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New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World



New Year's Eve at Disney World

If you plan on visiting a Walt Disney World theme park on New Year's Eve, here are some tips to help make your day as painless as possible:

1) You should arrive early in the morning at the park of your choice and be prepared to spend your entire day there. The parks will reach capacity with no further admittance allowed. Park hopping on New Year's Eve is not recommended.

2) It's a common misconception that guests staying in a Disney Resort are guaranteed admittance into every park. This is not true; as a Disney Resort guest you are promised to gain entrance into a park, but it may not be the park of your choice. Note that having a dining reservation does not mean that you will be allowed in if that park has already reached capacity.

3) For your comfort, arrive early and rent a locker. Should the weather be an issue, you can stow your warm clothes or raingear.

4) If there's an attraction on your "must-do" list, try to make a FastPass+ reservation for it. It's not uncommon to see waits of 2+ hours at the most popular attractions.

5) The parks will have live entertainment throughout the day/evening in addition to special midnight fireworks. Be sure to grab a Times Guide upon entering the park.

Theme Park Hours
New Year's Eve fireworks

Magic Kingdom

December 31, 2014

Park is open 8:00 am - 1:00 am (Extra Magic Hours for Disney Resort guests from 7-8am and 1-3am)


December 31, 2014

Future World:  8:00 am - 1:00 am

World Showcase: 9:00 am - 1:00 am

To ring in 2015, Monsieur Paul is offering a special 4-course meal that begins with champagne for $235 (plux tax and gratuity) and wine pairings can be added for $60.  Reservations are taken from noon-6:30pm or 8:45-9:50pm by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

  • First course - choose one
    • Artichoke Veloute with Black Truffle and brioche
    • Smoked salmon with caviar stuffed potatoes
  • Second course - choose one
    • Scallops and crawfish with sancerre cream sauce
    • Turbot fillet in puff pastry with champagne sauce
  • Third course - choose one
    • Roasted Guinea fowl in a walnut crust
    • Braised short ribs with red wine and blackcurrant
  • Fourth course
    • Specialty dessert

Disney's Hollywood Studios

December 31, 2014

8:00am - midnight, Extra Magic Hours from midnight - 2:00am


Animal Kingdom

December 31, 2014

7:00 am - 8:00 am (Extra Magic Hour Morning for Disney Resort Guests)

Park is open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Downtown Disney

December 31, 2014

Downtown Disney Marketplace: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pleasure Island Shopping: 8:00 am - 2:00 am

West Side: 8:00 am - 2:00 am

DisneyQuest is open until 7:00 pm

8:00 pm - 1:00 pm: DisneyQuest New Year's Eve Party

Cirque du Soleil will have a 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm performance

DJ dance parties and live entertainment in all three districts, plus food and beverage offerings, Disney Food Trucks, cocktails, beer and wine available throughout the area.

Park hours, parades and fireworks are subject to change.

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Downtown Disney New Year's Eve Events

Cirque du Soleil

Celebrate the New Year at Downtown Disney West Side's Cirque du Soleil La Nouba. There will be a special finale at each performance, a limited edition La Nouba trading pin for each guest and specialty drinks for purchase.

Raglan Road


House of Blues