• On May 28, 2020
    Julia from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Disney do anything special for New Year's eve? And if so, which parks would be best to plan to spend that day at? Thank you!

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Julia!

    While any trip to Walt Disney World can be truly magical, you've picked my very favorite time of year to visit! You are going to love it!

    Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort are extra-magical for so many reasons, but the added sparkle throughout the parks is a big part of it. Nothing sparkles bigger or brighter than fireworks, and those offered during New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World Resort are not to be missed. Consider heading to New Year's Countdown Fireworks at EPCOT or Fantasy in the Sky at Magic Kingdom Park. Disney's Hollywood Studios also offers a midnight countdown with fireworks, so you've got three options for capping off your night--and starting your new year--with a BANG!

    Over at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, there are also New Year celebrations, but because of the neighbors on the savanna, the fun is a bit lower to the ground and softer on the ears. 

    Special New Years Eve dinner options include dinner parties, dessert parties, and special New Year's Eve menus, so decide which New Year's Eve spectacular you'd like to experience, then consider booking a special meal in that park or at an adjacent hotel.

    Keep in mind that certain holidays are very popular at Walt Disney World, so pick a park and plan to enter early, in case that park closes due to capacity limits. You can keep an eye on this by checking your My Disney Experience mobile app, a super-handy way to keep organized and informed while on the go.

    Have so much fun planning the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, Julia. You are in The Most Magical Place on Earth for it!  Be sure to send us more questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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