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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. 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+ selection 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 – these can be found with the theme park guidemaps.

6) 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 will be in place across the entire property on December 31. Roadway impacts will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, and last until about 2:30 a.m. See below for details:

Theme Park Hours and Events
New Year's Eve fireworks

Magic Kingdom

December 31, 2019

Park is open 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Extra Magic Hours from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

DJ parties in Frontierland and Tomorrowland will take place both nights.

Park hours, parades and fireworks are subject to change.


December 31, 2019

Future World:  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

World Showcase: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

As the clock strikes midnight in each country’s respective pavilion, listen for a festive announcement and gaze skyward for a colorful burst of fireworks to appear. Guests who are looking for lively dance parties should stroll around the World Showcase to encounter a variety of themed events in several country pavilions.

Epcot Forever will take place at 6:30pm and 11:40pm. A countdown featuring fireworks will follow the 11:40pm performance.

Park hours, parades and fireworks are subject to change.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

December 31, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Enjoy a dance party at Center Stage starting at 7:00pm, then stay for entertainment throughout the night.

At 6:05pm watch Wonderful World of Animation; 6:30pm catch Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!; then Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular just after midnight.

Park hours, parades and fireworks are subject to change.

Animal Kingdom

December 31, 2019

Park is open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.


Look for themed food and beverages, DJ parties starting at 6:15pm in Asia, Discovery Island, and Dinoland U.S.A., plus a special countdown-to-midnight on the Tree of Life.

Park hours, parades and fireworks are subject to change.  

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

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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