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  • On Oct 5, 2015
    Sharon from TX 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.

    Do all of the parks have fireworks on New Years Eve? Where are the best places to view new year's fireworks? Thanks.

    Three of the theme parks are celebrating New Year's Eve with fireworks: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. However, the Park Hours for that evening are not yet showing all of the details for each park.  Last year, Epcot showed Illuminations at 6:00 PM and 11:40 PM. The Magic Kingdom had Fantasy in the Sky fireworks at 11:40 PM. Disney's Hollywood Studios had Mulch, Sweat, and Shears! ringing the New Year with a show that began at 11:40 PM.

    I can confirm that this year Epcot is having a New Year's Eve Countdown Fireworks that begin at 11:40 PM; Disney's Hollywood Studios is again having New Year's Eve Fireworks featuring Mulch, Sweat, and Shears! at 12:00 AM. As for the Magic Kingdom and other events at the parks, I'd continue to check the above link to see updates as they are posted. 

    New Year's Eve in the parks can very crowded, especially the Magic Kingdom. However, with the recent renovations to the hub area in front of Cinderella's Castle, there is a lot more room for guests. This summer we watched the fireworks from behind the castle by Gaston's Tavern and found very few guests there, so that might be an alternative area to watch them.  Epcot has a lot of celebrations throughout the World Showcase during the evening and does have more space for guests, but it will be equally crowded.  If you'd like a glass of champagne to ring in 2016, this park is a good match. Disney's Hollywood Studios is also a lot of fun with more a "concert-vibe" with Mulch, Sweat, and Shears! performing, but the gathering space isn't overly large for guests. To read about more options, I'd encourage you to do an internet search for Tips for New Year’s Eve at Disney World By Tom Bricker for a more detailed article and pictures from last year's New Year's Eve.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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