If you are thinking of being at Disney World during the New Year, you are definitely in for a treat. Unlike the last few years, New Year at Disney World 2022 has many more things to look forward to.
Due to COVID, there were almost no celebrations last year. However, we can say with enough certainty that 2022 will be an amazing one and much better than how it has been.
New Year at Disney World 2022
Despite Disney not having a formal announcement about what we can expect, here’s what you can hope to see at the Disney World new years celebration.
The most exciting part about the New Year’s event is that Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios will be open from 9 am and post-midnight. While EPCOT will be available from 10 am till midnight. Only Animal Kingdom will follow the usual 9 am to 7 pm timing.
You can choose where you want to be at midnight, depending on what celebrations you want to be a part of. Moreover, you would also need to review your park pass reservations to ensure that you get to spend this exciting time in the park of your liking.
New Year at Disney World reservations
Both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios have their park pass reservations specially reserved for the guests arriving on December 31, 2021, along with tickets for the theme parks. Moreover, this also includes guests who will avail their stay at the Select Resort Hotels.
Guests with annual passes have two major reservation options; one is the same as that of normal guests. The other is making a park pass reservation to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
However, you need to know that if the list of visitors is full, you can still visit the park after 2 pm with the help of a park hopper pass. The park hopper option will be included in your ticket.
Just remember that it will be considered valid or invalid based on the park’s capacity. On New Years Eve Disney World, you can expect lots of crowds. Moreover, there will be some special guests getting exclusive arrangements.
One of the least anticipated things about spending the New Year at Disney World is how huge the crowd will be, especially since it’s New Year at Disney World.
Generally, this is the most crowded time of the year for Disney World. During previous years, guests had gone camping a few hours before the clock struck midnight.
They enjoyed and captured the perfect fireworks that Disney World released at midnight to honor the celebrations.
New Year celebrations post COVID
Since previous years there wasn’t the kind of celebration expected at Disney’s, due to social distancing norms. This was done to prevent people from creating large groups or crowds. Therefore, it is difficult to predict if the new year eve of 2021 will look like 2019, 2018, 2017, etc.
However, plans for new years eve elsewhere are gradually starting to get normal. The New York Times says that Times Square will be permitting people who are fully vaccinated to gather on New Year’s Eve to witness the ball drop.
According to the Mayor, Bill de Blasio, the city is keen on showing that they are completely back to normal. However, the guests should be fully vaccinated.
Disney COVID rules
As of now, Disney World has not come up with any such mandates regarding vaccination. Therefore, you may not need to be fully vaccinated to celebrate the new year at Disney World.
Nevertheless, the park could exercise restrictions on the number of guests who can gather at once to witness the renowned firework shows on New Year’s eve. The best recommendation is to reach early to be a part of this exciting event.
Celebrating New Years at Disney World
Every year fireworks attract a lot of crowds. Therefore, it is likely to attract a large crowd this year.
To make the most of the Disney World New Years Eve fireworks show, don’t forget to be compassionate towards other people. Since things will be a little different this year, you may need to be helpful towards other guests and help both them and yourself.
Along with fireworks, Disney World has a lot to offer its guests on New Year’s Eve. In the previous year, Disney had presented their guests with limited-time treats which they could easily find at resorts and parks.
These included midnight-themed cupcakes, sparkling wine packages, cakes, etc. They could also get these treats at their hotels themselves. This way, guests who liked being in crowds or wanted to enjoy the fireworks show could have their celebrations on New Year at Disney World.
Disney has already started preparing merchandise for New Year’s Eve. It is available for purchase at merchandise stores all over the parks.
You can easily use your Disney cards or cash to purchase these merchandise for reasonable prices. Expect some exciting discounts on Disney merch as well!
If you want to visit Disney World this New Year’s Eve, you can expect to get a lot of crowds. Therefore please arrive early and enjoy the activities before the park reaches its maximum capacity.