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New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World


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 30 and 31, 2022
    Park is open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Fantasy in the Sky Special Fireworks Spectacular
    December 30 and 31, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. and 11:50 p.m.
  • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
    December 30 and 31, 2022 – 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
    December 30 and 31, 2022 – 7:45 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m.

EPCOT

  • December 31, 2022
    Park is open 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • Harmonious – EPCOT fireworks spectacular
    December 30, 2022 – 9:30 p.m.
    December 31, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • December 31, 2022
    Park is open 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • December 31, 2022
    Park is open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
New Year's Eve fireworks

SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S EVE TREATS

Ring in the New Year With These New Disney Treats!

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 and those will be listed below as they are announced.

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) 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.

2) Guests staying in a Disney Resort are not guaranteed admittance into the parks and must have a Disney Park Pass reservation plus valid ticket media 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) 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.

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 are typically in place across the entire property on December 31st.

















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