Hi everyone and happy Thursday!! I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to saying “goodbye” to 2020 and “hello” to 2021. All fingers, toes, arms, etc. crossed that next year is a better year! Thus, here are the breaking Disney World 2021 announcements.

Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Right now, the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is underway through November 22, 2020. There won’t be a Festival of the Holidays this year *tears*, but there will be a new festival to celebrate in 2021! One of the Disney World 2021 announcements is that there will be a Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts beginning on January 8th. This festival will feature 15 food booths, art features and performances, and a Figment scavenger hunt!

Reservations Available Through 2021

Disney World just released dates through December 31, 2021 for booking your next vacation! This includes Resort only reservations and Vacation Packages. This means you can now make your vacation plans for Magic Kingdom’s 50th Anniversary in October, 2021! If you’d like to be in at The World to celebrate the anniversary, be sure to make your reservations ASAP!

Additionally, the Disney Park Pass Service (the park reservation system) is extended through January 2022. You can add on the Disney Park Hopper option to your park tickets, but the verdict is out as to whether or not it will be actually offered in 2021. Additionally, the Disney Dining Plan add on is still not available.

All Resorts are available to book in 2021 EXCEPT the following:

  • All-Star Movies, Music, and Sports Resorts
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Wilderness Lodge

Latest Park Hours for New Years Eve

Disney just announced park hours for New Years Eve and it looks like fans will not be able to ring in the New Year at The World this year. The early park closings don’t come as a surprise given the usual crowd levels the holidays attract!

  • Magic Kingdom: 9:00 am- 7:00 pm
  • Epcot: 12:00pm- 8:00pm
  • Animal Kingdom: 9:00am- 5:00pm
  • Hollywood Studios: 10:00am- 7:00pm
  • Disney Springs: 10:00am- 10:00pm

What do you think of these new announcements? Anyone thinking of visiting Disney World in 2021? Tell me in the comments below!

Until next week… Cheers!!