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New Years Eve 2008 at Epcot and Downtown Disney – Photos and Bonus Video

New Years Eve at Epcot:

Once again, site partner MouseSteps presents some great photos for my readers to enjoy this time from New Years Eve at Epcot! Below left, guests laying in the grass while waiting for the New Years Eve celebration. Below right, the main stage at the fountain.

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Below right, a cast member hands out horns (free hats and horns were available to all guests). Below right, The special New Years Eve edition of “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth“.

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Below left, flames shoot out of the riser at the China stage. Below right, the Chinese dragon is better seen here.

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Bottom left, a DJ plays techno music in Italy. Bottom right, a DJ playing songs at the main fountain stage.

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Bonus: Nova Era performing New Years Eve at Downtown Disney!

Nova Era was a fixture at the Epcot Italy Pavilion at one time, and were back for New Years Eve this year (playing in front of Fultons at Downtown Disney).

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Celebrate New Years Eve 2008 at Walt Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A kaleidoscope of colors and elaborate light displays will decorate the skies on the final night of 2008 at Walt Disney World Resort.

wdw-nye-01Dazzling fireworks showers, live entertainment and extended park hours throughout the Vacation Kingdom on Dec. 31 make it a popular spot to ring in the new year.

At Epcot, a special version of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” the laser-light spectacular featuring dancing flames and cascading fountains orchestrated to an original musical score, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. and 11:40 p.m.  The park’s Dec. 31 operating hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will host “Fantasmic!,” the lavish spectacular of water animation, lasers and fireworks, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 and 10 p.m.  Revelers can “rock on” with live performances by in-park band “Mulch, Sweat and Shears,” plus a DJ spinning tunes at Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat.  A special “Lights, Camera, Happy New Year” fireworks show brings in the new year at 11:50 p.m.  The park is open from 8 a.m. until midnight on Dec. 31.

Late-nighters can party at the Magic Kingdom until the wee hours with parades and fireworks galore.  The park is wdw-nye-02aglow with “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” at 12 noon and 3:30 p.m., followed by the wondrous “SpectroMagic” parade at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  “Holiday Wishes” fireworks, the boldest and brightest pyrotechnics show at Disney, takes place at 8:30 p.m. capped with the grand finale “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 p.m. On Dec. 31, the park is open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 31.  Guests can enjoy one of the final presentations of the romping character cavalcade “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade” at 3:45 p.m.

For more information, visit Disneyworld.com or contact 407/824-4321.