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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.)

JULY 11 PROPOSED RE-OPENING OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (Restrictions will be in place and the park’s re-opening plan must be approved by the mayor of Orange County and the Governor of Florida.)

JULY 15 PROPOSED RE-OPENING OF EPCOT AND HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS (Restrictions will be in place and the park’s re-opening plan must be approved by the mayor of Orange County and the Governor of Florida.)

Things To Know About the Reopening

  • Park Entrance will require an Advanced Reservation.
  • New Ticket Sales and New Resort Bookings are currently suspended. Guests with existing reservations and tickets (including Annual Passholders) will be sorted through the advanced reservation system before new ticket and booking sales may occur.
  • FastPasses and Extra Magic Hours are currently suspended to make more room for social distancing and limited capacity inside the parks.
  • Dining Reservations will be canceled and a new booking window will be open for those with advanced park reservations.
  • For more details on rules and restrictions go to DisneyWorld.com

Disney Springs is in the process of reopening.

Disney Springs Shops That Have Opened Include – World of Disney, The Marketplace Co-Op, Anthropologie, The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group, Basin, Chapel Hats, Columbia Sportswear, Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers, Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear, Everything But Water, francescas, Free People, Happy Hound, Lefty’s – The Left-Hand Store, Lucky Brand, Na Hoku, Oakley, Pandora Jewelry, Pele Soccer, Pop Gallery, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Royally Yours by Arribas Brothers, Sanuk, Savannah Bee Company, Sosa Family Cigars, The Store at Planet Hollywood, Sugarboo & Co., Tommy Bahama, TUMI, UGG, UNOde50, Vera Bradley, Volcom, and Zara.

Disney Springs Restaurants That Have Opened Include – 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck, The Basket at Wine Bar George, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, The Boathouse, Chicken Guy, D-Luxe Burger, Earl of Sandwich, Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC, Frontera Cocina, Joffreys (West Side & Marketplace), Morimoto Asia, Morimoto Asia Street Food, Pizza Ponte, Planet Hollywood, The Polite Pig, Starbucks, STK Orlando, Sunshine Churros (West Side & Marketplace), T-REX, Wine Bar George, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, and YeSake Kiosk.

2020 CALENDAR

June 12 Artemis Fowl, a film set to debut in theaters, will instead be shown on Disney+

June 21 Father’s Day

July 3 Independence Day Observed

July 3 Hamilton (a filmed version of an original 2016 Broadway performance) streams of Disney+

July 4 Independence Day

July 11 Reopening of the Magic Kingdom

July 11 Reopening of the Animal Kingdom

July 15 Reopening of Hollywood Studios

July 15 Reopening of Epcot

This Summer! Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens in Epcot’s France pavilion. A family-friendly adventure with Chef Remy through Gusteau’s restaurant.

July 24 Mulan opens in theaters. The live-action film sharing the story of a young woman who pretends to be a male warrior in order to save her father from having to go to war.

July 25 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

July 29 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 1 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 5 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 7 Empty Man (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

Aug. 8 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 11-16 Jr. NBA Global Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (32 teams featuring the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls basketball players from around the world)

Aug. 12 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

August 13 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Aug. 14 The One and Only Ivan (Disney) opens in theaters

Aug. 15 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 19 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

August 18 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

August 21 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Aug. 22 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

August 25 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Aug. 26 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

August 28 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Aug. 29 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

September 1 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 4, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Sept. 4-7 Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 4. Release-date for The Beatles: Get Back (Disney) a documentary created by filmmaker Peter Jackson. 

September 7, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 11, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 13, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 15, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 18, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Sept. 18 The King’s Mean (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

September 20, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 22, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 25, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 27, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 29 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

October 1 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 2, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 4, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 6, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 8, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 9, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Oct. 9 Death on the Nile (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

Oct. 12 Columbus Day

October 12, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 13, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 15, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 16, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Oct. 16 The French Dispatch (Searchlight Pictures) opens in theaters

October 18, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 20, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 22, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 23, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Oct. 23 Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

October 25, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 27, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 29, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Oct. 31 Halloween

October 31 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

November 1 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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

NOV 6 (moved from May 1) Black Widow (Marvel) opens in theaters

Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day

Nov. 13 Deep Water (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

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

Nov. 20 Soul (Pixar) opens in theaters

Nov. 21 Dapper Day (Park TBD)

Nov. 22 Dapper Day (Park TBD)

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

Dec. 10-Dec. 18 Hanukkah

Dec. 18 West Side Story (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

Dec. 19-Jan. 3 Major Holiday Break for schools

Dec. 25 Christmas Day (Usually the busiest day of the year at the Magic Kingdom. Be inside the park early in the day, it may close for capacity.)

Dec. 25 The Last Duel (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters (limited)

Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve

2021 CALENDAR

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Year

TBD Opening of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

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

TBD Tron Lightcycle Power Run Rollercoaster (a new attraction/ride) opens at the Magic Kingdom

Jan. 1 New Year’s Day

Jan. 1-4 Major Holiday Break for schools

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

Jan. 15-18 Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend

Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day

Feb. 12-15 President’s Day Weekend

Feb. 12 (changed from Nov. 6, 2020) The Eternals (Marvel), a superhero film based the Marvel Comic’s race of the same name, opens in theaters

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

Feb. 26 Ron’s Gone Wrong (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

Mar. 17 St. Patrick’s Day (Check for special events taking place at Disney Spring’s Raglan Road, an Irish pub and restaurant. Something interesting may also be happening in Epcot.)

Apr. 2-18 U.S. schools are on holiday for Spring Break, but exact dates vary by school

Apr. 4 Easter (Ask about Easter Bunny character greeting opportunities and special brunch events.)

Apr. 9 Bob’s Burgers (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

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

Apr. 22 Earth Day. A great time to visit the Animal Kingdom (which opened on Earth Day in 1998)

May 5 Cinco de Mayo (The occasion is often celebrated at Epcot’s Mexico pavilion.)

May 7 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Marvel Studios) opens in theaters

May 9 Mother’s Day (Some restaurants run Mother’s Day specials. Book early)

May 28 Cruella (Disney) opens in theaters

May 28-31 Memorial Day Weekend

June 5-Aug. 15 Give or take a week, most U.S. Schools Break for the Summer

June 20 Father’s Day

July 2-5 Independence Day Weekend (Check out the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks schedule. The park puts on quite a show, but you don’t have to be inside the park to watch. You can see the fireworks from all the Monorail loop hotels. Also, be advised that MK sometimes reaches capacity and closes during the day on July 4.)

July 30 Jungle Cruise (Walt Disney Studios) opens in theaters

Sept. 3-6 Labor Day Holiday Weekend

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

Oct. 3 German Unity Day (Check out if any celebrations are going on in Epcot’s Germany pavilion.)

Oct. 11 Columbus Day Holiday

Oct. 15 Hamilton (Disney) opens in theaters

Oct. 31 Halloween, a very popular time at the Magic Kingdom.

Nov. 5 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Marvel Studios) opens in theaters

Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day (the Magic Kingdom honors the nation’s Veterans every day with a lowering of the flag ceremony, but this event is especially meaningful on Veteran’s Day.)

Nov. 20-28 Thanksgiving Week Holiday (Team Tip: If you want a traditional Thanksgiving meal during your trip, make your dining reservations at Liberty Tree Tavern 180 days in advance.)

Nov. 28-Dec. 6 Hanukkah Holiday

Dec. 17 Avatar 2 (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

Dec. 18-Jan. 2 Major Holiday Break for Schools and Universities

Dec. 25 Christmas Day (Usually the busiest day of the year at the Magic Kingdom. Be inside the park early in the day, it may close for capacity.)

2022 CALENDAR

Opening! A new Disney Resort – Reflections

Jan. 14 Nimona (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

Feb. 18 Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth Thor movie, starring Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) in the title role as the “new” Thor.

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

May 6 Black Panther 2 (Marvel) opens in theaters

July 8 Captain Marvel 2 (Marvel Studios) opens in theaters

Dec. 22 An Untitled Star Wars (Lucasfilm) opens in theaters (What?!?)