California Grill with Magic Kingdom View at Night
  • On Nov 30, 2023
    Gina from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking for special events for New Years Eve at WDW, we will be there this year.

    Hiya Gina! Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm excited you are deciding to ring in the new year at the Walt Disney World Resort! I can't think of a better place to celebrate than with Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of their friends!

    While not all plans have been announced for New Year's Eve festivities, there have been a few to begin to plan for. The Magic Kingdom will provide a special viewing of the Fantasy In The Sky Fireworks twice on this night. The first showtime will be at 6:30 PM, followed by another 10 minutes before midnight. There are also plans to hold Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade twice during the day, which is now only being shown at the special ticketed event.

    California Grill has announced a unique party to bring in the new year. Alice’s Whimsical World of Wonderland is set to take place here and will be equipped with delicious food, drink, and entertainment offerings. There will be various food stations set up throughout the night and custom-crafted cocktails. A DJ will be playing tunes and you'll get a great view of the fireworks display from the restaurant. 

    EPCOT will typically have a bunch of fun performances taking place in various countries around the World Showcase. As you explore around, you'll hopefully get a chance to see how others ring in the new year around the world. There is usually a special countdown fireworks display that takes place minutes before midnight that is spectacular. Again, these events at EPCOT have not been announced yet, but this is a good barometer of what to possibly expect.

    Park hours have been listed for each of the parks, with the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios slated to stay open until midnight on this special day. While Disney's Hollywood Studios has not hosted any special events for New Year's Eve in the past, you'll still get to celebrate in this park late into the night. EPCOT is scheduled to stay open until 1 AM.

    Gina, I would follow along with the Disney Parks Blog for any upcoming announcements. This will be your best resource to stay up to date on all the park happenings.

    See ya real soon!
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