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Walt Disney World Schedule for December 30 Through January 2

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost at the end of 2021! If you plan to ring in the New Year at Walt Disney World, here are the schedules for the Theme Parks.

Magic Kingdom

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At the Magic Kingdom, the entertainment schedule is the same for Thursday, December 30, and Friday, December 31. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will run at noon, and again at 3:30 P.M. Disney Enchantment will take place at 6:30 P.M., and Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks at 11:50 P.M.

Related: Walt Disney World Theme Park Availability for New Year’s Eve Weekend

There will be no parade on January 1 or 2. Disney Enchantment will return to its regular 8:00 P.M.

Magic Kingdom hours on December 30 and 31 will be 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 A.M. January 1 and 2 the Park will be open 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M.


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On December 30, EPCOT will run Harmonious at 9:45 P.M. The show will move to 6:30 P.M. on New Year’s Eve. On January 1 and 2, it will take place at 9:00 P.M.

The final day of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is December 30.

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EPCOT will be open from 9:30 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. on December 30 and January 1. The hours on December 31 will be 9:30 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. January 2, it will be open 9:30 A.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Fireworks have not yet returned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Wonderful World of Animation will take place at 9:00 P.M. on December 30 and 31. There are no times listed after that.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from 8:30 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. on December 30, January 1, and January 2. The New Year’s Eve hours are 8:30 A.M. until midnight.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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There is no nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Park Hours all four days will be 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will be open 10:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M. on December 30, 31, and January 1. There are no times listed on the Walt Disney World schedule for January 2. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will reopen on January 2, and will be open 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

Related: Typhoon Lagoon Reopening January 2nd

Disney Springs

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The hours at Disney Springs will be 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. on December 30 and January 2. The December 31 and January 1 hours are 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 P.M.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.