All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Walt Disney World during October and December of 2021 and 2023

October 2021

Jan. 01 - Sept 30th 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Disney announced that the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be closing permanently. The final voyage for the Star Wars Hotel will be September 28th-30th, 2023.
2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - May 27thFuture World East : EPCOTGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind The Guardians of Galaxy themed coaster will be one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world and feature a brand-new ride system. Disney has shared that the ride will open in Summer 2022.
Under Construction - TBDTomorrowland : Magic KingdomTRON: Lightcycle Run TRON Lightcycle Run is coaster-style attraction, in which riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON's high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures.
Dec 2018 - December 23, 2022Main Street USA : Magic KingdomWalt Disney World Railroad The Walt Disney World Railroad will cease running and will sit "in residence" at its Main Street Station while work progresses on the new Tron coaster coming to Tomorrowland. This will give guests the chance to have an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of some unique photo opportunities.
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser : 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.
Feb. 19 - 2021Future World East : EPCOTPLAY Pavilion The Wonders of Life pavilion is being reimagined into the Play Pavilion, and will feature first-of-their-kind experiences devoted to playful fun. The Play Pavilion will take guests into an innovative, interactive city bursting with games and hands-on activities. Play Pavilion visitors will interact with Disney characters in an energetic metropolis unlike anything ever seen before at Epcot.
Mar 2020 - Jun. 13Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFinding Nemo: The Musical Disney has announced that Finding Nemo: The Musical has permanently closed as we know it to be reimagined with a new storyline based on the same classic characters. The new show will be named Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! and is set to open sometime in summer 2022.
March 2020 - Nov. 3rdDisney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldFantasmic! After a long closure, Fantasmic will reopen in Disney's Hollywood Studios on November 3rd.
2020 - CLOSEDPolynesian : Disney ResortsSpirit Of Aloha Disney has confirmed that Spirit of Aloha will not be returning after its closure at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 2020 - Mar. 31, 2022All Star Sports : Disney ResortsDisney's All-Star Sports Resort Reopening All-Star Sports Resort will reopen on March 31st, 2022. Guests can begin booking their stays at the hotel on December 22nd, 2021.
Aug. 29 - Late 2023EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldCommuniCore Plaza CommuniCore Plaza will provide an outdoor space where guests can come to relax and experience all that the Festivals have to offer
Aug. 31 - Late 2023World Celebration : EPCOTCommuniCore Hall CommuniCore Hall will be housed within the CommuniCore Plaza, and will be the first fully-purpose built structure in FestiTal programing! there will also be a new location in EPCOT called “Mickey and Friends” where you can meet some of your favorite Disney characters!
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.
Jun. 05 - Late 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldBoardWalk Inn Addition of the new Cake Bake Shop. The Inn itself is undergoing a transformation, as well. “Light and airy touches” will (as Disney says) “reinvigorate” the hotel’s lobby, lounge, and guest rooms.
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 - Nov 5, 2021EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldSouk-al-Magreb The Souk-al-Magreb store will be closed in EPCOT's Morocco Pavilion from October to November 5th, 2021
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 11, 2021 - Nov 11, 2021Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMickey's PhilharMagic The popular show in Magic Kingdom will close for a month long refurbishment, as Disney adds in a brand new animated scene based on Disney and Pixar’s 'Coco.' Mickey's PhilharMagic will reopen on November 12th, 2021.
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
Mar 10, 2021 - Sept 28, 2021Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMain Street Confectionery The popular sweet shop will remain closed as Disney reimagines the space to include an updated layout and new “interactive opportunities” to personalize your sweets and treats for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary. The GRAND REOPENING is set for September 29th, 2021.

December 2021

Jan. 01 - Sept 30th 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Disney announced that the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be closing permanently. The final voyage for the Star Wars Hotel will be September 28th-30th, 2023.
2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - May 27thFuture World East : EPCOTGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind The Guardians of Galaxy themed coaster will be one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world and feature a brand-new ride system. Disney has shared that the ride will open in Summer 2022.
Under Construction - TBDTomorrowland : Magic KingdomTRON: Lightcycle Run TRON Lightcycle Run is coaster-style attraction, in which riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON's high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures.
Dec 2018 - December 23, 2022Main Street USA : Magic KingdomWalt Disney World Railroad The Walt Disney World Railroad will cease running and will sit "in residence" at its Main Street Station while work progresses on the new Tron coaster coming to Tomorrowland. This will give guests the chance to have an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of some unique photo opportunities.
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser : 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.
Mar 2020 - Jun. 13Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFinding Nemo: The Musical Disney has announced that Finding Nemo: The Musical has permanently closed as we know it to be reimagined with a new storyline based on the same classic characters. The new show will be named Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! and is set to open sometime in summer 2022.
March 2020 - Nov. 3rdDisney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldFantasmic! After a long closure, Fantasmic will reopen in Disney's Hollywood Studios on November 3rd.
2020 - CLOSEDPolynesian : Disney ResortsSpirit Of Aloha Disney has confirmed that Spirit of Aloha will not be returning after its closure at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 2020 - Mar. 31, 2022All Star Sports : Disney ResortsDisney's All-Star Sports Resort Reopening All-Star Sports Resort will reopen on March 31st, 2022. Guests can begin booking their stays at the hotel on December 22nd, 2021.
Aug. 29 - Late 2023EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldCommuniCore Plaza CommuniCore Plaza will provide an outdoor space where guests can come to relax and experience all that the Festivals have to offer
Aug. 31 - Late 2023World Celebration : EPCOTCommuniCore Hall CommuniCore Hall will be housed within the CommuniCore Plaza, and will be the first fully-purpose built structure in FestiTal programing! there will also be a new location in EPCOT called “Mickey and Friends” where you can meet some of your favorite Disney characters!
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.
Jun. 05 - Late 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldBoardWalk Inn Addition of the new Cake Bake Shop. The Inn itself is undergoing a transformation, as well. “Light and airy touches” will (as Disney says) “reinvigorate” the hotel’s lobby, lounge, and guest rooms.
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Nov. 1 - Dec. 16Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldKali River Rapids Kali River Rapids will be closed for refurbishment beginning November 1st through mid-December 2021.
Nov. 08 - Dec. 21Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldDisney Very Merriest After Hours On select nights only
Nov. 2021 - Apr. 23rdEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldSouk-al-Magreb The Souk-al-Magreb store will be closed in EPCOT's Morocco Pavilion through February 5th, 2022.
Nov. 26 - Dec. 30EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

October 2023

Aug. 29 - Late 2023EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldCommuniCore Plaza CommuniCore Plaza will provide an outdoor space where guests can come to relax and experience all that the Festivals have to offer
Aug. 31 - Late 2023World Celebration : EPCOTCommuniCore Hall CommuniCore Hall will be housed within the CommuniCore Plaza, and will be the first fully-purpose built structure in FestiTal programing! there will also be a new location in EPCOT called “Mickey and Friends” where you can meet some of your favorite Disney characters!
Jun. 05 - Late 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldBoardWalk Inn Addition of the new Cake Bake Shop. The Inn itself is undergoing a transformation, as well. “Light and airy touches” will (as Disney says) “reinvigorate” the hotel’s lobby, lounge, and guest rooms.
Mar. 1 - TBADisney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort continues its renovation to spruce up and update this flagship resort for it's 30th anniversary.
Mar 1 - Late 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Polynesian Village Resort While the Resort remains open to guests, areas are currently being renovated to include new Disney Vacation Club Villas, restaurants, and even new recreation offerings! The Disney Vacation Club Villas are expected to open in late 2024.
Aug. 01 - Late 2023Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldSummer House on the Lake New restaurant coming soon to Disney Springs
Aug. 31 - Late 2023World Nature : EPCOTJourney of Water Journey of Water is a new attraction — the first ever inspired by Moana — coming to EPCOT in late 2023!
January 24th - Summer 2024Frontierland : Magic KingdomSplash Mountain Splash Mountain will close on January 24th, 2023 to reopen as the new Tiana's Bayou Adventure in summer 2024.
June 2023 - Late Fall 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldBeach Club Resort Beach Club will be undergoing updates and renovations.
July 15th, 2023 - July 1st, 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground 350 Cabins at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds will be completely renovated and adopted into the Disney Vacation Club offerings.
2023-07-08 - 2023-11-18EPCOT : Walt Disney World2023 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival This year, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will run from July 27th to November 18th, 2022.
Aug. 11 - Nov. 01Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney World2023 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party The popular Halloween event returns to the Magic Kingdom on select dates. Tickets on sale now. Event dates for 2023 are as follows: August: 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 September: 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29 October: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November: 1
Sept 17th, 2023 - Mid-Oct 2023Grand Floridian : Disney ResortsNarcoossee’s Narcoossee’s is scheduled to close on Sept 17th, 2023 for a brief refurbishment and is planned to reopen by mid-October.

December 2023

Aug. 29 - Late 2023EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldCommuniCore Plaza CommuniCore Plaza will provide an outdoor space where guests can come to relax and experience all that the Festivals have to offer
Aug. 31 - Late 2023World Celebration : EPCOTCommuniCore Hall CommuniCore Hall will be housed within the CommuniCore Plaza, and will be the first fully-purpose built structure in FestiTal programing! there will also be a new location in EPCOT called “Mickey and Friends” where you can meet some of your favorite Disney characters!
Jun. 05 - Late 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldBoardWalk Inn Addition of the new Cake Bake Shop. The Inn itself is undergoing a transformation, as well. “Light and airy touches” will (as Disney says) “reinvigorate” the hotel’s lobby, lounge, and guest rooms.
Mar. 1 - TBADisney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort continues its renovation to spruce up and update this flagship resort for it's 30th anniversary.
Mar 1 - Late 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Polynesian Village Resort While the Resort remains open to guests, areas are currently being renovated to include new Disney Vacation Club Villas, restaurants, and even new recreation offerings! The Disney Vacation Club Villas are expected to open in late 2024.
Aug. 01 - Late 2023Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldSummer House on the Lake New restaurant coming soon to Disney Springs
January 24th - Summer 2024Frontierland : Magic KingdomSplash Mountain Splash Mountain will close on January 24th, 2023 to reopen as the new Tiana's Bayou Adventure in summer 2024.
June 2023 - Late Fall 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldBeach Club Resort Beach Club will be undergoing updates and renovations.
July 15th, 2023 - July 1st, 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground 350 Cabins at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds will be completely renovated and adopted into the Disney Vacation Club offerings.
Early November - Jan 14thDisney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldSunset Seasons Greetings, and Jingle Bell Jingle BAM! Disney's Hollywood Studios transforms into a winter wonderland with special food and drink offerings around the park, decorations, and projections, fireworks, lasers, and snow on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards
Nov 8th, 2023 - Jan 24th, 2024Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldHoliday Dine at Hollywood and Vine See Minnie and her friends at delightful dining parties at Hollywood and Vine throughout the year. You’re invited! The mouse-with-the-mostest hosts sensational soirees that mix festive music, décor and tantalizing menu items. Celebrate with popular Disney Characters—perfectly dressed for each season.
Nov. 09 - Dec. 22Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney World2023 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is returning in 2023 on select nights from November 9th to December 22nd. Here’s the full list of dates: November: 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30 December: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22
Nov. 11 - Dec. 20Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney World2023 Jollywood Nights Brand new holiday event debuts in Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2023. Jollywood Nights takes place on: November 11th, 18th, 20th, 27th, and 29th. December 4th, 6th, 16th, 18th, and 20th.
November 24th, 2023 - December 30th, 2023EPCOT : Walt Disney World2023 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays The EPCOT Festival of the Holidays will begin on November 24th, 2022 through December 30th.
2023/11/24 - 2023/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2023 Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays