- January 1 - Disney Parks begins the Give a Day, Get a Disney Day volunteer program.
- January 4 - Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (opened 1998) closes at Disneyland Park in preparation of the return of Captain EO.
- February 23 - Captain EO (opened 1986, closed 1997) reopens in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park.
- May 3 - HISTA closes at Disneyland Park (Paris).
- May 9 - Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (opened 1994) closes at Epcot to be replaced by Captain EO.
- May 10 - MicroAdventure! closes in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland.
- May 28 - Disney's California Adventure is renamed to Disney California Adventure.
- June 12 - Captaion EO (opened 1992, closed 1998) reopens in Discoveryland at Disneyland Park (Paris).
- July 1 - Captain EO (opened 1987, closed 1996) reopens in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland.
- July 2 - Captain EO (opened 1986, closed 1994) reopens at the Journey into Imagination Pavilion at Epcot.
- July 27 - Star Tours (opened 1987) closes at Disneyland Park.
- September 7 - Star Tours (opened 1989) to close at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
- May 26 - Art Linkletter (b. 1912), television personality who reported on the opening day of Disneyland Park