If you’re looking to rock in New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World, you might be in need of some sweet headgear to help get in the spirit of 2023! Well it seems like you might be out of luck, because as with last year, these hats have been limited to distribution only at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.
The hats are still the same design we’ve seen for a few years around Walt Disney World, with the year updated right at the center. Fireworks are peppered across the paper hat, with “2023” written in a blue Mickey silhouette, and “Happy New Year” in white on a red banner below.
Like last year, it seems free hat distribution has been budget cut to only being distributed at the resorts. We visited a few stops and managed to pick up one at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
The intent seems to be that the hats are only for guests staying at the resorts, but no resort we visited actually verified whether guests had room reservations before distributing hats.
Much like last year, the complimentary noisemakers are still nowhere to be seen. Guests at all parks still got these on New Years Eve 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, having only been cut last year due to budget reasons.
How do you feel about this free perk formerly for all park guests being cut? Let us know in the comments below!