spreading charity and cheer to families in need—from December 2 to December 8, 2013, you can make a child's holiday extra special with a Duffy the Disney Bear! When you visit Once Upon a Toy and/or World of Disney Store at the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort, for $5.00, Disney will donate a Duffy the Disney Bear to Toys for Tots. Disney is joining in the spirit of giving and will also donate $200,000 to Toys for Tots this holiday season.
November Limited Time Magic
Week 47 Announcements
Celebrate the tastiest time of the year with Thanksgiving treats at Walt Disney World Resort November 24 to December 1, 2013—courtesy of Limited Time Magic! Savor the flavors in Magic Kingdom park with pumpkin delicacies at Tony's Town Square Restaurant and Sleepy Hollow, as well as seasonal Starbucks offerings at Main Street Bakery. For Guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios, pumpkin cupcakes are available in many quick-service restaurants, and specialty drinks can be found in various bars. Even more goodness is waiting to be gobbled down in Epcot, like pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin muffins inside Sunshine Seasons. And finally, a safari of culinary delights awaits at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, including an all-you-care-to-enjoy feast—available for lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day at Tusker House.
Prepare the port for a boatload of holiday cheer headed your way, courtesy of the Jungle Cruise… or should we say "Jingle Cruise"? Starting November 22, 2013, this classic Adventureland attraction will be decked out from boathouse to dock with a hodgepodge of holiday décor. And as part of Limited Time Magic, you can celebrate the seasonal enhancement with a complimentary "Jingle Cruise" mini poster, available while supplies last by the exit of the Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom park. This is your chance to hear the skippers slip a holiday joke into their already hilarious spiels—and a perfect opportunity to take home a ferociously fun piece of the festivities too!
Click Here to Check Out the Poster
Week 46 Announcement
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Magic Kingdom park from November 15 to January 4, 2014, where you can enjoy the occasion with an all-new Frozen treat, courtesy of Limited Time Magic! Start the day with the young citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. as they jingle along in their Holly Jolly Trolley show—re-tuned just for the season. Then, as evening enters the scene, put on your Glow with the Show Ears during nightly performances of Wishes and Celebrate the Magic, which includes a special holiday finale and a new sequence inspired by Disney's latest animated feature, Frozen—in theaters November 27, 2013.
Week 45 Announcements
This Veterans Day, help honor the brave heroes who have defended our country with a special Flag Retreat Ceremony each evening in Town Square, only at Magic Kingdom park! Cheer the proud sounds and patriotic music of the Main Street Philharmonic as well as the Voices of Liberty, all while saluting the special Veteran of the Day flag bearer, and the Honorary Color Guard too. It's a truly wonderful tribute to our nation's heroes, an event that's bigger than a single day… but one that's still only happening for a limited time, courtesy of Limited Time Magic—from November 11 to November 15, 2013.
This September, you're invited to put on your finest new Fall hat and join the young citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. for an unforgettable show! Discover the excitement right inside Magic Kingdom park, where the citizens will be ringing in the occasion with a seasonal showcase commemorating the magic blowing about in the autumn air. Don't miss out on a ton of harvest-time fun, courtesy of the Fall Trolley Show and Limited Time Magic! Starts September 1st!
Week 44 Announcement
Go wild on an exclusive backstage tour of Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, courtesy of Limited Time Magic! From November 4 to November 8, 2013, experience the grounds of the park through the eyes of either a zookeeper or a veterinarian, all while walking about several behind-the-scenes areas! As the tour begins, half of the group will follow Animal Programs to get a glimpse of animal housing while the other half tags along with Animal Health to check out the state-of-the-art animal medical center. If you're lucky enough, you may even see a wild animal in the backstage environment! With only one tour per day, space is extremely limited—be sure to register at the Disney Parks Blog as soon as you can.
Week 43 Announcement
Kick up your boots for Halloween week at Magic Kingdom park where you can find all sorts of spirited fun in Frontierland from October 28 to November 1, 2013! From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, head to the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon—re-dressed in the guise of "The Happy Haunted Horseshoe"—and grab a snack or a Halloween-inspired goodie as an ethereal group of entertainers takes a break from pushing up daisies to delight you with their tricks and treats. This is your chance to join hostess Miss Betty Blue as she calls forth haunting harmonies from the Cadaver Dans, the piano-playing Dearly Departed Stan and everyone's favorite morbid magician, Abner Cadaver. So be on the lookout—miss this offering from Limited Time Magic and you may never rest in peace!
October Limited Time Magic
Week 42 Announcements
Treat your senses to a behind-the-magic experience during a most delectable affair at Walt Disney World Resort! As part of Limited Time Magic, indulge in the rarest of occasions with a tour of the gardens of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival from October 21 to October 25, 2013! This is your chance to get up close with the floral designs of World Showcase as you learn how horticulture helps tell the Festival story with its herbs, vegetables and agronomic crops. Discover little known secrets behind the planning process for this annual event, and then ask a few questions to uncover even more! Don't miss your opportunity for a delightful garnish to the Festival—space is extremely limited, so register at the Disney Parks Blog today.
Celebrate a magical transition from this year to next with a vibrant set of vinyl ear clings for your Glow with the Show Ears—launching for the first time at Walt Disney World Resort! As part of Limited Time Magic, enjoy this special gift with the purchase of a pair of Glow with the Show Ears! Starting October 21, 2013, each comes complete with 2 sets of stickers, one giving a "bon voyage" to 2013, while the other welcomes 2014 with open arms. You won't want to miss this magical chance to enhance your light-up experience like never before—whether you're watching along as an actual part of shows like Fantasmic at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Wishes Fireworks at Magic Kingdom park, or ringing in the holidays elsewhere in the Disney Parks! While supplies last.
Week 41 Announcements
Discover enchanting secrets on an exclusive tour of the "Castles" at Magic Kingdom park from October 14 to October 18! Set off on a grand adventure filled with fun facts from Disney Imagineers as you have the opportunity to explore Cinderella Castle Suite, scene-by-scene. From the foyer, to the parlor, to the bed chamber and beyond, see how Imagineers magically weaved modern Disney Resort amenities into a majestic fairytale experience. But that's not all! The tour continues as you wind your way through the New Fantasyland Forest, concluding at Be Our Guest Restaurant, inside the magnificent castle of the Beast! Don't miss your chance to see the magic through the eyes of an Imagineer! Space is extremely limited. Register at the Disney Parks Blog today!
Enjoy the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town in an entirely new way with your very own limited edition cupcake at Walt Disney World Resort! Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and as a special Limited Time Magic offering, you're invited to ring in the occasion at Magic Kingdom park with a frighteningly tasty treat inspired by Jack Skellington himself! So go ahead and give into your sweet tooth this Halloween season—scare up this cupcake while supplies last, only at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square from October 14 to October 20!
Week 40 Announcements
Take advantage of a rare opportunity when Limited Time Magic presents a tour of Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, as seen through the eyes of Walt Disney Imagineering! Come along for the ride as you venture inside the Tibetan-style stone structure, all while hearing tales from Imagineers who helped bring this exciting attraction to life. From the ideas that inspired the Royal Anandapur Tea Company to the fearsome story of the legendary Yeti—the mysterious snow monster said to inhabit the Himalayas, you won't want to miss this chance to explore the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! Each exciting tour takes place once daily from October 7 to October 11, 2013 and space is extremely limited. Register at the Disney Parks Blog today!
Scare up some fashionable frights this Halloween season as you spruce up your wardrobe with a little Limited Time Magic! Throughout October, celebrate the Year of the Ear at Walt Disney World Resort with a limited edition Halloween Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Ear Hat, available while supplies last! Stop by any one of a number of shops and locations to discover yours—Emporium at Magic Kingdom park; Gateway Gifts, MouseGear and Disney Traders at Epcot; Beverly Sunset at Disney's Hollywood Studios; Island Mercantile at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park; and Disney's Days of Christmas as well as World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney area from October 4 to October 31, or while supplies last
Week 39 Announcement
Add a dash of color to your weekend when Limited Time Magic presents the Downtown Disney Chalk Art Festival October 4 to October 6, 2013! Watch in wonder as talented artists intricately transform flat concrete walkways into canvases for their dazzling works. This is your chance to marvel at the eye-catching creations as they carefully come together, crafted entirely from chalk and other materials. And while visiting Downtown Disney area, stop by the Art of Disney Gallery and celebrate with artist Greg McCullough as he appears for signings—from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM, October 2 to October 6, 2013. Meet the mind behind the art as Walt Disney World Resort showcases the release of new pieces in his collection. It's all happening for a limited time, courtesy of Limited Time Magic!
September Limited Time Magic
Week 38 Announcement
Ahoy! Make way to Magic Kingdom park for a full week of Limited Time Magic inspired by "Talk Like a Pirate Day" Be ye regaled in Adventureland by The Rusty Cutlass pirate band as Pirate Goofy and Jake from Jake and the Never Land Pirates make appearances. Then, dig up a great treasure when a special pirate pre-show leads the "Celebrate a Dream Come True" parade. Sign up for The Pirates League early and ye may even be invited by Pirate Masters to join the rousing processional on a march down Main Street, U.S.A., alongside 19 other lucky recruits and popular Disney pirates! Plus, for Pirate week, The Pirates League at Magic Kingdom Park will have a mini-makeovers available for adults, called Skulls and Skurry. And from September 23 to September 29, while supplies last, you will receive complimentary pirate teeth to complete your look, if you take part in a transformation at The Pirates League (kids and adults). You can make reservations now by calling 407-939-2739.
Week 37 Announcements
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, each morning from September 16-20, 2013, a group of lucky guests will be invited to join us for a special walking tour of The Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios before the park opens to the public. An official Walt Disney World Ambassador will lead the tour and talk about the park, its history, fun facts, and a special "walk" through of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. When the walking tour is finished, attendees will have the opportunity to be the first attraction riders of the day. Register at the Disney Parks Blog on 9/13/13 until 8:30 pm Eastern to attend one of the five daily Tower of Terror tour sessions.
Commemorate the Year of the Ear in the most "spooktacular" way yet—as part of Limited Time Magic, you can dress like a villain when Walt Disney World Resort turns the spotlight on popular Disney baddies, courtesy of some all-new merchandise that includes a Villains headband themed to the Evil Queen, Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts and Ursula! Be on the lookout for these villainous offerings at the following locations: Villains en Vogue at Disney Hollywood Studios, MouseGear at Epcot, Emporium at Magic Kingdom park and World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney area. Available September 13, 2013, while supplies last
Week 36 Announcement
Get ready to Unleash the Villains! On Friday, September 13, experience the most spine-tingling bit of Limited Time Magic yet at Walt Disney World Resort! From 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM—a.k.a. the 13th hour—the Disney Villains will be waiting for your arrival as they make their way to the dead center of Disney's Hollywood Studios. Come along for this devilishly delicious affair, on a night jam-packed with 13 dastardly Disney baddies and a host of fiendish festivities.
Week 35 Announcement
This September, you're invited to put on your finest new Fall hat and join the young citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. for an unforgettable show! Discover the excitement right inside Magic Kingdom park, where the citizens will be ringing in the occasion with a seasonal showcase commemorating the magic blowing about in the autumn air. Don't miss out on a ton of harvest-time fun, courtesy of the Fall Trolley Show and Limited Time Magic!
August Limited Time Magic
Week 34 Announcement
The "Dog Days of Summer" are coming to an end, but with a little Limited Time Magic, there's still another chance to party during this celebration of man's best friend! Wag your way over to Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom park, where you can dance along to the tunes of DJ K-9, right alongside popular Disney pups like Pluto, Bolt and Dug too. You may even spot Lilo's "dog" Stitch crashing the block party while you enjoy all the fun games, tasty food and refreshing cool zones—including the watery antics of Drip the fire hydrant. Don't miss this chance celebrate the summertime from August 26 to September 2, 2013 before it's gone completely to the dogs!
Week 33 Announcement
Take a trip back in time when the old school sounds of the "Original Boy Band" make their return to Main Street, U.S.A. This August, as part of Limited Time Magic, the Dapper Dans of Magic Kingdom park are bringing their iconic medley of popular boy band hits back to the street! Join the striped quartet—in addition to an audience of adoring fellow fans—and tap your toes to the troupe's renditions for an encore performance you won't soon forget! Look for the Original Boy Band from August 19 to August 25, 2013.
Week 32 Announcements
Do you know a young talent who loves to sing? Does he or she dream about performing on the big stage, in front of a live studio audience? Then help turn that dream into a reality at The American Idol Experience: Juniors Edition! For just a short while, as part of Limited Time Magic, Disney Parks Guests ages 6 to 13 are invited to audition for a chance to perform in a special edition of The American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Auditions will take place from park open to 4 p.m. each day from August 12-18, 2013 with the Juniors Show held at 6 p.m. each evening.
Week 31 Announcements
Junior pilots, prepare for takeoff with your very own pair of commemorative pilot wings celebrating Planes, Disney's upcoming animated action-packed comedic adventure taking flight in 3D in theaters Friday, August 9. Set your course for Soarin' at Epcot where kids between the ages of 5 and 13 can get their wings—while supplies last. Available August 2, 2013 while supplies last.
Do you see yourself as a hero? Perhaps you fancy yourself as a villain? No matter which side of the coin you fall on, continue commemorating the Year of the Ear by slipping a reversible Cover Your Ears base over your Mickey Mouse ear hat. Each side of these magical pieces of merchandise features either fearless heroes or evil villains from classic Disney entertainment. Explore where your allegiance lies and discover this Limited Time Magic offer in the Chapeau Hat Shoppe at Walt Disney World Resort! Available August 5, 2013 while supplies last.
Week 30 Announcements
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.
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! Available July 29 to August 4, 2013.
July Limited Time Magic
Week 29 Announcement
Deck the halls early, courtesy of some midsummer Limited Time Magic from July 22 to July 28, 2013! 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!
Week 28 Announcement
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 from July 15 to July 21, 2013! 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.
Week 27 Announcement
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" From July 8 to July 14, 2013, 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!
Week 26 Announcement
The 4th of July is seven days long this year as Walt Disney World salutes America with a spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Party from July 1-7, 2013. Everything will be red, white and blue, from the fireworks and Cinderella Castle down to special-edition U.S.A. shirts, ear hats and other patriotic souvenirs.
Read more on our 4th of July page
June Limited Time Magic
Week 25 Announcements
This summer, don't stick your head in the sand—instead, hit the shores of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and start making waves at the Teen Beach Movie Beach Party! Another amazing offer from Limited Time Magic, join our DJ and his pals as they storm the beach several times throughout the day. Soak up the sounds of their retro remixes and join the crowd for other fun activities any beach babe or bud could dig, like relays on the sand, hula hoop spinning, water balloon and beach ball tossing. No matter if you're a biker or a surfer, you're bound to find something just for you at this unforgettable beach bash, taking place June 24 to September 1, 2013! And be on the lookout for Teen Beach Movie as it splashes onto Disney Channel on July 19, 2013!
Celebrate the release of The Lone Ranger by kicking up some sizzling summer fun at Magic Kingdom park! Find your way to Frontierland and beat the heat at Pecos Bill's, where you can buy a boot-shaped souvenir mug, "branded" with the Lone Ranger's logo. Fill your "boot" with a frosty root beer slush, or enjoy other offerings in the spirit of Disney's latest adventure film, including the "Masked Ranger Favorite"—a deluxe Angus cheeseburger with bacon, onion rings and all the fixin's. You won't want to miss this delicious offer, available for a limited time, thanks to a little Limited Time Magic!
Week 24 Announcements
Saddle up for a wild summer ride when The Lone Ranger arrives at Disney's Hollywood Studios June 14 to August 3, 2013! Come mid-June, gallop over to ABC Sound Studio for a little Limited Time Magic and enjoy an extended trailer of The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Don't miss the chance to catch this sneak peek of Disney's thrilling adventure film before it opens in theaters on July 3, 2013! Showings are every 30 minutes starting at 10:00 a.m. And from June 15 to June 16, keep your eyes peeled for statues of the Lone Ranger and Tonto at Downtown Disney area—see if you can spot the two whenever they pop up!
Every graduate deserves congrats, and what better way to pay tribute—and say "Ears to you!"—than with a Mortar Board Ear Hat! For a limited time when you purchase a mortar board graduation Ear Hat at La Chapeau Hat Shoppe in Magic Kingdom park, you can pick from 5 different tassels that best represent your school colors, individually available for just $1.95 each. So drop by and do the grad in your life a favor—help celebrate his or her determination in style, courtesy of a little Limited Time Magic June 17 to June 23, 2013!
Week 23 Announcement
Make way for a Monsters University Homecoming celebration, beginning on June 14 and continuing for the entire Monstrous Summer! 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!
Week 22 Announcement
Starting in June at Walt Disney World Resort, hop on for a magic ride down memory lane as the Citizens of Main Street U.S.A. get summer hummin' along in style! The second you walk through the gates at Magic Kingdom park, keep your eyes peeled for a toe-tappin', parasol-spinnin' good time—the Citizens have got the red, white and blue spirit after all and they're ready to pass it along to you!
May Limited Time Magic
Week 21 Announcements
Starting 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!
Beginning May 24, 2013, start the days during your stay at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels in the most monstrous of ways! This summer, as part of Limited Time Magic, you can wake up with a call from Monsters University scare student, Mike Wazowski. Be sure to schedule this service when you arrive.
Week 20 Announcement
Prepare for a day and night of scary delight when the stars of Disney•Pixar's Monsters University invade Magic Kingdom park from May 24 - May 25, 2013! For 24 magical hours, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM, Mike and Sulley will be dropping in from their "alma monster" to scare up some school spirit during an action-packed "all-nighter." So come for the sun and stay for an entire evening as some monstrous entertainment takes over Walt Disney World Resort!
Week 19 Announcement
This Mother's Day Weekend, show mom the "time" of her life—as part of Limited Time Magic, whisk her away to Tren-D or World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney area where she can try her hand at the latest greatest looks, including a fashionable selection of all-new timepieces specific to the occasion! "Watch" her face light up with glee and then further the magic even more on Mother's Day at Magic Kingdom park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, where all moms will be honored with a special flower. Valid theme park admission required.
Week 18 Announcements
Enjoy all the fun of Cinco de Mayo and Día de los Niños at one magical event from May 5 - May 11, 2013! Epcot's got a week-long party in the works. Meet the Three Caballeros, and groove with musical performances filled with delightful marionettes, folkloric dancing and songs by Mariachi Cobre. Afterwards, stop by San Angel Inn Restaurante or La Hacienda de San Angel for some authentic eats and drinks before "capping" off your day with a Cinco de Mayo ear hat from the Mexico Pavilion!
Join the 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 at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park. 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!
Week 17 Announcements
For one day only, May 4, 2013, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present a “Limited Time Magic” event for the fan-proclaimed Star Wars Day - "May the Fourth Be With You!" This Limited Time Magic celebration features special Star Wars entertainment, characters, commemorative merchandise, a Star Wars dance party and a Star Wars-themed fireworks show to cap off the day. “May the Fourth Be With You” “Limited Time Magic” park activities and shows are included in regular admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
As part of Limited Time Magic at Walt Disney World Resort, you can fetch 2 fashionable Fascinator hats for only $24! Inspired by beloved Disney characters, come discover this offer at the Emporium at Magic Kingdom park or World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney area. And if fancy hats aren't your style, then stop by D Street at Downtown Disney area and take home 4 Mechanical Kingdom Vinylmation figures, all for just $24! Both offers are available for a limited time, and only while supplies last.
April Limited Time Magic
Week 16 Announcement
Celebrate Earth Week in style from April 22 to April 28, 2013. In honor of its 15th anniversary, Disney's Animal Kingdom park is hosting a special edition "Party of the Planet." For a limited time, dance alongside your favorite faces at a Disney Character reunion, purchase commemorative merchandise and "dig up" some delicious new Disney desserts.
Week 15 Announcement
It's Fairies Week at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida from April 15 - 21, 2013, 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!
Week 14 Announcement
For one week only, from April 8 to April 14, 2013, 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.
Week 13 Announcement
This week, Disney continues its “Year of the Ear” celebration with the release of a new Strawberry Ear Hat. Beginning April 1, this sweet hat will be available at select locations at Epcot, including the Festival Center located between Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy while supplies last.
March Limited Time Magic
Week 12 Announcement
This Spring things get hoppin' at Walt Disney World Resort when Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny come to visit. Delight in an array of family-friendly festivities, from egg hunts to season-themed processions to greetings with the floppy-eared couple-and more! Spring Fling takes place March 25-March 31, 2013.
Week 11 Announcement
For one week only, from March 18-24, 2013, you’ll be able to search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters at Epcot park and then record your discoveries on specially themed Eggs-perience park maps. You can purchase the map at the Heritage Manor in the American Adventure Pavilion, International Gateway, Pin Central and Port of Entry. Each map and set of stickers will cost $4.95, plus tax at select locations. And whether you find all, some or none of the hidden eggs, return your map to a Port of Entry located across from Duffy's Meet and Greet at Epcot for your prize.
Week 10 Announcement
It's the Year of the Ear and March brings some of the cutest ear hats yet—miniature MousekeEars! Collect them, wear them or share them! These mini-hats feature fun, pop colors or Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. And, as an extra bonus, Disney is offering a special “Limited Time Magic” promotion on the MousekeEars while supplies last in March. In select locations at Disneyland Resort and on the Disney Parks online store, you can get two MousekeEar hats for $15.00 (plus tax). MousekEars hats normally have a retail of $12.95 each.
Week 9 Announcements
The citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom park are bursting with excitement now that spring is in the air. Dressed to the nines in bright pastels and with a few new songs in their hearts, they arrive in town on a horse-drawn trolley adorned with colorful bouquets of flowers and ribbons. The Spring Trolley Show runs from March 3 to May 12, 2013.
Discover the Beautifully Disney cosmetic line from Disney Parks—featuring the color palettes of some favorite Disney characters, elegant packaging and whimsical accessories designed to add an extra sprinkle of pixie dust to your morning routine. This new cosmetic line debuts with a special event at Tren-D in the Downtown Disney area from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 2, 2013. Join in the fun as color experts offer complimentary mini-makeovers. Plus, you can purchase the Wickedly Beautiful collection, a seasonal palette that—just like Limited Time Magic—won't last forever.
February Limited Time Magic
Week 8 Announcement
From 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." The Dapper Dans will be delivering a medley of hits from One Direction, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC all week. Watch for this winsome quartet in the Magic Kingdom—after all, the Dapper Dans are the "Original Boy Band."
Week 7 Announcement
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 from February 18-24, 2013. 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.
Week 6 Announcement
During "True Love Week," February 11-17, 2013, a tapestry of romance is woven throughout the resort — from limited- time Valentine’s merchandise and special entertainment, to romantic dinners for two and new themed photo locations offering greetings with beloved Disney sweethearts. Even Cinderella Castle will blush red and pink! To see complete menus and booking information, visit our Valentine's Day page.
Week 5 Announcements
Magic Kingdom park is getting in the Super Sunday spirit with a super pre-parade held daily February 1 to February 3, 2013! Disney football "star" Goofy, Walt Disney World Resort cheerleaders and two of the nuttiest referees this side of the 50-yard line take part in a lively pigskin celebration. After the big game on February 4 look for a special MVP motorcade. And February 1 to February 9, 2013, stop by Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café for Super Sunday menu items representing the teams, including "Soup-er Bowls" of lobster bisque and tomato basil bisque.
January Limited Time Magic
Week 4 Announcements
Calling all Disney art enthusiasts! Now you can help the Disney Design Group choose a special design that will be featured on select limited-edition Disney merchandise, which will be available for purchase as part of the 2014 Disney Parks Dated Art Program. Choose from 3 unique creations and then vote for your favorite. Make your decision today because, just like many of the “Limited Time Magic” experiences, the voting will be available for one week only, from January 25 – 31, 2013.
Week 3 Announcements
For one week, January 21–27, 2013, some long-lost Disney friends will be meeting guests in the Magic Kingdom. This will be a rare chance to have photos with Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horse Collar, Robin Hood, Sheriff of Nottingham, Friar Tuck, Prince John, The Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf, Ludwig Von Drake, Scrooge McDuck, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, and Geppetto!
Week 2 Announcements
The forecast at Walt Disney World is sunny with a chance of flurries! For one week, from January 14 - 20, 2013, the Canada Pavilion at Epcot is hosting a magical Winter Wonderland location where you and your family can play in the snow. Stop and take a fun one-of-a-kind photo of it snowing in Canada! Here you can also meet, greet and pose for photos with some favorite Disney Characters, including Chip, Dale, Donald and Daisy in their winter wardrobes.
Week 1 Announcements
Walt Disney World kicks off 2013 with a week-long New Year’s party from December 30 - January 5, 2013. Taking place in Magic Kingdom Park, Tomorrowland will get its first ever "Bling in the New Year" dance party. 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.
Merchandise Promotion: Plus, as part of "Limited Time Magic," 2013 will be the Year of the Ear at Disney Parks. Every month, Disney Parks will release new ear hats and headware for Guests to add to their collection. January will start with the limited release of Disney Couture Ear Hats.