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New Years Eve 2013 / New Year's Day 2014 at the Disneyland Resort

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Heading to the Disneyland Resort to celebrate New Year's Eve? You're not alone, so make the most of your holiday with these schedules and detailed information guide:

New Year's Eve

Park Hours:

Disneyland - 8am to 2am, with Magic Morning from 7am.
Disney California Adventure - 8am to 1am.

Countdown Locations and entertainment:


  • New Year's Eve Countdown Central at Sleeping Beauty Castle - featuring Tomasina on stage from 9:00 - 12:30, with midnight Fantasy in the Sky fireworks.
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Party - featuring Suburban Legends at 8:45pm; 9:45pm; 10:50pm; 11pm and 12:45am
  • Swingin' Down the Rivers of America with the Jambalaya Jazz band between Fantasmic performances.
  • "it's a small world" Dance Party - featuring a live DJ, party host and character appearances from 7pm - 2am.

Disney California Adventure

  • World of Color/Paradise Pier - Fireworks and fountain display at Midnight; World of Color immediately after.
  • Mad T Party - 7pm to 1am, with countdown and fireworks from the Hollywood Land rooftops at Midnight.

Additional New Year's Eve entertainment:


  • French Market - Piano player
  • Fantasy Faire - Swing Party featuring Stompy Jones

Disney California Adventure

  • Flo's V8 Cafe - featuring the Kelly Rae Band at 8pm; 9pm; 10:15pm; 11:15pm and 12:15am.
  • Carthay Circle - featuring the Tim Gill All-Stars at 8pm; 9pm; 10:15pm; 11:15pm and 12:15am.
  • Paradise Garden Bandstand - featuring Hermanos Herrera at 8:15pm; 9:30pm; 10:45pm; 11:35pm and 12:35am.
  • Sonoma Terrace Washboard Jazz - featuring the Ellis Island Boys at 8pm; 9:15pm; 10:30pm and 11:35pm.


  • Believe in Holiday Magic (Disneyland) - 8:30pm
  • New Year's Eve Fantasy in the Sky (Disneyland) - Midnight
  • World of Color Countdown to Midnight (DCA) - Midnight
  • Mad T Party (DCA) - Midnight

World of Color Countdown to Midnight:

In past years, a separate Fastpass machine was used to issue tickets for the World of Color Countdown to Midnight show at the same time the other machines issued tickets for the earlier shows. We don't know if this will be the case again this year, but it's worth swinging by the Fastpass distribution area to check.

Hats and Horn distribution: (begins at 6pm)

  • Jingle Jangle Jamboree in Disneyland
  • Parade gate across from Silly Symphony Swings in DCA
  • Parade gate near Tower of Terror in DCA

Parking and Transportation:

  • No planned tram service interruptions to the Mickey and Friends structure, but expect heavy crowds after both fireworks shows.
  • Guests with disabilities can use a special loading area near the picnic area.
  • Downtown Disney parking lot (Stitch and Lilo) will begin charging at flat $20 fee per vehicle upon entry starting at 5pm. Visitors who get a validation from the theater or participating restaurant can receive a refund from the valet booth by showing their parking ticket and receipt.

Area / attraction closures:

  • Toontown closes at 8pm, and will not reopen.
  • Paradise Pier attractions will reopen between the 2nd and 3rd World of Color show.
  • California Screamin' will not reopen after the 3rd World of Color show.


New Year's Eve reservations are still available at:

  • Steakhouse 55 - Disneyland Hotel
  • Goofy's Kitchen - Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney’s PCH Grill - Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
  • Storyteller’s Café - Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
  • Blue Bayou - Disneyland
  • Wine Country Trattoria - Disney California Adventure

Call 714-781-3463 to make reservations, or use the online dining reservation system.

New Year's Day

Park Hours:

Disneyland - 8am to 2am.
Disney California Adventure - 10am to 1am. Note: the Extra Magic Hour previously scheduled has been cancelled.

See you next year!


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