The Complete Walt Disney World Events Calendar for 2025

The Complete Walt Disney World Events Calendar for 2025

Walt Disney World in 2025 offers the chance to enjoy newer rides and experiences that have been years in the making! Things like the re-imagined Test Track, the new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and the Cake Bake Shop Restaurant will all be ready as the new year approaches. Each giving you the chance to try out something new. Add in the recently refurbished Grand Floridian Resort, the new Country Bear Jamboree show, and recently announced updates, and you’ll find plenty to do in 2025 at Disney World. This Disney World Calendar of Events 2025 includes all the holidays, festivals, parties and things that could affect your vacation. 

This Disney World Calendar of Events 2025 includes a list of holidays, Disney events, special festivals and parties and anniversaries. Offering you a quick look at what is happening on the dates of your Disney Vacation. From Epcot Festivals in 2025, to Magic Kingdom Parties in 2025, there are plenty of things to do this year. 

This 2025 Disney Event Schedule should also give you a complete picture of all the things that may affect your Disney Vacation. So, we’ve included championship dates, and group vacations here too. This will help you determine which weeks may have more crowds, and maybe even choose a better Disney Resort. ( Remembering that it’s often the Disney All-Star Resorts that get the championship teams and their families.)

Moana Journey of Water EPCOT Park

When Should You Visit Walt Disney World in 2025?

Choosing the best time to visit Disney World may not be completely in your control. Work obligations, school schedules, vacation time, and time of year are all variables that you need to consider. 

Check out the Year of Disney Festivals and Events at Walt Disney World  for what’s happening each month in the parks so you can make your best choice. 

Sports Team Events at Walt Disney World 2025

To clarify how championships, cheerleading competitions, and national events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports may affect your vacation, hear us out! Every year, huge amounts of sports teams from schools, colleges, and even the professional leagues descend on Disney World. While all the activities take place at the ESPN building, the mere presence of these teams, adds crowds, crowds and more crowds to resorts, restaurants, and the parks.

This means your resort atmosphere my be rowdy, Disney restaurant reservations may be hard to get, and ride lines are long. As a result, we always recommending avoiding times when large groups are scheduled to be at Disney World. Review the calendar for the dates. 

Hollywood Studios Disney World

Holidays at Walt Disney World 2025

In this Disney World Calendar of Events 2025 we also include all the major holidays. Believe it or not, lots of people spend their holidays at Disney World. Whether it’s the time off of work, or that the kids being out of school, crowds at Disney World are the highest during holiday weeks.

Even the most unassuming holidays get ridiculously crowded in the parks. Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day are always crazy busy. Similarly, popular holidays like Halloween, and July 4th are also very busy. If you’re limited to holiday travel, be sure to check out all our Disney planning guides and tips for the visiting, so you can make the most your vacation. 

Disney Anniversaries in 2025

  • January 15: Space Mountain 50th Anniversary
  • February 15: Cinderella 75th Anniversary
  • April 1: Disney’s Blizzard Beach 30th Anniversary
  • June 19: Inside Out 10th Anniversary
  • June 22: Lady and the Tramp 70th Anniversary
  • June 23: Pocahontas 30th Anniversary
  • July 24: The Black Cauldron 40th Anniversary
  • November 13: Fantasia 85th Anniversary
  • November 22: Toy Story 30th Anniversary
  • November 24: Tangled 15th Anniversary 
  • December 10: Emperor’s New Groove 25th Anniversary
  • December 24, 2025: The Aristocats 55th Anniversary

Tennis Section at Disney All Star Sports

What is the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World in 2025?

The best months to visit Disney World are January and September. As some of the cheapest times to visit Walt Disney World you’ll find fewer crowds, and lower costs. And while you can typically find a good week each month to visit, remember that weekends and holidays are more crowded regardless of when you visit. That said, this Walt Disney World 2025 Calendar breaks down the events, and holidays happening each week, so you can choose your best time to visit. 

In addition to January and September, there are several weeks throughout the year that are considered some of the Best Times to Visit Disney World. Here are the times of year for the Lowest Disney Crowds in 2025. Remember weekends, and holidays are more crowded regardless.

  • January 3-12| Festival of the Arts, runDisney Marathon
  • January 22- February 8 | Festival of the Arts
  • May 1-10 | Flower and Garden Festival
  • August 12-31 | MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival
  • September 1- 30 | MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival
  • November 1-15 | Food and Wine Festival, Veterans Day
  • December 1-13 | Festival of Holidays

Haunted Mansion Walt Disney World

What is the Worst Time to Visit Walt Disney World in 2025?

The worst time to visit Disney World falls during March and April, as a result of Spring Break trips by families, schools and college kids. In addition to generally high crowds, the holidays during these months are also crowded. Once you get a glimpse of the dates in this Walt Disney World 2025 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 times of year for the Highest Disney Crowds in 2025.  Remember weekends, and holidays are more crowded regardless.

  • January 1-2, 13-17 | New Year’s, Martin Luther King Weekend
  • February 16-20 | President’s Day Weekend
  • March | Spring Break/ Easter
  • April | Spring Break/Easter
  • May 25- 28 | Memorial Day Weekend
  • July | Fourth of July, H20 Glow Nights
  • October 11-15 | Columbus Day Weekend
  • November 22-30 | Thanksgiving Week
  • December 14-31 | Christmas Break and New Year’s Eve

Epcot Flower and Garden Disney World Event Calendar 2025

Festivals at EPCOT 2025

You’ll note that throughout this Disney World Event Calendar 2025, we have included the Disney Festival Schedule 2025 below. Happening throughout the year, back to back, you will most likely be visiting during one of the Epcot Festivals in Disney World. As such, along with the Disney Special Events that happen throughout the year, like special Disney After Hours events, you’ll have even more options of things to do during your visit.

Parties at Magic Kingdom 2025

By far some of the most popular events at Disney World, the holiday parties at Magic Kingdom cost extra as a special ticketed event. Parties for Halloween and Christmas includes special parades, fireworks, snacks, merchandise, and more! As such, be sure to read our guides linked below so you can get all the details on dates, costs, and more. 

runDisney Events  2025

Each year runDisney hosts several races and marathons at Walt Disney World Parks. Featuring highly popular race options, registration often takes place a year in advance.  Each with special themes, be sure to check out the runDisney Event Schedule for 2025, to see which races happen when. Here are the dates confirmed and tentative additions. 

  • January 8-12, 2025: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
  • February 20-24, 2025: Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
  • April 3-6, 2025: runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend
  • October 30- November 2, 2025: TENTATIVE runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 

Disney After Hours 2025

In addition to the regularly scheduled EPCOT festivals, and annual Magic Kingdom Parties, Disney sometimes releases Disney After Hours dates happening throughout the year. Offered at select parks, on select nights only, these events require a special ticket, and take place after hours, with limited capacity. Read up on Disney After Hours Events in 2025. We’ll be sure to add the dates and parks on this Disney World Calendar of Events 2025, as new events are released. 

Japan Pavilion at Epcot, World Showcase

January- December 2025 Events at Disney World

We’ve broken down the Disney World 2025 Events by month so that you can see which dates and 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 officially 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. Here’s everything to look forward on the Disney Event Calendar 2025.

Festival of the Arts at Disney's EPCOT Park

January 2025

January at Walt Disney World brings the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon and the  Festival of the Arts at EPCOT Park. Plus, you can look forward to special after-hours events and much better weather in Florida. While there are still some visiting events that happen, crowd-wise, January is one of the lowest crowd months at Walt Disney World. If you’re considering visiting in January, check out everything happening at Disney World in the Winter.

January 1, 2025: New Year’s Day

January 1-3, 2025: Holiday Activities at Disney World

January 8-12, 2025: runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

January 10  – February 17, 2025: TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot 

January 15, 2025: 50th Anniversary of Space Mountain

January 17-19, 2025: College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships

January 20, 2025:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 31- February 2, 2025: National Dance Team Championship

Festival of the Arts Disney World 2023

February 2025

February at Walt Disney World can sometimes see crowds, with championships and events throughout the month. Also on the Disney Event Calendar 2025 in February are the runDisney Princess Half-Marathon, and Holidays that features specialty snacks.

January 31- February 2, 2025: National Dance Team Championship

February 7-10, 2025: National High School Cheerleading Championship

February 14, 2025: Valentine’s Day

February 17, 2025: President’s Day

February 20-24, 2025: runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 

February 26- May 26 2025: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

Feb 28- March 2, 2025: Contest of Champions Nationals

flower and garden epcot

March 2025

Walt Disney World welcomes springtime with the Flower and Garden Festival, and Spring Break. As a result, March at Walt Disney World tends to get rather busy with a slew of visiting championship teams and activities all month. As always if you’re visiting this month, we recommend avoiding the holiday weekends. We even have recommendations on the Best Resort for Spring Break for Families, to help you stay away from the chaos. Take note of the activities and holidays happening at Disney World in the Spring

February 26- May 26 2025: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

Feb 28- March 2, 2025: Contest of Champions Nationals

March 1-April 6, 2025: Spring Break 

March 3-7, 2025: Mardi Gras Week 

March 4, 2025: Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Festival

March 8-9, 2025: UCA All-Star National Cheerleading Championship

March 17, 2025: St. Patrick’s Day

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt Epcot

April 2025

Often the busiest month of the year at Walt Disney World, April brings high costs, high resort prices, and loads of crowds. A variety of activities, plus the Flower and Garden Festival, and a slew of visiting championship teams typically fill the month. Making this one of the busiest months on the Disney Event Calendar 2024. Make the most of April at Walt Disney World by taking breaks when it gets too hot, and aiming for early weekdays to stay out of the crowds. And if you’re traveling with kids, be sure to check out our Flower and Garden Festival with Kids post for extra fun things this month!

February 26- May 26 2025: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

Easter Events at Walt Disney World

Earth Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom  

Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at EPCOT

Dapper Day Spring Outing

Disney Dreamers Academy at Disney World

April 1, 2025: Disney’s Blizzard Beach 30th Anniversary

April 3-6, 2025: runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend

April 18, 2025: Good Friday

April 20, 2025: Easter Sunday

April 22, 2025: Earth Day

 ICU Cheerleading World Championship

April 25- 28, 2025: USASF The Cheerleading Worlds

Animal Kingdom Characters

May 2025

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival still goes strong through May, and we often see the early part of the month emptier. With Star Wars Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day, New Snacks at Walt Disney World arrive in fun themes for each. If visiting this month your best bet for a Disney Vacation on a Budget is to book early and then be on the lookout for discounts on the Disney Special Offers you can later add to your trip. This is an expensive month to visit.

Halfway to Halloween 

Asian American Pacific Islander Month 

February 26- May 26 2025: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

May 4, 2025: Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be with You!

May 5, 2025: Cinco de Mayo

The Summit-Varsity All-Stars Cheerleading and Dance Championship

Twirlmania International Championships

May 11, 2025: Mother’s Day

May 24- August 31, 2025: TENTATIVE H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon After Hours Select Nights

May 26, 2025: Memorial Day

Hollywood Studios Disney World

June 2025

Summer in Florida is typically unbearable. But, if you’re bent on Summer at Walt Disney World, go prepared with water bottles, ponchos, and loads of sunscreen. This month sees the ticketed event H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon, as well as select After Hours events. And as it’s Pride Month, you can expect all sorts of Pride Snacks, and new merchandise in the parks this month as well. Be sure to check out our Best Disney Resorts for Summer, for the best places to stay this time of year. 

May 24- August 31, 2025: TENTATIVE H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon After Hours Select Nights

One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World

June 1, 2025- August 31, 2025: runDisney Virtual Series

June 15, 2025: Father’s Day

June 19, 2025: 1oth Anniversary of Inside Out

Department of Defense Warrior Games at ESPN Wide world of Sports

Disney Yacht Club Resort

July 2025

July is HOT. So be ready to Take Breaks at Walt Disney World as needed, as you’ll need respite from the heat. July sees the end of the Flower and Garden Festival and the beginning of the Food and Wine Festival. July also sees an homage to all things Florida with loads of new Orange-focused menu items and snacks across the parks and Disney Springs. 

May 24- August 31, 2025: TENTATIVE H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon After Hours Select Nights

July 4, 2025: Independence Day

Tower Studios at Disney's Riviera Resort

August 2025

August brings the biggest time of year at Walt Disney World, Halloween! While it’s a bit early to celebrate Halloween at Walt Disney World, that doesn’t stop the parks from getting up the fall decorations typically the 2nd week of the month. Just in time for the early dates of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Disney’s Princess Week also happens in August. And typically, there are LOW crowds by the third week of this month for Disney World in the Fall.

May 24- August 31, 2025: TENTATIVE H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon After Hours Select Nights

August 8 – October 31, 2025: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

August 17-23, 2025: TENTATIVE World Princess Week

August 28– November 22, 2025: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Disney Food and wine Festival EPCOT disney World

September 2025

September is all about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, New Halloween Snacks, and the Food and Wine Festival. With so much to do, it’s important to know where to stay! And since September is one of the Cheapest Months to Visit Walt Disney World, you can often have your pick on the best resorts. Be sure to Check out our Best Disney World Resorts for Halloween, so you can be close to the action, no matter your plans!

August 8 – October 31, 2025: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

August 28– November 22, 2025: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 29- September 2, 2025, Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2025: Labor Day

September 22, 2025: Rosh Hashanah

Walt Disney World fall at Magic Kingdom

October 2025

October sees loads of Halloween crowds. no doubt all at the park for the Boo to You Parade! But you can also find loads of fall decorations, Halloween decorations, and New Disney Halloween Snacks in the parks too. As fall is our absolute favorite time to visit, there is no shortage of things to be done. Of the fall months though, know that October is the most expensive and most crowded.

August 8 – October 31, 2025: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

August 28– November 22, 2025: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

October 2, 2025: Yom Kippur

October 10-14, 2025: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend

October 13, 2025: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 30- November 2, 2025: TENTATIVE runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 

October 31, 2025: Halloween 

Halloween at Walt Disney World

November 2025

Late Fall at Walt Disney World welcomes the holidays, with Christmas Decorations arriving by the third week in November. And, right after Thanksgiving the EPCOT Festival of Holidays begins. This festival combines loads of holiday traditions and foods, along with the Candlelight Processional. November also marks the beginning of the Christmas Party, be sure to check out our Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Guide for all the details. 

Disney Holiday (Christmas) Activities Begin

August 28– November 22, 2025: TENTATIVE Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

November 5- December 19, 2025:  TENTATIVE  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

November 6-7, 2025: TENTATIVE Jersey Week ( Heavy Crowds)

November 11, 2025: Veterans Day

November 22, 2025: 30th Anniversary of Toy Story 

November 26-29, 2025: TENTATIVE ESPN Events Invitational

November 27, 2025: Thanksgiving

November 28- December 25, 2025:  TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Disney Resorts at Christmas

December 2025

While Florida seems hot all the time, December and January can prove a little chilly. As such we recommend checking out our Disney Packing Tips for Winter post so you can go prepared. With magic in the air and loads of Christmas decorations, the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, there are lots of reasons to celebrate the season. Christmas at Walt Disney World also brings Gingerbread Displays, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and even Christmas at Animal Kingdom, complete with animal marionettes. 

November 5- December 19, 2025:  TENTATIVE  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

November 28- December 25, 2025:  TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

December 1- 31, 2025: runDisney Virtual 12Ks of Christmas

Dapper Day Holiday Outing at Disney World

Pop Warner Week

December 18-31, 2025: Christmas Weeks

December 25, 2025: Christmas

December 31, 2025-January 1, 2026: New Year’s Celebrations

Magic Kingdom disney world

Walt Disney World Vacation Planning in 2025

Planning a Disney World Vacation in 2025 can get complicated. We’ve rounded up our best Disney Vacation Planning Tips to help make things easier! Everything from which resort to choose, to which restaurants to book, and transportation you’ll need along the way. We’ve broken it all down on this blog so that you can create the perfect Disney Vacation.  Grab our Disney Checklists so you know what to see, do, and eat in all four parks.

Walt Disney World Resorts in 2025

Disney World has over 25 resorts on property, and a slew of Good Neighbor Hotels in the Orlando Area as well. We’ve shared reviews for all the Disney Resorts we’ve stayed at so far on our Disney World Resorts page. There you can learn which resorts are closest to each park, how much they cost, and  transportation options at each. 

Disney World Calendar of Events 2025

Let’s be honest, you can never be too prepared for a vacation at Disney World. While 2025 may not include loads of new rides at the parks, it will still include crowds. No matter when you visit you can always refer to our guide for the Best Times to Visit Disney World to give yourself the best chance of lower crowds. Hopefully, this Disney world calendar of events has given you an idea of what to expect during your vacation dates. Got questions? Let us know. Happy vacationing.

Walt Disney World 2025 Events

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.