New experiences coming to Disney's Contemporary Resort for New Year's Eve 2017

Jul 10, 2017 in "Disney's Contemporary Resort"

Disney's Contemporary Resort is offering three New Year's Eve experiences for guests visiting Walt Disney World during the holiday period.

The resort has all the bases covered, from fine dining through to a family friendly character filled evening. For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE from July 11.

Disney’s Countdown to Midnight

“Disney Countdown to Midnight” includes dining, live music, libations and more. An interactive band and DJ will fill the dance floor, along with an appearance by Mickey and Minnie. Welcome in 2018 with a flute of bubbly and a viewing of the New Year’s Eve fireworks in the Magic Kingdom.

Hours are 8pm to 1am in the Fantasia Ballroom. This party is designed for guests 18 and older.

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration

“Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration” is for children of all ages, a family-friendly way to ring in the New Year with a Disney•Pixar-inspired dinner.

Sarge welcomes you to the Ballroom of the Americas that features vignettes of beloved Pixar movies. From Andy’s Room in “Toy Story” to and Metro City with The Incredibles, the immersive celebration will include theatrical backdrops, dramatic set pieces and fun props that re-create the worlds of the Pixar films. Favorite characters will be on hand from “Toy Story,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars” and “Up.”

Kids can have fun at Pixar face painting, a balloon artist and a boot camp with Sarge, while an interactive DJ will spin hits from Radio Disney (he’s going to be in a “Cars”-inspired DJ rig from Radiator Springs). Dinner is buffet style.

At midnight, head outdoors to ring in the New Year with a viewing of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Hours are 8pm -12:15am.

Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Dining Experience

Fine dining is the theme of the third party, “Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Dining Experience” in the Grand Republic Ballroom. Inspired by the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog,” the room is beautifully decorated French Quarter style to transport you to the Big Easy.

Actions stations will feature flavors such as oyster beignets, smoked salmon mousse cones with caviar, Kobe beef tartare and sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi. Signature dishes will include herb-crusted Louisiana redfish, crayfish etouffee, Balck Angus beef cooked two ways, braised short ribs and filet of beef with truffled celery root silk.

A N’awlins jazz band will entertain during dinner, joined later in the evening by a vocalist who will bring to life the Academy-Award-winning classics from the film. Then slip outside with a glass of bubbly just before midnight to ring in 2018 with a private viewing area for the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Hours are 7pm-12:15am.

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Article Posted: Jul 10, 2017 / 9:46am EDT
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asianwayJul 11, 2017

The pixar one is geared to kids, so I see the logic there

larryzJul 11, 2017

Well, I like the concept -- it'd be nice if they'd put on similar events at each Deluxe. I think it's kind of chintzy, though, to throw people out of the two "lesser" events at 12:15 am... it strikes me as a "you've had your fun, now get out!" sort of attitude.

drizgirlJul 11, 2017

If you need to ask, it's probably too high. :p

DznyGrlSDJul 11, 2017

I remember when they did that kinda stuff back NYE 1986-87. I was in the game room all night long playing games for free and watching movies in the tiny theater. My parents were at a party on floor 4 where the gift shop is now. Good times!

BoltJul 11, 2017

The Pixar one sounds great - love when they bring out all those houses as backdrops.

Tz29Jul 11, 2017

Anyone know the prices of the event?