I was there for New Years just two nights ago!
I was taking in a large group of kids, and we valet parked at BW and I walked them in the International Gateway at about 7:00.
There was no line, no nothing! They raced over to Biergarten and I stayed to watch the earlyhfireworks. By the time the fireworks were over and I left the same way I had come in, hundreds and hundreds of people had shown up at the turnstiles to get in!
Any way, I came back at 11:45 to pick up the kids and I waited on the Boardwalk with a huge crowd. there was a DJ playing dance music and all the other performers were entertaining the crowd. And after the late fireworks, both MK and Epcot had huge midnight shows. MK’s was incredible. We all watched from Boardwalk and it was one of those amazing Disney moments when the crowd is REALLY into the moment and having a blast. The MK show seemed to go on forever, and it was a different display than I had ever seen before.
After the fireworks, the crowd went wild and the kids headed back toward me, so I raced upstairs to get the car. I was maybe 150th or so in line… no kidding… and there were another 100 behind me! Those valets made their money that night!
In any event, even thought the crowd was enormous, it was one of the most special nights we’ve ever had here!