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New Year’s Eve 2019 at Walt Disney World

By Dave Shute


Disney World’s 2019 New Years Eve calendar is not yet out. Based on prior years, here’s what I expect:

New Year’s Eve festivities and fireworks will happen at Disney World on December 31, 2019 at Disney World’s Epcot and Magic Kingdom theme parks, and also at the Magic Kingdom on December 30.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios may do something at midnight as well.

The Animal Kingdom in the past has had no special New Years fireworks events–usually attributed to not troubling the animals. This makes it the best park to visit for those trying to avoid crowds. Everything will be wildly crowded, but the Animal Kingdom will be less so.

Based on the past, the schedule will look like this:

  • Epcot will likely be open until 1a on New Year’s Eve; Disney’s Hollywood Studios likely until at least midnight, and the Magic Kingdom likely until 1a or later
  • The Magic Kingdom will have special New Year’s Eve fireworks at 6.30p and  11.50p
  • Epcot will have its Epcot Forever fireworks show at 6.30p and  either it or a special New Year Eve show at11.40p, plus DJs in various pavilions
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios may have fireworks at midnight

Magic Kingdom will have the same fireworks at the same times on 12/30/19. This date will likely be a little less crowded than 12/31.

Note that alcohol is not available at the Magic Kingdom (other than at a few restaurants), but is available at the other three parks


Disney closes parks due to crowding often on New Year’s Eve. “Closes” means closed to additional guests–those in the parks do not have to leave.


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