12 CHANGES to look for in Disney World in August

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No matter what time of year you plan your trip to Disney World, chances are you’ll stumble upon something New you hadn’t spotted on your last visit.

Spaceship Earth

Between the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, new restaurants and attractions, 50th anniversary celebrations and more, excitement is around every corner. If you don’t want to miss anything, you’re in luck because we share all the important dates and BIG events happening at Disney World in August!

August 8: change in enchantment session times

Prepare to be enchanted a little earlier each evening as Magic Kingdom changes the times for the nightly fireworks show, Enchantment.

Disney Enchantment

From the 8th, you can attend the show every evening at 9 p.m. instead of 9:20 p.m.

August 9, 15 and 23: DVC Moonlight Magic at Typhoon Lagoon

Did you know that DVC members get all kinds of perks like special events? Moonlight Magic is a special event for DVC members. This allows them to visit a Disney park after hours with free admission.

Typhoon Lagoon

DVC members can register for Moonlight Magic events at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park on three different dates in August – August 9, 15 and 23.

Click here to learn more about Moonlight Magic

August 12: Mickey’s not-so-scary Halloween party begins

It’s the spookiest time of the year – well, almost! Disney World likes the Halloween season to start early, and we’re certainly not complaining about it. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will bring exclusive snacks, entertainment, ride overlays and more to Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Boo to You Parade

Customers can purchase tickets now for the event, which takes place select nights between August 12 and October 31.

Click here for more on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

August 12: Minnie’s Halloween dinner begins

We weren’t kidding when we said Disney loves an early Halloween party — and the same goes for Minnie’s Hollywood & Vine Halloween Dinner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Minnie’s Halloween Dinner

Starting August 12, Minnie and all her cohorts will be dining with guests in their best Halloween costumes – it’s a fun time we enjoy year after year!

Click here for more on Minnie’s Halloween Dinner

August 12 and 13: EPCOT Pin Trading Event

EPCOT is hosting Pin Celebration 2022, this year called ONE Family! This is the perfect opportunity to get together with other pin lovers and participate in special pin trading experiences.

Pin Trading Board!

Participants can choose from two different packages and registration is required. Note that this is a separate ticketed event and admission to EPCOT will not grant you access.

Click here to learn more about the 2022 Pin Celebration

August 15: Kona Cafe closes for renovations

All good things come to an end, even if only temporarily. The Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will close for renovations on August 15.

Kona coffee

A reopening date has yet to be announced, but in the meantime, you can still order food from Kona Island, Captain Cook, or try to grab a table at ‘Ohana!

Click here to learn more about the Kona Cafe Renovation

August 15: Additional EPCOT food and wine stalls open

We ate our way around the 2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, or at least what was available so far! Additional stalls will open later in August, including The Noodle Exchange, Hawaii, Mac & Eats, and more.

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2022

If you’ve already traveled the festival, it’s time to think about another trip because there will be even MORE delicious dishes to try.

See the full list of food stalls for the Food & Wine festival HERE

August 19-28: Warrior Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports

The US Department of Defense is heading to Disney World for Warrior Games 2022.

ESPN Wide World of Sports

According to Disney, this event “celebrates the resilience and dedication of the wounded, ill, and injured active duty and American service members.” Keep that in mind if you’re visiting Disney World during this time!

Click here to learn more about Warrior Games

August 22: For the first time ever: a frozen celebration in chorus Closed for renovation

Guests won’t be able to sing along to their favorite tunes from Frozen from August 22 — For the first time ever: a frozen celebration in chorus will close for renovation.

Snow Queen

This salon will reopen on September 10. Disney hasn’t shared much about the closure and what (if anything) about the show will be changed. Stay tuned for more news!

Click here to learn more about the Frozen Sing-Along Renovation

August 25: reopening of the Bibbidi Bobbidi boutique

When Disney World began a phased reopening of parks, not everything reopened at once. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has remained closed since the pandemic, but everything changes on August 25!

Reopening soon!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will finally reopen in Magic Kingdom, so your little one can transform into a princess or a prince.

Learn more about Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique HERE

August 28: Hollywood & Vine Buffet returns

The buffets also didn’t return when Disney World reopened — at least not right away. Slowly but surely we saw a buffet return here and there. Hollywood & Vine is officially the next restaurant to restart buffet service.

Hollywood and vineyard

We expect delectable entrees like the Plant-Based Roasted Mushroom Farro Risotto, Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Guava Glaze, and Shrimp and Bacon Mac and Cheese. And for dessert, you can try the Mississippi Mud Pie or the PB&J Tarts.

Click here to learn more about the Hollywood & Vine Buffet

August 31: DVC Moonlight Magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DVC members have the chance to attend ANOTHER Moonlight Magic event in August, this time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Registration is required to attend Moonlight Magic events, and you can do so by logging into your Disney Vacation Club account.

Learn more about Moonlight Magic HERE

We’re always on the lookout for the biggest events and happenings you don’t want to miss at Disney World, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest news!

Main Street Station

It’s the perfect time to head to Disney World – there’s so much excitement! The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is underway and 50th anniversary celebrations continue throughout the year.

If you’re heading to the parks soon, remember that park pass reservations are still required for Disney World guests — you can read more about that here.

No one is warning you about this Disney World transportation problem, but we will!


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