Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve Roundup!

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Here’s the scoop on how you can celebrate New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World!

How to Celebrate at Magic Kingdom Park

The most popular spot to celebrate any holiday at Walt Disney World is Magic Kingdom, and New Year’s Eve is no exception! This year, Frontierland and Tomorrowland will host special dance parties from 7:00 p.m. until midnight on December 30thand 31st. You can also catch the New Year’s Eve Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks shows on both nights at 6:30 p.m. and 11:50 p.m.

If you’re planning to visit Magic Kingdom (or any Walt Disney World park) on New Year’s Eve, please be aware that this is one of the busiest days of the year and the parks often reach capacity. We suggest arriving early to ensure you get entry to the park.

Fantasy in the Sky is back for New Year’s Eve! Photo courtesy of Disney.

Fantasy in the Sky Live Stream

If you can’t make it to Magic Kingdom to ring in the new year, don’t worry! You can enjoy the celebrations from the comfort of your own home. #DisneyParksLIVE will be livestreaming the Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks on December 31st  at 11:45 p.m. on the Disney Parks Blog.

Ring in the New Year “Around the World” with events all around World Showcase. Photo courtesy of Disney.

How to Celebrate at Epcot

Another popular spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve is Epcot! Ring in the New Year “Around the World” with lively dance parties and themed events all around World Showcase. As the clock strikes midnight in each country, visit the country’s respective pavilion for small countdown celebration.

And be sure to stop by the America Gardens Theatre for some live music!

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will have a special New Year’s Eve countdown and finale. Photo courtesy of Disney.

For the grand finale, gather around the lagoon for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at 11:40 p.m., followed by a countdown and special New Year’s Eve celebration!

New Year’s Eve at The Edison

The Edison at Disney Springs is well-known for its upscale, vintage-inspired special events like “A Gatsby Evening”, and the Nightmare Before Christmas-themed “Halloween Soirée”. If you’re looking for a unique way to ring in the new year, you may want to consider celebrating at The Edison!

Ring in the New Year at The Edison! Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog.

Tickets are $150 per person, which includes food stations, an open bar, live music and entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight. The entertainment includes variety acts like The Edison’s hallmark aerialist, which is sure to take your breath away!

Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 

*UPDATE: Tickets are now sold out!

Other Ways to Celebrate

There are a few other ways you can ring in the New Year at Walt Disney World! Here are a few other options you might want to consider:

*Disney has not released details for this event yet but it is listed on their website

You can even celebrate New Year’s Eve at Disney’s Boardwalk! Photo courtesy of Disney.

Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve Roundup

And, that’s a wrap! 2018 is soon coming to an end, but we can’t wait to see all that Disney has in store for 2019. Check out our 19 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World in 2019 for a peek at what to expect next year!

By Courtney Reynolds

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Courtney Reynolds

Courtney is a Photographer for WDW Magazine. She is originally from New England, but is currently enjoying life in Orlando. You will often find her with a camera in one hand and a coffee in the other. She also loves tacos, Donald Duck, and riding roller coasters. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. For more about Courtney, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.