To ensure that we are equipping our readers with all the information they need, we will continue to report any travel, security, and COVID news that may affect a visit to Disney parks.
We are just a couple of days away from the start of a new year. New Year’s Eve it’s traditionally a time of year when friends and family get together to celebrate, but the last two years have been all the less traditional with the ongoing pandemic.
In fact, according to Tthe Washington Post, Health experts are urging the public to rethink their holiday plans as a case of Delta i Omicron variants continue to increase.
The Washington Post reported that “leaders and public health experts across the country are urge Americans to abandon their New Year’s plans and stay home for the second year in a row, as new coronavirus cases spread at a record rate. ” The seven-day average of new infections exceeds 266,000.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said at a recent news conference that “Omicron and Delta are coming to your party… So you have to think twice about how many people will gather, keeping social distance away if you are at a party. And if you can’t, leave. ” Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a recent interview that “When you talk about a New Year’s Eve party where you have 30, 40, 50 people celebrating, you don’t know the status of your vaccination, I strongly recommend that you stay away from it this year. “
We’re already starting to see how some New Year’s plans change for the area before the big night. In downtown Orlando, the orange ball will not go down as planned. However, according to WKMG, the cancellation is due to construction in the area and not to COVID. The Washington Post reports that other notable meetings, however, are being modified, including the famous Ball Drop in Times Square. Attendance is limited to 15,000 people, and all attendees must be fully vaccinated and wear masks at all times.
At Disney World, Several special events are currently scheduled in the parks and resorts on December 31, including midnight fireworks at both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, as well as food events and parties at The Edison, Raglan Road and City Works Eatery & Pour House in Disney Springs.
We’ll keep a close eye on this story as it unfolds, so be sure to follow all the latest Disney World news and updates.
Click here to read what New Year’s Eve at Disney World will look like!
Are you going to be at Disney World on New Year’s Eve? Let us know in the comments.