Ring In the New Year With These Magical Disney Park Celebrations
As 2018 slowly winds down, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve plans! I might be a little biased, but what better way to ring in the new year then celebrating at a Disney Park! Disney makes celebrations magical and New Year’s Eve is no exception. But even Disney Parks gives their guests multiple options for starting 2019 off in style. Here is a list of all the dancing, dining, midnight toasts, and fireworks happening at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
New Year’s Eve at Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Welcome 2019 in style at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa’s New Year’s Eve bash. Guests can choose from either an early seating or a late-night dinner dance party.
- Early Dinner
From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM on December 31, 2018 bring the entire family for a memorable New Year’s Eve dining extravaganza where you can pamper your palates, courtesy of Chef Andrew Sutton’s fabulous, 4-course wine country feast. It’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate with the winter season classics Napa Rose has arranged just for the occasion—all while being surrounded by silver and black balloons, and other kinds of festive décor! The New Year’s Eve early dinner at Napa Rose is available for $140.00 per person.
- Late Dinner & Gala
Looking for unforgettable fun after the kiddos have been put to bed? Then don’t miss an unbelievable dinner dance party at Napa Rose! Beginning at 8:15 PM, the festivities unravel with a memorable reception featuring live music and champagne. Later, at 8:45 PM, you’re invited to take a seat and treat your senses to an amazing, “Napa Style” New Year’s 5-course tasting menu. You can even pair your tasting experience with a flight of “world class” wines! Finally, once dinner has come to a close, pick up a complimentary hat and party favors, and hit the dance floor for a countdown of 2018’s last remaining moments before ringing in the New Year ‘til 1:00 AM! The New Year’s Eve late dinner and gala event at Napa Rose is available for $300.00 per person; a special flight of wines is also available for an additional cost (21 years of age and older).
- For more info and to make reservations for either of the above dining events, call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463
- Early Dinner
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New Year’s Eve at Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk
Celebrate the New Year with family and friends, surrounded in an atmosphere of elegance as you dine on a multi-course, prix fixe menu inspired by Chef Tim Majoras. The menu includes dishes such as Aged Cognac Lobster Bisque, Wild Alaskan King Blue Crab, Chilean Sea Bass, and more. For dessert, you’ll love the Cocoa Beach (chocolate hazelnut cake with warm ganache) or the Florida Sunset (vanilla custard with lemon broth, segmented fruits, and white chocolate).
Date: Monday, December 31, 2018
- 1st Seating: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
- 2nd Seating: 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM (This seating includes a Sustainable Seafood Tower and Intermezzo)
- 1st Seating – Adult: $121.75; Child: $63.52 (tax and gratuity included)
- 2nd Seating – Adult: $153.51; Child $83.64 (tax and gratuity included)
New Year’s Eve Bash at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk
Looking for tons of fun this New Year’s Eve? Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk invites you to let loose and bust a move while counting down to 2019! Limited to the over-21 crowd, this festive holiday celebration includes fabulous views of the Epcot fireworks, party hats, horns, a mouthwatering light-bite menu, 2 beverage vouchers and a champagne toast at midnight. With music provided by a live video DJ, it’s the ideal time to dance till you—or the famous Times Square ball—drops!
On the menu is assorted antipasto and charcuterie, cheeseburger spring rolls, pork pot stickers, vegetable samosa, a create-your-own slider and taco bar, and a dip station including veggies, chips and salsa, pretzel bites, assorted flatbreads, and more. For those with a sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy a selection of desserts including mini-cupcakes and macarons.
- Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk
- 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
- $75 per person—tax and gratuity not included
Special New Year’s Eve Dining at Monsieur Paul at Epcot
celebrate with great food, friends and family at this acclaimed gourmet restaurant, which features a special lunch menu and dinner menu for the occasion.
For lunch, Chef Paul Bocuse offers braised ribs with bordelaise sauce, roasted halibut with a beurre blanc sauce, roast turkey and more. For dinner, he presents fish courses that include roasted black bass with a lobster mousse and poached halibut served with seared scallops in a champagne sauce as well as meat courses of roasted venison loin and quail stuffed with truffles. Both lunch and dinner provide an array of delicious appetizers and side dishes—and a special New Year’s Eve dessert that will give you sweet memories throughout 2019!
- 12:00 PM
- 12:30 PM
- 2:00 PM
- 2:30 PM
- 4:00 PM
- 6:00 PM
- 6:30 PM
- 8:45 PM
- 9:45 PM
$110.81 per Guest (tax and gratuity included). Full payment due at time of booking.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at World Show Place Pavilion at Epcot
On Dec. 31, bid adieu to 2018 at the World Show Place pavilion where a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner buffet awaits you. Start your meal with a selection of savory soups and a selection of salads, including an amazing antipasto salad with basil, grilled vegetable and bean salad, roasted Ruskin tomato basil soup, and creamy seafood-and-corn chowder. A smorgasbord of enticing entrees is guaranteed to please any palate – from seafood mac and cheese with butter-toasted panko and fried chicken breast with corn gravy to gluten-friendly options like oven baked cod with tomatoes, olives and peppers, demi braised beef with mushrooms and pearl onions and apple cider brined pork with roasted apples and cherries. Kids can dig into chicken fritters, meatballs with red sauce and other tasty plates.
Don’t forget to save room for an incredible selection of desserts – fresh cut fruit with berries, key lime raspberry glitter tarts, snow-dusted hazelnut-stuffed chocolate Bundt cakes, assorted cookies, cheesecakes and macarons and much more. Enjoy every morsel while listening to classic Disney tunes, then strike a pose by any of the unique vignettes for a fun photo op commemorating the occasion!
Ring in the new year at a private bash on Clementine’s Beach that includes a viewing of the Magic Kingdom park fireworks and a champagne toast at midnight. Delight in delectable sweets and specialty beverages as you savor scenic views of the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Kick off your evening by indulging in an assortment of freshly prepared desserts, seasonal fruits, flavorful cheeses and refreshments—including beer and wine. You’ll also have the opportunity to watch the stunning fireworks display and raise a glass to exciting things to come in 2019.
Date and Times – December 31, 2018 from 10:00 PM to 12:30 AM
Location – Clementine’s Beach at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Pricing – $99 per adult and $59 per child (ages 3 to 9) not including tax; gratuity not included or required
Ready to book one of the amazing Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve events listed above? Speak with a magical Disney Travel Agent or call (407) WDW-DINE for more info and to make reservations.
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