CALENDAR

Magical extras are happening all the time at Walt Disney World. Disney also loves to celebrate holidays big and small! Use the calendar below to see if any parties, festivals, openings, special events, or holidays are taking place during your visit. They can make your visit more magical (or more crowded). Please note that some items on the calendar require advance registration or a ticket purchase. If you have any questions, email us at info@mainstreetpopin.com

2022

Between now and the Spring of 2023 Walt Disney World is hosting The World’s Most Magical Celebration, an 18-month-long event honoring the resort’s 50th Anniversary!

NOW until July 4: Experience the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

NOW OPEN! Cosmic Rewind — a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed coaster — in EPCOT.

Now until August 27 H2O Glow After Hours will take place at Typhoon Lagoon every Saturday night between May 28 to August 27, 2022, from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Guests with tickets for the exclusive party can even enter Typhoon Lagoon as early as 6 p.m. 
Learn more HERE.

June Pride Month

June through November Hurricane Season (peaks in August and September)

Now Encanto’s Mirabel joined the “Disney Adventures Friends Cavalcade” the at the Magic Kingdom on June 26. Be on Main Street U.S.A. to see her parade by!

June 26-27 Daughtery performs at the EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series (America Garden Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion)

June 28-29-30 Epic performs at the EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series (America Garden Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion)

June 29 Minnie Van service returns! (Minnie Vans are a ride share service available through the Lyft App)

July 1-2-3-4 M-80’s perform at the EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series (America Garden Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion)

June 26 Stich Day (Experiment 626)

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 6 Minnie Mouse will be joining Mickey for photo ops at the Magic Kingdom’s Town Square Theater

July 6 Return of Chip ‘N Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

July 14 Bastille Day (France Pavilion)

July 14 through November 19 – Prepare yourself for 129 Days of Food and Fun! The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival returns with 25 Global Marketplaces, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, and Emile’s Fromage Montage! POP IN HERE to link to this year’s Foodie Guide. POP IN HERE for the concert series lineup.

July 16 Animal Kingdom officially welcomes back Festival of the Lion King

July 17 Return of the Star Wars Launch Bay meet and greets with Chewbacca, BB-8 or Darth Vader

July 9 Eid al-Adam

July 28 Reopening day for Victoria and Albert’s, Disney’s most luxurious restaurant. (Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)

July 31 Reopening of Harmony Barber Shop in Main Street U.S.A. (Magic Kingdom)

August 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30 – August dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom Park. POP IN HERE for ticket prices and other details.

August 19-28 The Department of Defense 2022 Warrior Games will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The event is hosted by the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command and it is open to the public. Go to www.dodwarriorgames.com for more information.

August 25 Fantasyland’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Reopens on August 25 inside the Magic Kingdom

September 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, & 30 – September dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom Park. POP IN HERE for ticket prices and other details.

September 5 Labor Day

September 11 Patriot’s Day (Anniversary of 9/11)

September 23 First Day of Autumn

September 25 Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown

October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31 – October dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom Park. POP IN HERE for ticket prices and other details.

October 1 The Magic Kingdom’s Birthday

October 3 Unity Day (Germany)

October 10 Columbus Day

October 24 Diwali

October 31 Halloween

November 1-2 Dia de los Muertos

November 3-6 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 

November 6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 8 to December 22 – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties take place on November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29 and December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22. This year the parties include a special stage show, fireworks, parade, Santa, attraction overlays, hot cocoa and cookies, and a special 50th Anniversary gift. (Please note this is a specially ticketed event. Prices range from $149 to $199.)

November 8 Election Day

November 11-12 The 13th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic takes places daily from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. For tickets and more information CLICK HERE

November 11 Veteran’s Day

November 17 Life Day (a very important date on the Wookie Calendar)

November 18 Mickey & Minnie’s Birthdays

November 24 Thanksgiving

November 25 Kick off of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

November 25 EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional at the American Gardens Theater (this even generally runs until Dec. 24)

TBA EPCOT’s Holiday Cookie Stroll

TBA Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll 

December 3 Walt Disney World Day (declared by the City of Orlando in 2021)

December 5 Walt Disney’s Birthday Remembered (1901)

December 6 Saint Nicolas Day

December 7 Pearl Harbor Day

December 10 Dapper Day Holiday Outing at Hollywood Studios. See the well-dressed Disney fans from Dapper Day dressed to the nines! Visit the park to see or join in on the fun. Learn more at dapperday.com

December 11 Dapper Day Holiday Outing at the Animal Kingdom Studios. See the well-dressed Disney fans from Dapper Day dressed to the nines! Visit the park to see or join in on the fun. Learn more at dapperday.com

December 18 Hanukkah begins at Sundown

December 21 First Day of Winter

December 24 Christmas Eve

December 25 Christmas Day

December 26 Kwanzaa

December 26 Boxing Day

December 31 New Year’s Eve

2023

The Disney Company, which was started by Walt and Roy Disney in 1923, turns 100!

Coming to Disney’s BoardWalk: Several enhancements are slated for this resort area open to the public. Additions will include: The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers (a new table service restaurant and bakery); a new BoardWalk bakery sandwich shop; a new coffee bar at the BoardWalk Inn, and updates to the Inn’s lobby, lounge, and guest rooms.

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 4-8: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

January 13-16: Martin Luther King Day Weekend

January 22: Start of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit

February 1: First Day of Black History Month (EPCOT often celebrates with patriotic creations, food, and displays of iconic historical artifacts.)

February 2 Groundhog Day

February 14 Valentine’s Day

February 23-26: Princess Half Marathon Weekend

February 17-20: President’s Day Weekend

March 10: A new Haunted Mansion movie comes to Disney+

March 12: Spring ahead! It’s Daylight Saving Time

March 21:  Mardi Gras – a fabulous time to visit Disney’s Port Orlean’s French Quarter Resort!

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (In a party mood? Go to the website for the Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs! Reservations fill up quickly on the nights surrounding the holiday.)

March 20: First Day of Spring! The EPCOT Flower & Garden festival should be in full bloom by now!

March 22: Ramadan begins

April 1: April Fool’s Day & Blizzard Beach’s Birthday

April 5: Passover

April 9: Easter Sunday – The Easter Bunny often makes an appearance at the Magic Kingdom on this day!

April 13-16: RunDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

April 22: Earth Day & Animal Kingdom’s Birthday

May 4: May the 4th Be With You (a.k.a. Star Wars Day and the perfect time to be at Hollywood Studio’s Galaxy’s Edge.)

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 14: Mother’s Day – Disney is known to offer up a few specialty desserts and brunches on Mother’s Day weekend.

May 29: Memorial Day – If you are at the Magic Kingdom do make the effort to see the flag ceremony in front of City Hall.

June 1: The first day of Pride Month

June through November: Hurricane Season (While a hurricane is possible at any time, the peak months for rough weather are August and September.)

June 14: Flag Day (You may see an extra special flag ceremony at Magic Kingdom’s town square.)

June 16: Pixar releases its 27th film, Elemental, the story of two beings made of fire (Ember) and water (Wade) . The duo learn that despite their differences, they are actually a lot alike. (If you are at Walt Disney World during a film’s opening, it’s almost sure to be playing at the AMC located in Disney Springs!)

June 19: Juneteenth

June 14: Father’s Day – Disney likes to make fun and chocolaty treats for Dad’s Day. Be on the lookout!

June 21: First Day of Summer (and longest day of the year). Don’t forget your sunscreen!

June 26: Stitch Day (Experiment 626)

July 1: Canada Day! Stop by the EPCOT’s Canada Pavilion and wish cast members a Happy Canada Day!

July 4: Independence Day – the most amazing time of year to see Disney fireworks!

July 14: Bastille Day (Check out EPCOT’s France Pavilion, something special may be happening to commemorate this uniquely French holiday.)

July 17: National Ice Cream Day! This one’s not hard to celebrate at Disney. Ice cream carts and shops seem to be everywhere!

July 29: Eid al-Adam

September 1-4: Labor Day Weekend

September 11: Patriot’s Day (Anniversary of 9/11)

September 16: Rosh Hashanah

September 23: First Day of Autumn

September 25: Yom Kippur

October 1: The Magic Kingdom’s Birthday 51st Birthday

October 3: Unity Day (Stop by the EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion and wish cast members Happy Unity Day!)

October 9: Columbus Day

October 31: Halloween

November 1-2: Dia de los Muertos

November 5: Fall Back!!! Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 7: Election Day – If you are registered to vote, don’t forget to stop by the polls on your way to the parks!

November 11: Veteran’s Day

November 12: Diwali

November 17: Life Day (a very important date on the Wookie Calendar)

November 18: Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse’s Birthdays

November 23: Thanksgiving (The week of Thanksgiving is traditionally very busy!)

December 3: The City of Orlando’s Walt Disney World Day

December 5: Walt Disney’s Birthday Remembered (1901)

December 6: Saint Nicolas Day

December 7: Pearl Harbor Day

December 8: The 1st Day of Hanukkah

December 21: First Day of Winter

December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas Day (Traditionally, the week of Christmas and New Year’s are very crowded.)

December 26: Kwanzaa

December 26: Boxing Day

December 31: New Year’s Eve (Check early for special parties that may be happening to ring in the New Year! Fireworks at midnight may be part of the festivities on Dec. 31 as well!)

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