Resort Fireworks Streaming Schedule and Activities Released Ahead of New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World

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If you’re planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, here’s a first look at some of the special activities planned for the evening. As a reminder, theme parks will close before midnight and will not host any fireworks or nighttime spectaculars, so guests are encouraged to have fun celebrating at their resort.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower


At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you’ll find the activities roster by The Wave.

  • Mickey Tie-Dye (Contemporary Feature Pool – $) – 5:00 PM
  • New Year’s Eve Mad-Libs (Bay Cove Pool) – 5:15 PM
  • ABC Trivia – 6:15 PM
  • New Year’s Eve Bingo – 7:15 PM
  • Disney Parks Trivia – 8:15 PM
  • Family Fusion – 9:15 PM
  • New Year’s Eve Pop Culture Trivia – 10:15 PM
  • Critter Toss – 11:15 PM
  • New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

For those looking to catch the special fireworks stream, there will be fireworks shown at 8:30 PM and midnight on in-room TVs, channel 74. It seems these will not run continuously, but at those specified times, likely with a countdown preceding it.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort


Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has a number of exclusive food & beverage, including a Strawberry Champagne Cupcake and Raspberry Rosé Dole Whip Float. Kona Cafe is also serving up a special filet mignon and baked pineapple Alaska.

  • New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt – 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Count Down to the New Year Kiddie Party – 5:00 PM
  • Celebrate the New Year Through the Decades – 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Make Your Own New Years Tumbler – 6:00 PM ($)
  • Kids Only! Music Request – 8:30 PM
  • Resolution Reveal – 10:30 PM
  • Welcome 2021! – 11:50 PM

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge


For a full tour of Wilderness Lodge NYE offerings, including the Memory Wall Photo Op, check out our post here.

  • New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt – Available all day!
  • Poolside Activities (at Copper Creek Springs Pool) – 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM & 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Mickey Tie Dye – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Movie Under the Stars – 7:00 PM
  • Reunion Station Activities – 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Memory Wall Photo Opportunity – Available all day!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa


Over at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, an activities roster has been set up at the lobby, with a full lineup of activities taking place by the beach pool:

  • New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Name that Tune through the Decades – 6:00 PM
  • Dance Party – 7:00 PM
  • Kids Countdown – 7:15 PM
  • Win It In A Minute – 8:00 PM
  • Wine Glass Decorating – 9:00 PM ($6 plus tax)
  • Disney Through the Years Trivia – 10:00 PM

Throughout Walt Disney World, most resort lounges and pool bars will remain open past midnight. At the Grand Floridian, the Beach Pool Bar, Courtyard Pool Bar, and Enchanted Rose will all be open through 1:00 AM.


If you’re looking to add even more pizzazz to your NYE celebration, make sure to mobile order a special Sparkling Wine & Chocolate Truffles package from select resort quick-service locations. (Unlike most Disney Floral & Gifts packages, this one’s under $20!) The package will include two Ganachery truffles, as well as a split of sparkling wine to share. For more details on this special package, click here.

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