• On Apr 24, 2017
    Dana from GA 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.

    My family of three (two adults and our 7 y.o daughter) will be arriving at the AOA resort on December 30th. This is our first visit and we are wondering whether to brave the crowds on NYE at Magic Kingdom or Epcot. Will AOA offer any type of celebration?

    Hi Dana,

    What a great way to send 2017 out and bring in 2018! We have been to Walt Disney World twice for New Year's Eve and loved both times!

    Our first trip we spent it in Magic Kingdom with a lot of guests! Our daughters were a few years older than your daughter. We wanted to be in our favorite place on this night. Main Street was closed, unless you wanted to exit, starting about 9:00 pm. We enjoyed the fireworks and the rides in Frontierland. Getting home was tough but we made it and slept in the next day.

    Our second trip was two years ago with our best friends. Since the youngest traveling was 15, we opted for Epcot. Each country had a different celebration with our favorite being Japan. They had a silent dance party where everyone had headphones on and you could choose which dueling deejay you wanted to listen too.

    Both were years were fun and magical. If you want space, head to Epcot. You can easily move through the different countries and you do not feel crowded.

    If you have time on December 30, take a trip to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and watch the New Years Eve fireworks from the beach.

    Whichever park you choose, you want to be in the park no later than 4:00 pm to make sure you have a spot.

    Disney's Art of Animation may have a smaller celebration so be sure to ask when you arrive.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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