All Events at Walt Disney World during February, April, July, October and November of 2016 and 2021

February 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
February 1 - 29EPCOTBlack History Month Observe Black History Month throughout the month of February with special experiences at the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot. From historical displays and intriguing artifacts to book signings by Celebrity Chef G. Garvin and best-selling author Terry McMillan, guests can take a stroll through the pages of America's history and learn about the influence of African-American culture.

April 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
March 2 - May 30EPCOTEpcot Flower and Garden Festival To celebrate its 23rd year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will expand to 90 days and run from March 2-May 30, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort. The popular spring festival previously ran for 75 days. Fresh farm market flavors at the festival's Outdoor Kitchens, new Disney character topiaries, interactive play gardens and live rockin' music will shower spring surprises on park guests.
March 2 - May 30American Adventure Pavilion : EPCOTGarden Rocks Concert Series runs every weekend throughout the Flower and Garden Festival at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
April 14 - 17Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars Half Marathon -- The Dark Side This race follows the debut of the popular Star Wars-themed race at Disneyland Resort, "Star Wars Half Marathon the Light Side." The new race weekend will include kids' races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon, plus a variety of Star Wars experiences, medals, events and merchandise inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Among its many features will be a unique 13.1-mile course that propels runners through Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios and finishes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. There will also be a Star Wars Dark Side Challenge -- running the 10K and the half marathon on consecutive days that offers each finisher a Death Star-themed medal. Jedi and Sith Lords who dare to experience both Star Wars races will have the chance to take on the Kessel Run Challenge -- completing the Star Wars half marathon missions on both coasts. Kessel Run Challenge runners can earn a commemorative "Coast to Coast'' medal inspired by the Millennium Falcon starship.
Apr. 14 - May. 19Magic KingdomDisney After Hours a special ticketed event in the Magic Kingdom. The $149 (plus tax) ticket will allow guests to stay in the Magic Kingdom for three hours after the park closes. Guests will have the chance to enjoy most of the park's popular attractions and character greetings, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Princess Fairytale Hall. In addition, the cost of admission includes ice cream novelties and select beverages. Dates for the event are: April 28 and May 5, 2016 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 14 and 21, and May 8, 12 and 19, 2016 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more details or to purchase tickets, call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 827-7185. Number of tickets to be sold for each evening are limited.
Apr. 15 - Apr. 17The Marketplace : Disney SpringsRob Kaz ACME Artist Signing ACME Artist Rob Kaz will be on hand for special appearances and signings at Art of Disney at Disney Springs Marketplace from 3-5p.m. and 7-9p.m.
Apr. 22Disney's Animal KingdomEarth Day Animal Kingdom will host Party for the Planet presented by Disneynature. Throughout the day, guests are encouraged to connect with nature by engaging in fun activities in every land of the park. Meet animal-care team members, animal educators and conservation experts to see first-hand how Disney cares for animals and works to save endangered species worldwide. Watch animal feedings and training experiences specially planned for Earth Day to learn how keepers care for some of your favorite animals. Also, upon entrance to Animal Kingdom, stop by the Oasis to see "The Jungle Book" sand sculpture and celebrate the new live-action adventure opening in theaters April 15. In Discovery Island, Disney PhotoPass photographers will take your photo with Earth Day-themed props and frames.
Apr. 22Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomJoe Rohde Appearance and Signing As part of Animal Kingdom's Earth Day festivities, Walt Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Creative Executive Joe Rohde will be at Discovery Trading Company (previously Disney Outfitters) from 1-2 p.m. Rohde will be signing his artwork, created for a new Disney Conservation Fund initiative. He will also sign the new coffee table book, The Disney Conservation Fund: Carrying Forward A Conservation Legacy, to which he contributed. The Disney Conservation Fund will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the book. Visit DisneyParksMerchandise.com for details about wristband distribution.
Apr. 22 - Apr. 23The Marketplace : Disney SpringsDisney Artist Showcase Join the Disney artist showcase with Costa Alavezos, Tim McCloskey, Randy Noble, Don "Ducky" Williams and Darren Wilson for special appearances and signings April 22 from 6-8p.m. and April 23 from 4-6p.m. at Art of Disney at Disney Springs Marketplace. Special note: Randy Noble will only appear on April 22 for signings.
April 22 - 24Seas with Nemo & Friends : EPCOTEarth Day Weekend interactive activities help visitors learn about the efforts to protect coral reefs and other marine life at The Seas with Nemo and Friends, a special tribute to the creatures that dwell in our vast oceans.

July 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
July 3 - 4Disney's Hollywood Studios4th of July Celebration Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular will start at a special time, 9:30 p.m., both July 3 and 4, to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.
July 3 - 4Magic Kingdom4th of July Celebration A 14-minute fireworks spectacular rockets into the air above Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom both July 3 and July 4 at 9 p.m. with "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky."
July 4 - Jul. 04EPCOT4th of July Celebration

October 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
September 2 - Oct. 31Magic KingdomMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party From 7 p.m. to midnight on select nights guests can enjoy Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade; trick-or-treating throughout the Magic Kingdom at numerous locations; and the special Happy HalloWishes fireworks. Lots of characters are out in the park, wearing their favorite costumes. The 29 dates for 2016 are: September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30; October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31.
Sep. 02 - Oct. 31Sunset Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosClub Villain at Sunset Showcase Friday and Saturday nights from September 2 to October 29, and on Halloween night, October 31.
September 14 - November 14EPCOTEpcot International Food and Wine Festival
Sep. 14 - Nov. 14American Adventure Pavilion : EPCOTEat to the Beat Concert Series every evening during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
Oct. 28 - Oct. 29Swan : Disney ResortsFood and Wine Classic returns for its seventh year.

November 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
September 14 - November 14EPCOTEpcot International Food and Wine Festival
Sep. 14 - Nov. 14American Adventure Pavilion : EPCOTEat to the Beat Concert Series every evening during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
November 3 - 6Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend The two-park event features the inaugural Wine & Dine 10K and Luminere's Two-Course Challenge plus Mickey's Holiday 5K and runDisney Kids Races. Participants can expect on-course Disney entertainment. To top off the evening of the half marathon, runners are invited to the exclusive Post Race Party at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
November 7 - Dec. 22Magic KingdomMickey's Very Merry Christmas Party From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. during select nights, this annual ticketed event will bring Christmas joy to guests of all ages with festive decorations, towering Christmas trees, and wintry wonderful entertainment. The 2016 dates are: November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29; December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22.
Nov. 19 - Nov. 20Contemporary : Disney ResortsD23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures This event, exclusively for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, celebrates landmarks of the past, present, and future, from the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean to the planet of Pandora. AVATAR creators James Cameron (writer, director, producer) and Jon Landau (producer) will join Imagineer Joe Rohde for Pandora - The World of AVATAR, a presentation where they will unveil new details about the immersive, 12-acre land coming soon to Disney's Animal Kingdom. In addition, the event will include a conversation with Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Plus, Moana screenwriter Jared Bush (co-writer/co-director Zootopia) will be on hand to provide guests an exclusive advance look at the making of Walt Disney Animation Studios' newest animated feature. Cameron, Landau, and Chapek join previously announced Disney Legends Marty Sklar and Tony Baxter; Walt Disney Imagineers Rohde, Chris Merritt, Jason Grandt, and Wyatt Winter; producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast); and Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 30American Adventure Pavilion : EPCOTCandlelight Processional

February 2021

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
Feb. 18 - Feb. 21ESPN Wide World of Sports : Walt Disney WorldDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

April 2021

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
2021-02-26 - 2021-07-05EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
Apr. 15 - Apr. 18ESPN Wide World of Sports : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars Rival Run Weekend

July 2021

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
2021-02-26 - 2021-07-05EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
Jul. 06 - Aug. 13Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldFlavors of Florida
2021-07-06 - 2021-08-13Disney Springs : Walt Disney World2021 Flavors of Florida
Jul. 15 - Nov. 20EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
2021-07-06 - 2021-11-21EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

October 2021

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
Jul. 15 - Nov. 20EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
2021-07-06 - 2021-11-21EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
2021-08-10 - 2021-11-01Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney World2021 Disney After Hours Boo Bash
Aug. 10 - Oct. 31Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldDisney After Hours BOO BASH On select nights only
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Oct. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldRemy's Ratatouille Adventure - Grand Opening
Oct. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldLa Crêperie de Paris - Grand Opening
Oct. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldHarmonious Nighttime Spectacular - Grand Opening
Oct. 01Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldEnchantment Nighttime Spectacular - Grand Opening
Oct. 01Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldDisney KiteTails - Grand Opening
Oct. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldSpice Road Table Dining Package - Grand Opening Located in the Morocco Pavilion at EPCOT, guests will have an exclusive view of Harmonious fireworks with the restaurant’s dining package. Guests will receive two small plates, a dessert platter, and one beverage as part of their experience.
Oct. 01EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldRose & Crown Fireworks Dining Package - Grand Opening Located in the UK Pavilion at EPCOT, parties visiting will be able to enjoy a prix-fixe menu with one appetizer, entrée, dessert platter, and unlimited beverages. Plus, they will have an exclusive viewing area reserved for the Harmonious Fireworks show.
Oct. 01Contemporary : Disney ResortsSteakhouse 71 - Grand Opening Located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Steakhouse 71 will replace what was formerly known as The Wave on the first floor. The “family-friendly steakhouse” will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the menu will feature a whole host of menu items, including some that are “contemporary spins” on Walt Disney’s favorite foods.
Oct. 02Contemporary : Disney ResortsCelebration at the Top: 50th Flavors & Fireworks - Grand Opening Located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, guests will enjoy sushi, small bites, favorite dishes from the California Grill menu, desserts, and drinks (including alcohol for those 21+) and be treated to a view of Disney Enchantment fireworks from an exclusive private deck.
Oct. 03Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMagic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties: Disney Enchantment Pre-Party - Grand Opening The Disney Enchantment Pre-Party will take place at Tomorrowland Terrace, where guests will be able to enjoy desserts like chocolate-dipped strawberries and butterscotch pudding, and guests 21+ can choose from a variety of beer and wine. Check-in will begin 90 minutes prior to Disney Enchantment’s showtime for guests to enjoy dessert and then move to a reserved viewing area (with standing room only) in the Plaza Garden for the show.
Oct. 03Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMagic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties: Disney Enchantment After-Party - Grand Opening If you’d prefer to enjoy desserts after watching Disney’s Enchantment but still would like access to the reserved viewing area in the Plaza Garden (again, with standing room only), then the Disney Enchantment After-Party is for you! The dessert party will feature the same treats and drinks as the pre-party, but you’ll watch fireworks before heading to Tomorrowland Terrace to enjoy it all.
Oct. 03Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMagic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties: Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats - Grand Opening You won’t even need to leave Tomorrowland Terrace to watch fireworks as part of the Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats. Guests will check-in 60 minutes prior to showtime and enjoy desserts like chocolate-dipped strawberries and butterscotch pudding and drinks throughout the evening and will watch fireworks from the Tomorrowland Terrace Patio (where you can sit).
Oct. 14Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Reopening
Oct. 28Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter Reopening

November 2021

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
Jul. 15 - Nov. 20EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
2021-07-06 - 2021-11-21EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Nov. 04 - Nov. 07EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 08 - Dec. 21Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldDisney Very Merriest After Hours On select nights only
Nov. 26 - Dec. 30EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEPCOT International Festival of the Holidays