Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve Dining and Special Events

Ringing in New Year 2012 from Walt Disney World? It’s going to be a memorable night! Call 407-WDW-DINE for holiday dining information and reservations! Here are some of your options for dining on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

Disney Resorts and Event Spaces

Atlantic Dance Hall
Dance into the New Year at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk
8 p.m. to 2 a.m., ages 21 and up.

Video DJ Tony Zapulla will play hits on the main dance floor. Beverages will be for sale from three different bars. There will be limited viewing of Epcot’s fireworks.

$37 (gratuity not included) for access to the main floor of the Dance Hall.
$80 for a VIP ticket that allows guests entrance to a private 2nd floor area with guaranteed seating and access to a private upstairs balcony for “limited” viewing of the fireworks. In addition, you’ll be able to indulge at a Dessert Station and private VIP bar. Cocktail service will also be offered.

Dress Attire: Business Casual or Formal

Parking passes for the self parking lot will be given with advance purchases. Parking not guaranteed to be available for same day purchase.
Contemporary Resort
Chef Mickey’s (New Year’s Day brunch)
California Grill will host an evening of elegance!
$550 per person.

View of Castle from our California Grill Table

Entertainment will include casino-style games, live music and Disney characters. Enjooy food stations and beverages while watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks.

Food Stations will offer seafood, chilled appetizers, hot appetizers, sushi, grill and rotisserie, wood burning, vegetarian, dessert and cheese.

Grand Floridian
Citricos (prix fixe menu)

Narcoossee’s (prix fixe menu) — A four-course dining event for $149, plus DJ, balloon artist and Magic Kingdom fireworks viewing at 8:30 and 11:51.

Fireworks and castle from Narcoossees

Victoria & Albert’s (prix fixe menu)

Yacht and Beach Club
Yachtsman Steakhouse (prix fixe menu)


Enjoy a lunch and dinner buffet.

World Showplace
“Fantasia 2011″ at World ShowPlace
$73.95 adults, $47.54 children (tax and gratuity included)

Fans of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will love this tribute to the animated films. Sight and sound are combined to create a memorable experience of dining for the entire family!

La Hacienda de San Angel
A live Mariachi band will entertain guests and indoor viewing of the IllumiNations show make this a fun stop on your party circuit. $175 and up. Call 407-842-1107 for reservations.

Bistro de Paris
Savor a four-course meal choosing between dining times of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Reservations can be made at 407-284-0202.

Downtown Disney

Raglan Road
Raglan Road will celebrate the New Year twice!

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December 31, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
$45 pre-purchased; $55 at the door (includes tax)
Kids will enjoy a DJ with dance party, unlimited games and DisneyQuest attractions, party favors and confetti drop at midnight! Choice of pizza, chicken caesar wrap, hot dog, or hamburger along with chips and a soda.
Tickets on sale now at 407-934-7639.

WDW Swan and Dolphin

There’s even a Kids party at Swan and Dolphin!

Garden Grove (dinner buffet)
Il Mulino (dinner)
Shula’s Steak House (dinner)

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Offering special events to celebrate the New Year.

Do you have a favorite way to ring in the New Year at WDW? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks to our friends at AllEars.net for details on La Hacienda and Bistro de Paris!


  1. spleen says

    “California Grill will host an evening of elegance!
    $550 per person”

    I certainly hope that’s a typo – $550 per person?! I can’t think of any NYE dinner that would be worth that.

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