Walt Disney World Park Hours Not Extended for New Year’s Eve, No Special Events Announced
Hours have finally been released for the Walt Disney World theme parks through the start of the New Year, and given the year we’ve had so far, there are many looking forward to ringing in 2021. However, we’re still not in the clear of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meaning every upcoming holiday will have to be slightly modified for the health and safety of everyone… and no fireworks or nighttime spectaculars are allowed.
While that does factor in an extra hour at Magic Kingdom, hours elsewhere remain generally the same. Typically, all four parks extend their hours on New Year’s Eve, sometimes as late as 2:00 AM on the night before to help spread out the crowds. Last year, we even had our first-ever New Year’s Eve countdown to midnight at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. However this year, not only are hours shorter than ever, but there has been no indication that any New Year’s festivities will be taking place at the parks.
Offerings are usually announced starting in the Fall and finalized December, but so far, only the modified holiday lineup has been announced, and even then it specifically states the offerings run through December 30, excluding the 31st.