12 CHANGES to Look for in Disney World This August

No matter what time of year you plan your Disney World trip, chances are you’ll come across something new you hadn’t spotted on your last visit.

Spaceship Earth

Between the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, new restaurants and attractions, 50th Anniversary Celebrations, and more — excitement is around every corner. If you don’t want to miss out, you’re in luck because we’re sharing all the important dates and BIG events happening in Disney World this August!

August 8th: Enchantment Showtimes Change

Get ready to be enchanted a little bit earlier each night, as Magic Kingdom is changing the showtimes for the nighttime fireworks show, Enchantment.

Disney Enchantment

Starting on the 8th, you’ll be able to catch the show nightly at 9PM instead of 9:20PM.

August 9th, 15th, and 23rd: DVC Moonlight Magic at Typhoon Lagoon

Did you know that DVC Members receive all sorts of perks like special events? Moonlight Magic is a special event for DVC Members. This allows them to visit a Disney Park after hours with complimentary admission.

Typhoon Lagoon

DVC Members can register for Moonlight Magic events at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park on three different dates in August — the 9th, 15th, and 23rd.

Click Here to Learn More About Moonlight Magic

August 12th: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Begins

It’s the SPOOKIEST time of the year — well, almost! Disney World likes to get the Halloween season started early, and we are certainly not complaining. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will bring exclusive snacks, entertainment, ride overlays, and more to Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Boo to You Parade

Guests can purchase tickets now for the event, which takes place on select nights between August 12th and October 31st.

Click Here to Read More About Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

August 12th: Minnie’s Halloween Dine Begins

We weren’t kidding when we said Disney likes to get the Halloween party started early — and the same is true for Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Minnie’s Halloween Dine

Beginning on August 12th, Minnie and all her cohorts will be dining with guests in their fanciest Halloween costumes — it’s a fun time we enjoy year after year!

Click Here to Learn More About Minnie’s Halloween Dine

August 12th and 13th: EPCOT Pin Trading Event

EPCOT is home to the 2022 Pin Celebration, this year called ONE Family! This is the perfect opportunity to gather with fellow pin-lovers and partake in special pin trading experiences.

Pin trading board!

Attendees can choose from two different packages, and registration is required. Note that this is a separately ticketed event and EPCOT admission will not grant you access.

Click Here to Learn More About the 2022 Pin Celebration

August 15th: Kona Cafe Closes for Refurbishment

All good things must come to an end — even if just temporarily. Kona Cafe in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be closing for refurbishment on August 15th.

Kona Cafe

A reopening date hasn’t been announced yet, but in the meantime, you can still order food from Kona Island, Capt. Cook’s, or try to snag a table at ‘Ohana!

Click Here to Read More About the Kona Cafe Refurbishment

August 15th: Additional EPCOT Food & Wine Booths Open

We’ve eaten our way around the 2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, or at least what was available so far! Additional booths will be opening up later in August including The Noodle Exchange, Hawaii, Mac & Eats, and more.

EPCOT Food & Wine Festival 2022

If you’ve already made your way around the festival, it’s time to think about another trip because there will be even MORE delicious dishes for you to try.

Check Out the Full List of Food Booths for the Food & Wine Festival HERE

August 19th to 28th: Warrior Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports

The United States Department of Defense will make its way to Disney World for the 2022 Warrior Games.

ESPN Wide World of Sports

According to Disney, this event “celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and U.S. military service members.” Keep that in mind if you’re heading to Disney World during this time!

Click Here to Read More About the Warrior Games

August 22nd: For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Closes for Refurbishment

Guests won’t be able to sing along to their favorite tunes from Frozen beginning on August 22nd — For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration will be closing for refurbishment.

Frozen Sing-Along

This show will reopen on September 10th. Disney hasn’t shared much about the closure and what (if any) of the show will be changed. Stay tuned for more updates!

Click Here to Learn More About the Frozen Sing-Along Refurbishment

August 25th: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Reopens

When Disney World began a phased reopening of the parks, not everything opened back up all at once. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has remained closed since the pandemic, but that’s all changing on August 25th!

Reopening soon!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will finally be reopening in Magic Kingdom, so your little one can be transformed into a princess or prince.

Read More About Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique HERE

August 28th: Hollywood & Vine Buffet Returns

Buffets didn’t return when Disney World reopened, either — at least not right away. Slowly but surely, we’ve seen a buffet return here and there. Hollywood & Vine is officially the next restaurant to restart buffet service.

Hollywood & Vine

We’re expecting delightful foods like Plant-based Roasted Mushroom Farro Risotto, Slow-roasted Crispy Pork Belly with Guava glaze, and Shrimp and Bacon Mac & Cheese. And for dessert, you can try the Mississippi Mud Pie or the PB&J Tarts.

Click Here to Learn More About the Hollywood & Vine Buffet

August 31st: DVC Moonlight Magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DVC Members get the chance to attend yet ANOTHER Moonlight Magic event in August, this time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Registration is required to attend Moonlight Magic events, and you can do so by logging into your Disney Vacation Club account.

Learn More About Moonlight Magic HERE

We’re always looking out for the biggest events and happenings you don’t want to miss in Disney World, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

Main Street Train Station

Now is a great time to head to Disney World — there’s so much excitement going on! The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is underway, and the 50th Anniversary Celebrations are continuing all year long.

If you’re heading to the parks soon, don’t forget that park pass reservations are still required for Disney World guests — you can read more about that here.

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  1. Will be there starting the 8th!!!! The past 6mos have been following all changes, but now I’m just going and will see what happens! (Unless something comes up specifically for what we are doing or staying)