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New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World

Most 2016 info not yet released, this page will be updated as info becomes available.



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, 2015

Park is open 8:00 am - 12:00 am


December 31, 2015

Future World:  8:00 am - 1:00 am

World Showcase: 11:00 am - 1:00 am

New Year's Eve at Epcot World ShowPlace - all-you-care-to-eat family night with photo ops, fun vignettes for posing and Disney music playing in the background.  Seatings from 3-9pm. Cost is $72.90 for adults and $44.38 for children (ages 3-9).  Afterwards, head out to watch the holiday version of IllumiNations.


Monsieur Paul New Year's Eve Dinner - This four-course, prix fixe meal will feature classic French cuisine.  Six seatings will be available - 11:45am, noon, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, and 6:15pm.  Price is $110.81.  A late night seating will be available at 8:45pm and 9:45pm for $305.03.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

December 31, 2015

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


Animal Kingdom

December 31, 2015

Park is open 9:00 am - 7:00 pm




Disney Countdown to Midnight - Disney's Contemporary Resort

December 31, 2016 - reservations now open!


This event will be held in the Convention Center's Fantasia Ballroom beginning at 8:00pm.  Ring in the New Year with music from across the decades, from the '60s until today.  Food and drinks will be from California Grill, Flying Fish, Citricos, and Narcoossee's and feature the "best-of-the-best" bites and wine pairings.


The group Alter Ego will perform a music and dance revue.  Guests can then head outside for a musical act playing songs of today with a retro twist.  Themed photo backdrops will be available for you to use in creating the perfect souvenir to commemorate the night.


End the night with a champagne toast during the Magic Kingdom fireworks. 


For reservations, call 407-939-3463.


Victoria & Albert's New Year's Eve Dinner - This evening will feature "butler-style" service, live harp music, and personalized keepsake menus.  Seatings between 6-7:45pm.  $600 per person.


Narcoossee's New Year's Eve Dinner - 4-course menu with seatings between 5-5:45pm will be $150 for adults and $70 for children (ages 3-9).  From 8:30-9:25pm, a 5-course menu will be served with live music. $255 for adults and $95 for children (ages 3-9).

Disney Springs

December 31, 2015

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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New Year's Eve at Epcot— January 3rd, 2013

Pete Werner and Dustin West discuss their first experience at Epcot for all of the New Year's Eve festivities.




Disney Springs New Year's Eve Events

Cirque du Soleil

Celebrate the New Year at Disney Springs 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.