Here’s How To Celebrate Every Day In August At Walt Disney World!

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Here is our list of offbeat holidays in August with suggestions about how to observe them while visiting WDW. As a nod to the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, we’ve included August FOOD holidays as well – how you choose to observe those are totally up to you, but you’re in the right place for all things food! And to make this month’s calendar a little more fun, we’ve added quiz questions to test your knowledge of all things Disney! (Answers at the bottom.)

August 1 – Spider-Man Day (Spidey’s 1st appearance was Amazing Fantasy, August 1962)

Do you know why Spider-Man can appear at Disneyland, but not Walt Disney World? (Answer below.)

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 2 – National Coloring Book Day

Enjoy all of the colorful nods to crayons and coloring books in the queue as you enter Toy Story Mania!

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3 – National Clean Your Floors Day

The most famous floor at WDW is the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, re-opening August 8th!! The floor’s never been cleaner, so make plans to attend!

National White Wine Day

August 4 – National Coast Guard Day

Even though it would seem like this branch of the military would be a great fit for Donald Duck, which did he actually serve in? (Answer below.)

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 5 – National Underwear Day

Think of this as an opportunity for “undercover Disney Bounding”…

National Oyster Day

August 6 – National Wiggle Your Toes Day

A day at Disney World means lots of walking, so be sure you have room to wiggle your toes in the shoes you choose!

National Root Beer Float Day

August 7 – National Lighthouse Day

Take a boat ride around Crescent Lake from the Yacht Club’s Friendship Launch lighthouse.

National Mustard Day

View of the Friendship boat dock from the Yacht Club lobby.

August 8 – International Infinity Day

Ride Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin to Infinity…and beyond!

National Frozen Custard Day

Buzz Lightyear
©Disney

August 9 – National Book Lovers Day

Can you name five Disney World attractions based on a classic book? (Answers below.)

National Rice Pudding Day

August 10 – National Lazy Day

Do you know why Princess Aurora is considered the laziest Disney Princess? (Answer below.)

National S’mores Day

August 11 – National Son and Daughter’s Day

Come to think of it, you’re probably a son or a daughter yourself – so be extra kind to you and yours today!

National Raspberry Bombe Day

August 12 – World Elephant Day

It’s a great day to view a whole herd of African Elephants by riding Kilimanjaro Safaris!

National Julienne Fries Day

Elephants near a Baobab Tree
© John Kivus

August 13 – Left-Handers Day

Mulan, Tiana, and Anna are all lefties, so when you see them (or ride Frozen Ever After) wave with your left hand!

National Filet Mignon Day

August 14 – National Bowling Day

If you’ve never visited Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs, today’s the perfect time!

National Creamsicle Day

August 15 – National Relaxation Day

Walked a lot? Too hot out? Sleep late, order in, and it’s also a nice day to sit poolside and enjoy a beverage.

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

August 16 – National Roller Coaster Day

Can you name all seven roller coasters at Disney World? (Answers below.)

National Rum Day

August 17 – National Black Cat Appreciation Day

Who’s your favorite Disney black cat? Mine is Figaro.

National Vanilla Custard Day

August 18 – National Couple’s Day

Fun fact about the most famous Disney couple: in a 1933 interview with Film Pictorial, Walt himself said, “In private life, Mickey is married to Minnie.”

National Fajita Day

August 19 – International Bow Day

Wear your Minnie bow ears proudly today!

National Potato Day

August 20 – National Radio Day

Even though Radio Disney has closed down, your MagicBand uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips, so that’s something?

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

August 21 – Senior Citizens Day

Can you name some of the oldest Disney characters? (Answers below.)

National Spumoni Day

August 22 – National Tooth Fairy Day

Some say Tink takes over if your child loses a tooth as Disney World; mention it to a cast member at your resort and see if some Pixie dust comes your way (not guaranteed, of course)!

National Pecan Torte Day

August 23 – National Ride The Wind Day

Ride Avatar Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom and hold on tight!!

National Cuban Sandwich day

August 24 – Pluto Demoted Day

Not the Pluto we know and love, but the “planet.” Nevertheless, it’s a good day to let Pluto know we love him!

National Waffle Day

August 25 – National Kiss and Make Up Day

If your trip has been a little stressful, today’s the day to put it behind and smooch for the photographer in front of Cinderella Castle.

National Banana Split Day

August 26 – National Dog Day

Ride Slinky Dog Dash (really amazing after dark!).

National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 27 – National Just Because Day

It’s the day to splurge, or ride that attraction you’ve been avoiding or eat that chocolate covered bacon – just because!

National Pots de Crême Day

August 28 – National Bow Tie Day

Besides Donald, can you name five others who wear bow ties? (Answers below.)

National Red Wine Day

August 29 – “According to Hoyle” Day

A day to play by the rules, so no cutting in line! (Not that we’d expect you to do that on any other day either!)

National Lemon Juice Day

August 30 – National Beach Day

Blizzard Beach! (That’s the end of the suggestion.)

National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31 – National Eat Outside Day

Pick your favorite Quick Serve that has outdoor seating and enjoy a meal while you watch the parade of people pass by!

National Trail Mix Day

Answers to the quiz questions

August 1: Here’s a full explanation of why your favorite web-slinger’s adventures are at Disneyland, not WDW: https://touringplans.com/blog/why-marvel-cant-come-to-disney-world/

August 4: Donald was drafted into the U.S. Army in the 1942 cartoon, “Donald Gets Drafted.”

August 9: Attractions based on classic books include Tom Sawyer’s Island, Swiss Family Treehouse, Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and the Mad Tea Party!

August 10: Princess Aurora has been called the laziest Disney princess because she was asleep for most of her movie!

August 16: The seven roller coasters are Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain; Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Space Mountain; Slinky Dog Dash: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train; and Barnstormer.

August 21: Older Disney characters include WALL-E, who is over 700 years old and Chewbacca, who is over 200. If you thought of Carl Fredricksen as I did, he’s only 78 – a mere youngster!

August 28: Five who wear bow ties are Carl Fredricksen, the White Rabbit, Pinocchio, the Mad Hatter, and…Mary Poppins!

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Bob Jacobs

Bob Jacobs lives in Wisconsin where he recently retired as Editorial Director and writer for a well-known clothing catalog company. He and his wife Cristie have four children, seven grandchildren and a cocker spaniel named Penny the Dog. They’ve visited Walt Disney World regularly since 1992.

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