New Year’s Eve Events for Guests at Walt Disney World Resort

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If you’re ringing in the new year at Walt Disney World, you won’t want to miss the many fun opportunities available to you to celebrate the big event!

The Magic Kingdom will be offering special schedules for both December 30th and 31st:

Park hours – 8am to 1am. (Evening EMH Dec 30 from 1am to 3am, and Morning EMH  7am to 8am Dec 30, 31)

  • Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season with New Year’s Countdown at 7:30pm.
  • Fantasy in the Sky fireworks with New Year’s Countdown at 11:50pm.

Epcot will have special operating hours on December 31st opening at 8am and closing at 1am:

  • Reflections of Earth with Peace on Earth finale at 6pm.
  • Reflections of Earth with New Year’s countdown at 11:40pm.

In addition to the special Refections of Earth offerings, there will also be plenty of DJ’s around the World Showcase for you to get your groove on!

Future World Fountain Stage:  DJ Scooter – 7pm, 12:05am

America Gardens Theatre : DJ Steve Dunlap – 2:00pm

                                                  DJ Carlos Carrion – 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:45pm, 12:40am

                                                  Caliente A Latin Band – 7:20pm, 8:50pm, 10:05pm, 12:05am

Japan: Silent Groove – DJ Jason Gable 7:00pm, 12:05am

China: DJ Dominick Morrison – 7:00pm, 12:05am

Italy: DJ mark Sanchez – 7pm, 12:05am.

United Kingdom: DJ Elliot Hanson – 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm, 11:00pm, 12:05am

 Hollywood Studios will be open from 8am-midnight on the 31st.

  • Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at 9pm.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at midnight.
  • Fantasmic! at 8pm and 9:30pm.

Animal Kingdom will be open from 8am-8:30pm on the 31st, with no special shows or fireworks displays.

Disney Springs will host Starbright Holidays at 7pm and 8:30pm on December 31st.


Disney offered this glimpse of what to expect as well:


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