New Years Eve at Walt Disney, Florida

There is no better way to ring in 2013 than at the world-famous Walt Disney World’s various attractions. Disney has recently announced the details of its different New Year’s Eve events that will be held on December 31, 2012. Many of the Disney attractions will be open later to allow guests to ring in the New Year
together. Below are the details for some of the events happening on New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World.

New Years Eve at Walt Disney World, Florida

Magic Kingdom

Disney’s main park, Magic Kingdom, will hold two special firework displays for guests on December 31, 2012. The first display will be the traditional “Wishes” firework display and will be held at 8:30pm. This is perfect for the little ones who may not stay awake until midnight, but still want to celebrate. The second display will be the “Fantasy in the Sky” firework display, which will begin at 11:50 and last into 2013.


The famed Epcot theme park is going all out this New Year’s Eve with various events throughout the park. There will be DJs playing various music genres to entertain guests at select pavilions in the park. The popular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will hold two grand performances with one at 7pm and the other one at 11:42pm. The World ShowPlace will hold a wonderful buffet dinning service inspired by the beloved Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. Reservations should be made in advance, and seats are available from 4:30pm to 10:30pm. The price for dinner if $44.37 for children and $68.67 for adults. Epcot will also hold a dynamic firework display at midnight.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

All the New Year’s Eve excitement in Disney’s Hollywood Studios will happen at a specially built stage located in front of the popular Sorcerer Hat attraction. The stage will host 4 different concerts featuring various special effects and pyrotechnics displays. Disney’s favorite rock and roll landscapers, the Mulch, Sweat and Shears will star in a special Disney performance “The Mulch, Sweat and Shears New Year’s Eve Spectacular.” There will also be an array of performers entertaining the crowd in with different musical styles like funk, rock, and classic rock and roll.


DisneyQuest, located in downtown Disney, is the perfect Disney location for families to ring in the New Year together. This cyber celebration lasts from 8pm to 1am, and will include lots of fun for people of all ages. The evening’s activities include unlimited access to all of DisneyQuest’s attractions, including Buzz Lightyear’s Astroblasters, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cyberspace Mountain, and the Virtual Jungle Cruise. There will be a DJ dance party that includes party favors and a confetti drop at midnight as guests ring in the New Year. All attendees will also receive a coupon good for one hot dog, hamburger, slice of pizza, or chicken wrap with chips and a drink.

Atlanta Dance Hall

The Atlantic Dance Hall, located at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in style. The party begins at 8pm and goes through into 2013, ending at 2am. There will be a video DJ, and plenty of fun, entertainment, and dancing into the night. Guests will also be able to see the grand firework display at Epcot from limited location within the dance hall.

Cirque du Solei

Located in downtown Disney’s west side, the Cirque du Solei will hold special performances on December 31, 2012. The shows will be held at 4pm and 9pm, and tickets should be purchased in advance. To help celebrate the holiday, everyone who attends one of the performances on New Year’s Eve will receive a beautiful, limited-edition Walt Disney World pin.

Walt Disney World is definitely one of the best places in the world to ring in the New Year. These events are so popular the some years Disney has had to limit the number of people who could enter some of its attractions, so it is recommended that you go early and make reservations when possible. Best of all, every Disney’s New Year’s Eve activity is conveniently located close to our Florida vacation rentals, which provides easy access to all Disney’s attractions. Our accommodation provides the perfect place to rest and relax after an exciting evening at Walt Disney World.