Walt Disney World is in full holiday mode with Christmas having passed and New Year’s Eve 2018 arrives in a few short days. There are plenty of people in the parks right now and more will be there to ring in the new year. No matter where you may be at WDW, you will need to know when the fireworks, dance parties, and other celebrations are taking place. You won’t want to miss a single thing and that’s why knowing the park hours is helpful too.\nAll around the place, guests will find numerous ways to welcome in 2019 as many of the parks will have extended hours. Three of them will also have big fireworks displays for your viewing pleasure, but of course, don’t expect any a Disney’s Animal Kingdom as they don’t want to endanger any of the animals.\nYou’re going to find a lot to do at the Walt Disney World parks over the last few days of the year, and here is some of the info you’ll need to know. The main thing to remember is when the parks open and close each day, and that info is always up-to-date on the official website of Walt Disney World.\nDecember 31, 2018\n\nMagic Kingdom: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m. with Extra Magic Hours of 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.\nEpcot: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.\nDisney’s Hollywood Studios: 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.\nDisney’s Animal Kingdom: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.\nTyphoon Lagoon: 10 am. – 5 p.m.\nDisney Springs: 10 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.\n\nThroughout the day, you can have fun in the parks and enjoy many of the entertainment offerings that are on the schedule. You have to remember, though, that New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest days each year and there is the possibility of phase closures, as recently reported by the Inquisitr.\nBe careful if you leave one park for another as you may have some crowd or big traffic issues going from one place to elsewhere. For those who will arrive in one location and stay there, here is what you’ll be able to enjoy.\nMagic Kingdom\n\nMickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade: 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.\nFantasy In The Sky Fireworks: 6:30 pm. and 11:50 p.m.\n\nOn December 30, 2018, Magic Kingdom will have the Fantasy In The Sky fireworks at the same times as on New Year’s Eve. This gives you an earlier chance at the great display if you don’t want to face the actual NYE crowds.\nThere will also be “New Year’s Celebration Dance Parties” in both Frontierland and Tomorrowland from 7 p.m. until midnight.\nDisney’s Hollywood Studios\n\nFantasmic!: 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.\nJingle Bell, Jingle BAM!: 9:30 p.m.\nStar Wars: A Galactic Spectacular: 12 a.m. (January 1, 2019)\n\nEpcot\n\nIlluminations: Reflections of Earth: 6:30 p.m.\nNew Year’s Countdown Fireworks: 11:40 p.m.\n\nEpcot will also have live music in the America Gardens Theatre for guests to enjoy, and don’t forget more music at different countries in the “Celebrations Around the World Showcase.”\nDisney’s Animal Kingdom\n\nRivers of Light: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.\n\nFor those who are heading out to the Walt Disney World parks for New Year’s Eve, you will need to brace yourselves for a lot of fun and big crowds. There is going to be plenty to do, no matter where you end up, to change over from 2018 to 2019. The fireworks, parade, nighttime shows, and more will help bring a little bit of this year’s magic into the next and keep you partying well into the night.