The New Year is fast approaching! While we’re decking the halls for the holidays, we’re looking forward to turning the calendar to see what 2022 has to hold. With New Year’s Eve plans canceled in 2020 due to COVID at Walt Disney World Resort, we’re thrilled to see the New Year magic return to the Parks once again with two New Year’s Eve fireworks shows prepared for December 31, 2021.
We previously shared the exciting news that three of Walt Disney World’s four Parks will be open through midnight on New Year’s Eve. On December 31, Magic Kingdom Park will remain open until 1:00 am with EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios remaining open until 12:00am. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the one Disney Park that will close to let the animals sleep at 7:00 pm. Disney Springs will remain open until 11:30 pm on December 31st.
If you’re visiting Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, you’ll have a chance to experience special New Year’s Eve fireworks! At Magic Kingdom, the fan-favorite fireworks show, “Fantasy In The Sky Fireworks” has been confirmed by Disney to return on December 31 at 11:50 pm. Disney Enchantment will also be available for Guests that evening at 6:30 pm as noted in the screenshot below:
Over at EPCOT, Disney has listed “New Year’s Even Countdown Fireworks” to take place in the World Showcase lagoon at 11:54 pm on December 31. Harmonious will be performed earlier in the evening at 6:30 pm.
Currently, Disney has no fireworks or nighttime spectaculars listed for Disney’s Hollywood Studios which isn’t a huge surprise as fireworks have yet to return since the COVID closures in 2020. We are gearing up for Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! to return on December 19, along with the ever-so-popular entertainment, Fantasmic! returning in 2022.
Not in the Parks this New Year’s Eve? Here’s a video of Magic Kingdom’s “Fantasy In The Sky” which features stunning fireworks display and beautiful projection on the Cinderella Castle. This was filmed December 31, 2019, to enjoy at home:
Are you planning on ringing in the New Year at the Disney Parks? Let us know in the comments!