New Year’s Eve Dining Events in Disney World

Time to plan your favorite way to celebrate in style! Disney World is offering some fun, cool, and downright romantic ways to ring in 2011!

La Hacienda de San Angel: Enjoy a six-course menu accompanied by live music. Menu includes a margarita, ceviche, Chiles Toreados y Chorizitos, Sope de Chilorio, and cheese empanada with green sauce. Meat and Seafood platters and dessert — a sweet guava tamal — will be included. The new year will be marked by champagne and a Spanish tradition — eating 12 grapes that are said to predict how your upcoming year will play out.

$199 ($255 with wine and spirits) + tax for adults
$49.95 for kids ages 3-9.
TO BOOK: 407-842-1107 or

Bistro de Paris: A New Year’s Eve menu includes smoked salmon with stuffed with crab, horseradish and caviar cream; lobster and vegetable salad or truffle soup; scallops or sea bass; grilled filet of beef or roasted venison. Assiette de dessert de réveillon (that’s “New Year’s Eve dessert”) is your closer.

$150 ($225 with wine pairings)
TO BOOK: 407-617-2788.

California Grill
The California Grill in Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers food stations; open bar; a casino-style game room; DJ and dancing; Disney characters and more live entertainment. Magic Kingdom fireworks are at 8:30 p.m. and 11:50 p.m.

The menu will include “boutique caviars,” salt-cured Kobe beef tenderloin carpaccio, Maine lobster with vanilla vinaigrette, seared bison loin, seared loin of local rabbit, squash bisque with lump crab hush puppies, Sushi, seafood, meats and poultry, wood-burning-oven flatbreads, porcini mushroom risotto, cheeses and desserts.

$525, all inclusive

Atlantic Dance Hall
Located at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, dancing (with a video DJ), party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight are available, all for $35.

For a $75 VIP ticket, you’ll get access to a private upstairs area with seating and limited viewing for Epcot fireworks as well as guaranteed seating for coffee, tea or hot chocolate with dessert bar, and a premium bar.

Tickets are limited, so book ahead. Dress is business casual or formal. Guests must be 21 or older with an ID. Parking passes for the self-parking lot will be issued with advance purchases.

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Magic Kingdom Park
The New Year’s Eve party is sold out, but take advantage of some great fireworks viewing and desserts at the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party on December 30th at either 7:30 p.m. or 10:50 p.m. Menu includes dessert bar and non-alcoholic champagne (you ARE in the MK after all).

$39.99 for adults; $21.99 ages 3 to 9.

TO BOOK: 407-WDW-DINE. Park admission required. Disney Dining Plan not accepted, and you must pay when you make a reservation.

Source: Disney Parks Blog


  1. Galloping Gourmand says

    I was grumpy about the fireworks party, but La Hacienda and California Grill have the right idea. For the upcharge you get added value outside the food. Live music, champagne toast – extras like that are what I expect for an upcharge party.

    Good job on planning those two events, Disney!

  2. Alan says

    I had the great good fortune of being in Epcot the night of the millennium New Years. It was a day I’ll never forget. Epcot is a great place to spend a New Years Eve!

  3. says

    GG — Agreed! You need a few extras and a great celebration. I think of all of these, I’d go for Hacienda!

    Alan — Wow! Were you at a restaurant or just ensconced in the wonder that is Epcot?

  4. Alan says

    AJ- All in all, our New Years day at Epcot is a long, fun story. I’ll keep it short. Due to a shortage of wheel chairs, which my mother-in law required, the nice Disney folks let us use the wheel chair area next to the Rose and Crown as our base. Wonderful folks from England made friends with us and that allowed my wife and I to take trips around Epcot. We didn’t have ressies so we ate counter food all day. And there was the International food court right behind us that allowed us to get some of the more “exotic” foods they offered for the day. Again, it was a day I’ll never forget.

  5. CanadiansloveWDW says

    i think the California Grill looks like a good time.. a little pricey but hey its Disney and its new years eve…

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