Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort

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Walt Disney World is definitely one of the most amazing places to ring in the New Year and welcome 2019!  If you are already starting to make your plans for this New Year’s Eve, then you will want to consider celebrating at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World.  The reservations are already available for different events and offerings that look to be pretty amazing!  There will be 2 different New Year’s Eve celebrations for guest to consider, Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration and Disney Countdown to Midnight (which includes an option to purchase special VIP access to the Ink and Paint Club).  The celebrations each have a different vibe and feel to them so you can check out the details below to see which one would be the most appealing to your party!

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (8 PM to 12:15 AM)

This fun event it a family-friendly celebration.  At this event, Sarge from Toy Story will welcome guests to the events that will unfold during the evening.  Here is a look at some of the great activities throughout the evening:

  • Character meet and greets from popular Disney•Pixar movies.
  • A variety of activities that include a boot camp with Sarge, Pixar Face Painting and a balloon artist creating favorite Pixar characters.
  • A DJ playing fun songs with a set that inspired from Cars.
  • Dinner that includes a themed buffet of delicious items like Woody’s Favorite Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast, Wall-E’s Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi, Rex’s Manhattan Filet, Sulley’s Beast White Cheddar Baked Mac & Cheese, build-your-own salad options, desserts, kids’ favorites like chicken fingers and more.
  • Fireworks viewing at midnight of the show at Magic Kingdom

The cost for the event is $190 per person, which includes applicable taxes and gratuities.

Disney Countdown to Midnight (8 PM to 12:15 AM)

This event is for guests that want a little more upscale fun.  Guests can dress up and enjoy a party that includes dining, dancing and fireworks.  What more could you want?  Here is a look at some of the activities that are planned throughout the evening:

  • There will be a dining area called a “cheftainment” station which will have a menu that has been inspired by Disney Signature Dining restaurant locations.
  • Character appearances by Mickey and Minnie.
  • A champagne flute at midnight while viewing the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom.
  • A DJ playing lively music all night for guests to dance and enjoy the party.

The cost for the event is $275, which includes applicable taxes and gratuities.

Ink & Paint Club experience (7 PM to 12:15 AM) – Add-On Option to Disney Countdown to Midnight

This special offering is only offered as a VIP add-on option to the Disney Countdown to Midnight event.  This event will offer a special reception prior to the Disney Countdown to Midnight event starting.  Guests will also be able to visit the lounge area throughout the evening whenever they would like to. Here is a look at some of the offerings that this add-on will provide:

  • Special photo opportunities with Mickey and Minnie.
  • Live entertainment from a pianist.
  • Delicious food stations that feature items like king crab, tuna tartare, sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi, cocktails, Champagne, cordials and more – all included with admission.
  • Reserved seating for the Disney Countdown to Midnight Party.

In order to purchase this add-on, guests must also purchase an event ticket to the Disney Countdown to Midnight.  The total cost with the event ticket and the Ink & Paint Club add-on is $450 per guest.  The events must be purchased together and cannot be added on later.

Guests that are interested in any of these events should call (407) WDW-DINE to make their reservations.  Guests should be prepared to pay for the full cost of the events at the time of booking.

Which of these events would you most like to attend?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!