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

Thomas Smith

by , 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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