This Week in Disney Parks Photos: New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort for New Year’s Eve? Earlier this week, we shared all the details of what to expect at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We also shared photos from last year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot. The photo up top was snapped during the park’s special “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks – which will take place on both Dec. 30 and 31, beginning at 11:50 p.m.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

The image above was taken during the special New Year’s Eve “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” performance at Epcot, which will be held only on Dec. 31, beginning at 11:40 p.m.

Have you ever visited Walt Disney World Resort for New Year’s Eve? Tell us your tips and tricks below!


  • I just got back from attending my first NYE at Disney World, EPCOT to be more exact. It was amazing but super crowded. Tip #1: Get to the parks early before they close due to capacity. Magic Kingdom stopped letting in guests by 11am due to hitting max capacity. Tip #2: Be prepared for very slow transits around World Showcase due to extreme crowding. It took me over 30 minutes just to push a stroller from France Pavilion to Norway Pavilion. Tip #3: Be prepared for extremely long lines for practically everything (eg. rides, restrooms, food, shopping, etc). Tip #4: Be prepared to spend all day literally in your feet. And if you plan on participating in the RunDisney Marathon Weekend a few days later like I did, be sure to get enough rest between NYE & race weekend to recover.

  • I’ll be watching from Georgia,USA, with my husband and my 2 fur babies.
    I can’t wait to see the fireworks.
    I’ll be coming home to WDW in November of 2018 and it feels like it’s taking forever to get here, I’m so excited to be able to go back to WDW.
    Happy New Year everyone.

  • Will be some sort of streaming this year?

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