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

Dec 28, 2015 in "Holidays at the Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Monday December 28, 2015 9:38am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is our at-a-glance guide to the most important information for welcoming 2016 at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Magic Kingdom

  • Park Hours: Morning EMH 7am to 8am. Park Hours: 8am to 2am.
  • Holiday Wishes at 6:30pm on December 30 and 31 2015
  • Fantasy in the Sky New Year's Eve fireworks at 11:50pm on December 30 and 31 2015.


  • Park Hours: 8am to 1am.
  • IllumiNations Reflections of Earth with Peace on Earth Finale at 6pm
  • IllumiNations Reflections of Earth with New Year's Eve Finale at 11:40pm
  • Live DJs around World Showcase: TBA

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Park Hours: 8am to 12am. Evening EMH 12am to 2am.
  • New Year's Eve fireworks at midnight
  • Fantasmic! 7pm, 8:30pm, 10:30pm.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

As always, there will be no fireworks at Disney's Animal Kingdom or Disney Springs.

  • Park Hours: 8am to 9pm.

Disney Springs

  • Cirque du Soleil area - DJ Tony Messina from 10:30pm to 3:30am.
  • Exposition Park on the West Side - Signal Flow from 7pm to 12:35am. DJ Dave Griffiths from 7:30pm to 1:15am.
  • Sunshine Highline on the West Side - Dominic Gaudious from 6:45pm to 12:30am. Mitch Corbin Trio from 7:30pm to 1:15am.
  • Water View Park at the The Landing - La Calle from 7pm to 12:45am. Nicholas Marks from 7:30pm to 1:15am.
  • Riverboat Square at The Landing - Nova Pop from 1pm to 5:45pm. DJ Luis Melara from 7:30pm to 1:30am,
  • Waterside Stage at the Marketplace - Drey - C from 6:45pm to 12:45am. DJ Steve Dunlap from 7:30pm to 1:15am.
  • Dockside Margaritas at the Marketplace - Steady Buda from 12:30 to 6:15pm. Bryan Malpass from 6:45pm to 12:15am.
  • Fountain Stage at the Marketplace - Right on Key from 7pm to 12:30am. DJ Robbie Gomez from 7:30pm to 12:05am.
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photomattJan 01, 2016

What kind of video camera are they using?

CrazydisneyfanlukeJan 01, 2016

I saw them last night as well, truly amazing! We watched from the poly. Got our spots 2hrs before, was. Very crowded.

wdwmagicJan 01, 2016

Here is the view of Hollywood Blvd on NYE 1 hour before fireworks.

jrhwdwJan 01, 2016

VIDEO - Disney's Hollywood Studios New Year's Eve firework spectacular Saw it this morning on YT, it looked FANTASTIC!!!!!! Do we have a name for this and could DHS do this show when it's not SW or Frozen?

wdwmagicJan 01, 2016

VIDEO - Disney's Hollywood Studios New Year's Eve firework spectacular

ABQDec 31, 2015

That's some pretty intense finale, nicely done.

wdwmagicDec 31, 2015

VIDEO - Magic Kingdom debuts new Holiday Wishes New Year's Celebration firework show

CrazydisneyfanlukeDec 31, 2015

Wow, that must have been a great show. Ill try to find a video on youtube.

Ariel1986Dec 31, 2015

Yep caught this when in the MK earlier, wasn't expecting it at all and it was amazing!! Getting ready to watch the full show in 15 mins from The Contemporary :)

DHoyDec 31, 2015

So will they be doing the show twice tomorrow night? @WDW Monorail

DHoyDec 31, 2015

That's like a nice 25-30 minute firework show

WDW MonorailDec 31, 2015

Before anyone gets up in arms about "THE MK CUT ITS NYE SHOW TO 180 AND STARTED IT TOO EARLY", the main NYE show is being loaded right now.

WDW MonorailDec 31, 2015

The countdown was performed at 6:43 pm after Holiday Wishes. 180 degrees for now.

CrazydisneyfanlukeDec 31, 2015

The count down fireworks are not until 11:50pm tonight.