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.)

REOPENED! Festival of the Lion King at the Animal Kingdom

NOW OPEN! Gelateria Toscana (a new gelato location) in EPCOT’s Italy Pavilion

NOW UNTIL JULY 5! EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival – see the topiaries, characters, gardens and outdoor kitchens

Now through September Disney Cruise Line merchandise can be found at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs

May 1-31 Eager to try something new and special at Disney Springs? Here are some items that will be available in May: Mulan Petite Cake and the Chef Jessi’s Dessert at Amorette’s Patisserie, Korean BBQ fries at the Daily Poutine, Matcha-Yuzu Ganache at the Ganachery, Hawaiian-style ramen at Morimoto Asia Street Food, Loco-Loco and Halo-Halo at Morimoto Asia, and Japanese Street Food at Yesake Kiosk.

May 13-16 Artist William Silvers will be at The Art of Disney at Disney Springs

May 20-23 Artist Larry Dotson will be at The Art of Disney at Disney Springs

May 28 Cruella (Disney) Premiers in theaters and Disney+. Click Here to see the trailer.

May 28-31 Artist Rob Kaz will be at The Art of Disney at Disney Disney

May 28-31 Memorial Day Weekend

May 30 Disney’s Beach Club Resort Reopens

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

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

TBD Opening of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

This Summer Descendants: The Royal Wedding (Disney+)

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) released on Disney+. (Click Here to see the movie trailer.)

June 19 Juneteenth Holiday

June 20 Father’s Day

THIS SUMMER The Grand Opening of Creations Shop, a new flagship store coming to EPCOT and the reopening of Club Cool at EPCOT

July 2 The BoardWalk Inn Reopens

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 9 Black Widow (Marvel) premiers in theaters and on Disney+

July 14 Bastille Day – a fun date to be at EPCOT’s France Pavilion

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

July 15 to November 20 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Late July The Polynesian Village Resort Reopens

🎃 August 10 to October 31 – NEW!!! Disney After Hours Boo Bash Parties at the Magic Kingdom! Parties will take place on select nights only and ticket purchase is required. Tickets are expected to go on sale in June.

August 13 Free Guy opens in theaters

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

September Disney Institute will host a complimentary Veterans Institute Summit at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in September 2021. The multi-day event will offer business professionals ideas and insights from The Walt Disney Company’s Heroes Work Here initiative created to hire, train and support military veterans. Many sessions will also be available virtually. Advance registration will be required to attend in-person or online presentations. Registration will open in spring 2021. 

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

September 3 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Marvel Studios) opens in theaters (Click Here to see the trailer)

September 3-6 Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Sept. 9-10 DIS Family Reunion EXPO Benefiting Give Kids The World Village (go to for ticket information)

Oct. 1 Walt Disney World’s Official 50th Birthday and the Kickoff Date to Walt Disney World’s 18-Month Celebration

Oct. 1 Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT, GRAND OPENING (World Showcase, France Pavilion)

Oct. 1 Opening of La Crêperie de Paris (Epcot, World Showcase, France Pavilion)

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

October 29 & 30 The 11th Food & Wine Classic at the Swan and Dolphin resorts

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

November 1-2 Dia de los Muertos

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

December 22 The King’s Man 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.)

December 26 Kwanzaa

December 31 New Year’s Eve

2021 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


Opening! A new Disney Resort – Reflections

January 1 & 2 New Year’s Holiday Weekend

January 14 Nimona (20th Century Studios) opens in theaters

January 14 Deep Water opens in theaters

January 15-17 Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend

February Black History Month (Special Events Planned Throughout the Month)

February 2 Groundhog Day

February 11 Death on the Nile opens in theaters

February 12-14 Valentine’s Day Weekend

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

February 19-21 President’s Day Weekend (some U.S. schools are off the entire week)

March 17 St. Patricks Day (Events often happening at Ragland Road in Disney Springs)

March 25 through April 23 (many U.S. schools break for a week of Spring Break at some point between these dates)

April 1 April Fool’s Day (Blizzard Beach’s Birthday)

April 15-17 Easter Weekend (Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny usually make an appearance at the Magic Kingdom)

April 22 Earth Day (also the Animal Kingdom’s birthday) Earth Day Events often take place at the Animal Kingdom throughout the month of April

May 5 Cinco de Mayo (Events may be going on at the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT)

May 6 Black Panther 2 (Marvel) opens in theaters

May 8 Mother’s Day (Brunch spots book up quick)

May 28-30 Memorial Day Weekend

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

June 14 Flag Day (Check out is anything special is going on at the American Adventure Pavilion in EPCOT)

June 19 Father’s Day

June 19 Juneteenth

July 2-4 Fourth of July Weekend (The Magic Kingdom may close for capacity on July 4)

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

September 3-5 Labor Day Weekend

October 10 Columbus Day (Event may happen at the Italy Pavilion)

October 24 Diwali

October 26 Rosh Hashanah

October 31 Halloween (Tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party sell out quickly)

November 1-2 Dia de los Muertos

November 11-13 Veteran’s Day Weekend (Special Flag Ceremony usually takes place at the Magic Kingdom on November 11)

November 18 Mickey Mouse’s and Minnie Mouse’s Birthdays (Both were born in 1928)

November 20-28 Thanksgiving Week

November 24 Thanksgiving Day (A Fun Day to Visit Liberty Square)

December 5 Walt Disney’s Birthday (Walt was born in 1901)

December 22 An Untitled Star Wars (Lucasfilm) opens in theaters

December 18-26 Hanukkah

December 18 – January 2, 2023 (U.S. Schools are usually on holiday break)

December 26 Kwanzaa

December 24-25 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 31 New Year’s Eve

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