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Events/Anniversary Calendar - Upcoming Disney Dates of Note

Below is a running list of upcoming Disney releases, openings and anniversaries. This is by no means a complete list but just some of interest. You can filter it to view a subset or history information.

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Note on most reports below the anniversary dates are for theme park attractions and I am only showing the "milestone" anniversaries for the current calendar year.



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1965
Nov 15 Walt Disney & Roy Disney Press Conference Announcing Disney World
Magic Kingdom
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1966
Oct 27 Walt Disney Records the Florida Project Film Outlining Disney World and EPCOT
Magic Kingdom
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1967
May 30 Walt Disney Company broke ground in Florida for what would become Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1970
Jan 16 - Sep 30 Walt Disney World Preview Center
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1971
No Date Announced Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
No Date Announced Disney's Magnolia Golf Course
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
No Date Announced Disney's Palm Golf Course
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Oct 25 Electrical Water Pageant
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Oct 25 Magic Kingdom Dedication
Magic Kingdom
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1973
Dec 15 The Golf Resort - The Disney Inn (February 1986) Shades of Green (1996)
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1974
Jan 1 - Jan 31 Fort Wildeerness Railroad
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Apr 8 - Apr 8 Discovery Island - Opened as Treasure Island and was renamed in 1977 to Discovery Island.
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Jun 30 Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1975
Mar 22 Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Jul 14 Preliminary Plans for EPCOT Announced
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1976
Jun 20 Disney's River Country
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1979
Oct 1 EPCOT - Construction Begins
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1981
Jun 29 - Sep 30 Broadway at the Top - Top of the World at the Contemporary Resort
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1983
Dec 16 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Magic Kingdom
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1989
May 1 - Sep 27 Pleasure Island
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Jun 1 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1990
Jan 12 International Gateway
Epcot
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Jun 4 Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1991
Jan 13 Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Apr 20 Sci Fi Diner
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1992
Jan 23 - Aug 1 Eagle Pines Golf Course
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Jan 23 - Aug 15 Osprey Ridge Golf Course
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1994
Apr 29 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (Inaugural Festival Opening Date)
Epcot
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1995
Apr 1 Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Jul 15 Disney’s Wedding Pavilion
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Nov 28 - Aug 9 Walt Disney World Speedway
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1996
Feb 9 Disney Institute
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
May 20 Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1997
Mar 28 ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Sep 7 - Sep 28 Downtown Disney
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Sep 15 The West Side @ Downtown Disney
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
1999
Mar 12 Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
2012
Dec 6 New Fantasyland
Magic Kingdom
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
2013
Jan 7 My Disney Experience mobile app
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
2015
Sep 29 Disney Springs
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
2016
May 15 Disney Springs Town Center
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
Nov 18 PizzeRizzo
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
2017
Feb 13 Geyser Point Bar & Grill @ Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Walt Disney World Resort
Theme Park Anniversary (Park, Attraction or Resort/Hotel)
2022
No Date Announced Winged Encounters - The Kingdom Takes Flight - 8 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Jan 7 Voyage of the Little Mermaid - 30th Anniversary
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Jan 15 SeaBase - 36 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Jan 15 Space Mountain - 47 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Jan 15 Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress - 47 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Jan 17 Awesome Planet (Film) - 2 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Jan 17 Beauty and the Beast sing-along - 2 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Jan 17 Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 - 2 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Jan 24 Finding Nemo - The Musical - 15th Anniversary
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Feb 25 Astro Orbitor - 27 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Mar 1 Maharajah Jungle Trek - 23 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Mar 4 Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway - 2 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Mar 4 Mickey Shorts Theater - Vacation Fun - 2 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Mar 9 Festival of Fantasy Parade - 8 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Mar 17 Test Track - 23 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Mar 18 Kali River Rapids - 23 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Mar 31 Fossil Fun Games - 20th Anniversary
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Mar 31 Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy - 3 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Apr 1 Town Square Theater - 11 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 2 Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros - 15th Anniversary
Epcot
Anniversary
Apr 2 Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor - 15th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 7 Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain - 16 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 18 Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival - 7 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Apr 22 Affection Section - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 Conservation Station - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 Dinosaur - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 Discovery Island Trails - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 Habitat Habit! - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 It's Tough to be a Bug! - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 Kilimanjaro Safaris - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 The Boneyard - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 The Oasis Exhibits - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Apr 22 Wildlife Express Train - 24 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
May 1 The Monster Sound Show - 33 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
May 1 Walt Disney World Railroad - Frontierland - 50th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
May 4 Celebrity Spotlight - 6 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
May 5 Soarin' - 17 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
May 15 Adventurers Outpost - 9 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
May 16 Muppet Vision 3D - 31 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
May 18 Fairy Tale Garden - 10th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
May 20 Star Tours - The Adventures Continue - 11 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
May 20 Tom Sawyer Island - 49 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
May 22 Reflections of China - 19 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
May 24 The Magic Carpets of Aladdin - 21 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
May 27 Avatar Flight of Passage - 5th Anniversary
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
May 27 Na'vi River Journey - 5th Anniversary
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
May 28 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - 8 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
May 31 Toy Story Mania! - 14 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Jun 1 Festival of the Lion King in Harambe Theater - 8 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Jun 1 Journey Into Imagination with Figment - 20th Anniversary
Epcot
Anniversary
Jun 1 Wilderness Explorers - 9 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Jun 5 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - 23 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Jun 15 Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station - 10th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Jun 17 For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration - 7 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Jun 17 Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams - 6 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Jun 17 Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire (Castle Forecourt Stage) - 6 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Jun 18 Walt Disney World Railroad - Fantasyland - 34 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Jun 21 Frozen Ever After - 6 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Jun 21 Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus - 6 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Jun 30 Alien Swirling Saucers - 4 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Jun 30 Slinky Dog Dash - 4 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Jul 1 Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover - 47 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Jul 5 Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future - 15th Anniversary
Epcot
Anniversary
Jul 11 The Animation Experience at Conservation Station - 3 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Jul 12 Feathered Friends in Flight! - 2 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Jul 17 Splash Mountain - 30th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Jul 22 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - 28 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Jul 29 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith - 23 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Aug 15 Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room - 11 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Aug 25 Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! - 33 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Aug 29 Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run - 3 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Sep 8 Walt Disney Presents - 5th Anniversary
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Sep 18 Princess Fairytale Hall - 9 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Sep 23 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - 42 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Advanced Training Lab - 19 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Oct 1 Cinderella Castle - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Country Bear Jamboree - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Disney Enchantment - 1 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Disney KiteTails - 1 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Dumbo the Flying Elephant - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Frontierland Shootin' Arcade - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Harmonious - 1 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Oct 1 Haunted Mansion - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 ImageWorks - The - 23 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Oct 1 Impressions de France - 40th Anniversary
Epcot
Anniversary
Oct 1 it's a small world - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Jungle Cruise - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Mad Tea Party - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Main Street Vehicles - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Mission: Space - 19 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Oct 1 Peter Pan's Flight - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Prince Charming Regal Carrousel - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Remy's Ratatouille Adventure - 1 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Oct 1 Spaceship Earth - 40th Anniversary
Epcot
Anniversary
Oct 1 Swiss Family Treehouse - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 The American Adventure - 40th Anniversary
Epcot
Anniversary
Oct 1 The Barnstormer - 26 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 The Hall of Presidents - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Tomorrowland Speedway - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 1 Walt Disney World Railroad - Main Street - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 2 Liberty Square Riverboat - 51 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 4 Pete's Silly Sideshow - 10th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 7 Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - 24 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 8 Mickey's PhilharMagic - 19 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Oct 9 Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple - 15th Anniversary
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Oct 15 Fantasmic! - 24 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Nov 1 TriceraTop Spin - 21 years old
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Anniversary
Nov 16 Turtle Talk with Crush - 18 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Nov 22 Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage - 31 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Nov 27 The Seas with Nemo & Friends - 16 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Dec 4 Star Wars Launch Bay - 7 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Dec 5 Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - 3 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary
Dec 6 Ariel's Grotto - 10th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Dec 6 Enchanted Tales with Belle - 10th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Dec 6 Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid - 10th Anniversary
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Dec 10 Living with the Land - 29 years old
Epcot
Anniversary
Dec 17 Pirates of the Caribbean - 49 years old
Magic Kingdom
Anniversary
Dec 22 Disney Junior Dance Party! - 4 years old
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Anniversary

* Note Anniversaries only show for the current calendar year and are not a complete database. Opening Day attraction anniversaries are only shown on the Anniversary Details List, not the show all list.

 

 

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