10 New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Walt Disney World That Are Not to be Missed
Since 2019 is more than halfway over, it’s time to start making those plans for New Year’s Eve! If you are trying to find the most magical way to ring in the new year, I have 10 different New Year’s Celebrations at Walt Disney World to share with you. They include everything from rooftop celebrations to character experiences and even elegant dining experiences with champagnes toasts. One thing is for sure though, whichever one you pick to celebrate 2020’s arrival, you won’t be disappointed!
Feliz Ano Nuevo: A New Year’s Eve Party at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Ring in the new year at the all-new Gran Destino Tower in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. On top of the new Tower is Toledo – Tapas, Steak, & Seafood. For New Year’s Eve this year, the rooftop restaurant will be offering a savory menu inspired by traditional Spanish New Year’s cuisine. Guests will be treated to entertainment including an electric flamenco guitarist who will delight you during your meal with exciting melodies alongside a DJ in Dalhia Lounge who will lead the New Year countdown! And, what New Year’s celebration is complete without fireworks?! From the windows of Toledo – Tapas, Steaks, & Seafood and the Dalhia Lounge, all in attendance will be able to view glimpses of incredible Disney fireworks displays in the distance.
Mezzanotte at Topolino’s: An Italian Masquerade at Disney’s Riviera Resort
Celebrate the end of the year in the Italian Riviera without leaving Walt Disney World at with a rooftop party in Topolino’s atop the all-new Disney’s Riviera Resort that is set to open this December. This Italian Masquerade party asks that all Guests wear their most luxurious red ensembles and to don colorful masks. Guests of the party will be treated to an exciting DJ, Champagne toasts, and traditional musicians and vocalists from the Italian Riviera, all while featuring buffet displays, á la carte tapas-style dishes, and action stations where our Disney chefs create your dish right in front of you! Views of the incredible firework shows from around the Walt Disney World Resort are also included!
Elegant Evening Under the Stars at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
If you are looking for one of the best views of the iconic Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve firework shows, start making your reservations for the Elegant Evening Under the Stars inside the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This New Year’s Eve celebration offers a setting inspired by the twinkling lights and lush greenery of California wine country. Entertainment includes a sleight-of-hand magician and even a portrait artist. All in attendance will feast on decadent delicacies as you mingle with a host of eccentric personalities, and marvel at the dazzling view of fireworks. There might even be a few appearances from your favorite Disney Pals!
Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Downstairs from the Elegant Evening Under the Stars in The Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is the Countdown to Midnight Celebration. This elegant soiree offers sensational cuisine stations, an assortment of libations, live band, dancing, and unique photo opportunities.
In addition to the food, alcohol, and dancing, Guests will be treated to a stunning display of culinary sorcery and personal interactions with the Disney Chefs as they build sensational bites right before your eyes inspired by Disney signature restaurants from across Walt Disney World Resort.
When the clock strikes midnight, all party-goers will be treated to a special toast with a special ground-level viewing area to see the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom!
Ink & Paint Club at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
If you plan on attending the Countdown to Midnight Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, then enhance your experience with the Ink & Paint Club. This add-on experience is inspired by the iconic Walt Disney Animation Studios Ink and Paint Department and offers Guests a private area throughout the evening and, after 11 pm, an exclusive outdoor private viewing of the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks complete with desserts and a Champagne toast. You might even see some familiar friends hanging out for fun photo opportunities!
Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Also at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is the Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration. This celebration will be held on the second floor of the Resort and spans not one but two ballrooms that will immerse party-goers of all ages in Pixar magic!
During the event, Guests will be able to meet and greet with some of your favorite Pixar Pals, dance with an interactive DJ, go to Boot Camp with Sarge and enjoy other fun-filled activities. Guests will also be treated to a Pixar-themed buffet with options such as Ratatouille, white cheddar baked mac and cheese, slow-roasted beef tenderloin, crème brûlée tarts and much more.
To cap off the night, all in attendance will be able to step outside to see the Magic Kingdom fireworks.
Unfortunately, this event is sold out for the night of New Year’s Eve. (December 31) However, reservations are still available for December 30!
Disney’s BoardWalk Countdown to 2020 at Atlantic Dance Hall
If you are interested in taking in the Epcot fireworks while partying the night away, it’s time to start making your plans for the Disney’s Boardwalk Countdown to 2020 at Atlantic Dance Hall. This New Year’s Eve celebration offers rockin’ music, tasty treats, and a dash of Disney magic as you count down to midnight. A complimentary champagne toast will also be offered right as the ball drops.
New Year’s Eve at Flying Fish
Also going on at Disney’s Boardwalk is the New Year’s Eve Celebration at Flying Fish. Gather your friends and family and be treated to a multi-course, prix fixe menu created by award-winning Chef Tim Majoras.
Choose from either a 5:00 to 6:30 pm seating or 8:30 to 10 pm seating. The late seating will also include a sustainable seafood tower and intermezzo.
A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort & Spa gives Guests two party options to choose from. Both events will be held waterside at Narcoossee’s Restaurant inside the Resort. If you are looking for a casual relaxed atmosphere, be sure to reserve an earlier reservation. However, if you are looking to turn up this New Year’s Eve and hit the dance floor and dance the night away to a three-piece band, then a later reservation is a must!
Victoria & Albert’s New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
If you are looking in the ultimate in elegance this New Year’s Eve, you won’t be able to beat Victoria & Albert’s New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort & Spa. The festivities at the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five Star restaurant in Florida will offer melodies from a live harpist while dining on exquisite cuisine. You can start the evening with a Champagne reception and then enjoy a dégustation wine dinner.
Reservations for these New Year’s Eve Celebrations can be made by contacting your Travel Agent, on the official Walt Disney World website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.
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