Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Walt Disney World

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New Year’s Eve is just three short weeks away, and those lucky enough to be at Walt Disney World during this time are in for some amazing treats! Here is an idea of some of the fun you can expect to see at Walt Disney World for New Year’s Eve.

Magic Kingdom

Celebrate 2014 with a bang…literally…as the Magic Kingdom will show not one, but two fireworks spectaculars on two separate nights. On December 30 and 31, guests may take in Holiday Wishes:  Celebrate The Season at 9 p.m. and then Fantasy in the Skywhich is scheduled for 11:50 p.m.


This year, World Showcase will feature a variety of DJs found situated throughout the different pavilions. Guests can dance in the New Year at the Future World Fountain Stage, near the Italy Stage, at the America Gardens Theatre, and by the United Kingdom Stage, among others. As we mentioned a few weeks back, many World Showcase restaurants are also offering special dining opportunities.

Two showings of IllumiNations will light up the sky on New Year’s Eve, ending with the Holiday Tag after the 6:30 p.m. show and the New Year’s Eve Countdown spectacular after the 11:40 p.m. show.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This park always has a special fireworks display to ring in the New Year, and this year is no exception. Start the evening right by taking in a rockin’ performance during the Mulch, Sweat and Shears New Year’s Eve Spectacular. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. and goes all the way to midnight, ending with the Lights! Camera! Happy New Year! Fireworks showcase.

Downtown Disney

At Downtown Disney, special New Year’s Eve celebrations are taking place at House of Blues, Raglan Road, Bongos Cuban Cafe, and Paradiso 37. Also, DisneyQuest will hold a ticketed New Year’s Eve event with food, games, music, dancing, meet and greeting Disney characters, and a New Year’s Eve countdown.

A fantastic party looks to be brewing at Walt Disney World with this year’s New Year’s festivities. The question is which one to choose?

Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

4 thoughts on “Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Walt Disney World

  • December 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Our family has 6:20 dinner reservations at Kona and plan to watch the 9pm Magic Kingdom fireworks from the Poly Beach. Looking forward to it.

    Question is… What is the best way to get back to Port Orleans French Quarter after the show?

    • December 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Easiest would be a cab from the Polynesian. If you don’t want to spend money, take a boat or monorail to Magic Kingdom and bus to your resort from there. Just remember to bring your patience and a smile; Disney Transportation will be busy that night, and I suspect there will be a lot of people on the beach of the Polynesian, too.

  • December 11, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Hi!! Love your blog page, very useful. My family and I (5 and 10yrs old kids and two grandmas) are going to celebrate New Years Eve in Walt Disney. As per your info, if I reserved a restaurant dinner in Epcot or Magic Kingdom for 8pm, can I get to the park at 7pm or do I have to get to the park at 9am and be all day in the park until my reservation? Also, considering my travel party what do you recommend to do on New Year Eve?

    • December 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

      As far as I know you would enter the park with your ticket whenever suits best for yourself. Just allow enough time to get through crowds and arrive 15 mins early. There isn’t a rule saying you have to be in the park all day


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