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July 2021 at Walt Disney World

Each month there is something different to discover and explore at Walt Disney World. Whether it’s delicious treats specifically made to celebrate a holiday, one of the Epcot’s many festivals honouring the cultures represented throughout World Showcase or sporting events. There is always something happening at Walt Disney World resort that goes beyond the every day operations. Even with the limitations due to the pandemic restrictions, there are still some special events and activities that you can participate in during your visit this July.

Simply click the dates here when you’ll be visiting to jump to the events happening then:

July 1st-10th

July 11th-20th

July 21st-31st

July 1st-10th

Park Hours

Magic Kingdom: 9am-9pm

Epcot: 11am-10pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am-8pm

Animal Kingdom: 8am-6pm

Blizzard Beach: 11am-6pm

Disney Springs: 10am-10pm *Fridays and Saturdays 10am-11pm*

Typhoon Lagoon: Closed

Independence Day Treats

As with any special occasion, Independence Day will be marked at Walt Disney World with special treats scattered around the resort. Keep your eyes out for special cupcakes, special ice creams and other delicacies at each of the theme parks, the resort quick-service restaurants and the American Pavilion in Epcot.

July 1st-5th

Flower & Garden Festival

Another festival on Epcot’s Festival list. You can expect beautiful topiaries all around the park. Many are shaped and created to resemble some of your favourite characters. This festival has escalated to include special dining and entertainment. Here’s what you can expect:

Outdoor Kitchens

Epcot again uses their kiosks found throughout World Showcase to add unique dining to this festival. These are used for Festival of the Arts as well as the Food & Wine Festival in the Fall. You’ll find samples of entrees, desserts and beverages, highlighting unique and special flavours of the country represented. Try a few or them all, using some dining plan snack credits along the way.

Special Kid Activities

Hunt around World Showcase and find Spike the Bee in the beautiful gardens at the different pavilions. Do this on your own or pick up a map at Port of Entry, found at the beginning of World Showcase. These maps only cost $7.99. To participate, you simply return your map when you’ve located all the Spike’s to receive a prize.

Live Entertainmnet

*July 2nd to 5th*

Head to the American Gardens Theatre, found in the American Pavilion, and enjoy a performance from Latin Ambition. This Orlando based Latin party band plays an assortment of horn instruments and will have you wanting to dance down the aisle.

July 11th-20th

Park Hours

Magic Kingdom: 9am-9pm

Epcot: July 10th-17th. 11am-10pm. July 18th-20th. 11am-9pm.

Hollywood Studios: 9am-8pm

Animal Kingdom: 8am-6pm

Blizzard Beach: 11am-6pm

Disney Springs: 10am-10pm *Fridays and Saturdays 10am-11pm*

Typhoon Lagoon: Closed

Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival

Global Marketplaces

Each pavilion will have its own marketplace, featuring special food and wine to compliment the flavours of that culture. Each market typically has a couple food choices, one being a dessert. There are a couple drinks options as well, so you’re not limited to just wine. There’s something for every preference.

Live Entertainment

There are currently three different sets of musicians expected to be playing throughout the festival. I expect more will be added as restrictions continue to lift over the summer. But here are the details thus far:

JAMMin’ Chefs

These musicians will be using your favourite kitchen utensils and cooking ware to produce incredible music. This band will be found on the Canadian Mill Stage, which is located just outside the pavilion as you are heading toward Future World.

Mariachi Cobre

This group plays Mexican folk music and will be performing in the American Gardens Theatre. This is the large theatre that is located outdoors in the American pavilion, it’s a large stage with all kinds of seating.

Voices of Liberty

This group of singers, who typically sing inside The American Pavilions beautiful building, will be performing on the American Gardens Theatre stage. Throughout the festival you can expect to watch them perform a 15 minute of Americana classics.

Family Friendly Activities

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt

Guests can search for Remy from Ratatouille as they tour around World Showcase. This can be done on your own or you can purchase and sticker from these festival locations: Port of Entry, Mouse Gear or World Traveller. Port of Entry is located on the Northern end of World Showcase and is a store that sells apparel and toys. Mouse Gear is a store currently located in Epcot’s Future World East, by MISSION: Space. World Traveller is the store located at the World Showcase entrance to Epcot, this is where guests travelling by the Skyliner arrive, and guests walking or taking the boat from one of the Crescent Lakes enter. Each of the stickers has an ingredient that a Remy statue is holding. Once you’ve located each ingredient, bring your completed sheet to Disney Traders for a prize. Disney Traders is the store opposite Port of Entry at the Northern end of World Showcase.

Emile’s Fromage Montage

Enjoy 5 of the participating cheese dishes found around World Showcase and collect a prize. Get a stamp for each participating cheese dish and bring them to Shimmering Sips, directly across from Port of Entry at the Northern End of World Showcase.

July 21st-31st

Park Hours

Magic Kingdom: 9am-9pm

Epcot: 11am-9pm

Hollywood Studios: 9am-8pm

Animal Kingdom: 8am-6pm

Blizzard Beach: 11am-6pm

Disney Springs: 10am-10pm *Fridays and Saturdays 10am-11pm*

Typhoon Lagoon:Closed

Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival

Global Marketplaces

Each pavilion will have its own marketplace, featuring special food and wine to compliment the flavours of that culture. Each market typically has a couple food choices, one being a dessert. There are a couple drinks options as well, so you’re not limited to just wine. There’s something for every preference.

Live Entertainment

There are currently three different sets of musicians expected to be playing throughout the festival. I expect more will be added as restrictions continue to lift over the summer. But here are the details thus far:

JAMMin’ Chefs

These musicians will be using your favourite kitchen utensils and cooking ware to produce incredible music. This band will be found on the Canadian Mill Stage, which is located just outside the pavilion as you are heading toward Future World.

Mariachi Cobre

This group plays Mexican folk music and will be performing in the American Gardens Theatre. This is the large theatre that is located outdoors in the American pavilion, it’s a large stage with all kinds of seating.

Voices of Liberty

This group of singers, who typically sing inside The American Pavilions beautiful building, will be performing on the American Gardens Theatre stage. Throughout the festival you can expect to watch them perform a 15 minute of Americana classics.

Family Friendly Activities

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt

Guests can search for Remy from Ratatouille as they tour around World Showcase. This can be done on your own or you can purchase and sticker from these festival locations: Port of Entry, Mouse Gear or World Traveller. Port of Entry is located on the Northern end of World Showcase and is a store that sells apparel and toys. Mouse Gear is a store currently located in Epcot’s Future World East, by MISSION: Space. World Traveller is the store located at the World Showcase entrance to Epcot, this is where guests travelling by the Skyliner arrive, and guests walking or taking the boat from one of the Crescent Lakes enter. Each of the stickers has an ingredient that a Remy statue is holding. Once you’ve located each ingredient, bring your completed sheet to Disney Traders for a prize. Disney Traders is the store opposite Port of Entry at the Northern end of World Showcase.

Emile’s Fromage Montage

Enjoy 5 of the participating cheese dishes found around World Showcase and collect a prize. Get a stamp for each participating cheese dish and bring them to Shimmering Sips, directly across from Port of Entry at the Northern End of World Showcase.

Want to get an idea of the major highlights happening at Walt Disney World each month, take a look at this previous post here. For more tips on planning your Walt Disney World vacation check out these other posts:

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