Fall at Walt Disney World in 2021 may seem like a long laundry list of things you can’t do. But, let’s also chat about what you CAN do and why we still love fall at Walt Disney World even though this year may look a little different. Here’s all our favorite things happening this fall, from snacks to new rides, restaurants and more!
- 1 What’s New this Fall at Walt Disney World?
- 2 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World | October 1, 2021
- 3 Halloween at Walt Disney World
- 4 Disney Fall Snacks | Sept 13- Oct 31
- 5 Food and Wine Festival 2021 | July 15- November 20, 2021
- 6 Wine and Dine Half Marathon | TBA
- 7 New Disney Fall Merchandise
- 8 Disney Resorts in the Fall
- 9 Disney Springs Fall
- 10 Disney Decorations in the Fall
- 11 Disney Parks in the Fall What’s New?
- 12 Things Not Happening at Disney this Fall?
What’s New this Fall at Walt Disney World?
With Walt Disney World reopening there are a lot of changes ahead. But thankfully that doesn’t mean our favorite time of year has to suffer! We’ve got a list of all the new things happening at Walt Disney World for Fall.
What are Walt Disney World’s New Hours for Fall 2021?
Walt Disney World has been changing hours lately, so check out the Disney 5 Day Calendar for the most up to date hours.
Should you visit Walt Disney World this Fall?
Before we dive in, let us just share that visiting Walt Disney World in Fall of 2021, means tons of crowds due to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. Plus, the health situation in Florida is incredibly unstable right now, and while we hope it shifts before fall, there are no guarantees. Frankly, if you do visit we recommend memorizing the Walt Disney World Know Before You Go page, and learn how to Stay Healthy while Traveling. We’d also recommend driving to Disney so that if the need arises you can leave easily. But if you’re up for it, here is everything that is happening, and not happening, this Fall at Walt Disney World.
Disney COVID Plans for Fall 2021
At present all Disney COVID regulations are in place for Fall 2021 at Walt Disney World. We will update this post as soon as we have more information.
50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World | October 1, 2021
The World’s Most Magical Celebration has been in the works for years, with new rides, restaurants, and shows on the way, check out our Changes for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World post for all the details. If you’re planning on visiting Walt Disney World in the Fall of 2021, you’ll get first look at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Harmonius, La Creperie de Paris, and many other things all arriving at the parks in time for the celebration. Check out all the plans so far for The World’s Most Magical Celebration.
Halloween at Walt Disney World
There is nothing quite Halloween at Walt Disney World. Here are some quick things to know about Disney Halloween Plans for 2021. Halloween at Walt Disney World runs from September 13- October 31, 2021. Events, decorations and Disney fall snacks can be found in all four parks! Are you heading to Walt Disney World for Halloween? Read What’s New for Halloween at Walt Disney World.
Disney Fall Snacks | Sept 13- Oct 31
Ok, guys. You knew this one would be at the top of our list because we go crazy for seasonal snacks. Plan to see Pumpkin Spice cupcakes, new spooky sips, and the ever-popular Hades Nachos. You can find Disney Fall Snacks in the parks, resorts and in Disney Springs. Check out all the new FALL Disney snacks.
Food and Wine Festival 2021 | July 15- November 20, 2021
The Walt Disney World EPCOT Food and Wine Festival is going by a new name this year. A Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, may be a mouthful, but there is A LOT going on at this new event. In an attempt to recover some glory from the cut short Flower and Garden Festival, Disney is merging these two events into one. Namely, the display of the Remy Topiary in World Showcase France will be the main attraction. And we can plan to see amazing foods as usual.
Wine and Dine Half Marathon | TBA
Not yet removed from the Disney lineup, the Wine and Dine Half Marathon was sold out almost as soon as it arrived! Running usually the first weekend in November, this runDisney event may or may not occur depending on the state in Florida by November. But, fingers crossed conditions will improve and this event will still be a go.
New Disney Fall Merchandise
So many Halloween and Fall things to buy! Another of our favorite reasons to visit Disney World in the Fall is the merchandise. While we are chronic browsers, we rarely buy these goodies , because airlines have luggage weight limits. But that doesn’t stop us from staring and wishing and wondering how much shipping it directly home would be.
Disney Resorts in the Fall
Disney Resorts get into the feeling of the season as much as the Parks! We love browsing the gift shops, scouting out new fall flavors in the dessert cases and watching the fun Halloween movies on the lawn. Check out the fun Fall Treats at Disney Resorts because they show up regularly.
Disney Springs Fall
Disney Springs always pulls out all the stops for the fall months at Walt Disney World. Whether it’s a WonderFall Foodie Crawl or a Scavenger hunt for all the Fall Disney Treats across the shops. You will be sure to find something fun over at the Disney Springs Info Center to add a little Fall Flavor to your Disney Springs day.
Disney Decorations in the Fall
So we’ve talked about the magic that can happen when it’s Autumn at Walt Disney World before. And this Mickey Pumpkin Wreath is the guy we look forward to seeing every fall. You can spot fall garlands, wreaths, decorations and more all over the Disney Parks. We love to revel in the feelings of Fall even when it’s 90 in Florida.
Disney Parks in the Fall What’s New?
If you’ve been keeping up with our Construction Projects Update for Walt Disney World you will know that several things are on the way to complete once the parks are in full force. So we’re going to make some bold predictions on what we think could be ready this fall at Walt Disney World.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure | EPCOT
Opening October 1, 2021, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and La Creperie de Paris both open on the anniversary date. A trackless dark ride, perfect for families, shrinks you down to the size of a rat. This will surely be a popular ride at EPCOT, so make sure to grab a boarding pass or fastpass or get in line…we’re unsure of how Disney is rolling out the opening of this attraction at present. So, stay tuned.
Cinderella’s Castle 50th Anniversary Edition | Magic Kingdom
As part of the Disney 50th Anniversary Celebration preparations, Cinderella’s Castle has been getting a rose gold pink paint job. This project is complete and just in time as a perfect backdrop for all those Fall Disney Snacks on the way.
Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood and Vine | Hollywood Studios
Minnie’s Halloween dine features Minnie, of course, in her Halloween best. Instead of a buffet this year, you will get dinner served at your table. Plan to see the restaurant and the characters in their spooky seasonal best ready for those physically distanced photos.
Things Not Happening at Disney this Fall?
Alas, this part of the post brings us to things we usually look forward to and have to forego this year. But, we’re sure these things will at one point return. For now here are things to be aware of that will not be part of your Disney Fall Vacation.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2021
Eat to the Beat Concerts 2021
Fall at Walt Disney World 2021
We absolutely the love Walt Disney World in the fall. If you’re looking for the best time to go to Disney World aim for the second or third week in September. We also love early November when all the fall decorations are still up and the weather is cooler. Hopefully this post has given you some amazing things to look forward to for your Disney Fall Vacation. Have any favorite experiences we missed? Let us know!