Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Reception

Orlando is the official home of wonder and imagination. As we welcome guests from all over the world, there is no other place to host the ASPS Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception than in the global backdrop of the World Showcase at Epcot®.

Opening Ceremonies

This family-friendly event will feature world-class entertainment and spotlight the remarkable year ASPS has enjoyed since our last annual meeting. Held at the World ShowPlace Pavilion in the heart of Epcot®, this year’s Opening Ceremonies will be one to remember. While you can expect to see our beloved traditional programming, such as the Patients of Courage, there are a quite a few surprises instore!

Welcome Reception

The fun doesn’t end with the sound of the gavel at Opening Ceremonies. Bring your dancing shoes and waltz right into the Welcome Reception! Headquartered at the World ShowPlace Pavilion, and extended throughout the park, ASPS welcomes attendees and registered guests of Plastic Surgery The Meeting to enjoy the magic of Disney. Feel free to “party hop” from one location to the other, or relax in one location for the evening.

The experience continues on into the evening! Starting at 9pm, move the party into the park and experience the wonders of Epcot® for yourself. At 10 p.m., take in the sights and sounds of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Disney’s fireworks display. Immediately following the fireworks, general park guests will be directed out of the park, but ASPS guests will keep going into the night and be treated to rides on Soarin®, Mission: SPACE®, and Test Track® until 11:30 p.m.

Continual transportation between the Orange County Convention Center and Epcot® will be provided to ASPS attendees.