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Best Places to Ring in the New Year at Walt Disney World

posted on December 28th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Ringing in the New Year at Walt Disney World

I know several people who make it a habit of starting the New Year at Disney Parks. And there’s a lot to choose from this year — nine parade performances and five fireworks shows. If that lineup has your attention, here are the New Year’s Eve details broken down by park:

Magic Kingdom

  • “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!” parade and street party (11 a.m., 2 and 5:15 p.m.)
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” (12 noon and 3:30 p.m.)
  • SpectroMagic” parade of lights and music (7 and 10:30 p.m.)
  • “Holiday Wishes” fireworks (8:30 p.m.)
  • “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks (11:50 p.m.)
  • Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 8 a.m.-2 a.m.


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Fantasmic!” nighttime musical special effects extravaganza (6:30, 8 and 10 p.m.)
  • Live performances by in-park band “Mulch, Sweat and Shears,” back-to-back with a DJ at Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat. (Mulch, Sweat and Shears sets are 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m.; DJ starts at 6:30 p.m.)
  • A special “Lights, Camera, Happy New Year” fireworks show starring Mulch, Sweat and Shears (11:55 p.m.)
  • Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 8 a.m.-midnight

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Bay Lake And Seven Seas Lagoon

  • The Electrical Water Pageant (9 p.m.; plays to Magic Kingdom entrance area at 10:25 p.m.)

Note: Show times and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

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Grace on December 29th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

This blog was very informative.

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