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

2021 – Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Year

NOW THROUGH FEB. 22 International Festival of the Arts (EPCOT)! For the Artists’ Schedule, click here. For the Foodie Guide, click here.

Coming Soon! Opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT

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. 15-18 Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend

Jan. 31 Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf course reopens

Feb 10 Cirque du Soleil – Disney – Drawn to Life (Restart of regularly scheduled performances at Disney Springs)

Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day

Feb. 12-15 President’s Day Weekend

Feb. 18-21 NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

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

Feb. 26 Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters. Jamie is the story of a young person whose dreams don’t mesh with “the standard”, but with the support of a fantastic mom and wise friends, Jamie makes them happen anyway. SEE TRAILER

Mar. 7 Blizzard Beach Water Park REOPENS

Mar. 12 Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney Animation) opens in theaters. The animated film is the story of a warrior named Raya, who can save humanity by tracking down Sisu, the last dragon. CLICK HERE TO SEE A TRAILER 

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.)

Mar. 22 Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort reopens

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 NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT Star Wars Rival Run Weekend (Registration Now Open)

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

Apr. 24 & 25 Dapper Day (Parks TBD)

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

May 7 Black Widow (Marvel) opens in theaters

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

May 30 Disney’s Beach Club Resort Reopens

Summer – Reopening of the Polynesian Village Resort

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

June 6 Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Reopens

June 18 Luca (Pixar) opens in theaters

June 19 Juneteenth Holiday

June 20 Father’s Day

Summer 2021 – Reopening of the Polynesian Village Resort

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

Aug. 27 Release-date for The Beatles: Get Back (Disney) a documentary created by filmmaker Peter Jackson. 

September Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games coming to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex

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 The Last Duel (20th Century Studios) 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. 5 The Eternals (Marvel), a superhero film based on the Marvel Comic’s race of the same name, 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.)


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?!?)

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