November is a fantastic month, full of well-known holidays and seasonal observations that begin during its thirty days. It’s a good month to take a break, a moment to smile and think about something you may especially appreciate or, no matter how cheesy it may seem, be grateful. And it seems to us that if you are in WDW, you have MANY who fall into this category!
So this month, we’ll list things you might appreciate, whether you’re visiting Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios or just remembering your last trip there! It’s a great way to add a little surprise and wonder, and give yourself a little extra pixie powder to make it an even more magical day!
November 1: day to give up hands
Some visits to WDW are full of attraction schedules that you “should” visit. Today, you shouldn’t “have to” survive; instead, take some space in your diary for a nap, by the pool, or a long meal at your favorite spot.
November 2 – Day of the Dead
“Coco” helped more people learn about this observation, a time to celebrate the life cycle and honor our ancestors. Visit the Showcase of the Mexico Pavilion in the world and discover more.
November 3: Day of Japanese Culture
A great day to visit the EPCOT World Showcase. The Japan Pavilion has a large display of Kawaii culture at the Bijutsu-kan Gallery.
November 4: National Candy Day
Stop by the Confectionery on Main Street, breathe in the aromas and marvel at the variety of delights.
November 5: National Day of Love in Your Red Hair
Merida, Ariel, Anna, Jessie … and Peter Pan. Who doesn’t love all the red-haired Disney characters?
November 6 – Abandoned without a day of compass
Visit the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House and wonder about all the creative ways that made life on the island almost luxurious!
November 7: Day of the hug to a bear
This may be the only day of the year when you can openly hug Duffy and thank him.
November 8 – World Pianist Day
Pause to listen to and appreciate the art of the Casey’s Corner pianist on Main Street.
November 9: Today you go to an art museum
So many reasons to visit one of the World Museum case minimus users and learn a little while having a good time.
November 10: National Day of Don’t Forget Me
Remember Oswald the lucky rabbit; without him, there would never have been a Mickey!
November 11: National Pocky Day
If you don’t stop at the Japan Pavilion and appreciate the variety of Pocky available, what are you doing with your day?
November 12: Rat and Mouse Day
Honestly, it’s one thing, and there’s one particular mouse for which we should be grateful, even if it’s not that sleek!
November 13 – World Goodness Day
Be kind to the person behind you in line. Or in front. Or what pushed your stroller to the shins.
November 14: Loosen, lighten the day
Don’t look at Genie plans; do not buy an ILL; just fly and have fun!
November 15: National Drum Day
Gather around Harambe’s Tam Tam Drummers in Africa at Animal Kingdom as they dance, drum and share their incredible talents.
November 16 – National Entrepreneur’s Day
Think of a time where you would be today if Walt hadn’t been enterprising. Maybe visit a berry farm?
November 17 – Little Mermaid Day
Today is the day in 1989 when this amazing feature was launched. Of course, you have to ride “Under the Sea.” (I sing …)
November 18 – Mickey Mouse Day
“Steamboat Willie” premiered on that date in 1928. That’s why today is considered Mickey’s birthday. (And Minnie’s birthday, too!). So have a piece of birthday cake (or two) to celebrate! Then get on the Runaway railroad!
November 19: National Day of Caffeine Carbonated Drinks
Come to the EPCOT Cool Club and thank them for not having to drink Beverly.
November 20: National Day of Peanut Butter Candy
Any day you celebrate “fudge” is a good day. Let’s go back to the main street pastry shop!
November 21 – National Gingerbread Day
Select gingerbread houses will return to WDW this year. And what’s the holiday season without a visit to the best of all: the gingerbread house in the Grand Floridian lobby?
November 22: National Walking Day
If there was only some kind of trip you could do today … maybe a roller coaster or a trailless trip of some sort … any idea?
November 23: National Espresso Day
Joffrey’s Revive in Tomorrowland offers a double espresso, so add some extra energy to your visit to the Magic Kingdom (or stop at the TTC) – it’s like a liquid pixie powder in a cup!
November 24 – National Sardine Day
Get well in line after rope drop for 7 Dwarfs Mine Train or Slinky Dog Dash or Rise of the Resistance. Get it?
November 25 – Thanksgiving
List at least five things you are grateful for. My list would include family, friends, health, hope, and WDW, of course. (Too cheesy? Well, it all started with a mouse … and mice like cheese.)
November 26 – National Cake Yesi
So little time, so many different cakes, cupcakes, cake pops to choose from. What is your favorite?
November 27: Welcome Day
We say “thank you” on Thanksgiving; today is a day to say, “Welcome.” Extra points if you sing the whole song from start to finish while making the best impression of Dwayne Johnson.
November 28: National Day of French Toast
Tonga Toast at the Kona Café at the Polynesian Resort seems like a natural way to get your morning off to a good start.
November 29: Chadwick Boseman Day
Mr.’s birthday Boseman is today. It is a good time to admire the talent, dedication and spirit that this man shared with the world.
November 30: National Day of Personal Space
Remind all people accompanying you to ROTR to stay at least 6 feet away from each other. Do this repeatedly and out loud. Let’s see what happens.
How do you plan to celebrate this month? Let us know in the comments.