New Disney Experience Priced at $799

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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.

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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.

Related: Two Disney Parks Unavailable This Holiday Season

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.

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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.

Fish and quinoa and vegetables

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Delicious Dishes

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
  • Caviar
  • Wagyu Beef Tartare
  • Ice Wine Winter Salad

Wood-Burning Station

  • Fungi Pizza
  • Bianca Pizza

Sushi Station

  • Maki
  • Sashimi
  • Nigiri
  • 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

  • Pavlova
  • Lemon-Thyme Shortbread
  • Blackberry Lavender Tart
  • Strawberry and Blackberry Mousse

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Event Details

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.

Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini

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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?





About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.