What the CROWDS Look Like in Disney World on New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year’s Eve from Disney World!

Main Street U.S.A. Christmas Decorations

There is plenty to see and do around the parks on this festive day, like special treats, merch, entertainment, and more — and we’re bringing you along as we check it out. But, we’re not the only ones ringing in the New Year in Disney World, so let’s take a look at the crowds!

We saw some pretty intense crowds over the past few days so we’re expecting some heavy crowds on New Year’s Eve as well! We typically see special events in both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, and because of that park passes have been sold out for theme park ticket and hotel guests since early October.

But, exactly when the crowds will show up is another story, since the most exciting New Year’s festivities take place at night. When we got to Magic Kingdom, we saw that things were already busy mid-afternoon. 

Crowds on Main Street, U.S.A.

We arrived shortly before 3PM and people were gathering along the parade route to watch Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. This is the last day that the parade will show before it returns to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party next year.

Guests already lined up.

Once we got away from the parade route, things were less dense…although it’ll likely pick back up again after the parade ends.

Crowds in Tomorrowland

Around the same time in EPCOT, we encountered a LOT of people when walking our way through Creations Shop. Good luck looking for souvenirs today!

So. Many. People.

We’ll continue to update this post as we get later in the evening and closer to fireworks time. Typically, the parks get REALLY packed in the evening so keep following to see what it’s like.

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We’ll be keeping up with all the New Year’s Eve and Day happenings in Disney World, so stay tuned!

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