Walt Disney World’s Coolest Summer Ever Event Schedule


We are now less than 48 hours till the kickoff for the Walt Disney World’s Coolest Summer Ever. These event’s have always been a huge draw due to the combing factors of Memorial Day weekend, schools letting out across the nation for summer and the overall 3-day weekend. This year is also going to be a big year for My Magic+ and the new Fastpass+. Disney does anticipate a surge in demand and have stated even on the event page that Fastpass+ will only be available for 21 of those 24 hours long, even though usually after Wishes and the Parade usually help die out crowds as they leave for the evening.


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Walt Disney World notes that FastPass+ attractions at Walt Disney World will be available only until 3:00 AM, and will not be available between 3:00 AM and 6:00 AM on May 23, 2015. Costumes will again this year be permitted during the event at Walt Disney World. However, costumes should be child-friendly and adhere to any guidelines determined by Disney. Walt Disney World askes that costumes should not be obstructive, offensive or violent; drag on the ground; contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest; contain any weapons or objects which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon. Masks may also be worn, but they must not obstruct vision, and eyes must be visible at all times. Also, guests who dress like Disney characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs.

The Disney Parks Blog will be hosting an early breakfast at Cosmic Ray’s in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park that’ll include photo opportunities for 250 people and one extra guest they bring along whom RSVPs for the event. After breakfast, attendees will have the opportunity to see Disney’s mystery adventure movie “Tomorrowland” at AMC Downtown Disney 24 (transportation from Magic Kingdom Park to Downtown Disney will be provided). The Disney Parks Blog notes that to enter, send them an email titled “24 Hours in the Park,” your complete name and if you will be bringing a guest to, and we’ll select 250 winners. Only one guest is permitted. To find out more please click here.


Transportation on the Walt Disney World Property for the event is as follows:
From Walt Disney World Resort hotels, bus transportation is set to begin at 5:15am on Friday, continuing through the entire 24 hour event. Resort watercraft operation begins at 5:15am. If you are arriving by car, the Transportation and Ticket Center parking lot will be opening at 4:30am on Friday, with Ferry service beginning at 5:15am. The Resort monorail will be operating from 5:15am on Friday to 3am on Saturday, then from 5:30am on Saturday to 2am on Sunday. The Express monorail will be operating from 5:20am on Friday to 6:30am on Saturday. The Epcot monorail will be operating from 8am on Friday to 6:30am on Saturday, then from 9:00am on Saturday to 11pm on Saturday.

Getting Hungry? Well the event this year will have many options to choose from whether it’s breakfast or a midnight snack. Below is the list of where breakfast will be available during the event:

Friday and Saturday

Main Street Bakery
Casey’s Corner
Cheshire Cafe
Sunshine Tree Terrace
Sleepy Hollow
Liberty Square Market
Westward Ho

Friday Only

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Saturday Only from 2am

Cosmic Ray’s – Hot breakfast sandwich
Friar’s Nook
Lunching Pad – Breakfast dog



Now that we have gotten breakfast out of the way, what about lunch and dinner? If you are going to be there during the event for over 15 hours there is a without a doubt the fact that you’ll most likely have all 3-meals in the park that day, including desert. Below is the list of when the Quick Service and Table Service Restaurant, and additional location operating hours are as follows:

Quick Service Restaurants

Be Our Guest Restaurant – 6:30am to 2:30pm
Casey’s Corner – 6am to 6am
Columbia Harbor House – 10am to 2am
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe – 9am to 5:30am
The Diamond Horseshoe – 11am to 3pm
Tomorrowland Terrace – 11am to 3:30pm
Tortuga Tavern – 10am to 12am
Pinocchio Village Haus – 10am to 2:00am
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe – 9:30am to 3am
Table Service Restaurants
Be Our Guest Restaurant – 2:30pm to 12am
Cinderella’s Royal Table – 7am to 11:30pm
The Crystal Palace – 6:15am to 12am
The Diamond Horseshoe – 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Liberty Tree Tavern – 11:30am to 10:30pm
Plaza Restaurant – 11am to 3am
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant – 11:30am to 10:30pm

Additional Locations:
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – 11am to 3am
Aloha Isle – 9:30am to 3am
Cheshire Cafe – 6am to 5am
Cool Ship – 10am to 5am
Friar’s Nook – 6am to 5am
Gaston’s Tavern – 6am to 6:00am
Golden Oak Outpost – 10:30am to 3am
The Lunching Pad – 6am to 6am
Main Street Bakery – 6am to 6am
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – 6am to 6am
Prince Eric’s Village Market – 9am to 9pm
Sleepy Hollow – 6am to 6am
Storybook Treats – 11am to 6am
Sunshine Tree Terrace – 7am to 5am
Westward Ho – 6am to 6am


Now that we have our 3-meals squared away, other than attractions what will be going on? Well Disney has planned a Smörgåsbord of things to do. Whether you will belt your best rendition of ‘Let it go’ or boogying all night long in front of the castle, Disney has made sure to plan events outside of their parades. Here is the full event schedule below:

Welcome Show
Friday: 5:50am, Main Entrance

Flag Raising
Friday: 6:30am, Town Square

Flag Retreat
Friday: 5pm, Town Square

Friday: 9:30am to 2:20pm, Tomorrowland

Disney’s Up All Night Dance Party
Saturday: 2am – 5:45am, Cinderella Castle hub

A Frozen Fantasy Pre-parade to the Main Street Electrical Parade
Friday: 10:45pm and Saturday: 12:45am

Frontierland Dance Party
Saturday: 2am – 5:30am, Frontierland

Disney Channel Club Chill
Friday: 4:30pm to 11pm, Tomorrowland

Frozen Movie Screening
Saturday: 12am – 5am, Tomorrowland

Move It!, Shake It!, Dance and Play It!
Friday: 9:30am, 5:40pm, Main Street, U.S.A.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
Friday: 12pm and 3pm, Parade Route
Disney Channel Grand Marshals appearing in the 3pm parade.

Celebrate the Magic
Friday: 8:45pm, 9:45pm, Saturday 12:15am, Main Street, U.S.A.

Friday: 9pm

Main Street Electrical Parade
Friday: 11pm
Saturday: 1am

Kiss Goodnight
Saturday: 5:45am Railroad Station Main Street, U.S.A.


Remember what we touched about earlier about guests who dress like Disney characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs. Well Disney will have characters out for meet-and-greets all though out the event in all portions of the park and some characters will be available for meet and greets though-out the entire event! Below is the meet and greet schedule:

Main Street, U.S.A.
Pluto – Intermittently 7:00am–2:00pm
Snow White – Intermittently 7:00am–2:00pm
Marie – Intermittently 9:30am–2:00pm
Aurora – Intermittently12:30pm–6:30pm
Town Square Theater
Mickey Mouse – 6:00am–6:00am
Tinker Bell – 6:00am–6:00am

Aladdin and Jasmine – Intermittently 9:30am–6:00pm

Woody and Jessie from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” Exit of Splash Mountain – Intermittently 10:00am–5:00pm
Chip ‘n’ Dale – Intermittently 8:30am–1:00pm Liberty Square
Characters from “The Princess and the Frog” Liberty Square bridge – Intermittently 6:30am–8:00pm

Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto – 6:00am–6:00am
Gaston – Intermittently 10:00am–6:00pm
Merida from Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” Fairytale Garden – Intermittently 9:15am–6:15pm
Pete’s Silly Sideshow – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy – 8:00am–11:00pm
Princess Fairytale Hall – Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” – 6:00am–6:00am, Cinderella and Rapunzel – 6:00am–6:00am

Buzz Lightyeand – Intermittently 9:00am–5:45pm
Stitch – Intermittently 6:30am–2:15pm

As always, be sure to check with the times guide once inside the park for any last minute changes. Stay tuned for more from Walt Disney World, and be sure to get social with us on Facebook, and follow along with us on Twitter @BehindThrills for the latest updates!

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