Nov 04

New Year’s Eve Experiences Have Opened for Guests


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We can’t think of a better way to ring in 2016 than a delicious meal or fun party at Walt Disney World Resort, can you?  If you plan on spending the holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort, some very special parties and New Year’s Eve experiences have opened for guests.  

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Atlantic Dance Hall
Swing in the New Year at Atlantic Dance Hall with a live big band, fun and high spirits. Party hats and horns, a viewing of the Epcot fireworks at midnight, and champagne toast are included in the cost of admission. Or treat yourself to the VIP experience which includes access to the exclusive VIP section with your own bartender, ample seating, and a New Year’s Eve dessert bar.

California Grill
This gala features food stations throughout the restaurant, and an unbeatable view of Magic Kingdom Parkfireworks. A complimentary bar will be available, in addition to wine poured by the glass until midnight. The dress code requires everyone look their best: a dinner jacket is required for men (tie optional) and dress or pants ensemble for women.

Chef Mickey’s
In addition to the traditional buffet items, look for holiday favorites on New Year’s Day such carved and smoked pork, collard greens, ham hock, black eye peas, corn bread and seasonal fruit cobbler.

La Hacienda de San Angel
Seating begins at 9:30p.m. for this five-course prix-fixe dinner and alcohol pairings. The party includes a welcome margarita for adults, live entertainment from the mariachi band, and a view of the fireworks at Epcot.

Le Cellier Steakhouse
With dinner seatings at 4:30, 6:45, and 9 p.m., this special four-course meal is not to be missed. Lunch will also be served on New Year’s Eve from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Monsieur Paul
Indulge in a special 3-course prix-fixe menu on New Year’s Eve. With lunch seatings at 11:45 a.m., noon, 2:15 p.m., and 2:45 p.m.; dinner at 5:45 and 6:15 p.m.; late night at 8:45 and 9:45 p.m.

Narcoossee’s
Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to revel in the festivities of New Year’s Eve while enjoying a four-course prix-fixe meal while overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon. First seating takes place between 5:00 and 5:55p.m., second from 8:45 to 9:40p.m.

Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Enjoy access to three uniquely themed party experiences at the Yacht Club Convention Center: A dance party with a live band, “Club Vinyl” which celebrates the golden age of music with a modern twist and a nod to Pleasure Island, “Adventure Club” with comedy shows throughout the evening. Appetizers like a selection of upscale flatbreads, sliders, and sweets are included in the cost, as well as beer, wine, specialty cocktails, mixed drinks, and a champagne toast. The night ends with a balloon drop and confetti blast to ring in the new year.

Victoria & Albert’s
New Year’s Eve includes a ten-course menu including eight savory courses and two dessert courses, also offered is a nine-course wine pairing with eclectic and low-production wines.

World ShowPlace
Enjoy a custom New Year’s Eve Dinner buffet at World ShowPlace. Photo opportunities and classic Disney tunes make this a great dinner for the whole family. Look for a variety of soups and salads, oven-baked cod, chicken breast, mojo-roasted pork, carved mesquite-spiced deep-fried turkey breast, plenty of sides and a scrumptious dessert station. A kid-friendly station features favorites like mac and cheese, fried chicken fritters, mini corn dogs and more.

With all these wonderful options, where will you ring in 2016?

Holly Wiencek
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Holly Wiencek

Holly Wiencek is the author of Capturing the Magic: A Photographic Journey Through the Walt Disney World Parks. A Florida native and lifelong Disney enthusiast, Holly has been visiting Disney Parks since she was a toddler. With countless visits to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, she has spent a lifetime exploring and learning about the history and legacy Walt Disney left behind and the details created by Disney Imagineering. She spends her spare time making Disney magic in her everyday life and enjoys sharing that magic with her husband and her daughter, Abby.

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