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10 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World

New Year’s Eve is extremely popular at Walt Disney World.  It is one of the busiest times of the year as guests come from all over to ring in the New Year at the happiest place on earth.  If you are dreaming of celebrating New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World, then you have to check out these top 10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve:


10 – Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Dining Experience – Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The theme for the event is based on “Princess and the Frog” and delicious New Orleans flavors.  The event will take place in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Ballroom at the resort and will be decorated with themed decorations.  The event will be a full meal with a variety of New Orleans-inspired dishes.  The event will run from 7 PM until after the fireworks.  Guests that attend the event will have a private viewing area for the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom.

9 – New Year’s Eve Bash at Atlantic Dance Hall – Disney’s BoardWalk

For guests that are 21 and older, then can attend the New Year’s Eve Bash and the Atlantic Dance Hall.  Guests will enjoy drinks and treats while enjoying music and dancing.  There will be complimentary party hats and horns and will have a champagne toast at the end of the evening.  Guests will also have a viewing location for the fireworks at Epcot.

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8 – New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet – World Showplace, Epcot

If you will be spending New Year’s Eve at Epcot, then you may want to check out the dinner buffet at World Showplace in Epcot.  The buffet will include a wide variety of dishes with options that are sure to please a wide variety of taste buds.  There will also be photo opportunities at the event.  The price of the meal is $72.90 per adult and $44.38 per child (ages 3 to 9), including taxes and gratuity.

7 – Disney Countdown to Midnight – Disney’s Contemporary Resort

This is another adult’s only event where guests can enjoy fun entertainment, delicious food and drinks.  The event will begin at 8PM and run through the countdown.  It will be held in the Fantasia Ballroom at the resort and will cost $250 per guest, including tax and gratuity.  Guests will also have a special viewing area of the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom.

6 – New Year’s Eve Grand Opening Gala – The Edison, Disney Springs

The Edison will be holding a grand opening event for adults only.  The event will start at 8 PM and end with a special toast at midnight.  The event will include a variety of delicious food and fun entertainment.  There will also be a strict dress code to keep the event on the more classy side.  The event will cost $150 each ticket, not including tax and gratuity.


5 – Dinner and Dancing Under the Sea – Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk

This is another event that is only for guests that are 21 and older.  The event will begin at 7PM and will include cocktails, appetizers and a family-style dinner.  There will also be entertainment and dancing at the event, plus guests will be able to view the fireworks at Epcot from a special viewing area.

4 – Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration – Disney’s Contemporary Resort

There will be a delicious buffet meal, plus themed Pixar entertainment.  There will be photo backdrops, character meet and greets, dancing and more.  It is truly an amazing way to ring in the New Year for all of you Pixar fans out there and it is sure to be fun for the whole family.

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3 – Mickey’s New Year’s Eve BBQ – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

If you are looking for a family-friendly dinner option to ring in the New Year, then this definitely may be the event for you.  The meal includes a buffet with a variety of BBQ options.  There will also be a DJ and characters to dance and party with.  The evening ends with a special viewing of the New Year’s fireworks at Magic Kingdom.  The cost for the event is $95 per adult and $75 per child (ages 3 to 9).

2 – New Year’s Dance Party – Frontierland, Magic Kingdom

For no extra charge other than theme park admission to Magic Kingdom, you can enjoy a fun dance party in the Frontierland area of the Magic Kingdom.  The party will start at 7PM EST and will run until the Magic Kingdom officially closes.  There will be music and other entertainment to keep the whole family dancing and having a great time.

1 – Fireworks and other fun within the theme parks.

You don’t have to attend a special party in order to have a great time.  You can enjoy the attractions and fireworks shows directly from the theme parks.  Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will all have fireworks shows. You can book a meal at one of the dining locations and make your own dinner and fireworks plans.  As long as you have the people that you love with you, then you are sure to have a magical time.

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About Christy Caby

Hi! I’m Christy, and I am a wife and mother of 2 young boys (ages 5 and 2). I first fell in love with Disney when my mom took me when I was a child. After that I proceeded to go to WDW for my senior trip with my friends, and I completed a year in the Disney College Program (working in merchandise at Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). I shared my love of Disney with my now husband and sucked him in. He proposed at Disney, we honeymooned at Disney, we started bringing our boys before they were born and then as early as 8 weeks old. We then continued to vacation to Walt Disney World 2-3 times per year. We decided that what makes more sense than just moving to Orlando so that we could live the Disney life and be here for all of our favorite events and seasons every year. That is exactly what we did! Now we are at the parks a couple times a week and go for most events and major holidays. We can’t get enough and get to experience Disney in a whole different way. I love to share this love and passion for all things Disney with the world and hope that I can help others appreciate the magic that Walt Disney World has to offer!