Sand Magic,

celebrating 90 years of Magic #Mickey90.

With just sand and water, artists from around the world create a fantasy world full of magic, inspired by Mickey Mouse and all heroes of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.

Sand Magic
Sand Magic
Sand Magic
Sand Magic

150 Disney, Pixar, Marvel & Star Wars Sand Sculptures

The festival is built by 40 professional artists from all around the globe.  Not less than 240 trucks of special sand is sculpted during one month of preparation, on an area of 10,000m², creating a visitors circuit that takes one hour to complete, with 150 sculptures from 2 to 6 meters high to discover.

Around the Castle of Sleeping Beauty you see artistic impressions of the most famous Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters of all times.

The Sand Sculpture Festival is officially the largest festival of its kind in the world (Guinness Book of Records 2010).

Top 80 of the best Disney, Pixar, Marvel & Star Wars movies ever made

This summer with the new, classic and upcoming films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.


Sand Magic opens its sand-crusted gates to the public from Saturday 23 June up to and including Sunday 30 September 2018, with daily opening from 10 o’clock in the morning until 7 o’ clock in the evening.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the entrance to the festival site. Prior reservation is not necessary.

  • The admission fee for adults is € 12,00 per person.
  • Students, 65-plussers and the physically challenged pay a reduced fee of € 10.00 per person. 
  • Children between the ages of 4 and 11 years pay just € 8.00 each.
  • Free admittance for children under the age of 4 years.


The group rate for parties of more than 10 paying visitors give a € 2,00 reduction per person.

  • Ticket Adult: 10,00 €
  • Ticket kid 4 – 11 years: 6,00 €
  • Ticket Student, 65-plusser and the physically challenged: 8,00 €
  • Free admittance for children under the age of 4 years.


Zeeheldenplein, 8400 Oostende, Belgique

On the beach of Ostend

Between the Central Railwaystation and the Casino

Prepare your visit

A series of specially laid paths makes the festival accessible for wheelchair users and other physically challenged visitors.

It’s forbidden to touch the artwork.

The trail is approximately 1 Kilometer or 0,6 Miles.
The visit takes about one hour.
Dogs on a lead are admitted.
Visitors are authorized to photograph and film for private use only.
The festival surface is about 10.000 sqm.

The Disney – Pixar Gallery

Coco, Cars 3, Finding Dory, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Monsters University, Brave, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, Up, WALL•E, Ratatouille, Cars, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monster’s Inc., Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story …

Marvel Superheroes

Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye, Falcon, Nick Fury, Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, Jessica Jones, Daredevil …

The Star Wars Collection

Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, BB-8 …

Residents and Inhabitants of Ostend

Present your identity card or your passport at the box office of the festival and receive a 50% reduction on your admittance fee. This reduction cannot be cumulated with other promotions or benefits.