Epcot New Year's Eve 2017 special entertainment line-up

Dec 29, 2017 in "Epcot International Festival of the Holidays"

Posted: Friday December 29, 2017 11:02am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Epcot celebrates the New year in style with two different firework shows and special live entertainment throughout the night. Here is everything you need to know to plan your night.

Park Hours

  • Future World: 8am to 1am
  • World Showcase: 9am to 1am


  • IllumiNations Reflections of Earth with Peace on Earth finale: 6:30pm
  • IllumiNations Reflections of Earth with New Year's Eve finale: 11:40pm

DJ Dance Parties

  • Fountain Stage: 7pm to 1am
  • Pin Central (Silent Groove): 7pm to 11:35pm
  • United Kingdom: 7:20pm - 8pm, 8:25pm - 9:30pm, 9:55pm - 10:30pm, 10:55pm - 11:35pm, 12:25pm - 1am.
  • American Adventure DJ: 1pm - 5pm, 7pm - 7:20pm, 8pm - 8:50pm, 9:30pm - 10:05pm, 10:45pm - 11:35pm, 12:40am - 1am.
  • American Adventure Caliente: 7:20pm - 8pm, 8:50pm - 9:30pm, 10:05pm - 10:45pm, 12:05am - 12:40am.
  • Italy: 7pm - 1am.
  • China: 7pm - 1am.

Holiday Kitchens

The special Holiday Kitchen kiosks around World Showcase will operate from 10:30am to 1am.

Hats and Horns

Distributed from 4pm behind Innoventions West, at the Wonders of Life Pavilion in Future World East, and at The American Adventure in World Showcase.

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DznyRktektJan 02, 2018

TheTimTracker has some nice coverage on his YouTube channel highlighting the crowds, DJ's and fireworks.

durangojimJan 02, 2018

Spend $200K to go to med school and anything is possible;)

larryzJan 02, 2018

Google "Orlando conferences 2018," pick a group, and join them. Note: some of them are pretty specialized, so be sure you qualify for membership...

surfsupdonJan 02, 2018

Agreed. Any idea how we can join a convention group???

smileJan 01, 2018

9P close... research suggests very few animals seem to appreciate our jubilation over the passage of time, and even fewer can competently wear a party hat.

willtravelJan 01, 2018

How was NYE at Disney Springs? That's where I would have been.

durangojimJan 01, 2018

Even better if you can go as part of a conference. We’ve stayed at the YC many times doing that and the discount is like icing on the cake.

durangojimJan 01, 2018

There is literally nothing better on NYE than spending it at EPCOT or DHS and then walking back to the hotel. It’s like having a FP for Pandora Times 1000.

disney4life2008Jan 01, 2018

I was in explore. It was deadlock for about an hour. But it was a great night.

surfsupdonJan 01, 2018

We will book sometime in February when we can see airfare. We have been lucky to spend about a dozen NYE throughout the years at an Epcot Deluxe.

larryzJan 01, 2018

Better reserve that room today, if it isn't already too late...

monykalynJan 01, 2018

Well NYE in Epcot was amazing. Have a couple new glow cubes to brin home lol(the cosmo bowls from France). Having a dinner reservation in Japan was perfect- caught the first show at 630 then checked in for dinner (and got to use relatively uncroweded bathroom). Also discover d that the bathrooms right outside IG are clean and no lines! Left my bag with hubs dashed out and back in no fuss. Missed our early afternoon fastpasses so kept checking for others- managed to snag a FEA FP for 930pm. That ride is NOT worth more than a 3 minutes wait (first time we've been on it). Slept in- the new beds at CSR are amazing! Happy New Years!!

wishiwere@wdwJan 01, 2018

That’s a major bummer. We got lucky I guess because we started walking out with the crowd from over by Mexico right after the fireworks and went straight to the car in the Wonder lot. Actually managed to be out of the parking lot by 12:30 but it did look like it was a tough time getting out of the other parking lots.

SonconatoJan 01, 2018

It closed at 9:00, so it was not too crowded.