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

Ongoing Exhibits

  • The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure inside The American Adventure Rotunda (EPCOT)

Dates To Be Announced

  • TRON Lightcycle Power Run rollercoaster (attraction) at the Magic Kingdom
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (attraction) at EPCOT
  • The Princess and the Frog attraction (currently Splash Mountain) at Magic Kingdom
  • Space 220 (restaurant) at EPCOT
  • Coming This Summer to the Magic Kingdom! The Jungle Cruise attraction gets a refresh with new characters, animals, and storytelling.
  • Coming This Summer to EPCOT The Grand Opening of Creations Shop, a new flagship merchandise location, and a revitalized Club Cool Hosted by Coca-Cola

Waiting to REOPEN post-COVID

  • Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

2021

July 1-September 29 See “Happily Ever After”, the Magic Kingdom’s nighttime fireworks show

July 1-September 28 See “EPCOT Forever”, EPCOT’s nighttime fireworks show

July 6 through August 12 Disney Springs Celebrates the “Flavors of Florida” (Click Here to learn more)

July 15 through November 20 is the infamous EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival (Learn more at www.TasteEPCOT.com)

July 30 Jungle Cruise debuts in Theaters (such as the AMC at Disney Springs) and on Disney+ with Premier Access. The adventure film takes place along the Amazon in the 1920s. Dr. Lily Houghton hires skipper Frank Wolff to help search for a tree Houghton believes might have healing abilities.

August and September While June through November is the official hurricane season, August and September are considered the season’s peak months for weather trouble.

August The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom (Liberty Square) reopens. Imagineers installed the newest Audio-Animatronic – President Joe Biden.

August 1 “Wonderful World of Animation”, Hollywood Studio’s popular nighttime show, returns outside the Chinese Theater

August 8 The Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor attraction reopens at the Magic Kingdom (Tomorrowland)

August 10 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

August 13 Free Guy debuts in theaters

August 15 “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage” returns to the Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard (Hollywood Studios)

August 17 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

August 20 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

August 21 Turtle Talk with Crush reopens at EPCOT (The Seas Pavilion)

August 24 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

August 26 Animal Kingdom Lodge and Jambo House Reopen

August 27 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

August 31 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

September 3-6 Labor Day Weekend

September 3 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

September 5 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

September 7 Rosh Hashana

September 7 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

September 10 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

September 11 Patriot’s Day (A heartwarming time to watch the flag ceremony at the Magic Kingdom.)

September 12 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

September 12-22 The 2021 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

September 14 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

September 16 Disney’s All-Star Music Resort REOPENS

September 17 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

September 19 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

September 21 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

September 24 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

Fall Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland) adds a new scene based on the animated film Coco and featuring the musical number “Un Poco Loco”

October 1 50th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom’s Opening Day

October 1 through Spring 2022  Walt Disney World hosts “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”, (an 18-month long event in honor of the resort’s 50th Anniversary)

October 1 Disney Enchantment (a new nighttime show with projections all the way down Main Street) debuts at the Magic Kingdom

October 1 through Spring 2022 “Disney Enchantment” the nighttime fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom

October 1 Opening Day for EPCOT’s newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (France Pavilion)

October 1 “Harmonious”, EPCOT’s new nighttime spectacular, debuts at EPCOT

October 1 “Disney KiteTales”, a new daytime entertainment event at the Discovery River Amphitheater, debuts at the Animal Kingdom (several shows to be offered daily)

October 1 The new Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcades begin at the Magic Kingdom (several appearances will happen daily)

October 1 Disney Fab 50 debuts (50 characters in a series of sculptures will be displayed across all four theme parks)

October 3 Unity Day (Germany) (Check to see if Cast Members are celebrating at EPCOT’s Germany pavilion)

October 5 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 8 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 10 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 11 Columbus Day (Check to see if Cast Members are celebrating in EPCOT’s Italy pavilion)

October 12 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 14 Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside REOPENS

October 15 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 17 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 19 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 22 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 24 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 26 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 28 Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter REOPENS

October 29 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 31 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 31 Halloween

November 1-2 Dia de los Muertos (Stop by EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion)

November 11 Veteran’s Day (A patriotic day to see the Magic Kingdom’s flag-lowering ceremony.)

November 18 Mickey & Minnie’s Birthdays

November 19-21 Destination 23 Conference at the Contemporary Resort

November 4-7 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Click Here for Registration Information)

November 4Diwali

November 5 Disney Wine & Dine 5K (a virtual race option is also available)

November 6 Disney Wine & Dine 10K (a virtual race option is also available)

November 7 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon (a virtual race option is also available)

November 6-7 Disney Two Course Challenge (a virtual race option is also available)

November 7 Post-Race Party

November 8 – December 21 Disney Very Merriest After Hours Parties at the Magic Kingdom (specific dates to be announced soon)

November 20 Dapper Day at EPCOT (Those who like to dress dapper, “celebrate fun, refined style from vintage classics to chic, contemporary looks!” You may even see some active and retired service members in their dress uniforms.)

November 21 Dapper Day at the Magic Kingdom (Those who like to dress dapper, “celebrate fun, refined style from vintage classics to chic, contemporary looks!” You may even see some active and retired service members in their dress uniforms.)

November 25 Thanksgiving Day, but expect Walt Disney World to be crowded the entire week (Nov. 20-29)

November & December Very Merry Christmas

November 28-December 6 Hanukkah

December 5 Walt Disney’s Birthday Remembered (1901)

December 7 Pearl Harbor Day

December 9 All-Star Sports Resort REOPENS

December 9 For Disney Vacation Club owners, the annual Condominium Association Meeting for all DVC associations takes place at the Contemporary Resort

December 17-January 2 Parks are crowded due to many schools being on Winter/Christmas Break

December 24 Christmas Eve

December 25 Christmas Day

December 26 Kwanzaa

December 31 New Year’s Eve

2022

2022 Openings To Be Announced

  • Star Wars: Galactic Star Cruiser (An immersive “hotel” experience where guests partake in a 2-night adventure aboard the Halcyon Starcruiser)

January 1 New Year’s Day

January 5-9 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Click Here for Registration Information)

January 6 Walt Disney World 5K (a virtual race option is also available)

January 7 Walt Disney World 10K (a virtual race option is also available)

January 8 Walt Disney World Half Marathon (a virtual race option is also available)

January 9 Walt Disney World Marathon (a virtual race option is also available)

January 8-9 Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (a virtual race option is also available)

January 6-9 Dopey Challenge(a virtual race option is also available)

January 17 Martin Luther King Day

February Black History Month

February 2 Ground Hog Day

February 14 Valentine’s Day (It falls on a Monday this year. A great time for a romantic Disney getaway!)

February 18-21 President’s Day Weekend (Note: Schools may break for longer than the weekend during this week)

February 24-27 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Click Here for Registration Information)

February 24 Disney Princess Sunrise Yoga (Click Here for Registration Information)

February 25 Disney Princess 5K (a virtual race option is also available)

February 26 Disney Princess Enchanted 10K (a virtual race option is also available)

February 27 Disney Princess Half Marathon (a virtual race option is also available)

February 26-27 Disney Fairy Tale Challenge (a virtual race option is also available)

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day (A great time to be at Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs. Also see if any celebration or special libations are being served near the UK pavilion in EPCOT)

March 31-April 3 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend (Click Here for Registration Information)

Opening in 2022 Salt & Straw (artisanal, small-batch ice cream in unique flavors) opens in Disney Springs

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