Welcome 2018 this New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World!
Everyone loves to start the New Year in a special way. Fireworks, celebration, dancing… they all make for a great New Year's Eve party! And at Walt Disney World, all those things are coming together. A whole series of New Year's Eve events and parties are scheduled for the various parks at the Walt Disney World resort, complete with breathtaking fireworks and the countdown to 2018!
Of course, you're probably wondering where to go for the best view of the firework shows. Don't get too close to Cinderella Castle, because the castle itself will end up blocking some of the fireworks. The FastPass+ viewing areas are good, and surprisingly, the Ticket & Transportation Center dock offers a great view. You can find a map and more tips on the Disney Tourist Blog.
You'll also have several options for dining, and drinks of all kinds. Make your reservations as far ahead of time as you can, because everything is going to get very crowded! In fact, be well aware that crowds are going to be very large pretty much everywhere. Plan for plenty of time to get around, and make sure you grab a good spot to watch the fireworks early on. Some guests reserve spots hours early!
Of course, you are going to want to take the opportunity to add some souvenirs to your collection. But with lines being so long, and the parks being so crowded, you may not get to do much shopping on New Year's Eve. Your WDW Store to the rescue! We'll be sure to stock all the Disney New Year's 2018 merchandise we can. As soon as we get it in, we'll put it in its own section to make it easy for you to find. You can also keep watch on our New Disney Arrivals, and see them there first!
We also have a lot of 2017 Disney merchandise available, to help you round out your collection if you're missing anything. Be sure to check it out.
Now, if you're planning to go to Disney World for New Year's Eve, get to planning right away so you can have the best possible time!