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Operational Impacts at Disney Springs on December 31


With the busiest time of the year upon us, the roadways around Disney Springs and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort are anticipated to be busier than usual, particularly on December 31. For this reason, Guests and Cast members should expect to encounter some detours and delays and drivers should allow for extra travel time. Resort Guests are encouraged to use Walt Disney World transportation. Continue reading this article for additional information.


Merchandise Shop Operating Hours at Disney Springs
World of Disney and shops located in the Town Center and the Marketplace will remain open until 10 p.m. on December 31, allowing merchandise Cast Members to leave before midnight. 

Food & Beverage
The following locations will offer special menus on December 31:
  • Bongos Cuban Café
  • Paradiso 37
  • Wolfgang Puck Dining Room
  • Frontera Cocina
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
  • STK
Nighttime Spectaculars at Walt Disney World Resort
Similar to previous years, Disney Springs and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will not feature fireworks. Guests can see fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Dec. 31. “Starbright Holidays – an Intel collaboration” will be presented at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Taxi and and Uber location changes at Disney Springs
The taxi locations at Disney Springs will be consolidated into one beginning at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. At that time, all taxis will relocate to the new location on Ring Road behind AMC Disney Springs 24. The Guest drop off and pick up location, including Uber, will be relocated beginning at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. At that time, Guests should be picked up and dropped off in the Strawberry parking lot and Suntrust lots.

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