Make Your New Year’s Even Plans at the Walt Disney World Resort

It might only be the middle of October but it's never too early to start planning your New Year's Eve celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort. There are several great dining and entertainment options available on December 30 and 31.

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If you're making plans to be at Epcot on December 31 you can celebrate all night long with DJs and live music around World Showcase. There will be two performances of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at 6 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. The shows will be followed by a countdown to the New Year.

At the Magic Kingdom guests can celebrate the New Year on December 30 and 31 with the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks at 11:40 p.m. each night. And, Disney's Hollywood Studios will be presenting a special fireworks display on December 31 at midnight.

In addition to the entertainment options there are also several special holiday dining events planned.

Guests at the Magic Kingdom can celebrate at a special New Year's Eve fireworks dessert party at the Tomorrowland Terrace. The party happens twice nightly on December 30 and 31 and reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

At Epcot there is a variety of lunch and dinner options including a five-course dinner at La Hacienda de San Angel on December 31 starting at 9:30 p.m. The event is $280.13 for adults and $73.46 for kids ages 3-9. Monsieur Paul is offering three-course lunch and dinner seatings and a four-course dinner event. The four-course event is at 8:45 p.m. on December 31 and costs $235 per person or $295 with wine.

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is offering a multi-course menu at 4:30, 6:45, and 9 p.m. And families can enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner buffet in the World ShowPlace from 4:30-10:30 p.m. The price of the buffet is $71.84 for adults and $44.37 for kids ages 3-9.

Several of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels also have special dining events to help you ring in the new year.

The California Grill's New Year's Eve gala includes a dine-around event with complimentary alcoholic beverages, Disney characters, and food stations. This event is $625 per person and begins at 8 p.m. on December 31.

Narcoosee's has two dinner seatings planned for December 31, and the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's BoardWalk Inn is planning a special-ticket event with a live band and a champagne toast at midnight. This event is $37 per person. A dessert party is also available at the Atlantic Dance Hall for $80 per person.

For more details about New Year's Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort visit the Disney Parks website.

Will you be celebrating New Year's Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort? Let us know in the comments.


luvduffy wrote on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 21:37:

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Unfortunately, after years of going to Epcot for New Year's, even if we do renew our Florida Annual passes for about the 20th consecutive year, we will not be able to use them on New Year's. Pretty sure we're taking Disney's hint and not renewing. The whole family is in mourning. Its as though we've been jilted by a loved one. Julie and I will miss everyone here, you've been like family!

MrHub wrote on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 13:19:

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You are still allowed to post on WDWFG even if you're not going to Disney. Just saying!

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 18:53:

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LuvDuffy - You should really write Disney a letter and let them know how unhappy you are about this. Only with feedback from Guests can they change and improve what they offer to us. Mr. Hub is right, you're always welcome to play with us on WDWFG even when you're not in the Parks.

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