New Year’s Eve Celebration Events Announced at Walt Disney World

Ring in 2020 with a stylish and magical experience at Walt Disney World. Choose from these fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration events.

Appetizing Occasions at Walt Disney World
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Before we get into this, call your Off to Neverland Magic Maker today to book your reservation before they disappear. OK, ready? Here we go!

Rooftop Celebrations

Feliz Ano Nuevo: A New Year’s Eve Party at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Celebrate the new year at Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, the new rooftop restaurant at the top of Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Toledo at Gran Destino Tower

This special celebration features a savory menu inspired by traditional Spanish New Year’s cuisine. Entertainment includes an electric flamenco guitarist who will delight you during your meal with exciting melodies alongside a DJ in Dalhia Lounge who will lead the New Year countdown! And from the windows of the restaurant and the Dalhia Lounge balcony, you’ll take in spectacular views of Walt Disney World Resort with glimpses of incredible Disney fireworks displays in the distance.

Alex Dunlap, Disney Parks Blog

Mezzanotte at Topolino’s: An Italian Masquerade at Disney’s Riviera Resort

This resort is not even open yet! Disney’s Riviera Resort is projected to open December 16, 2019. The theme celebrates the grandeur of Europe —which has long inspired some of the greatest Disney stories with its castles and fairy-tale villages.

Disney’s Riviera Resort artist rendering
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

This Italian masquerade ball comes alive with an exciting DJ, Champagne toasts, and traditional musicians and vocalists from the Italian Riviera, all while featuring buffet displays, á la carte tapas-style dishes, and action stations where our Disney chefs create your dish right in front of you! You’ll also enjoy spectacular sights as neighboring Disney fireworks displays light up the night.

Alex Dunlap, Disney Parks Blog

Elegant Evening Under the Stars at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

California Grill is always a favorite and the food is delicious!

Take in a bubbling Champagne toast in a setting inspired by the twinkling lights and lush greenery of California wine country. Be mesmerized by a sleight-of-hand magician, or have your portrait drawn by an artist on hand. Indulge in decadent delicacies as you mingle with a host of eccentric personalities, and marvel at the dazzling view of fireworks from one of the most sought-after lookouts in Central Florida. You might even catch a glimpse of a few familiar pals as they make a special appearance to celebrate the New Year!

Alex Dunlap, Disney Parks Blog

Celebrate All Around Disney World

Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort becomes the setting for a sensational evening where you can wander through tempting tasting stations and indulge in an assortment of libations for party-goers of all ages before partying it up on the dance floor. Delight in a stunning display of culinary sorcery and personal interactions with the Disney Chefs as they build sensational bites right before your eyes inspired by Disney signature restaurants from across Walt Disney World Resort. With a live band providing the backdrop, you’ll be able to dance and dine all the way to the New Year. 

Alex Dunlap, Disney Parks Blog

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration

The second level of Disney’s Contemporary Resort will have two ballrooms that will be transformed to immerse you in the imaginative world of Pixar.

Meet some of your favorite characters, dance with an interactive DJ, go to Boot Camp with Sarge and enjoy other fun-filled activities. You can also chow down on a Pixar-inspired buffet featuring dishes like Ratatouille, white cheddar baked mac and cheese, slow roasted beef tenderloin, crème brûlée tarts and much more. At the end of the night, step outside to enjoy the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Magic Kingdom Park.

Alex Dunlap, Disney Parks Blog

Disney’s BoardWalk Countdown to 2020 at Atlantic Dance Hall

The Atlantic Dance Hall is such a fun place to party it up, especially to ring in the new year!

This festive holiday celebration includes views of the Epcot Fireworks a live DJ, party hats and horns, a confetti drop, a mouthwatering light-bite menu with savory and sweet eats, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. 

Alex Dunlap, Disney Parks Blog

New Year’s Eve at Flying Fish

Rated one of the top restaurants on Disney property, celebrate New Year’s Eve with a multi-course, prix fixe menu created by award-winning Chef Tim Majoras. Seatings are available from 5-6:30pm and 8:30-10pm on Dec. 31, with a sustainable seafood tower and intermezzo included in the second seating.

A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Another top-rated restaurant at Disney World, enjoy your dinner waterside at Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Victoria & Albert’s New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Do you want to get really fancy? Spend your New Year’s Eve celebration dining at this AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five Star restaurant with a live harpist. Start the evening with a Champagne reception and then enjoy a dégustation wine dinner.

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  1. If I were there on NYE I’d be torn between Topolino’s and the Pixar Party!

  2. oh wowwww i would kill to spend NYE at victoria & alberts… that’s going on the bucket list

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