Ringing in the New Year at Disney

Celebrating the New Year is a big deal especially the end of a decade. Disney has huge plans in store for New Year’s Eve festivities around the parks! If you plan on attending the parks on New Years Eve you will want to get there early as the parks can fill up on these special occasions rather quickly.

Here’s what’s in store…

Magic Kingdom Park: From dance parties in Frontierland and Tomorrow Land to the ”Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks Spectacular at 11:50pm on the nights of December 30 & 31 you can enjoy these extra events. The fireworks will also be at 6:30pm for those with kids that need to have an earlier night in. Also if you cannot attend but want to celebrate from home, Disney will be live streaming the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks show for your entertainment.

Epcot: Have a fun night partying around the World Showcase. When each country’s respective New Year happens there will be a special celebratory announcement. Dance the night away with Dj dance parties, even a unique ”silent groove” party happening in Future World. Live music will be entertaining guests in the American Gardens Theatre. Catch the Epcot Forever Fireworks display at 6:30 pm or 11:40pm, and stick around for a pyrotechnic countdown to bring the new year in with a bang!

Animal Kingdom: The first time in forever Animal Kingdom will remain open til midnight to ring in the New Year! Check out all the holiday decor and special entertainment, and specialty treats. At 6:15pm kick up the party in a roaring way while attending a dance party in Dinoland, Asia, or Discovery Island. As the countdown begins feast your eyes on the Tree of Life for the ”Tree of Life Awaken the New Year”Star wars at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios: Starting off the festivities is the Wonderful World of Animation at 6:05pm. Then make sure to catch then Jingle Bell Jingle Bam projection show at 6:30pm. Center Stage will be hosting a dance party at 7pm. Have an out of this world experience while watching the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular right after ringing in the new Year with a fireworks countdown!

It seems like the only question is what park to choose from, as they all look like they are going to have an epic amount of fun, and celebrations to ring in the 20’s! Whichever park you choose, or if you can catch the live streams from home, have a Happy New Year!

This New year make sure to keep up to date with all the newest happenings at the parks with Chip and Co. 

Source & Photos: Disney Parks


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Jenna-lee Languirand