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New Year at Walt Disney WorldChristmas is less than two weeks away, which means New Year’s Eve is less than three weeks away! And if you’ve already bought and wrapped all of your presents, have your menu planned for the day and are just waiting for Christmas to arrive its time to start planning New Year’s Eve! There is only one short week between Christmas and December 31 and that’s just not enough time to figure out how you’re going to start 2013. Luckily, Orlando Fun Tickets is helping you ease into the New Year with some of Walt Disney World’s ® best New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Magic Kingdom ®: The Fantasy in the Sky fireworks and a version of the fireworks display Wishes are without a doubt the highlight of Magic Kingdom’s ® New Year’s Eve festivities. The explosive display features such popular Disney ® songs as “It’s a Small World,” “The Ballad of Davey Crocket,” “Yo Ho (A Pirates Life For Me),” “Under the Sea,” “When You Wish Upon a Star” and many more. Magic Kingdom ® will be celebrating the New Year from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Epcot ®: Epcot ® guests can ring in the New Year with not one but two performances of the nighttime fireworks display “IllumiNations” Reflections of Earth,” at 7 p.m. and 11:42 p.m. There will also be DJs stationed in select pavilions, spinning their music for guests to dance their way into 2013. Epcot ® will be celebrating the New Year from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Hollywood Studios ®:  You can rock in the New Year with Hollywood Studios ® resident family of landscapers/rock and roll musicians, Mulch, Sweat and Shears with their “The Mulch, Sweat, and Shears New Years Eve Spectacular this December 31. The group will entertain families on a custom-built stage in front of Hollywood Studios ® iconic Sorcerer Hat. The set list will include contemporary rock, funk, and classic rock and roll favorites. The four concert sets will feature pyrotechnics and special effects leading up to ringing in the New Year as the band plays live accompaniment to a full scale fireworks spectacular just as you say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013.

In addition to Mulch, Sweat, and Shears, the Disney ® park will also offer two showings of the fireworks show Fantasmic! at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.. Hollywood Studios ® will be celebrating New Year’s until 3 a.m.!

Downtown Disney ®: DisneyQuest, Kids will love this cyber celebration from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. as DisneyQuest in Downtown Disney ® entertains with a DJ Dance Party, character meet-and-greets, and unlimited access to games and DisneyQuest attractions including Pirates of the Caribbean, Virtual Jungle Cruise and CyberSpace Mountain. If you and your family manage to make it until midnight you’ll enjoy a confetti drop and festive party favors as you ring in 2013. Partygoers will also receive a coupon for a quick service entrée, side and drink.

A Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More Options would give you quick access to all the above. Which New Year’s Celebration would you choose? Let us know on our Facebook page!