In preparation for the high volume of crowds expected at Walt Disney World on December 30 and 31 for the New Year’s Eve holiday, warnings of road and parking lot closures have been announced. Disney is also encouraging guests to allow for extra travel time during this busy upcoming holiday as well as to be sure to pay attention to road closure and detour signs.
Here is a listing of impacted areas:
Seven Seas Drive: Dec. 30 & 31 from 6–11 p.m.
Seven Seas Drive will be one-way only. All traffic will be routed west on Seven Seas Drive toward Floridian Way.
Magic Kingdom Park: Dec. 31 from 10 p.m.–2:30 a.m.
All Magic Kingdom Guests will be routed to exit property via southbound World Drive. All eastbound exits from southbound World Drive will be restricted to authorized vehicles ONLY. Westbound exits will be open.
Epcot: Dec. 31 from 10 p.m.–2:30 a.m.
The exit from the Wonder lot onto Epcot Center Drive will be open. The exit from Epcot Center Drive onto Backstage Lane will be authorized vehicles ONLY.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Dec. 31 from 10 p.m.–2:30 a.m.
All Guests will be directed to exit from the park onto eastbound Buena Vista Drive. Traffic will be routed onto Victory Way toward Osceola Parkway, where normal traffic patterns will resume.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Dec. 31 from 10 p.m.–2:30 a.m.
All Guests will be directed to exit via Osceola Parkway as normal.
Disney Springs: Dec. 31 from 10 p.m.–2:30 a.m.
Guest traffic from Disney Springs will be directed to exit in both directions onto Buena Vista Drive. Eastbound Buena Vista Drive traffic will be routed toward Hotel Plaza Boulevard. Westbound Buena Vista Drive traffic be routed toward the new Epcot Center Drive access ramps.
Disney Resorts: Dec. 30 & 31
The following Walt Disney World resorts will be available only to Guests with resort, dining, spa, convention, or special event reservations:
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Dec. 31 only)
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (Dec. 31 only)
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Source: Orlando Theme Park News
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