We love having exclusive, magical experiences during our Walt Disney World vacation. From dessert parties to VIP tours, Walt Disney World offers guests a variety of special events. These unique experiences aren’t cheap, but the cost of a new experience shocked us.
Alice’s Whimsical World of Wonderland
Disney announced that a brand-new dining experience will take place this year for guests wanting to experience the New Year in a special and exclusive way.
Alice’s Whimsical World of Wonderland will take place at California Grill in Disney’s Contemporary Resort for one night only. The event will feature entertainment, champagne, wines, delicious food, a fantastic DJ, fun characters, and beautiful views of Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon throughout the evening.
California Grill will be transformed for this event. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in Wonderland. Based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1951), guests will see Alice, Mad Hatter, The March Hare, Dinah the Hat Lady, and possibly the Queen of Hearts.
Food stations will be used throughout different rooms inspired by Lewis Carroll. Below is the menu that Disney has posted on their website.
Chilled Appetizer Station
- Chilled Seafood Bar
- Wagyu Beef Tartare
- Ice Wine Winter Salad
- Fungi Pizza
- Bianca Pizza
- A collection of original sushi creations
Hot Seafood Station
- Adobo Marinated Octopus
- Lobster Ravioli
- Seared Ahi Tuna
From the Grill and Rotisserie
- Pork Belly “Porchetta”
- Royal Beef Tenderloin
- Roasted Duck 2 Ways
Sweet Treats from the Pastry Chefs at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Lemon-Thyme Shortbread
- Blackberry Lavender Tart
- Strawberry and Blackberry Mousse
The one-evening-only event will occur at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on December 31, 2023. The event will take place from 7:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m., with guests able to check in at 700 am.
During the event, guests will enjoy the delicious dishes and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year.
The price for the event is $799, which includes tax and gratuity. To book, those who want to enjoy this exclusive event can call Disney at (407) 824-2013.
Remember that full payment is due at the time of booking, and cancellations must be made at least one day before the event to avoid being charged.
Guests are encouraged to dress their best and be ready to dance throughout the party.
Is It Worth It
At $799 per person, this is a costly experience that has us wondering- is it worth it? Knowing that the parks will be bustling during the holiday season, is this an excellent way to experience magic without being there?
With California Grill hosting this extraordinary dining experience, only those paying for this experience can enjoy this popular and highly sought-after dining reservation.
Would you pay this price to enjoy this exclusive experience?