• On Sep 15, 2023
    Vicky from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will there be a special NYE party at EPCOT this year? Is there a special ticket for this event and when will it be available to purchase? When do the NYE celebrations begin on that day?

    Hiya Vicky! I'm happy you decided to stop by planDisney today! You've come to the perfect place to get answers to all of your Walt Disney World Resort questions.

    I can't think of a better place to ring in the new year than at EPCOT! With so many countries represented in the World Showcase, it's truly an amazing celebration. While there hasn't been an announcement about plans for this year, I can share what has occurred in years past. Typically, there is no special event that takes place. As long as you have a regular park ticket and have made theme park reservations for EPCOT, you can spend the entire day here. Last year, the park remained open until 1 AM with a special firework display held minutes before midnight. Around the World Showcase, there were special music performances in many of the countries, including at the American Gardens Theatre. Also, look out for special treats and merchandise that may be found around the park.

    Keep in mind that crowd levels will be very high this day. It's even possible that the park reaches capacity, as we have seen in years past. Your best bet will be to make a theme park reservation for EPCOT on this day and do not expect to be able to park hop, especially later in the evening. If EPCOT ends up hosting a special fireworks display, many Guests will try to hop over shortly before it begins.

    The Magic Kingdom typically will have its own special fireworks show leading up to midnight on New Year's Eve. Last year, Fantasy in the Sky lit up the nighttime sky not only on December 31st but also the night before as well. Keep an eye out for the schedule at the Magic Kingdom when it is released. 

    Vicky, I hope you have a magical vacation later this year! Stop back and see us anytime at planDisney!

    See ya real soon!
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