Walt Disney World Will Have Traffic and Parking Changes for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular days for the year for Walt Disney World.  It is also one of the most magical places in the world where guests can begin their new year.  Since all of Walt Disney World will be so crowded and experience a major increase in traffic, there will be changes happening around the resort in order to accommodate all of the extra guests.  Guests should allow for extra time to get to their locations, no matter whether they are driving themselves or utilizing Disney transportation.


Guests will not be allowed to park at resorts unless they are staying at the resort or have a reservation that would give them the need to park directly at there resort.  The following resorts will be strictly enforcing these rules:

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Here are other changes that guests in the area will need to know about:

  • Traffic Changes:
    • December 30th and 31st, 6 PM to 11 PM: Seven Seas Drive will only have one-way traffic, routed west toward Floridian Way.
  • Park Exiting Procedures – December 31st, 10 PM to 2:30 AM:
    • Magic Kingdom:  Guests will exit onto southbound World Drive.
    • Epcot:  Guests will exit onto Epcot Center Drive.
    • Hollywood Studios: Guests will exit onto eastbound Buena Vista Drive.
    • Animal Kingdom:  Guests will exit via the usual exit onto Osceola Parkway.
    • Disney Springs: Guests that exit via eastbound Buena Vista Drive will be directed toward Hotel Plaza Boulevard.  Guests that exit via westbound Buena Vista Drive will be directed toward Epcot Center Drive.

To all of you celebrating the new year at Walt Disney World, please be safe and patient out there.  It may take longer to get where you are going, but the most important thing is that everyone arrives safely.  Please be sure to follow all signs that are posted and keep a look out for any additional traffic changes.  Happy New Year’s to you all!


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!