New Years Eve Disneyland: In-Depth Celebration Guide

Bring in 2024 in the most magical way with New Year’s Eve at Disneyland Resort. Feel the joy and excitement in the air both at Disneyland and California Adventure!

An evening like no other awaits this New Year’s Eve at the most magical place on Earth. First, start the celebration by reveling in holiday music and live shows or sampling seasonal tastes and spirited libations. Then, let yourself feel like a kid again by enjoying all the attractions open late for this special night. Of course, join the crowd as they countdown to the stroke of midnight and catch two impressive fireworks shows throughout both parks.

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Follow along as we celebrate the arrival of the new year at Disneyland.

Disneyland New Years Tickets

Valid  Disneyland New Years Eve 2023 tickets and park reservations on the same date are required.

Disneyland Resort Packages and Other Area Attractions

Behold the magic during your vacation by bundling your Disneyland New Year’s Eve tickets with these other attractions and hotels:

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

Make 2024 a year of travel and discovery with a visit to California’s best destinations. Extend the magic of the Disneyland New Year Eve experience by reserving a fantastic hotel to stay near the city’s most thrilling attractions.

New Year’s Eve Disneyland Highlights

Delicious Treats and Beverages

Can you believe that 2023 is almost over? As we prepare to usher in 2024, Walt Disney World Resort is pulling out all the stops, ensuring your New Year celebration is a tasty one. Experience a culinary extravaganza during your stay by visiting the table-service restaurants and quick-service spots, serving up delightful dishes and beverages.

Enjoy a tempting spread of bread, fruit, sushi, cheeses, salads, beef short-ribs, and carved pork. Then, toast to the new year with champagne, just in time for the mesmerizing fireworks show. Don’t worry about the kids – there’s a child-friendly menu for your little partygoers.

Festive Fireworks Display

Ring in the New Year in true Disney style, where fireworks light the night, music fills the air, and surprises abound. Disneyland New Years Eve fireworks promise a night of magic and enchantment, with the added bonus of being able to sing along to beloved Disney tunes as you watch the colorful spectacle. Just like the Fantasy in the Sky, this pyrotechnic show lets you usher in the year in a magical way and create treasured memories with loved ones.

Things to Know Before You Go

Disneyland Park is a prime destination during the holidays. Now that you’ve secured your Disneyland’s California New Year’s Eve 2023 pass and park reservation, it’s time to plan a fantastic day ahead at the park of your choice. Given the popularity of this special night, there have been rare occasions when the parks reached capacity, limiting entry to park hoppers so it’s important to arrive early and enjoy an incredible celebration!

Following the tradition from previous years, it’s highly likely that New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebrations will once again grace both parks. Disneyland Park, with its magical ambiance, typically hosts festivities at iconic spot such as the World of Color view area, Rivers of America, Tomorrowland, and “it’s a small world” near the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. Across the way at Disney California Adventure, the celebration will unfold in Paradise Gardens Park in the heart of Hollywood Land. Always visit Disneyland Resort’s website for updates.

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We highly advise securing dining reservations in advance for the daytime and evening. This guarantees you a spot to dine, as the restaurants tend to fill up quickly due to the high number of guests.

Don’t forget to download the app, which provides maps, comprehensive information, and live updates on wait times for your preferred attractions, entertainment, and dining choices. Downloading the app also means making the most out of your Disneyland hours New Year’s Eve.

Other Events to Experience

Before the clock strikes midnight and as you get ready to celebrate the new year, revel in the daytime festivities at Disneyland first. Take the chance to dive into these events that level up your celebration:

Disney Festival of Holidays

Experience a spectacular seasonal celebration that honors the beauty of diverse cultural festivities. From November 10, 2023, to January 7, 2024, this event will serenade you with music, treat your taste buds to delectable delights, and fill your days with boundless fun.

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Join Mickey Mouse and pals as you party to the captivating tunes of the Holiday Toy Drummers. Keep your eyes peeled for delightful Disney Character appearances, including Mirabel from Disney’s animated sensation, Encanto. Plus, be sure to catch the Holiday Toy Drummers as they march to their own infectious rhythm, creating smiles wherever they roam throughout the theme park. Don’t pass on the seasonal treats served by food booths that are open starting at 10:30 AM.

The holidays are some of the busiest days of the year, so come early. Located at Disney California Adventure Park.

Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

Lose yourself in the melodies of the season, fun dance performances, festive décor, and a sprinkle of Disney enchantment. You’ll surely be enthralled by the captivating talents of authentic folklórico dancers, the lively sounds of mariachis, the infectious energy of Brazilian samba performers, and the rhythmic beats of drummers.

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Plus, witness the sheer spectacle of 12-foot-tall mojiganga puppets portraying Santa and Mrs. Claus, with a delightful appearance by Mickey and Minnie, who are all set to fiesta in style. This event is set to grace the period from November 10, 2023, to January 7, 2024.

Mater’s Jingle Jamboree

Before celebrating New Years Eve at Disneyland, hop on board a cheerful tractor and enjoy a festive spin through Mater’s festive junkyard in Cars Land. As you whirl through the quirky world of car parts, Mater will serenade you with classic holiday tunes featuring his own tow-riffic, original lyrics. It runs from November 10, 2023, to January 7, 2024.

New Years Eve Date

“Is Disneyland open on New Year’s Eve?” you may wonder. As we anticipate the exciting announcements yet to come, one thing remains a constant – Disneyland Park’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza frequently extends its hours, letting guests revel in the festivities well into the night, typically until 2 AM. For the latest updates, please visit their website.


Located at Disneyland Resort, 1313 Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA.

Experience New Year’s Eve at Disneyland Resort

Fill your New Year s Eve celebration with magic at Disneyland Resort! Prepare to greet 2024 with your loved ones as you enjoy an abundance of festivities sprinkled with Disney cheer.

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Feast on tasty treats, groove in live holiday performances that start as early as 6:30 PM, meet your favorite Disney characters and try all the nighttime rides. Make sure to charge your camera to capture all the splendid decorations.

This joyous party will not be complete without extravagant fireworks shows hosted by Disneyland Park and California Adventure. So make sure to come early and stake out the perfect viewing spot.

Book your Disneyland California New Years Eve 2023 tickets and be part of this magical experience. Also, you can make a vacation out of this trip with a Disneyland Vacation Package.


Start Date:

December 31, 2023

End Date:

January 1, 2024


Disneyland Events

1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

Anne is a Filipino writer who formerly managed and created marketing strategies and materials for numerous websites and eCommerce platforms. Now, her voice...

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