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Walt Disney World Extends Park Hours for New Year’s Eve

The holiday season is in full swing, and planning is underway for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World.

With theme park reservations and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party selling out quickly for the 2022 season, you might be looking toward New Year’s Eve for the next big holiday event at Disney Parks. For those hoping to ring in the New Year at Disney World, park hours have been extended!

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According to Disney’s official website and the My Disney Experience app, both the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT have extended their Park hours to 1:00 a.m. for New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2022. The two theme parks were previously scheduled to close at 12:00 a.m., with countdowns beginning at midnight as well.

Park hours have not changed for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is still listed with a 12:00 a.m. closing, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which is set to close at 8:00 p.m.


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Both the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT offer additional entertainment on New Year’s Eve, in addition to countdowns to the New Year during their nighttime fireworks spectaculars of Disney Enchantment and Harmonius. From live bands to DJs, and even in years past, a silent disco, both Parks will have plenty to do until the New Year on December 31.

As for theme park reservations, both the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT are already booked solid for New Year’s Eve, so Guests who have not yet made reservations will want to spend the day in either Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Cinderella Castle

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You can always check current theme park reservation availability on Disney’s official website, and find entertainment listed during your trip to any of the Parks on the My Disney Experience app.

We will continue to monitor updates out of Walt Disney World during the holiday season here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."