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5 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Disney World

If you’re thinking about ringing in the New Year at Disney with your family this year, you’re in for a real treat! Disney had to take a year off due to the pandemic last year, so you can rest assured that this year’s fireworks shows along with everything else are bound to be a bit more magical. You just need to know where to go and what to look for. These are 5 ways to spend New Years Eve at Disney World!

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1. Magic Kingdom

The most famous place at Disney on New Year’s Eve would easily have to go to Magic Kingdom. Throughout the day, your family can enjoy riding on several classic rides that you enjoyed going on as a kid, including Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain, and It’s a Small World. But don’t pass up on some of the exciting newer ones like Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride, and Slinky Dog Dash. 

Your family can catch one of the DJ dance parties that will be playing at Frontierland or Tomorrowland earlier in the evening and then head on over to the castle for the nighttime fireworks display, “Fantasy in the sky.”

2. Epcot 

Epcot is arguably one of the best theme parks where your family can celebrate New Years’ Eve at Disney World. Because it’s one of the largest parks, it’s able to handle crowds much easier. While visiting, you’ll enjoy trying all the different flavors and dishes during the World Showcase, and as midnight approaches in each of these featured countries, fireworks will light up the sky. Epcot’s Harmonious event (Disney’s biggest firework event yet) will take place at 6:30 in the World Showcase Lagoon while the park will remain open until 12 a.m.  

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3. Hollywood Studios

Now that the Star Wars portion of the park is finally open, you can bet that Hollywood Studios is gonna rockin’ this year! So how about celebrating this new year with your family on the planet of Batuu? 

The park will also have plenty of yummy food and delicious cocktails, along with party hats for young and old. You certainly won’t want to miss their fireworks spectacular. Hollywood Studios will open their doors at 9 a.m and keep them open until 12 a.m New Year’s morning. 

family at hollywood studios in disney world

4. Disney Springs

You don’t necessarily have to be at one of Disney’s theme parks in order to have a wonderful time this New Year’s Eve. Disney Springs is open until 11:30 p.m, and there you’ll find entertainment and dining options available, as well as food carts that provide delicious snacks, beer, wine, and cocktails. 

While there are no fireworks that will be displayed at Disney Springs, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the action from Disney’s BoardWalk.  Spending New Years Eve at Disney World is a good idea and Disney Springs can be a budget-friendly approach. Disney New Years Eve is going to be a blast!

5. Celebrate Back At Your Disney Resort

Maybe you’ve spent a wonderful day at Disney but your kids are simply exhausted? Consider taking the celebration back to your room with one of Disney’s fabulous and customizable gift baskets. They have plenty of options to choose from, including party hats, noisemakers, room decor, snacks, and champagne.   

These are just 5 ways that your family can celebrate New Years’ Eve at Disney World this year. While you may not be able to escape the crowds, you’re still in for a wonderful time and a fireworks display like you’ve never seen before. How do you plan on spending New Years Eve at Disney world?

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