December 2: Corn Business Day
It is a day to remember the invention of the corn crushing machine. And what better way to remember that than by enjoying some of Disney’s world-famous popcorn!
December 3: National Day of Green Bean Casserole
It looks like a day for dinner at the 50’s Prime Time Café.
December 4 – National Cookie Day
Take a cookie! Take two cookies! You have ALL the cookies !! And do you know where to find the best on WDW? TO EVERYBODY!!!
December 5 – National Day of the Festa de la Banyera
Celebrate by reserving a time for soaking. And if your room does not have a bathtub, visit the whirlpool tub in your pool. And if that’s too crowded for comfort, you can take a bath!
December 6 – Walt Disney Day
Although Walt was born on December 5thth, its day is observed on the first Monday in December. It is an opportunity to recognize man, his vision and his continual search to push the limits of what was possible, changing our world in the process. Thanks for everything, Walt!
December 7 – Pearl Harbor National Remembrance Day
A good day to see the Flag Retreat on Main Street, remembering all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, making it possible for you to be here today.
December 8 – Pretend to be a time traveler
Don’t pretend to go to the Progress Carousel! You will be a time traveler!
December 9 – National Pastry Day
Enjoy your favorite without any guilt, especially by visiting the French Pavilion at EPCOT.
December 10 – Nobel Prize Day
Do you know who should have won a Nobel Prize? Walt. said Nuff.
December 11 – International Mountain Day
Choose your choice or assemble them all today: Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Everest, Big Thunder Mountain …
December 12 – Gingerbread House Day
Take a tour of all the great gingerbread shows around the world, but make sure you get the best of them all in the Grand Floridian lobby.
December 13 – National Candlelight Day
Even if you have no plans or reservations for the candlelight procession, you can always be outside the American Gardens Theater and watch the show.
December 14 – Day of roasted chestnuts
Take in the new EPCOT Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen during the International Festival of Roasted Chestnut Festivals (or even almonds and cashews glazed with cinnamon).
December 15 – National Cupcake Day
Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? And if you don’t have gluten (like my lovely wife), visit Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC in Disney Springs to enjoy gluten-free candy!
December 16: National Chocolate Day Covered Anything
So enjoy something that is already covered in chocolate, or cover something in chocolate yourself, anyway, CHOCOLATE!
December 17: Wright Brothers National Day
Do you know which brothers were always right? That’s right: Walt and Roy.
December 18 – National Twin Day
A good time to remember that Mickey, Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse’s nephews are twins, as well as Minnie, Millie and Melody Mouse’s nieces. (Did you even know that Minnie had nieces? Be honest.)
December 19: National Hard Sweet Day
Stop by the Magic Kingdom Big Top Souvenir Shop and treat yourself! It is one of our favorite places and never as crowded as Main Street Confectionery.
December 20 – Christmas Day
In the corridors of your hotel, in the elevators, even in the queues for attractions, start singing your favorite carol and encourage others to join in the fun.
December 21 – National Hamburger Day
In my opinion, Kona Café in Polynesia serves one of the best burgers in the world. Give yourself away!
December 22 – National Short Day
It’s a fact that Jiminy Cricket is the shortest known Disney character. But suppose he has one of the biggest hearts. (Who are you if you don’t cry when you hear “When You Wish Upon a Star”?)
December 23: National Christmas Film Marathon Day
Stay in the hotel room, ignore the crowds, stock up on snacks and tune in to Disney + to see Noelle; Nightmare Before Christmas, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas and, of course, The Muppets Christmas Carol. (Also, today is the day that Festivus is observed …)
December 24: National Pomote Day
Captain Cook’s at the Poly includes the Holiday “Elf” dome: vanilla cake with egg dumpling filling, white chocolate icing and butter cream decoration!
December 25: No “L” Day (Do You Understand? Noel?)
Leave the letter “L” out of every word you say. Say hello to P’uto and Dona’d as they pass in a cava’cade. Visit Disney Ho”wood Wood Studios or Anima ‘Kingdom. Rest at Co’umbia Harbor House in Iberty Square or Pecos Bi Ta ‘Ta’e Inn.
December 26: National Candy Cane Day
Okay, here’s the thing – you’ll have to go to Disneyland to get candy canes. Handmade candy canes, authentic and old-fashioned. But honestly, it’s worth the trip.
December 27: National Zoo Visit Day
Spend your time at Animal Kingdom, but remember to keep your arms, legs, hands and feet inside the jeep on Kilimanjaro Safaris (and don’t be like my granddaughter who turned to me and asked me, “But what about my head? “). .
December 28 – National Short Film Day
Put on your 3D glasses and enjoy the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival at EPCOT and enjoy the magic!
December 29: Day still to be done
Ride all the attractions you need before heading home; eat all the special treats you can only find on WDW! In other words, do everything on your list before time runs out!
December 30 – National Bacon Day
While Bacon of Doom at Jock Lindsay’s Hanger Bar in Disney Springs has all the press, Kona Island in Poly has a variety of chocolate-covered bacon flavors to try (dark chocolate chili is a favorite). Or just order bacon for breakfast … you can’t go wrong with bacon.
December 31 – New Year’s Eve
Until 2022: May peace, hope, happiness and health bring you and everything you care about. (And here’s to visiting WDW for the new year!)
Special thanks to Bob for these wonderful monthly summaries to help you bring out the smiles in 2021!