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Magical Countdown to 2014! Part 2

New Year’s Eve is 10 days away, and I’ll be celebrating in Walt Disney World! In Part 1, I summarized events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Today, I’ll give you the details of New Year’s Eve happenings at Magic Kingdom!

Magic Kingdom offers the most family-friendly environment for your 2014 countdown as no alcohol is served in the park (except for guests lucky enough to dine at Be Our Guest for dinner). The day is packed with character greetings, shows and special events marking the holiday season! Highlights include:


Click here for a complete New Year’s Eve schedule at                          Magic Kingdom!

Remember that Magic Kingdom is the most popular park for New Year’s Eve and the park may close. TouringPlans has a great description of how Disney implements phased closures of the parks:http://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/capacity-closures

Your best bet is to stay at a Disney Resort, arrive early and settle in to enjoy the festivities.  This would be a great day to prebook attractions using FastPass+ as lines will be long throughout the day and night.

Stay tuned for highlights of New Year’s events at Epcot and Downtown Disney! Choices, choices. Where will you spend New Year’s Eve? I’ll write about my family’s countdown plans soon too!


Magical Countdown to 2014! Part 1

Are you ready for the most magical countdown of the year? Join me as I review all the possibilities to spend your New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World. Over the next several posts, I will share NYE happenings throughout Disney. I’ll then share how I will ring in 2014 with my family and post frequent updates from the parks!

In true Disney World style, there really is “more to do than can ever be done” on New Year’s Eve. Downtown Disney, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot all have exciting options as do several of the Disney Resorts.

Behind Door #1: Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Hollywood Studios will be open from 8am to Midnight with Extra Magic Hours for resort guests until 3am. The evening will feautre:

  •  Showings of Fantasmic! Nighttime Spectacular
    at 6:30pm, 8pm, and 10pm.
  •  The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special (a family-friendly, improv comedy show) will also be running throughout the afternoon and evening.
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol throughout the day
  • Hat & Horn Distribution beginning at 6pm at the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Disney Junior Dance Party from 8:30pm to 11:30pm
  • DJ Elliott at the Sorcerer Hat State from 6pm to Midinght
  • Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights 
  • Mulch, Sweat & Shears at the Sorcerer Hat Stage at 8:30pm, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:25
  •  New Years Eve Fireworks starting at 11:50pm

Hollywood Studios NYE

Doesn’t it sound amazing? But wait! There’s more! What’s behind Door #2? Read my next post to find out!