Magic Kingdom operating hours extended on New Year's Eve with 'Fantasy in the Sky' fireworks returning

5 days ago in "Holidays at the Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Monday November 22, 2021 1:44pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Magic Kingdom will now be open until 1am on both December 30 and 31 2021 as the park celebrates New Year's Eve.

The latest operating hours update sees Magic Kingdom hours extended from the original midnight close to 1am. Magic Kingdom will present Fantasy in the Sky fireworks with New Year's Eve countdown at 11:50pm on both December 30 and 31 2021. Disney Enchantment will be performed at 6:30pm on both nights.

After skipping New Year's Eve celebrations in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests will be able to ring in 2022 at Walt Disney World.

EPCOT, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are both open until midnight on December 31 2021.

Disney's Animal Kingdom is currently scheduled to close at 7pm on December 31 2021. The park did celebrate New Year's Eve in 2019, which was a break from the usual pattern of no New Year's celebration at Animal Kingdom.

You can view the latest operating hours  at our Walt Disney World calendar.

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Lilofan4 days ago

Missed those times. There was also a time when Cheap Trick played at the Osborne Lights at NYE in 2000. Before Mulch there were several bands that NYE night , spread throughout the park including DJs.

Vinnie Mac4 days ago

TrainChasers4 days ago

Same. I’d grab a grilled veggie sandwich at Backlot, watch the Comedy Warehouse shows and then sneak in to a good fireworks viewing spot. That was when DHS did a real fireworks show with Mulch playing the music live. So much fun! After that I’d escape the crowds and go to muppets, and then wander the Osborne lights practically by myself. Was a great New Years tradition!

ToTBellHop5 days ago

I believe it is getting the usual show after Harmonious.

Trauma5 days ago

Had a festive chat with guest services. For what it’s worth they said expect an Epcot announcement soon.

Lilofan5 days ago

Closing at midnight? That's lame. For a number of years thousands went back to dancing to the music until the park closed at 1am. For DHS, I missed NYE back in the day when the park closed at 3am.

Trauma5 days ago

So what are they doing at Epcot?

Vinnie Mac5 days ago

WOOO! CONFIRMATION FOR FANTASY IN THE SKY. Alright Epcot, I need you to do your thing as well

jrhwdw5 days ago

Wonderful News!!

ToTBellHop5 days ago

As expected but great news. Curious to hear what they’ll do at Epcot.

wdwmagic5 days ago

Magic Kingdom operating hours extended on New Year's Eve with 'Fantasy in the Sky' fireworks returning

raymusiccity29 days ago

We were at the Magic Kingdom 2 weeks ago. Crowds look like New Years Eve already!! We were at the Magic Kingdom last week. Just looking at the crowds, it already felt like New Years Eve!!

ToTBellHopOct 25, 2021


Vinnie MacOct 25, 2021

Do you think Disney could still do a NYE tag with HarmonioUS running?