Where Would You Spend New Years Eve at Walt Disney World?

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Where Would You Spend New Years Eve at Walt Disney World?

When I was a little girl the thing I wanted to do most was spend New Years Eve at the Magic Kingdom. This, of course, was the fault of Carousel of Progress showcasing the celebration on the end scene TV set. Anyhow, as an adult I have more anxiety issues that make the thought of NYE on Main Street feel like a very bad idea.

I'm curious, where are the fantastic places to spend NYE at Disney World that don't include buying an extra event ticket.

Have you spent NYE at Disney? If you did, where would you go?

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Years ago we spent NYE in Magic Kingdom. It was absolutely insane! Because it fills to capacity that day, we got there when it opened which I believe was 8am and stayed until 1am eek All wait times were super long, you couldn't even move inside the stores, and, to make it worse it was COLD! I'm talking winter coats, hats, mittens. Even for us Canadians laugh They also gave out noisemakers which got annoying very quickly. However, the fireworks were (and still are) the best I've ever seen. It looked like daylight when the grand finale went off because there were so many fireworks.

Last year we spent NYE at Disneyland Park in California. The weather was cool but nowhere near as cold as Florida was. They still gave out the noisemakers but they didn't start handing them out until about 6pm which was nice. It was busy but not as bad as WDW the year I went. We also didn;t mind waiting for rides because we had never been to Disneyland before so we were excited to see it, plus, what else were we going to do while waiting until the fireworks laugh The worst part was probably the massive crowd at the end of the night leaving the park. It took quite a while to walk back to our hotel.

I would like to see the fireworks at WDW again but next time, I'm booking a theme park view room at Bay Lake and watching them from my balcony awesome

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I'm with Spook - I'd get a theme park view room at BLT and enjoy from there. If MK was open late (like 1-2 am) I'd think about walking over after Midnight, assuming it's a mad rush to get out, to go in and just walk around for a bit and welcome in the new year.

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I'd love to spend it at Epcot! I've heard they do a countdown for each country's NYE timezone and that they have a silent dance party. I know it would be absolutely insane, but if you go in prepared I think it could still be a good time...or at the very least something I would be happy to say I've done once laugh Pretty sure a room at Yacht or Beach would be a must.

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I would enjoy the festivities at the resort.

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Allie wrote:
I've heard they do a countdown for each country's NYE timezone and that they have a silent dance party.

That sounds like fun! I love the silent dance party idea.

A theme park view room at any of the Lagoon Resorts would be awesome. Maybe a Polynesian Bungalow. I'm sure those are rough rooms to try and get at that time.

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In my resort sleeping, don't know the last time I made it to midnight on NYE.

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