Here is an overview of Festival Disney
Achieve performance excellence at a competitive music festival produced by Disney. When you own the Disney stage, you own the world. Join Festival Disney and give your talented instrumental or vocal ensemble the chance to compete with other groups from schools across the country. Disney Performing Arts is extremely proud to be endorsed by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). To date, Festival Disney has been adjudicated by more than 150 distinguished collegiate music educators, including these instrumental education specialists: Dr. Ken Dye from University of Notre Dame, Dr. Catherine Rand from University of Southern Mississippi, Prof. Joseph Hermann from Tennessee Tech University, Dr. Anthony Pursell from University of Central Missouri, Dr. Stephen Benham from Duquesne University and Prof. Keith Bearden from Texas Tech University.
The 2022 Festival Disney Dates
Groups planning to visit during our peak season: March through April. Feel free to reach out to MTC for guidelines for Disney Performing Arts and Festival Disney experiences.
- March 18 & 19
- March 25 & 26
- April 1 & 2
- April 8 & 9
- April 22 & 23
All weekends would be Friday – Saturday only.
Note: NO MARCHING BANDS in Festival Disney in 2022.
The Disney Difference
Disney Performing Arts Performance sets the standard by which all other performance opportunities are measured. Discover the Disney Difference when you:
- Expose your instrumental or vocal group to the highest level of performance, enrich your repertoire and get a taste of showbiz, Disney style.
- Learn teamwork and discipline while fostering artistic growth at one of the most high-profile venues in the world.
- Feel what it's like to be a Cast Member performing for Disney park Guests.
- Elevate your performance with optional add-on workshops taught by Disney professionals.
- Partake in the magic of our parks with specially-priced tickets, discovering the magic of Disney excitement at every turn.
The Venues for Fesitval Disney
Festival Disney events will take place at a number of venues in and around the Walt Disney World Resort. Venues will be listed as part of the festival schedule and maps/directions will be included in the Festival Disney Handbook approximately six weeks prior to the event. Starting in 2021, Disney World is bringing back the Parade Band division to Festival Disney. Currently, these performances are planned to take place at Magic Kingdom Park on Thursday only and will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Looking to make this even more magical?
Enhance your Disney experience with one of these student-favorite options:
Enhance your Disney experience with one of these student-favorite options:
Private Dinner (Add-on)
You and your group will share moments in an intimate setting while enjoying a delicious private dinner catered by Disney. This isn't just any dinner though. This meal is accompanied by a perfect view of the electrifying Disney lights and firework show. Your group will sit comfortably while Disney lights up the sky with dazzling bursts of color making this is an ideal way to close out your magical day at Disney!
First-On Ride Experience (Add-on)
Your students will start their day off with excitement as they enjoy a First-On Ride Experience. Your group will get exclusive access to a selection of Disney Park rides before the park opens. Be first to enjoy one of the most popular attractions without the hassle of waiting in line then enjoy the rest of the day in the park.
Ready for a trip featuring Festival Disney?
Let's plan your educational and memorable trip for your students.
The Music Travel app is offered to our music performance groups as they travel.
Directors, staff, chaperones and students use the information-packed, versatile app before and during their trip - all free of charge.
Powerful Director Tools
Interactive Checklists, Pop Up Communications, Emergency Notifications.
Tools for all travelers
Live Itineraries, Group Messaging, Photo Gallery.
Everything you need for your next performance trip.
The Music Travel app is available for iPhone and Android.
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