Walt Disney World Preview — Week of December 30

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Goodbye 2017! Read on to see how you can ring in the New Year at Walt Disney World.

Special Events

  • There are several places to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World. Click on Rikki’s article to check out your options.
  • Speaking of New Year’s Eve, the Disney Parks Blog will be live streaming from Magic Kingdom park on December 31. Don’t miss the Fantasy in the Sky New Year’s Eve Fireworks at 11:50pm Eastern Time.
  • The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® is from January 3 – January 7. Which race will you be participating in? Let me know in the comments!
  • This is your last chance to experience Stitch’s Great Escape! This ride will close until further notice on January 7, 2018.


For the most current weather conditions, click here.

Crowd Levels

For more information about crowd levels, click here.

Park Hours

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Animal Kingdom:

  • Kali River Rapids

Blizzard Beach: Closed for refurbishment

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. See you next year!

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Angela Dahlgren

Angela is cohost of the TouringPlans Podcast and regular contributor to the TouringPlans YouTube channel. When she's not talking about the happiest place on earth, she spends her time entertaining her own little Minnie and Mickey Mouse. You can find her on twitter @AngelaDahlgren or via email - angela@touringplans.com

2 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Preview — Week of December 30

  • December 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Arrived late yesterday. Up at 6 for Epcot EMH and getting in plenty of steps in preparation for half marathon on 6th January. And I will turn 60 between now and then!

    • January 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm


      Happy Birthday! Enjoy your stay!

      – Angela


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