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
August 8 – International Infinity Day
Ride Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin to Infinity…and beyond!
National Frozen Custard Day
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
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!