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New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World


ARTICLE: Do Disney Park Reservations Guarantee Reentry This New Year’s Eve?

Experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World during the holiday season makes for a very special vacation, but being there on an actual holiday like New Year's Eve can require a bit of planning ahead along with a whole lot of patience. We've put together some information that we think will help you plan your New Year's visit in addition to any special happenings that will be taking place around Walt Disney World property.



NEW YEARS EVE PARK HOURS AND EVENTS

Operating hours and events for New Year's Eve (subject to change):

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • December 31, 2023
    Park is open 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
EPCOT

Celebrate the night away on December 31 with DJ dance parties around World Showcase and more!

  • December 31, 2023
    Park is open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    • Cheers to the New Year: A Sparkling Celebration – EPCOT fireworks spectacular
      December 31, 2023 – 11:54 p.m.
HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Move and groove at Disney's Hollywood Studios with a high-energy DJ dance party in front of the Chinese Theater and dance into 2024 with a sizzling countdown moment!

ANIMAL KINGDOM
  • December 31, 2023
    Park is open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
New Year's Eve fireworks

DISNEY RESORTS NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS

Alice in Wonderland-Themed New Year's Eve Party

Walt Disney World invites guests to ring in the New Year with an evening inspired by Alice in Wonderland at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Guests in attendance can enjoy shimmering champagne, delightful wines, marvelous food, and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Head to this story for all the details including menus, pricing, and booking information.

DISNEY WORLD NEW YEAR'S EVE TIPS

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) All guests must have a Disney Park Pass reservation plus valid ticket media in order to enter the theme parks at Walt Disney World.2) For your comfort, arrive early and rent a locker. Should the weather be an issue, you can stow your warm clothes or raingear.3) If there's an attraction on your "must-do" list, try to make a Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selection for it. It's not uncommon to see waits of 2+ hours at the most popular attractions.4) The parks will have live entertainment throughout the day/evening in addition to special midnight fireworks. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app while in the park for any additions. 5) 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.

































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