New Years Eve at Walt Disney World

New Years Eve at Walt Disney World

by Stacy
(Birmingham AL)

Does Dad have any recommendations about how we should spend New Years Eve at Walt Disney World?

Dad's Careful Answer


Thanks for a great question. How to spend New Years Eve at Disney World. That's a toughy. We've been at Disney World on Christmas Day and New Years Day, but we've never experienced New Years Eve. From what I hear it's going to be (in the immortal words of my buddy Pam from Texas ) Wickedly Crowded.

So how to spend a day at Disney World when it is wickedly crowded?

Start early. From accounts I've read even Epcot will close to new guests by 5:00 pm. The Magic Kingdom will be a zoo all day. You'll have to use FastPass to ride any of the major rides.

Dad's Fastpass Page

Eat meals at off times like 3 pm. That's also a real good time to take a long break and rest.

Dad's Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning


Scope out your fireworks watching place early. It's been reported that the best spots are taken by 5:00 pm (that's pretty early for a midnight show).

Lastly, relax and have fun. Yes, it will be crowded, but what can you do? Me, I'll be watching you on TV.

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