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7 Tips for Spending New Year's Eve at Disneyland

by Leap on November 10, 2018 63 Los Angeles

Thousands are known to gather at Main Street, U.S.A. Disneyland for an un-frog-gettable New Year's Eve. Some frogs may even say it's the golden state's version of New York Times Square. Planning on celebrating New Year's Eve at Disneyland? Here are our best tips to manage the big crowd and even bigger entertainment. Bring out the noisemakers. Ribbit!

New Year's Eve at Disneyland - Sleeping Beauty Castle Holiday Lights

Expect to be surrounded by your new best friends, because this is Disneyland’s most crowded night of the year. New Year's Eve is part of holidays at Disneyland which mean you can expect regular holiday entertainment, plus special events held just for the New Year's celebration. That’s a lot to keep track of, but we’ve broken it down by what you need to know. Follow our frog family tips below for celebrating New Year's Eve at Disneyland.

The 2018 New Year's Eve schedule has been announced, so we’ve updated this post with this year’s entertainment. There may be more specific information to come, so keep hopping back.

Tips for Celebrating New Year's Eve at Disneyland

1. Arrive early

Pre-purchase your admission tickets and arrive early, preferably in the morning. Disneyland does not release admissions numbers, but if the park gets too crowded, they could stop selling tickets and letting guests in as early as mid-morning. Come in the morning to prevent a long wait getting in later. Expect longer than usual times for traffic, parking and going through the bag check and gates.

Luckily, you can get a head start on Dec. 31. Both Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park open at 8 a.m., and both parks offer an Extra Magic Hour for registered hotel guests beginning at 7 a.m. Disneyland Park also has Magic Morning at 7 a.m. for guests with a CityPASS or valid 3+ day ticket. Disneyland is open until 2 a.m. and California Adventure closes at 1 a.m. Check out park hours and events on our Disneyland Crowd Calendar.

2. Choose one park

New Year's Eve at Disneyland is not a good day to park-hop because if you leave one park and it hits capacity, you may not be able to get back in. We recommend making your choice based on where you’d like to be for the special evening entertainment. Once you choose a park, bring everything you need for the day and plan to stay. Get a locker to store sweatshirts and items you do not want to carry all day. Disneyland Park is more likely to pause in letting guests in but it has also been known to happen at Disney California Adventure.

3. Dress in layers

New Year's Eve at Disneyland - Carolers

No matter which park you visit, be prepared for cooler weather. There is sunshine during the day, but Southern California winter nights are chilly. Layers are your best bet, as crowds do keep Disneyland slightly warmer than it is outside of the gates. Bring a backpack for jackets and hats or rent a locker. If you have a backpack, we recommend bringing refillable water bottles or snacks to avoid long food and beverage lines.

4. Utilize FastPasses or MaxPass for rides and shows

Make use of the FastPass system early in the day for rides and also for shows such as World of Color and Fantasmic!. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are definitely worth paying the extra $10 for MaxPass. MaxPass is an optional paid service that allows you to reserve FastPasses from your phone. This is very helpful in avoiding lines and walking across a crowded park to collect a FastPass. If you’re park hopping, you can make reservations in either park. A bonus benefit of MaxPass over the free FastPass system is that MaxPass users usually have access to sooner return windows.

Another perk is that the MaxPass includes unlimited PhotoPass downloads for the day. We love PhotoPass as we enjoy printing and posting our froggerrific photos. Expect the FastPass distribution to run out much earlier than usual for both the paper ticket FastPass distribution and through MaxPass. Reserve rides as soon as you enter the park and keep reserving your next rides as soon as you can.

Always check the time you can acquire your next FastPass — it may be before you use your first one! Knowing when your FastPasses can be used can help you make a plan (remember you can arrive 5 minutes early and up to 10 minutes late, so you really have a 75-minute window). It is always a good idea to have a touring plan in mind, but with large crowds it can be hard to predict which attractions will have the biggest lines or just how hard it will be to walk around. Hit your must-do rides first and be flexible. Think of longer wait times as quality time spent with your friends and family. Play games to pass the time and make being more patient part of your New Year’s resolution!

New Year's Eve at Disneyland

Pirates of the Caribbean and the Incredicoaster usually have fast moving lines. Try to get a FastPass for it’s a small world and Haunted Mansion Holiday on New Year’s Eve instead. They both have longer than usual lines during the holidays because of their seasonal overlays. Splash Mountain often has a much shorter line in cooler weather and you don’t get as wet when it’s cold out. We frogs (who don’t mind getting a little wet) stayed completely dry on Splash Mountain this December but when we visited on a 100-degree day last fall, we got soaked. Splash control must be part of the Disney magic. If you’re looking for a place to rest and break up your day in California Adventure, we suggest seeing Frozen — Live at the Hyperion. In 2018, there are three show times on New Year’s Eve at noon, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. At Disneyland, use Mickey and the Magical Map or Storytelling at the Royal Theatre as a chance to sit and rest while being entertained.

New Year's Eve at Disneyland - Stilt Walker

5. Be entertained

Just have fun during New Year's Eve at Disneyland! If you find yourself leering at the massive crowd, just think of it this way: you could be home on the couch (or on your lily pad) watching the ball drop on TV instead of spending memorable time with your loved ones at Disneyland. So relax and let the good times roll!

The Christmas Fantasy Parade is held at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m in 2018. You will have to camp out sooner than usual for parades. Keep your eye on the parade route to gauge when to get your spot. We estimate about an hour and a half to two hours is effective. Just keep your eye on it as crowds can be unpredictable. Use that time to sit down and relax — It’s a long day, so use your wait time as a welcomed rest. If the forecast is chilly, bring a thin blanket to stay warm while you hold your spot. During the holiday season, you can enjoy nightly snowfall. Snow usually falls during the Wintertime Enchantment at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. You can also catch snowfall by "it's a small world" and sometimes in Frontierland. Be sure to ask cast members about snowfall in those locations since they are not on the calendar yet.

New Year's Eve at Disneyland - DIsneyland Forever

On New Year's Eve at Disneyland, park guests are treated to not one, but two fireworks shows. How Frogtastic! The fireworks that ring in the new year on the east coast and west coast are part of Disneyland’s own special New Year’s Eve “Fantasy in the Sky” Fireworks Spectacular.  Show times are 9 p.m. (earlier than usual!) and 11:55 p.m. The New Year's Eve fireworks combines festive and explosive fireworks with classic music and a countdown to midnight for both east coast and west coast times.

If you want to watch fireworks near the castle or Main Street, talk to cast members early in the day for advice on when to get your spot. Expect to see people getting into position hours before the show, possibly as early as noon. Mickey and Minnie may make an appearance for the midnight show. Unless you are absolutely determined to see the fireworks at the castle or along Main Street, this is perhaps the one time we'd recommend watching them from alternate locations in the park. You can see them well from "it's a small world", Rivers of America and near the exit of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. However you may not hear the accompanying music or see the bursts closer to the castle. If you choose to view the fireworks  elsewhere, it will save you time from camping out and use that time for more rides. Cast members usually have the best advice and will know where you can and cannot stand. This prevents you from claiming a great spot only to find out too late that it is a designated walkway. Finally, when the fireworks are over, let the crowds thin out before you exit the park. Go on another ride or two, or get a snack while traffic dies down.

Another great show to catch is Fantasmic! This year, guests can enjoy two showings at 9:05 p.m., and 11:35 p.m. Collect a FastPass near the Mark Twain Riverboat dock first thing in the morning, or plan to get in place for a stand-by location possibly hours in advance. The 9:05 p.m. show may be starting as the first fireworks show is running, whereas the 11:35 show will be ending as the fireworks start. There are also Fantasmic! dining packages that can get you preferred viewing locations.

The Royal Swing Big Band Ball with live music from The Swing Cats Big Band is not listed on the entertainment calendar for 2018.

New Year's Eve at Disneyland - Festival of Holidays

When celebrating New Year's Eve at Disneyland, you might choose to party the night away at Disney California Adventure Park. In 2017, the celebration heated up up in the World of Color viewing area with a DJ and New Year’s party. That’s where they did the New Year’s countdown and a fireworks show that included water, fire, lasers and light.With World of Color still under refurbishment, they have not announced the countdown plans for 2018. We’ll hop on that as soon as it’s announced.

A number of bands will entertain you throughout the day as part of the Disney Festival of Holidays. The festival food and beverage booths will be open until from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy meeting characters, from the residents of Radiator Springs to your classic Disney pals, on Buena Vista Street until 1 a.m. Check the entertainment schedule for more holiday entertainment like the Disney Viva Navidad! Street Party and Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival.

6. Enjoy special New Year’s Eve dining

With long lines and crowded walkways, taking a break for dinner is a necessary step. A festive meal is also a frogtastic way to get into the New Year’s Eve spirit! Inside Disneyland or Disney California Adventure, we recommend making dining reservations up to 60 days in advance to avoid long restaurant lines. If you want to make a reservation at a table-service restaurant or purchase a dining package for World of Color or Fantasmic! for New Year’s Eve, reservations opened on Nov. 1.

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You'll also find special dining at the Disneyland Resort hotels when celebrating New Year's Eve at Disneyland. As we mentioned before, we don’t recommend leaving the parks on this day. If you do depart for a meal, there’s no guarantee you’ll be let back in. However, for those of you that want a little Disney magic without stepping into the parks, then you might consider the family-friendly New Year's celebration at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. The event includes Disney characters as well as a New Year's Eve buffet at the PCH Grill. The buffet is served from 5 to 10 p.m. The New Year’s Character Celebration takes place in the Pacific Ballroom from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Napa Rose has a family-friendly early dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A later dinner without the kids begins at 8:15 p.m., followed by a Gala that will keep you dancing until 1 a.m. Call 714-718-DINE for reservations or visit Disneyland.com/dining.

7. Visit early on New Year's Day

New Year's Eve at Disneyland - it's a small world

If you have more energy, come back early on the morning of New Year's Day. The park is usually quiet in the morning on Jan. 1 while all the late-night partiers sleep in. Take advantage of short to nonexistent ride lines. Catch the rides you missed the night before and make the most of the morning. Then, take a nice frog nap in the afternoon.

No matter if you decide to celebrate New Year's Eve at Disneyland Park or California Adventure, be sure to check the entertainment schedule in advance and the Disneyland Mobile App inside the park to find entertainment and possible surprises. That way you won’t miss anything like a potential surprise snow flurry or exciting live entertainment.

Related: Guide to the Hoppiest Holidays at Disneyland

Related: Disneyland Holiday Survival Guide Tips

Related: Guide to Disneyland FastPass Service

What questions do you have about celebrating New Year's Eve at Disneyland? Share them in comments below! If you've visited on New Year's Eve before, tell us about your experience! Don't forget, you can view park hours, key showtimes and events on the Disneyland Crowd Calendar!

Hoppy New Year!

Keep hopping, Leap!
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Nov 1, 2018 at 12:48 p.m. Angela Bonanno Says...

What time can I start making dining reservation today for New Years Eve?

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Nov 1, 2018 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

Reservations should now be open :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 13, 2017 at 10:39 p.m. Samantha Says...

Hello!

Do the trams run on NYE after Disneyland closes? Thanks so much!

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Dec 2, 2017 at 8:21 p.m. alexa Says...

Hi! If we cannot arrive early to Disneyland (we are going to the stadium), where would you recommend to spend New Years Eve???

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Nov 24, 2017 at 11:07 p.m. EMILEE ENGELKE Says...

Would you recommend visiting Disney Land on New Years Eve or New Years day?

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Nov 28, 2017 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Both days are very busy, but New Year's Day is historically calmer.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 29, 2017 at 9:42 p.m. Sagrario Says...

I saw your comment about New Years Day being historaclly calmer, but the crow calendar still shows as a busy day. Would you recommend going to Disneyland New Years Day or DCA?

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Jan 2, 2018 at 10:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sagrario,

Sorry for the late response! Hopefully, you had fun at the parks. Just for future reference, DCA is usually calmer than Disneyland.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 22, 2017 at 4:51 p.m. Leighanne Says...

Could someone send me the website to book New Year’s Eve tickets for the Disneyland Park in the evening please

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Dec 22, 2017 at 8:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leighanne,

So sorry for the delay, but your comment ended up in our spam filter. You could book directly with Disneyland.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 20, 2017 at 5:24 p.m. Sandy Says...

Hi there!

If we are staying at the Grand for NYE, do we still need to worry about coming in & out to CA that day?

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Dec 22, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy,

I am sorry for the delay in responding as your comment ended up in our spam filter. I am not sure I understand your question.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 2, 2017 at 10:48 p.m. AnaBanana Says...

Hi!

First of all thank you for creating this website. It's really helpful since my entire family of 15 is planning on celebrating NYE at Disneyland. Although I am concern about my mom and dad who is in their mid60s that may want to go back to our hotel (which is 0.6 miles away from the park entrance) if they decide to leave the park and rest for awhile, what is the best time to come back for the fireworks and have a huge chance of readmission?

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Nov 3, 2017 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ana,

Since we don't know if or when the parks will close due to capacity, it's hard to give an ideal time. We would suggest that they are in the park three hours before the fireworks. Adjust that plan if you feel the crowds are too big for your liking.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 6, 2017 at 8:17 p.m. Haley Says...

If you buy a 1 day parkhopper are you allowed to use it the whole NYE time even when it technically becomes the next day at 12 but the parks are still open?

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Sep 6, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Haley,

Yes, your one-day park hopper will be valid during the park's scheduled operating hours.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 17, 2017 at 4:01 a.m. Denise Says...

NYE will be my 50th bday. I will be celebrating with my kids as we haven't been to Disneyland as a family in nearly 15 years. Not picky on which park we will be in but I would love to hear your park and dining recommendations. I'm honestly kind of worried about having to spend 12+ hours at the park to enjoy ringing in the new year. Yes, I'm getting my game plan together early but I need to be mentally prepared. Thanks!

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Aug 17, 2017 at 6:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise,

Epcot is a great choice for NYE. Great fireworks, and not as packed as the Magic Kingdom. For your birthday, consider splurging on one of the table-service restaurants. Coral Reef Restaurant, Chefs de France, Le Cellier Steakhouse and San Angel Inn Restaurante offer unique experiences. Happy Birthday!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Nov 13, 2017 at 10:56 a.m. Michelle Says...

Isnt epcot at dw in fl?

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Dec 9, 2017 at 1:44 a.m. Rosie Says...

I was wondering about that too.

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Mar 30, 2017 at 10:38 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hi Leap

Which park would be your preference for NYE ?? DL or DCA

I would love to know your fav!!!! ????????

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Mar 30, 2017 at 8:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

While it's VERY crowded, we enjoy the fireworks at Disneyland for New Year's Eve.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Dec 31, 2016 at 1:48 p.m. Blue Smith Says...

Hi, I got a last minute invite to spend NYE at the park. Do you think my 4 year old would make it through the crowds all day to night? Also, should I leave the stroller at home?

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Dec 31, 2016 at 12:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Blue Smith,

Little ones can get tuckered out on a regular day at Disneyland, even without the New Year's Eve crowds. If my little one will be most comfortable with the stroller, then definitely bring it.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 31, 2016 at 2:36 a.m. Yazmin Reyes Says...

Hello, at what hour is recommened to arrive on new year eve ? I al ready buy my tickets

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Dec 30, 2016 at 9:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yasmin,

We recommend you arrive when the gates open at 8 a.m. and plan to stay in the park as long as possible. If you leave there is a chance you may not be let back in if they close the gates due to capacity.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 30, 2016 at 5:13 p.m. Lili Says...

Do you recommend spending NYE at Disney eventough it is going to be raining? Is there going to be fireworks?

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Dec 30, 2016 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lili. Great name!

Disneyland still operates in the rain unless there is lightning. There will be fireworks, but that could change if it's raining.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 30, 2016 at 7:13 a.m. Jenny Says...

I received 2 tickets from a friend that works at Disneyland. Complimentary comp. Can I use these tickets on New Years eve.

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Dec 30, 2016 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

There are circumstances where Disneyland Complimentary tickets are blocked out on certain days. I would contact Disneyland

Guest Relations at either 714-781-4565 or 714-781-INFO and have the tickets in hand for any questions they may have.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 30, 2016 at 6:27 a.m. Esteban Says...

Me and my gf decided on DCA for new years eve. This will be our first time in DCA and also first time in disney for new years. What is your best advice on viewing the countdown as far as time and place? It is my understanding that there will not be a world of color show right before countdown as there normally is, correct? The last show is listed at 9:45pm. Also, when would be a good idea to get a fastpass for the show. Thanks in advance!

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Dec 30, 2016 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Esteban,

You can pick up World of Color Fastpasses by Grizzly River Run once the park opens. Make that your first stop when you get to the park.

There will be a New Year's Eve "Fountains and Fireworks" Countdown in the World of Color area. Your best bet is to stay in that area once the 9:45 p.m. World of Color ends.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 30, 2016 at 2:08 a.m. Nina Says...

Does anyone know if there will be any live performances from any Disney channel stars on NYE this year and where in the park thwy will be?

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Dec 30, 2016 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nina,

No Disney Channel stars are scheduled to perform that evening.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 29, 2016 at 8:08 p.m. Carol A Says...

We will be at the park for NYE, surprise gift from my daughter & son in law (his first Disneyland trip!!). Because of NYE, there are no dining reservations available. Do you have suggestions on where we might be able to get a table by waiting in line or which of the restaurants might be the best bet for us? Thank you & Happy New Year!

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Dec 29, 2016 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

What a great surprise! All Disneyland table service restaurants have walk-up seating available - it just depends on crowds and how long you're willing to wait for a table. Blue Bayou and Carnation Cafe are on top of the list. French Market in New Orleans Square or River Belle Terrace in Frontierland are quick service restaurants with great atmosphere.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 29, 2016 at 7:27 a.m. Keith Says...

Do you have to buy special dates tickets for the 31st? Or is it just first come first served with tickets in the morning? And what time should you be there to line up for tickets? 6 or 7am? Or earlier? Any help would be appreciated! We're planning on buying annual passes on the day!

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Dec 29, 2016 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keith,

No special tickets are required on New Year's Eve. Getting to the main entrance at 7 a.m. should give you enough time to get your tickets at the booth before the park opens. Good luck!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 29, 2016 at 9:45 p.m. Keith Says...

Do you think we'll be able to go to the parks on that day if we purchase our soCal annual passes that day? Because technically it would be blockout? And would we buy them online and activate at the ticket booth around 7? Thanks for your help!

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Dec 30, 2016 at 8:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keith,

I'd call Disneyland Annual Passholder services at 714-781-PASS to see if you'd be blocked out on that day.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 31, 2016 at 7:25 a.m. Tiffany Says...

Keith here's the work around for that. Buy a single day or hopper ticket for the day since SoCal is blocked out, and at the end of the day go to a ticket booth with your ticket and say you would like to upgrade to a SoCal AP. The cost of that day ticket will fully be applied toward your AP and you will have already been able to spend a "blocked out" day at the park.

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Dec 27, 2016 at 1:09 a.m. Rose Says...

Are there some rides open after midnight, once the last firework show is done?

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Dec 27, 2016 at 11:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

Disneyland will be open until 2 a.m. that night, and most of the major attractions will be open until then. Check at the park that day to see what may be closing early.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 21, 2016 at 9:50 a.m. vickie Says...

which will be the best park to be at new year's eve? i mean in terms of shows?

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Dec 21, 2016 at 11:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vickie,

Both parks will have plenty of shows. If you're thinking of fireworks, Disneyland has them at 9:00 p.m. and 11:58 p.m. Here's a link to the Disneyland Resort website with shows and times https://disneyland.disney.go.com/entertainment/

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Dec 15, 2016 at 9:44 p.m. Adam Says...

I've been to Disneyland once on New Year's Eve and it was so much fun! What I learned is that people start camping out as early as 7:00 pm for the fireworks. This leads to two things; ride lines get shorter and shorter as the night goes on, but with everyone crowded towards the center of the park it is almost impossible to get from one side of the park to the other. Luckily I was "stuck" in Tomorrowland and ended up bouncing between Space Mountain, Star Tours, and the Matterhorn for hours. The lines were no longer than 10 minutes and I must have gone on each ride 10 times. It was great, and I was on the first Star Tours ride of the new year, which I thought was really cool!

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Dec 20, 2016 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adam,

Thanks for sharing your feedback and tips!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 15, 2016 at 6:36 p.m. Claudia Says...

Hi Leap,

As far as crowds goes, do you think it is better to spend NYE at DCA? Is it more manageable? Thank you!

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Dec 21, 2016 at 11:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claudia,

Disneyland is by far the more popular park to ring in the New Year. That's not to say Disney California Adventure will be more manageable. Both parks will be busy, but Disney California Adventure won't be AS congested as Disneyland.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 12, 2016 at 8:37 p.m. Joseph Says...

For California Adventure do u need a fast pass for Fountain Countdown, like the guest from Seasons of Lights show will they be cleared out than for the Countdown you get back in??

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Dec 27, 2016 at 11:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joseph,

Get a FastPass for the second World of Color and stay in place when it ends.  As soon as World of Color ends, the party begins with a DJ and big display on Mickey's Fun Wheel. You ask any cast member for more information earlier in the day, and they can guide you in this. In our experience at Disney, if people have a good spot for one show, they tend to stay in place for the next show. We do not recommend leaving the area because it may be difficult to get back.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 11, 2016 at 8:31 a.m. Sara Says...

Is there anyway to see the NYE fireworks from outside the park? Like the area between DL and DCA?

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Dec 27, 2016 at 11:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

Yes, you'll be able to see the fireworks from almost anywhere outside the park. We've seen people view them from across the street on Harbor Blvd, inside Downtown Disney and even in the parking lots. Know that trees, buildings and other obstructions may block some of the fireworks.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Dec 7, 2016 at 7:53 p.m. Sierra Thomas Says...

Do you know if DCA will be doing any sort of midnight countdown? Trying to decide whether to spend New Years Eve at Disneyland or DCA.

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Dec 12, 2016 at 11:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sierra,

There is a Fountains and Fireworks Countdown at DCA at 11:58 pm.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 27, 2016 at 1:01 a.m. Mari Says...

How do I buy tickets for Dec. 31, 2016 and

NewYears Years Eve? I will be needing 4 tickets for Disneyland, CA.

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Dec 8, 2016 at 3:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mari,

You can do this at the gate or from Disneyland directly.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 22, 2016 at 3 a.m. Jim Hicks Says...

My wife and I have attended all the seasons Holidays including New Years Eve. We met the voices of Mickey and Minnie, have Hats signed to remember this wonderful night. Special gifts are often handed out. Enjoy, we never had a bad time at any of the Holiday nights. But I agree , go early , camp out and enjoy..don't leave for any reason or you just may not get back in..especially the later the day gets. We always got back in at Disneyland but California Adventure closed their gates several times....even from the Hotel ...

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Dec 5, 2016 at 3:19 a.m. Dee Says...

Are there special lines for people with handicap placards?

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Dec 29, 2015 at 2:43 a.m. Laura Says...

Do visitors on New Year's Eve receive noisemakers, ears, or hats from Disney? I thought I read about that somewhere. Thanks!

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Dec 31, 2015 at 5:01 p.m. Jessica Says...

I recently read that they will be handing stuff out in frontierland.

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Dec 23, 2015 at 6:21 p.m. Maria Says...

I have seen on TV for New years eve that sometimes the have Mexican music playing? We have watched the countdown on Univision and we here the Mexican music playing in the background. Last year we went to Disneyland but couldn't find it. I was wondering if they have that staged at California adventurer?

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Dec 28, 2015 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Yes, this is part of ¡Viva Navidad! at Disney California Adventure.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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