Walt Disney World Resort is sending off 2016 with a bang… and pops of light… and lots of music. Typically known as the most fireworks-filled evening of the year, guests will celebrate New Year’s Eve with new experiences across the resort including new shows, new music, and new spectaculars.
From 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. deejays spin tunes in Future World and World Showcase at the following locations:
- the Future World Fountain Stage
- China – flame effects and smoke-billowing dragon
- United Kingdom – grooving to a British Invasion
- Italy – Euro-pop and lasers,
- Japan – “Silent Groove” party
- America Adventure – America Gardens Theatre Stage, joined by a Latin band
Two showings of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” include a holiday finale during the 6:00 p.m. show and a countdown and pyrotechnic salute to 2017 starting at 11:40 p.m.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
A high energy DJ dance party starts at 7:00 p.m. at Center Stage leading to a countdown to midnight and fireworks. Guests can also catch two nighttime spectaculars, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at 9:00 p.m. and “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” just after midnight.
Festivities start early on the eve of New Year’s Eve. “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, and will be repeated on Dec. 31. For guests who can’t keep their eyes open till midnight, the Holiday Wishes New Year’s Celebration starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights, with expanded fireworks and a New Year’s Eve countdown.
The Disney Parks Blog will live stream “Fantasy in the Sky” on New Year’s Eve starting at 11:45 p.m.
Guests can wish upon a New Year’s Eve star at Disney Springs over the West Side waterfront during “Starbright Holidays | An Intel Collaboration” with shows at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.