Celebrating New Year’s Eve At Disney

Planning on spending New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World this year? Well then you are in for a treat! For the first time ever all of the four parks at Walt Disney World will host a New Year’s Eve celebration! Read on to find out what you can expect at each of the four parks.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This will be the first time that Disney’s Animal Kingdom will stay open all the way to midnight on New Year’s Eve! This is the perfect time to catch all the new holiday festivities and decor happening all over the park, as well as a DJ at 6:15pm at Discovery Island, Asia, and DinoLand U.S.A. There will also be a countdown taking place as it gets closer to midnight at each of the DJ locations and a special “Tree of Life: Awaken the New Year” experience.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Here the party officially starts at 7pm as a DJ begins spinning tunes at Center Stage. The party continues all the way to midnight, leading up to a spectacular fireworks celebration. The regular nighttime shows will also take place which includes the “Wonderful World of Animation” at 6:05pm followed by “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at 6:30pm. After midnight you can expect to catch “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.”


The party begins at Epcot starting at 7pm and continues all the way to 1am. You can expect to find DJ dance parties all around the park, as well as a “Silent Groove” party taking place in Future World. There will also be two nighttime fireworks shows taking place, one at 6:30pm and another at 11:40pm, followed by the countdown to midnight and pyrotechnic salute.

Magic Kingdom

If you’re looking to start the celebration a day earlier then head to the Magic Kingdom. This park will be having their “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks show at 6:30pm and 11:50pm starting on Monday, December 30th. You can also catch the same show on Tuesday, the 31st. Dance parties in Frontierland and Tomorrowland will also take place on both days.

The celebrations will also be taking place all over Disney property including the Disney Resorts and Disney Springs. Check out these alternate celebrations if you prefer to head to the parks another day. For more information visit the Walt Disney World website.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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