• On Oct 30, 2023
    Luis from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When and where can I find info about Epcot's Dec 31st itinerary? In 2 days I'll be able to make reservations and I'd like to plan accordingly. At what time are the fireworks and where are they best viewed? What is recommended for a couple?

    Hi Luis! Welcome to planDisney!

    You're visiting Walt Disney World during one of the most magical times of the year! Being able to ring in the New Year around the World Showcase is truly a memorable experience.

    At this time, there have not been any announcements about an itinerary for New Year's Eve at EPCOT. In years past (and specifically last year), there was a special viewing of the nightly fireworks display earlier in the evening followed by the countdown fireworks just before midnight. While I can't confirm just yet if the schedule will be the same for this upcoming year, it may be a good guideline for what's to come. Your best bet will be to follow along with the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements regarding this special night. For Advanced Dining Reservations, I would plan for a late lunch at a table-service restaurant, then possibly enjoy the World Showcase cuisine throughout the night. This way, you can be flexible with your time when announcements are made. 

    As long as you find yourself around the World Showcase during these special displays, you should have a great view no matter where you are. The World Showcase surrounds the World Showcase Lagoon, which is where these shows are typically centered around. I've found that the Port of Entry, which is situated between the Mexico and Canada Pavilions is always a great place to watch a show. The Italy and United Kingdom Pavilions also have great vantage points as well.

    During the day and continuing into the night, you'll most likely find many special parties throughout the World Showcase. Last year, there were dance parties all around that Guests enjoyed as they made their way around the countries. I'm hoping that the American Gardens Theatre hosts some amazing performances as it has in years past.

    Luis, I hope you have a magical time during your visit! Stop back to the Walt Disney World website for any updates regarding this special day!

    See ya real soon!
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