Walt Disney World Calendar of Events 2022

Walt Disney World Calendar of Events 2022

Planning a Disney vacation in 2022? We’ve collected up all the holidays, runDisney events, and tentative times of Walt Disney World’s Epcot Festivals and Parties. If you’re traveling to Disney in 2022 get ready for openings of new rides, restaurants, services, and shows, plus the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World celebrations. See all the dates that may or may not affect your upcoming Disney Vacation with this Walt Disney World Calendar 2022 of Events. 

When Should You Visit Walt Disney World in 2022?

It’s true, many people will have things like jobs, school, limitations on travel, and more that may hinder the ability to visit Walt Disney World during the optimal time this year. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t lay it all out for you so you can be aware of the pros and cons no matter when you visit! Interested in visiting during a certain festival, party, or holiday? Check out our Year of Events at Walt Disney World story for what’s happening each month in the parks. Let’s get started. Here are the best and worst times to visit Walt Disney World. 

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT WALT DISNEY WORLD IN 2022?

For a COMPLETE write-up, check out our Best Times to Visit Disney World post. In that post, we break down the best time to visit. Based on overall crowds and prices. And which parks to visit on which days, no matter when your vacation is planned.

Here are the LOWEST crowd times for 2022 and the events happening during those times. Remember weekends will generally be more crowded regardless.

  • January 10-13 and 25-27 | Festival of the Arts
  • January 31-February 10 | Festival of the Arts
  • May 3-12 | Flower and Garden Festival
  • August 15-31 | MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival
  • September 1- 30 | Food and Wine Festival
  • November 14-16 | Food and Wine Festival, Holiday Resort Decorations
  • December 1-10 | Festival of Holidays

WHAT IS THE WORST TIME TO VISIT DISNEY WORLD IN 2022?

Once you get a glimpse of the dates on our Walt Disney World 2022 Calendar, you’ll understand why we highly recommend avoiding these times of the year at Walt Disney World.  If you can help it. The combination of weather, crowds, events, and holiday drama can compromise the best-planned Disney Vacation. Check the Disney 5-Day Calendar for everything that is happening throughout your vacation. 

  • January 1-3, 15-19 | New Year’s, Martin Luther King Weekend
  • February 18-22 | President’s Day Weekend
  • March | Spring Break/ Easter
  • April | Spring Break/Easter
  • May 28- 31 | Memorial Day Weekend
  • July | Fourth of July, H20 Glow Nights
  • October 8-11 | Columbus Day Weekend
  • November 19-27 | Thanksgiving Week
  • December 22 -31 | Christmas Break and New Year’s Eve

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Walt Disney World’s Most Magical Celebration 50th Anniversary

Walt Disney World’s Most Magical Celebration is an 18-month event, running from October 1, 2021- March 2023 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. This celebration has been years in the making with changes at every Disney Park along the way. If you’re traveling in 2022, you will be in the middle of the Magic all year long! 

October 1, 2021- March 2023 The World’s Most Magical 50th Anniversary Celebration

Be sure to read up on all the plans for The World’s Most Magical Celebration to stay up to date on all the new rides, restaurants, shows, and more that are on the way for this event. 

Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary at Magic Kingdom
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WALT DISNEY WORLD 2022 CALENDAR

We’ve broken this down by month so that you can see what dates which events are happening, how holidays fall into the mix, and be aware. Getting a handle on what will be happening while you’re on vacation, can help you plan better. Let’s dive in. Note: Events labeled TENTATIVE TBD have not yet been formally announced. Date ranges are based on annual historical data. As soon as Official Dates from Walt Disney World are confirmed this post will be updated. 

JANUARY 2022

January 1-4, 2022: Holiday Activities

January 1, 2022: New Year’s Day

January 5-9, 2022: runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

January 14  – February 21, 2022: Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot 

January 15 – 19, 2022: Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

performance art at disney's festival of the arts

FEBRUARY 2022

January 14  – February 21, 2022: Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot 

February 3- February 8, 2022: NFL Pro Bowl Week (NFL Pro Bowl is February 6, 2022)

February 13, 2022: Super Bowl Sunday

February 11-15, 2022: Valentine’s Day

February 18-22, 2022:  President’s Day Weekend

February 22- March 2, 2022: Mardi Gras Week

February 24- 27, 2022: runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 

Flower and Garden Festival Tips

MARCH 2022

March 1, 2022: Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday 

March 2, 2022 Ash Wednesday

March 2- July 4, 2022: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival  

March 17, 2022: St. Patrick’s Day

March 7-28, 2022: Spring Break

March 31- April 3, 2022: runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

APRIL 2022

March 31- April 17, 2022, Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at EPCOT

March 31- April 3, 2022: runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

March 2- July 4, 2022: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

April 15, 2022: Good Friday

April 16-18, 2022: Easter Weekend

April 17: Easter Sunday

April 18-24, 2022: Earth Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom  

April 30-May 1, 2022: Dapper Day at Walt Disney World 

Flower and Garden Festival Epcot

MAY 2022

March 2- July 4, 2022: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

May 4, 2022: Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be With You!

May 5, 2022: Cinco De Mayo

May 8, 2022: Mother’s Day

May 27, 2022: Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind OPENING

May 27-30, 2022: Memorial Day Weekend

May 28 – Aug. 27, 2022: Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon 

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JUNE 2022

March 2- July 4, 2022: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

May 28 – Aug. 27, 2022: Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon 

June 2-6, 2022: Gay Days Orlando

June 2-6, 2022: One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World

Jun 19, 2022: Father’s Day

disney boardwalk

JULY 2022

March 2- July 4, 2022: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

May 28 – Aug. 27, 2022: Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon 

July 2-5, 2022: Fourth of July Week

July 14 – November 19, 2022: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 

Epcot, Walt Disney World

AUGUST 2022

May 28 – Aug. 27, 2022: Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon 

July 14 – November 19, 2022: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 

August 5- August 14, 2022: Zom-Beatz Bash at Disney Springs 

August 12 – October 31, 2022: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

August 19- August 28, 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games

August 21- August 27, 2022: World Princess Week

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SEPTEMBER 2022

August 12 – October 31, 2022: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

July 14 – November 19, 2022: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 

September 4-7, 2022:  Labor Day Weekend

September 24-26, 2022: Rosh Hashanah

Disney Halloween

OCTOBER 2022

July 14 – November 19, 2022: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 

August 12 – October 31, 2022: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

October 1, 2022: EPCOT Park 40th Anniversary Celebration

October 6-9, 2022: HBCU Week 

October 5, 2022: Yom Kippur

October 8 – 12, 2022:  Columbus Day Weekend

October 31, 2022: Halloween

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NOVEMBER 2022

July 14 – November 19, 2022: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 

November 5, 2022: Election Day

November 3-6, 2022: runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend CONFIRMED

November 8- December 22, 2022: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom CONFIRMED

November 11, 2022: Veterans Day

Disney Holiday (Christmas) Activities Begin

November 22 – 28, 2022: Thanksgiving Week

November 25- December 30, 2022:  Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Christmas at Walt Disney Wrold

DECEMBER 2022

November 8- December 22, 2022: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom CONFIRMED

November 25- December 30, 2022:  Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

December 10-11, 2022: Holiday Dapper Day at Walt Disney World

December 18-31, 2022: Christmas Weeks

December 31, 2022-January 1, 2022: New Years Celebrations

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WALT DISNEY WORLD 2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

From our point of view, you can never be too prepared for a Disney Vacation. This Walt Disney World Calendar 2022 will be updated throughout the year to make sure you’re informed! No matter when you visit, hopefully, this calendar has given you an idea of what to expect. Got questions? Let us know. There are a ton of changes in the air for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, so if you’re vacationing in 2022, be ready for ’em!

Walt Disney World Events in 2022. All the Tentative dates, Holidays, runDisney and more!



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