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Check The Calendar! Special Events and Holidays Can Make Your Disney Stay Even More Fun!

Check out if any parties, festivals, openings, or holidays are taking place during your Walt Disney World stay. They can make your vacation even more magical. (Keep in mind that some of these listings require additional tickets, reservations, or registrations.)

2020 CALENDAR

Any Day Now! Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue

Jan. 14 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Jan. 16 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Jan. 17-20 Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend

Jan. 17 Opening of three new Epcot films, Awesome Planet (Epcot, The Land pavilion), Canada Far and Wide (Epcot, Canada pavilion), and Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along (Epcot, France Pavilion)

Jan. 17-Feb. 24 Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts. Added this year is the new “Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine” (a.k.a. artfully-plated offerings at the food booths)

Jan 17-Feb. 24 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series

Jan. 17 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

Jan. 18 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)

Jan. 19 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Jan. 19 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)

Jan. 20 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

Jan. 21 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Jan. 21 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

Jan. 22 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)

Jan. 23 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Jan. 23 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

Jan. 23 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)

Jan. 25 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)

Jan. 25 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)

Jan. 25 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Special performance featuring Simmons, White, Blickenstaff and Lee

Jan. 26 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)

Jan. 27 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Jan. 28 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Jan. 28 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)

Jan. 29 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)

Jan. 27 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)

Jan. 30 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Jan. 30 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)

Jan. 31 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Jan. 31 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)

This Winter! Opening of City Works Eatery & Pour House at Disney Springs

February Opening of the new Space 220 restaurant in Epcot

Feb. 1 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 2 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb.  2 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 3 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Feb. 3 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 4 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 5 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 6 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb. 6 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 7 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Feb. 7 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 8 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 9 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 9 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 9 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Special performance featuring Lindsay, Massey, Hunt and Jabobs

Feb. 10 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Feb. 10 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series -Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 11 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb. 11 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 12 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series -Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 13 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb.  13,  Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series -Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day (The holiday falls on a Friday this year, which could affect weekend attendance.)

Feb. 14 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Feb. 14 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 14-17 President’s Day Weekend (some special patriotic celebrations take place at the parks on the official holiday on Feb. 17)

Feb. 17 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Feb. 17 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 18 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb. 18 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series -Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 19 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series -Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 20-23 Disney Princess Half Marathon

Feb. 20 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb. 20 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 21 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Feb. 21 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)

Feb.  22 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series -Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 23 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series -Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 24 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series -Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Feb. 24 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)

Feb. 24 Epcot’s Broadway Concert Series – Special performance featuring Brown, Strickland, Winters and Scott

Feb. 24 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Feb. 25 Mardi Gras

Feb. 25 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb. 27 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb. 28 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Spring A new barn for “the happiest horses on earth” will open at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

March TBD Mickey Shorts Theater opening in Hollywood Studios

Mar. 1 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 2 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 3 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 4 Opening day for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Hollywood Studios

Mar. 4 – June 1 Epcot’s 27th International Flower & Garden Festival

Mar. 4 – June 1 Garden Rocks Concert Series (Epcot)

  • Peabo Bryson March 4 and 5
  • TBD March 6 through 12
  • Simple Plan March 13 through 16
  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas March 17 through 19
  • Mark Wills March 20 through 23
  • The Spinners March 24 through 26
  • Sister Hazel March 27 and 28
  • The Pointer Sisters March 29 and 30
  • Steve Augeri – Former Lead Vocalist of Journey March 31 through April 2
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears April 3 and 4
  • Expose’ April 5 and 6
  • Berlin April 7 through 9
  • TBD April 10 through April 18
  • Rick Springfield April 19 and 20
  • TBD April 21 through 23
  • Plain White T’s April 24 through 27
  • Don Felder – Formerly of The Eagles April 28 through 30
  • Don McLean May 1 and 2
  • TBD May 3 and 4
  • Ambrosia with Peter Beckett May 5 through 7
  • Thelma Houston May 8 and 9
  • The Allman Betts Band May 10 and 11
  • TBD May 12 through 14
  • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone May 15 through 18
  • Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot May 19 through 21
  • TBD May 22 and 23
  • Daughtry May 24 through 25
  • Marshall Tucker Band May 26 through 28
  • TBD May 29 and 30
  • Survivor May 31 and June 1

Mar. 6-Apr. 25 Festival Disney – an annual middle and high school choir, band and orchestra competition at the Contemporary Resort

  • March 6 & 7
  • March 12, 13 & 14
  • March 19, 20 & 21
  • March 26, 27 & 28
  • April 2, 3 & 4
  • April 16, 17 & 18
  • April 23, 24 & 25 (Open to Choral Ensembles ONLY)*

Mar. 6 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 6 Onward (Pixar) opens in theaters

Mar. 9 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 10 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 11 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 15 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 16 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 17 Official premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s new show at Disney Springs

Mar. 17 St. Patrick’s Day

Mar. 18 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 20 Previews begin for Cirque du Soleil’s new show at Disney Springs

Mar. 22 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 23 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 26 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 27 Mulan opens in theaters

Mar. 27 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 27-Apr. 20 School Spring Breaks (staggered between the end of March and the week after Easter)

Mar. 29 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 30 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 1 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

Apr. 2 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Apr. 3 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 5 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 7 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

Apr. 10 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 12 Easter Sunday

Apr. 13 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 14 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

Apr. 16-19 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

Apr. 17 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 20 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 22 Earth Day (A fun day to visit the Animal Kingdom for the park’s 22nd birthday!)

Apr. 22 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

Apr. 24 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 27 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 1 Black Widow (Marvel) opens in theaters

May 1 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 2 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 5 Cinco de Mayo (A great day to visit Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion)

May 5 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 8 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 9 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 11 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 14 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 16 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 18 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 19 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 22-25 Memorial Day Weekend

May 22 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 25 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 26 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 29 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 5 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 12 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 19 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 19 Soul (Pixar) opens in theaters

Summer TBD Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens in Epcot’s France pavilion.

June 21 Father’s Day

June 26 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 29 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

July 3 Independence Day Observed

July 4 Independence Day

July 6 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

July 10 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

July 24 Jungle Cruise (Walt Disney Studios) opens in theaters

Sept. 4-7 Labor Day Weekend

Oct. 12 Columbus Day

Oct. 31 Halloween

Nov. 5-8 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Registration March 10, 2020)

Nov. 6 The Eternals (Marvel) opens in theaters

Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day

Nov. 20-29 Thanksgiving Week (Thanksgiving Day is Nov. 26)

Nov. 25 Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney Animation) opens in theaters

Dec. 18-31 Major Holiday Break for schools

Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve

2021 CALENDAR

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Year

January 1 New Year’s Day

TBD Opening of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

January 1-4 Major Holiday Break for schools

Jan. 6-10 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Registration April 7, 2020)

Feb. 18-21 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Registration June 9, 2020)

April 15-18 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend (Registration July 14, 2020)

May 28 Cruella opens in theaters

2021 Ratatouille attraction opens in Epcot

2021 Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (a new attraction/ride) opens in Epcot

2021 Tron attraction opens in the Magic Kingdom

Oct. 1 Walt Disney World’s Official 50th Birthday

2022 CALENDAR

Opening! A new Disney Resort – Reflections

June 5-11 Special Olympics USA Summer Games (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)

May 6 Black Panther 2 (Marvel) will be released

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