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Ring in New Year’s Eve With Special Events at Walt Disney World

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Guests who would like to ring in the new year in 2020 at the Walt Disney World Resort will have a ton of special event options to choose from. Guests can choose from a multitude of events that range from rooftop celebrations, Champagne toasts, exquisite meals, dance parties and character greetings. Here’s a look at some of the opportunities you can take advantage of:

Feliz Ano Nuevo: A New Year’s Eve Party at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Celebrate the New Year with an elegant party at Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood which is found on the top of the new Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This special celebration features a menu inspired by traditional Spanish New Year’s cuisine. Entertainment offerings will include an electric flamenco guitarist, as well as a DJ in Dalhia Lounge. In addition, from the windows of the restaurant and the Dalhia Lounge balcony, you’ll be able to catch glimpses of the Disney fireworks displays celebrating the new year in the distance.

Mezzanotte at Topolino’s: An Italian Masquerade at Disney’s Riviera Resort

This will be an Italian masquerade ball which will feature a DJ, Champagne toasts, and traditional musicians and vocalists from the Italian Riviera. There will also be buffet displays, á la carte tapas-style dishes, and action stations where the Disney chefs create your dish right in front of you! You’ll be able to enjoy the Disney fireworks displays from a distance here too.

Elegant Evening Under the Stars at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Enjoy an Elegant Evening Under the Stars at the California Grill. During the event, be mesmerized by a sleight-of-hand magician, or have your portrait drawn by an artist on hand. Indulge in decadent delicacies and mingle with eccentric personalities. You might even see a few familiar friends. To ring in the new year, you’ll be able to catch the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom.

Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

This extraordinary soiree will take place in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Enjoy tasting stations and an assortment of libations that are inspired by Disney signature restaurants from across Walt Disney World Resort. There will also be a live band for dancing. Then, at midnight, celebrate with a toast at a special ground-level viewing area near the porte cochére for the New Year’s Eve fireworks display from the Magic Kingdom.

Ink & Paint Club at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

This is a pre-party add-on for the Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Eve Celebration. This special reception is inspired by the iconic Walt Disney Animation Studios Ink and Paint Department. You’ll enjoy a private area throughout the evening and, after 11:00 p.m., you can take advantage of an exclusive outdoor private viewing of the Magic Kingdom fireworks complete with desserts and a Champagne toast. You might even see some familiar friends hanging out for fun photo opportunities. Keep in mind that this experience is only available as a combined event ticket with Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration

Located on the second level of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you’ll find two ballrooms which have been transformed to immerse you in the imaginative world of Pixar. During the evening, you’ll be able to meet some of your favorite characters, dance with an interactive DJ, go to Boot Camp with Sarge and enjoy other fun-filled activities. There will be a Pixar-inspired buffet featuring dishes like Ratatouille, white cheddar baked mac and cheese, slow roasted beef tenderloin, crème brûlée tarts and much more. At the end of the night, you’ll be able to enjoy the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks from the Magic Kingdom. This event occurs on December 30, however, the December 31 event is sold out.

Disney’s BoardWalk Countdown to 2020 at Atlantic Dance Hall

Kick off the brand-new year with rockin’ music, tasty treats, and more. This festive holiday celebration includes views of the Epcot Fireworks a live DJ, party hats and horns, a confetti drop, a mouthwatering light-bite menu with savory and sweet eats, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve at Flying Fish

Dine on a multi-course, prix fixe menu created by award-winning Chef Tim Majoras. Seatings at Flying Fish are available from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on December 31, with a sustainable seafood tower and intermezzo included in the second seating.

A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner waterside at Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Reserve an earlier dinner time for a relaxed, casually elegant experience. Later dinner times will include an upbeat three-piece band and a dance floor.

Victoria & Albert’s New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Delight in New Year’s Eve festivities at the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five Star restaurant in Florida. Enjoy melodies from a live harpist while dining on exquisite cuisine. Start the evening with a Champagne reception and then enjoy a dégustation wine dinner.


To book these New Year’s Eve events, you can do so by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

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One thought on “Ring in New Year’s Eve With Special Events at Walt Disney World

  • They all sounds great and I am assuming the prices will be out of this world too??

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