Bad Weather Forces Disney to Cancel New Year’s Eve Celebrations

DLP Fireworks
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The weather has been causing various issues at Disney during the last few weeks. We have seen parks closed for an extended time, events canceled, and soggy and cold days throughout the theme parks.

Unfortunately, the weather could ruin experiences again as we head into 2024.

Avenger Power the Night at Disneyland Paris

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One of the most amazing experiences at Disneyland Paris is the drone show. Over 500 drones take to the sky to create a magical and breathtaking experience for guests. From beloved Avengers moving through the sky in Walt Disney Studios Park to transforming the castle in Disneyland Park, drones have been used to create magical moments for guests.

For the drones to fly, weather conditions need to cooperate. Unfortunately, guests visiting Disneyland Paris might not be able to enjoy the nighttime drone spectacular this New Year’s Eve.

DLPReport took to X early today to share that the day is sunny but extremely windy. Because of the wind, likely, the drone show will not take place. The 2024 drone addition, seen being rehearsed on Friday at Walt Disney Studios Park, could be canceled due to the weather.

Fireworks in the States

Happily Ever After Christmas Lights Show

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For most of us who visit Walt Disney World for our magical vacations, having evening shows canceled isn’t something we must be overly concerned about. Although thunderstorms can sometimes cancel shows such as Fantasmic for the safety of the performers, typically, the evening fireworks shows take place each evening.

Disneyland Forever Fireworks

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This is different than Disneyland, where, due to the park’s location, drought conditions, and high winds, fireworks don’t take place each evening and are sometimes canceled due to the conditions.

Last night, guests in the Magic Kingdom celebrated 2024 a little early. Magic Kingdom celebrates New Year’s Eve with an impressive fireworks display on December 30 and 31, giving guests two chances to enjoy the fantastic and breathtaking show.

Happily Ever After

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We look forward to seeing all the outstanding fireworks this evening as we celebrate another year of magical experiences.

Related: Our 2024 Disney World New Year’s Resolutions



About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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