01 Jan Disney’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Disney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are nothing short of magical. Although it is historically one of the busiest times at Walt Disney World, it is well worth it. No matter which park you ring in 2020 at, you’re sure to have an amazing experience.
Disney’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations
New Year’s Eve at Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom is Disney’s most popular park and will be the most crowded one on New Year’s Eve. Your best bet is to arrive early in the day and stake out your viewing spot for parades and shows that night.
Magic Kingdom’s Fantasy in the Sky fireworks show takes place above Cinderella Castle and is truly breathtaking. This show will also take place on December 30th if you can’t make it on New Year’s Eve night. The show starts both nights at 11:50 PM. They also have a mini version of the show at 6:30 PM both nights if your little ones can’t make it to midnight. In addition, you can live stream the show from your home by following this link.
Another family-fun way to celebrate Disney’s New Year’s Eve is at Frontierland and Tomorrowland. They are both holding kid-friendly dance parties on December 30th and 31st from 7 PM to midnight.
New Year’s Eve at Epcot
Epcot’s New Year’s Eve parties take place throughout the entire park. DJs will be playing in many areas, so expect lots of dancing! Walk from Mexico to Canada in the World Showcase, then when it hits midnight, marvel at each country’s festive announcement and fireworks.
New Year’s Countdown Fireworks show is projected onto Spaceship Earth for a unique New Year’s Eve experience. This year, Epcot Forever – the new nighttime show – will play twice. Immediately following the two shows will be the special New Year’s Eve display. The showings are scheduled for 6:30 PM and 11:40 PM.
New Year’s Eve at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom stays open until midnight this year, so you can ring in 2020 here as well. They will be serving special New Year’s Eve-themed food and drinks, and DJs will be playing in Asia, Discovery Island and DinoLand U.S.A. Gather around the Tree of Life as midnight approaches for a special countdown.
New Year’s Eve at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Wonderful World of Animation show will play at Hollywood Studios at 6:05 PM and 11:35 PM, and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular will have a midnight showing. This is a great place to ring in 2020 with a more low-key atmosphere and less crowds.