New Year's Eve 2019 entertainment line-up at Walt Disney World

Dec 27, 2019 in "Holidays at the Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Friday December 27, 2019 8:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is the entertainment line-up for celebrating the New Year countdown to 2020 at Walt Disney World.

As always, there are no fireworks at Disney's Animal Kingdom or Disney Springs, and the Magic Kingdom will be offering its firework celebrations on both December 30 and 31. New this year for Animal Kingdom is a New Year's Eve celebration including a midnight projection show.

New Year's at the Magic Kingdom 2019

Park Hours: December 30: EMH 7am to 8am; 8am to midnight. December 31: EMH 7am to 8am; 8am to 1am.

  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade: December 30 – noon and 3pm; December 31 11am and 2pm.
  • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas – 12:15, 1:10, 2, 3:50, 4:50, 5:40pm.
  • A Frozen Holiday Wish – 6pm.
  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration – 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45pm.
  • Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks on both December 30 and 31 – 6:30 and 11:50pm.
  • DJs on the Castle stage, in Frontierland and Tomorrowland from 6:45pm to 1am

New Year's Eve at Epcot 2019

Park Hours: Future World 8am to 1am; World Showcase 9am to 1am

  • Epcot Forever - 6:30pm
  • Epcot Forever with New Year's Countdown and perimeter rooftop fireworks 11:40pm
  • DJ Dance Parties at China, American Gardens Theatre, Future World East Stage, United Kingdom, Italy and Future World Center.

New Year's Eve at Disney's Animal Kingdom 2019

Park Hours: 7am to midnight

  • DJ Dance Parties on Discovery Island, Asia and DinoLand USA from 6:15pm to 12:05am.
  • Tree of Life - Awaken the New Year - special projection show at 11:58pm.

New Year's Eve at Disney's Hollywood Studios 2019

Park Hours: 6am to midnight

  • DJ Dance Party at Center Stage from 7pm
  • Wonderful World of Animation at 6:05pm
  • Fantasmic! 9pm and 10:30pm
  • Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at 6:30pm, and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular with new scenes from Rise of Skywalker at midnight
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CrazydisneyfanlukeJan 02, 2020

It's just a little bit of reprogramming to make it happen, but ofc, $$$

iMaxJan 01, 2020


TrainChasersJan 01, 2020

So that means that it was possible to have done peace on earth this year?

gerararJan 01, 2020

Seems like it. From this stream, had Epcot Forever, which was then followed by the Countdown to NY as usual as before:

FigmentJediJan 01, 2020

Disney really just brought out the Rivers of Light shamans to ring in the new year at Animal Kingdom.

TrainChasersJan 01, 2020

I watched 6:30 fantasy from grand, then enjoyed a quiet evening at DAK with a rivers of light viewing and back over to mk for 11:50 fantasy. It sure felt like more perimeters shells than previous years. Fantastic as always!

surfsupdonJan 01, 2020

How were the Epcot NYE fireworks?? Was the NYE tag the exact same as when it followed IllumiNations??!

TrainChasersDec 31, 2019

Despite traffic pop to mk was only about an hour. Probably wouldn’t have saved any time going to Epcot especially since Epcot security has been crazy lately

IanDLBZFDec 31, 2019

Magic kingdom just hit a phase closing.

disney4life2008Dec 31, 2019

Should I go or should I stay? No lol. I did magic Kingdom on nye last year and it was nice but the DJ music across the entire park is horrible.

TrainChasersDec 31, 2019

I’ve yet to be turned away at the gate... I’ve been coming to wdw for New Years every year since 2004.

IanDLBZFDec 31, 2019

Well I bused over from AOA to MK and knocked down 7DMT during EMH and Splash Mountain at RD. Left MK as soon as I could.

Hank HillDec 31, 2019

Good luck. Last year MK stopped letting guests in at 11:35. IDK how long it took people to get in who showed up after that.

TrainChasersDec 31, 2019

You’re lucky.... I’m in that traffic on a Disney bus. Not sure why the buses aren’t detouring like they have in previous years? I should have taken bus to Epcot and monorailed over. Oh well... I’ll make the 2:00 parade ( I was trying to make the 11:00 parade when I left....).