Think About Disney Springs For New Year's Eve 2021

The Disney Parks closing a bit on the early side this New Year's Eve, an UPDATED Park Hours schedule was just released and we're happy to see that times have been extended quite a bit. However, everywhere is closing prior to midnight in order to follow health and safety guidelines set by government organizations. Guests vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort that don't have Park Reservations on that date may be wondering where to go to ring in the New Year. To Disney's massive shopping, dining, and entertainment complex of course - Disney Springs!

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Disney World!Celebrate New Year's Eve at Disney World!

Disney Springs' hours for Thursday, December 31, 2020, aka New Year's Eve as 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM. Technically everything but the 24-hour Cupcake ATM will be closed by Midnight, but celebrating at Disney Springs is going to get you much closer to the magic hour than anywhere else on property.

Holiday entertainment has been going on at Disney Springs all season long.

  • DJs "Groove to the tunes from Guest DJs throughout the holidays at the Waterside Stage and Exposition Park."
  • Entertainment "In the evenings, explore Disney Springs and be entertained by Toy Soldier Stiltwalkers and Snowflake Skaters."
  • Let It Snow! "Snow flurries are in the forecast for Town Center and the West Side of Disney Springs! In the evenings, delight in a magical snowfall adding an extra touch of wonder to your holiday shopping."

Ring In The New Year At Disney SpringsRing In The New Year At Disney Springs

It is worth noting that while you don't need a special reservation to get into Disney Springs, guests are subject to the same health and security screens as at the Disney Parks. In addition it is possible for Disney Springs to reach capacity in much the same way as the Parks. If you have your heart set on ringing in the New Year at Disney Springs you might want to arrive early and stay for the duration because Disney Springs not only draws out of town guests but local traffic as well.

Disney Springs Health and Safety Procedures For ReopeningDisney Springs Health and Safety Procedures For Reopening

At this point it's probably too late to get a table reservation at the many excellent restaurants though you can keep trying in both the MyDisneyExperience App and Through OpenTable. If you can't get a reservation, quick service options can more than make up for that. Stroll the Springs and enjoy snacks and drinks from some of the many quick options.

My top picks for New Year's Eve flavor include:

The Basket at Wine Bar GeorgeThe Basket at Wine Bar George

No matter where you spend your New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World remember to relax and enjoy yourself for a wonderful time. When shared with the right people taking a night time dip in the resort pool or watching the fireworks on TV in your PJs can be just as fun as cheering with a crowd. Many of the Resort Hotel Restaurants have extended their hours especially for the night.

Have A Happy New Year!

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