Walt Disney World Calendar of Events 2023

Walt Disney World Calendar of Events 2023

Looking for all the events happening at Walt Disney World in 2023? We’ve collected up all the holidays, runDisney events, and tentative times of Walt Disney World’s Festivals and Parties. If you’re traveling to Disney World in 2023, you’ll see the end of the 50th Anniversary celebrations and the arrival of the new rollercoaster, TRON. Plus new restaurants, experiences, and more! See all the dates that may or may not affect your upcoming Disney Vacation with this Walt Disney World Calendar of Events for 2023. 

When Should You Visit Walt Disney World in 2023?

There are pros and cons no matter when you visit Walt Disney World! While many people have a job and school schedules to consider, a crowded summer at Disney World may be your only option. Or maybe you’re just 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. Know that some times are better to visit than others. And we’ll break it all down for you, so you can choose the best times to visit Walt Disney World this year. 

magic kingdom castle

What is the BEST TIME to Visit Walt Disney World in 2023?

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 2023 and the events happening during those times. Remember weekends will generally be more crowded regardless.

  • January 9-12 and 24-26 | Festival of the Arts
  • February 1- 9 | Festival of the Arts
  • May 2-11 | Flower and Garden Festival
  • August 13-29 | MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival
  • September 1- 30 | MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival
  • November 13-15 | Food and Wine Festival, Holiday Resort Decorations
  • December 1-10 | Festival of Holidays

Magic Kingdom Tomorrowland Rides

What is the WORST TIME to Visit Walt Disney World in 2023?

Once you get a glimpse of the dates on our Walt Disney World 2023 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. 

Here are the HIGHEST CROWD TIMES for 2023 and the events happening during those times. Remember weekends are more crowded regardless.

  • January 1-3, 14-18 | New Year’s, Martin Luther King Weekend
  • February 17-21 | President’s Day Weekend
  • March | Spring Break/ Easter
  • April | Spring Break/Easter
  • May 27- 31 | Memorial Day Weekend
  • July | Fourth of July, H20 Glow Nights
  • October 7-10 | Columbus Day Weekend
  • November 18-26 | Thanksgiving Week
  • December 21-31 | Christmas Break and New Year’s Eve

Disney castle 50th anniversary

Walt Disney World’s Most Magical Celebration 50th Anniversary

Walt Disney World’s Most Magical Celebration runs through March 2023. As such, if traveling before March 2023, you’ll have access to the 50th Anniversary Celebration Snacks, special shows, Beacons of Magic, and more. Check out everything happening in the Walt Disney World parks for The World’s Most Magical Celebration.

WALT DISNEY WORLD 2023 CALENDAR

We’ve broken this down by month so that you can see which dates and which events are happening. Which holidays fall into the mix and special events that may affect your vacation. 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 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. 

Artist Booths at Festival of the Arts Walt Disney World

JANUARY 2023

January 1-3, 2023: Holiday Activities

January 1, 2023: New Year’s Day

January 4-8, 2023: runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

January 13  – February 20, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot 

January 13 – 15 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships

January 14-18, 2023: Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend ( January 16, 2023)

Festival of the Arts 2022 at Walt Disney World

FEBRUARY 2023

January 13 – February 20, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot 

February 2- February 7, 2023: NFL Pro Bowl Week (NFL Pro Bowl is February 5, 2023)

February 3-5, 2023 National Dance Team Championship

February 10-12, 2023 National High School Cheerleading Championship

February 12, 2023: Super Bowl Sunday

February 11-15, 2023: Valentine’s Day

February 17-21, 2023:  President’s Day Weekend ( February 20, 2023)

February 17- 20, 2023: Twirlmania

February 18- February 24, 2023: Mardi Gras Week 

February 21, 2023: Fat Tuesday

February 22, 2023: Ash Wednesday

February 23-26, 2023: runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 

Disney Flower and Garden Festival

MARCH 2023

March 1- July 1, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

Contest of Champions Nationals

March 17, 2023: St. Patrick’s Day

March 5-27, 2023: Spring Break

Animal Kingdom 50th Anniversary Statues

APRIL 2023

Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at EPCOT

April 13- April 16, 2023: runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

March 1- July 1, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival  

April, 2, 2023: Chip and Dale’s 80th Birthday

April 7, 2023: Good Friday

April 8-11, 2023: Easter Weekend

April 9, 2023: Easter Sunday

April 17-23, 2023: Earth Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom  

ICU Cheerleading World Championship

April 22, 2023: Earth Day, Animal Kingdom’s 25th Anniversary

US All Star Federation Cheerleading and Dance Worlds

April 29-30, 2023: TENTATIVE Dapper Day at Walt Disney World 

The Summit-Varsity All Stars Cheerleading and Dance Championship

Flower and Garden Festival Epcot

MAY 2023

March 1- July 1, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival  

May 4, 2023: Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be with You!

May 5, 2023: Cinco De Mayo

May 14, 2023: Mother’s Day

May 27-31, 2023: Memorial Day Weekend ( May 29, 2023)

May 27 – Aug. 26, 2023: TENTATIVE Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

Flower and Garden Festival Epcot

JUNE 2023

March 1- July 1, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival  

May 27 – Aug. 26, 2023: TENTATIVE Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

June 1-5, 2023: TENTATIVE Gay Days Orlando

June 1-5, 2023: TENTATIVE One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World

June 18, 2023: Father’s Day

JULY 2023

March 1- July 1, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival  

May 27 – Aug. 26, 2023: TENTATIVE Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

July 1-5, 2023: Fourth of July Weekend

July 13 – November 18, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

food and wine

AUGUST 2023

July 13 – November 18, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

May 27 – Aug. 26, 2023: TENTATIVE Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

August 9 – October 31, 2023: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

Remy's scavenger Hunt at Disney Food and Wine

SEPTEMBER 2023

July 13 – November 18, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 9 – October 31, 2023: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

September 3-6, 2023:  Labor Day Weekend ( September 4, 2023)

September 15-17, 2023: Rosh Hashanah

September 24-25, 2023: Yom Kippur

disney halloween costumes

OCTOBER 2023

July 13 – November 18, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 9 – October 31, 2023: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

October 7 – 11, 2023:  Columbus Day Weekend ( October 9, 2023)

October 16, 2023: 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company

October 31, 2023: Halloween

disney thanksgiving 2021

NOVEMBER 2023

July 13 – November 18, 2023: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

November 7, 2023: Election Day

Disney Holiday (Christmas) Activities Begin

November 2-5, 2023: TENTATIVE runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 

November 5- December 20, 2023:  TENTATIVE  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

November 11, 2023: Veterans Day

November 18-26, 2023: Thanksgiving Week

November 18, 2023: Mickey and Minnie’s 95th Birthday

November 23, 2023: Thanksgiving

November 25- December 25, 2023:  TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Disney during the holidays

DECEMBER 2023

November 5- December 20, 2023:  TENTATIVE  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

November 25- December 25, 2023:  TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

December 18-31, 2023: Christmas Weeks

December 25: Christmas

December 31, 2023-January 1, 2023: New Year’s Celebrations

WALT DISNEY WORLD 2023 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

From our point of view, you can never be too prepared for a Disney Vacation. This Walt Disney World Calendar 2023 is 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 during your vacation dates. Got questions? Let us know. Happy vacationing.

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