Three New Year’s Eve Parties at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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It’s only July, but who’s ready to ring in the new year? This year, Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be holding three different soirées that Guests can choose to participate in.  The best part is there are parties available for all ages!

With Disney Countdown to Midnight, Guests will be able to enjoy dining, music, drinks, and more. There will also be an interactive band and a DJ. Oh and Mickey and Minnie may make an appearance too! When the clock strikes midnight, toast with a glass of bubbly and catch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. The Countdown to Midnight lasts from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in the Fantasia Ballroom and is intended for Guests ages 18 and up.

For a family-friendly event, consider attending the  Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration. Sarge will welcome you to the Ballroom of the Americas which will feature vignettes of beloved Pixar movies. From Andy’s Room in Toy Story to and Metro City with The Incredibles, there will be theatrical backdrops, set pieces and fun props that re-create the fantastic worlds of the Pixar films. And yes, favorite characters will be on hand from Toy Story, The Incredibles, Cars and Up. There will also be face painting, a balloon artist, a boot camp with Sarge, an interactive DJ spining tunes from Radio Disney, and a buffet dinner. At midnight, head outdoors to ring in the New Year with a viewing of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. This party will last from 8:00 p.m. until 12:15 a.m.

Finally, for a New Years on the bayou, consider the third option, Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Dining Experience will take place in the Grand Republic Ballroom. This party is inspired by The Princess and the Frog and the room will transport you to the Big Easy. Guests will dine from actions stations which will feature dishes like oyster beignets, smoked salmon mousse cones with caviar, Kobe beef tartare and sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi. Signature dishes will include herb-crusted Louisiana redfish, crayfish etouffee, Black Angus beef cooked two ways, braised short ribs and filet of beef with truffled celery root silk. Guests will be able to hear a jazz band during dinner. Later in the evening a vocalist will bring to life the songs from the film. As Midnight approaches, head outside with some champagne to ring in 2018 with a private viewing area for the Magic Kingdom fireworks. The party will last from 7:00 p.m. until 12:15 a.m.

These party options all go on sale on July 11 and you can call 407-WDW-DINE to book

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Rikki Niblett

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One thought on “Three New Year’s Eve Parties at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • July 8, 2017 at 12:38 am

    The ball rooms are basically corporate event spaces. I don’t know what your idea of a NYE celebration is but in a generic ‘ballroom’ windowless space with a buffet isn’t my idea of a good time. seems they somehow shuffle all these people in the ‘ballroom’ outside to a parking lot for fireworks viewing.


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