New Year’s Ever Park Hours and Entertainment Times Released for Walt Disney World


If you’re planning on ringing in the new year at Walt Disney World, here is a 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

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.

Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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