New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World® 2019

New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World 2019

Remember December 31, 1999, when we welcomed a new year, a new millennium…the year Y2K? It was very exciting and for some, even scary since we did not know what was about to happen to our big, clunky (but fabulous) computers. Well, that was 20 years ago. Two decades! 2-0! And we are soon going to ring in a very futuristic-sounding 2020! Time certainly does fly which is a good reason to enjoy this—and every—vacation you have with your loved ones. And one way to make New Year’s Eve 2020 special and memorable is to kick off this round number at Walt Disney World.

Wherever you decide to pretend you know the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne, the choices are all super fun and entertaining.

Magic Kingdom

Frontierland and Tomorrowland New Year’s Celebration Dance Parties
Both areas will feature DJs at kid-friendly dance parties from 7 p.m. to midnight. In Frontierland, friends from the Briar Patch and the Country Bear Jamboree will make a special appearance to do-si-do into the new year. If boogieing the night away is more your style, rocket into 2020 in Tomorrowland.

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks
When the dancing is done, head to your favorite viewing spot to watch this colorful display light up the night sky. The dance parties and fireworks happen on both December 30 and 31.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
I could not find a lot of information on what exactly is happening on NYE at this park but I hear that this year, Hollywood Studios has switched up its usual offerings. While it previously presented a special fireworks show with a live band, the details still have yet to be announced for this year’s “midnight countdown and stunning fireworks spectacular.” It’ll be awesome no matter what.

New Year’s Eve at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open until midnight this year, so you can monkey around till the clock strikes 12. There will be special New Year’s Eve-themed food and drinks, and DJs to keep the party going. As it gets closer to midnight, gather around the Tree of Life for a memorable countdown to 2020. I’m not lion, this is a must for all animal lovers. Corny joke, sorry. Bear with me.

New Year’s Eve at Epcot

Epcot is by far the most exciting Disney park to be at on New Year’s Eve. Yes, it’s usually crowded but it has so many events and activities including music, dancing, and dining there is a lot to explore and enjoy.

Epcot New Year’s Eve Parties
Live DJs will get you into the groove at the American Gardens and Future World Fountain stages. Sway 2019 away as you sip and savor your favorite flavors around World Showcase. American Gardens Theatre also hosts a variety of live performances throughout the night.

New on New Year’s Eve: Epcot Forever
The Countdown Fireworks show at Epcot is the most popular way to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Disney World. A countdown to the new year will be projected onto Spaceship Earth as fireworks light up the sky. Truly a don’t-miss NYE spectacular!

Happy New Year!