Walt Disney World to celebrate New Year's Eve in 2021

Oct 25, 2021 in "Holidays at the Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Monday October 25, 2021 9:13am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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.

Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are all open until midnight in the latest operating hours update.

These hours are provisional and are likely to be extended closer to the time. Based on previous years, EPCOT and Magic Kingdom are likely to see a 1am close. View the latest Walt Disney World operating hours.

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.

Disney is yet to announce its New Year's Eve plans, but it would seem very likely that we will see midnight fireworks at EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. In addition, Magic Kingdom is open until midnight on December 30, suggesting that we may see New Year's Eve fireworks on both nights as in the past.

You can view the latest operating hours through to January 4 2022 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 https://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holidays-at-the-magic-kingdom/news/22nov2021-magic-kingdom-operating-hours-extended-on-new-years-eve.htm

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?