All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Walt Disney World during October

October 2021

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Summer 2022Future 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 - TBDMain 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 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.
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 - 2022Disney'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 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 - 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.