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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 often reach capacity with no further admittance allowed.

New Year's Eve 2020 will look different than it ever has this year as all of the theme parks and Disney Springs will close prior to midnight.

2) Guests staying in a Disney Resort are not guaranteed admittance into the parks and must have a Disney Park Pass reservation in order to enter. 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) Roadways at the Walt Disney World Resort are extremely busy on New Year's Eve. It is important to plan extra travel time and to pay close attention to road signs, as road closures and redirects are typically in place across the entire property on December 31st.

Theme Park Hours and Events
New Year's Eve fireworks

Celebrate the new year with a special pre-recorded virtual viewing of "Fantasy In the Sky" fireworks spectacular from Walt Disney World Resort! Tune in Thursday, December 31st at 11:48 pm Eastern on the Disney Parks Blog. Tonight's pre-recorded viewing is from 2017 and will be followed by a spectacular finale, presented by Disney’s Godmothered, a holiday comedy that's now streaming on Disney Plus.

Magic Kingdom

December 31, 2020

Park is open 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


December 31, 2020

Park is open 10:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

December 31, 2020

Park is open 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Animal Kingdom

December 31, 2020

Park is open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


All park hours are subject to change at any time.

Disney Resorts New Year's Eve Events

Select Resort hotels around Walt Disney World property sometimes hold special dining events for New Year's Eve. Visit our New Year's Eve Dining page to learn more.

Disney Resort hotels will be offering fun and festive activities for registered guests.

In addition, pre-recorded fireworks and other holiday offerings will be available to stream on in-room televisions to help guests ring in the new year. A New Year’s Eve party basket designed for the occasion will be available for purchase as well.

These New Year’s Eve offerings are subject to availability and subject to change at any time.

Disney Springs New Year's Eve Events

Food and beverage carts will be located througout Disney Springs serving cocktails, beer, wine, and small bites.


Roads are expected to be extra congested around the Disney Springs area, so guests should anticipate delays. Resort guests are encouraged to use WDW transportation. 


While Disney Springs will have an assortment of dining and entertainment options, there will be no fireworks displays.


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