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My absolute favorite place in the world to spend New Year’s Eve is the Walt Disney World Resort! Although it is very crowded, it really is more magical than ever and in my opinion, there’s no where more special to countdown to midnight! There are a number of great places to be when the clock strikes twelve, but here are the top three places for where to ring in the new year at Disney World:
- Epcot – The party goes all night at Epcot where you will find unique entertainment such as a DJ and light show at the Future World Fountain Stage, dancing under flame effects and a smoke-billowing dragon in China, a British blast to the past in United Kingdom, Euro-pop and lasers in Italy, and a Latin band and DJ on the America Gardens Stage. The celebrations continue with two showings of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” fireworks, at 6:00 p.m. or 11:40 p.m., which is then followed by a countdown and pyrotechnic salute to the new year.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Exclusive specialty drinks and food items are available throughout the evening, as the Event Stage comes alive with an energetic DJ and performances by the park’s star performers, Mulch, Sweat & Shears. As midnight gets closer, the band will take the stage to count down to 2015 and play live during a jaw-dropping fireworks spectacular.
- Magic Kingdom Park – You can get a head start on the festivities, with a special New Year’s Eve eve presentation of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30. The same show will be repeated on December 31.
If you are planning to be in the parks on New Year’s Eve, arrive as early as possible as the parks typically reach capacity very early in the day.
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