'Disney Countdown to Midnight' tickets on sale for New Year's Eve

Jul 06, 2016 in "Disney's Contemporary Resort"

Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2016 1:17pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Contemporary Resort is hosting the 'Disney Countdown to Midnight" event to celebrate in grand style the arrival of 2017.

It is all inclusive, and costs $225 per guest, tax and gratuity included.

Held in the resort's convention center, the event begins at 8pm on December 31 2016. In the Fantasia Ballroom, adult beverages will be served alongside a DJ playing music from the 60's to today.

Next comes a dinner featuring the “best-of-the-best” bites and wine pairings from such restaurants as California Grill, Flying Fish Cafe, Cítricos and Narcoossee's.

Entertainment will include Alter Ego, performing a music-and dance-filled revue, and outside a unique musical act playing songs of today with a retro twist.

Views of the Magic Kingdom's New Year's Eve Fantasy in the Sky fireworks will be available from the outdoor patio.

Disney Countdown to Midnight is an all-inclusive, all-ages event available for $225 per Guest (tax and gratuity included), and takes place from 8pm on December 31, 2016 to 1am on January 1, 2017.

Tickets are on sale now online or at (407) 939-3463

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asianwayOct 11, 2016

At $225? If you drink go for it. If not, may not be worth it

scbb11SketchOct 10, 2016

My family is trying to figure out if this is worth it or not for 4 adults on New Year's Eve. Any thoughts? I like the idea of having lot of live entertainment, having 4+ hours basically planned out for us, and getting to watch the fireworks at midnight. A little concerned about the dinner being listed as "bites". So I'm not sure if this is a full dinner or if it's just appetizers? Not many in this thread seemed very positive about the event, but anyone have any thoughts about it now that it's getting closer?

AndyS2992Jul 10, 2016

I'd be way happier standing amongst the rabble down Main Street with a cup of hot choclate thank you very much.

prberkJul 06, 2016

I never got to see that, always wondered about it. I always thought that it was interesting that other time zones watched the New York Times Square ball drop on time-delay to match their own time zone. LOL.

DznyGrlSDJul 06, 2016

I loved the dinner show there when I was a kid!!

DznyGrlSDJul 06, 2016

the shooting range at the Contemporary was bomb!

ford91exploderJul 05, 2016

Or like me, Stay home watch ball drop - go to bed

asianwayJul 05, 2016

You could go on the 30th...the premium event goes up $25 a year and it always sells out. Would I do it again? Not at these prices, but I have no regrets

asianwayJul 05, 2016

Top of the World and the Ballroom of Americas both had paid events back then.

Vaughn4380Jul 05, 2016

I was there for those as well (as a kid). They were awesome, and yes, the games were unlimited.

hpyhnt 1000Jul 05, 2016

Honestly I think you'd be better off just going over to Epcot for the evening. Multiple dance zones, countless food options, and better atmosphere and fireworks.

prberkJul 05, 2016

Wow. Almost everything in that article is ridiculous for what you get, but the Contemporary dinner price tag is completely beyond ridiculous. And can you imagine the "fun" crowd you would be with? Sadly, so much of the tranquility and/or free fun "atmosphere" that you used to be able to wander into at WDW is now gone, or packaged and sold as "Magical™" Experience.

DznyGrlSDJul 02, 2016

I (vaguely) remember the NYE celebration at the Contemporary in 1986 which, if I remember correctly, was free. They had a party for adults in the main concourse and for kids in the game room. It was great, you got unlimited (if I remember, I was 7) play in the gameroom and food too? Those days are LONG gone with all of the up-charge events.

Thumper 32Jul 02, 2016

Not even close. On NYE, Cal Grill has a premium event. Last year it was up to $625 per person. :greedy: http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2015/10/05/new-years-eve-events-at-walt-disney-world-to-ring-in-2016/