PHOTOS & VIDEOS: How Crowded is Disney World on New Year’s Eve?

It has been a busy holiday week, as Disney World tends to be in the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day!

It has been busy this week!

Today is the final day of 2021, and to close out the year, we’re heading into the parks to see just how busy things are as other guests prepare to ring in the New Year!

Since New Year’s Eve is a holiday celebrated at night, we weren’t sure how early the parks would start to get busy. With fireworks set to return to both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, we knew there as a possibility that those two parks could get crowded first thing in the morning with guests scoping out a spot to watch the show!

Who’s ready to party?!

When we arrived, there was designated queue space outside of the entrance, in case of crowds. There weren’t too many guests walking around in front — everyone was inside.

There was queue space outside.

Once we made our way to Main Street, U.S.A., it was almost time for Disney Enchantment. Because of New Year’s Eve, Magic Kingdom was having its typical fireworks show early at 6:30PM.

It’s much busier down here!

Guests were already gathered down the street, and it was pretty packed! At this point, you’d need to stick to the sidewalk to move at all.

Crowds are almost always heaviest before fireworks.

We expect similar crowds later in the evening for the New Year’s Eve Fantasy in the Sky fireworks show.

After the show, it got a lot busier in Fantasyland. There’s typically a bottleneck for crowds over here by Peter Pan’s Flight and “it’s a small world.”

It wasn’t as bad in other parts of the park.

You’ll definitely want to be careful when walking around in these heavy crowds, there are a LOT of people!

Be careful out there!

This is DEFINITELY one of the most crowded days of the year. Good luck to all those visiting!

Be sure to follow along as we continue to cover the holiday crowds at Disney World! We’ll be back tomorrow on New Year’s Day to see how busy the parks are, so definitely check back then! And keep an eye on AllEars for the latest news and updates ahead of your next Disney World vacation.

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Have you celebrated New Year’s Eve in Disney World before? Share your experience in the comments!

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