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The New Year’s Eve fun at Walt Disney World Resort will include nine parade performances – including one on water – topped off with five fireworks extravaganzas. Here’s a look at what’s in store at the Vacation Kingdom (show times and entertainment are subject to change without notice) …

Magic Kingdom

“Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!” parade and street party
(11 a.m., 12:30 and 5:40 p.m.)

“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade”
(12 noon and 3:30 p.m.)

“SpectroMagic” parade of lights and music
(7 and 10:30 p.m.)

“Holiday Wishes” fireworks
(8:30 p.m.)

“Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks
(11:50 p.m.)

Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.-1 a.m.


Special version of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth”
(7:30 and 11:40 p.m.)

Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.-1 a.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“Fantasmic!” nighttime musical special effects extravaganza
(6:30 p.m.)

Live performances by in-park band “Mulch, Sweat and Shears,” back-to-back with a DJ at Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat.
(Mulch, Sweat and Shears sets are 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m.; DJ starts at 6:30 p.m.)

A special “Lights, Camera, Happy New Year” fireworks show starring Mulch, Sweat and Shears
(11:55 p.m.)

Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.-midnight

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

“Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade”
(3:45 p.m.)

Park hours on New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon

The Electrical Water Pageant
(9 p.m.; plays to Magic Kingdom entrance area at 10:25 p.m.)

Wrapping it Up

There is so much going on for that evening, it will be hard to choose. If you have never seen Mulch, Sweat and Shears, though, they are a rockin’ great band. I saw them during the ESPN the Weekend and they are very talented and bring some great energy to the crowd.