All Events at Walt Disney World during February, May and September of 2016 and 2021

February 2016

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.

May 2016

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 : 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.
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.
May - 2016Seas with Nemo & Friends : EpcotFinding Dory Characters Added to Turtle Talk with Crush Characters from Finding Dory are added to Turtle Talk with Crush in the Seas with Nemo and Friends. Some of her new pals you can expect to spot within the attraction include Destiny the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale and Hank the "septopus" (that's a seven-legged octopus). Crush's son and best pal Squirt will also be swimming by for the first time.
May 8 - 12ESPN Wide World of SportsInvictus Games Britain's Prince Harry is bringing the Invictus Games, an event that features wounded servicemen and women from around the world competing in a variety of sports events, to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The inaugural Invictus Games, held in London in 2014, drew more than 400 athletes from 13 countries -- plus some 65,000 spectators. The Invictus Games at Disney next year is expected to involve a similar number of athletes from up to 14 nations competing in 10 sports -- archery, cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
May. 15Town Center : Disney SpringsDisney Springs and Town Center Opening The Disney Springs and half of Town Center will open May 15, 2016.
Memorial Day Weekend - 2016Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Restaurant Opens
Memorial Day Weekend - 2016Asia : Disney's Animal KingdomThe Jungle Book Alive with Magic Show For the summer, Discovery River will become the stage for a limited-engagement show inspired by Disney's hit live-action film "The Jungle Book." "The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic" is filled with music and special effects that celebrates the new film and the classic songs, now infused with an Indian influence.
Memorial Day Weekend - 2016Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomThe Tree of Life Awakens
Memorial Day Weekend - 2016Africa : Disney's Animal KingdomKilimanjaro Safari After Dark

September 2016

Aug. 04 - Sep. 05Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldArt in August Every weekend (Thursday through Sunday), tents will be set up throughout the promenade, with Disney artists and handmade treasures, including jewelry from Jortra and stationary from Boiled Books, and unique keepsakes such as the latest Precious Moments Dolls from doll designer Linda Rick. Painters like Greg McCullough and Darren Wilson will sit alongside niche craftsman selling items that include giftable plants (Petal Pushers), handmade soaps and beauty products (Rinse) and decorative house and garden flags (Swaying in the Breeze). The eclectic Pop Gallery on the West Side will have a booth featuring unique pieces, as will Name Works. On select dates, these artists will be joined by photographer Carlos Cuba, Precious Moments figurine sculptor Hiko Maeda, and game designer Quynh Kimball. Here's a partial list of artists/artisans who will be at Disney Springs this month (subject to change).
Summer/Fall - 2016Disney's Animal KingdomRivers of Light Show Debuts The all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show has been postponed. No new debut date has been announced. It was originally slated to open April 22, 2016.
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.
Sep. 02 - Sep. 05The Marketplace : Disney SpringsGreat Irish Hooley The 5th annual hooley will be held at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. New live music and dance entertainment, fresh menu creations and plenty of craft beer and cocktail options are on tap to celebrate the Hooley's fifth year. The complete entertainment schedule will be posted at www.raglanroad.com and www.greatirishhooley.com closer to the event.
September 9 - 10ESPN Wide World of SportsNight of Joy a two-night, ticketed event that features contemporary Christian music. In 2016, the event will expand and will be held for the first time at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Sep. 09Land Pavilion : EpcotAllEars.Net Meet and Mingle Meet and mingle with members of the AllEars.Net Team from 10 to 11 a.m. at Sunshine Seasons in the Land pavilion! Your hosts Deb Wills, Scott Thomas, Linda Eckwerth, Kristin Ford and Jack Marshall will have swag, trading cards and warm hugs for all! RSVP not necessary, but you can let us know you're coming on the Facebook Event page.
September 14 - November 14EpcotEpcot International Food and Wine Festival
Sep. 14 - Nov. 14American Adventure : EpcotEat to the Beat Concert Series every evening during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

February 2021

Under construction - 2021EpcotGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind The Guardians of the Galaxy will be arriving in Epcot‘s Future World in 2021, and now we have a name for the ride: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The ride will feature the first reverse launch into space! This thrilling, family-friendly attraction will feature a never-before-seen storytelling coaster that rotates to focus on the action – wherever it may be.
Under construction - 2021Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldTRON Lightcycle Run TRON Lightcycle Run will be a coaster-style attraction, in which riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It will sit in an entirely new area right next to Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.
Under Construction - 2021Epcot : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Opens The PLAY! Pavilion will open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. The 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

May 2021

Under construction - 2021EpcotGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind The Guardians of the Galaxy will be arriving in Epcot‘s Future World in 2021, and now we have a name for the ride: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The ride will feature the first reverse launch into space! This thrilling, family-friendly attraction will feature a never-before-seen storytelling coaster that rotates to focus on the action – wherever it may be.
Under construction - 2021Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldTRON Lightcycle Run TRON Lightcycle Run will be a coaster-style attraction, in which riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It will sit in an entirely new area right next to Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.
Under Construction - 2021Epcot : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Opens The PLAY! Pavilion will open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. The 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

September 2021

Under construction - 2021EpcotGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind The Guardians of the Galaxy will be arriving in Epcot‘s Future World in 2021, and now we have a name for the ride: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The ride will feature the first reverse launch into space! This thrilling, family-friendly attraction will feature a never-before-seen storytelling coaster that rotates to focus on the action – wherever it may be.
Under construction - 2021Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldTRON Lightcycle Run TRON Lightcycle Run will be a coaster-style attraction, in which riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It will sit in an entirely new area right next to Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.
Under Construction - 2021Epcot : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Opens The PLAY! Pavilion will open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. The 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.