New Years Eve will be here before we know it, and it’s sure to look a bit different in Disney World this year!
Last year, the parks closed earlier than they normally would, but this year, they’re staying open late again. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios are open until 12AM and Magic Kingdom is open until 1AM. There are also a few celebrations taking place over at Disney Springs at places like The Edison and Raglan Road Irish Pub. And, the first official party was just announced for a Disney World hotel!
Disney’s Contemporary hotel will host a special event called A Golden New Year’s Eve in Wine Country up at California Grill! The Napa Room of the restaurant will be transformed into an eclectic speakeasy and will feature a slight-of-hand magician performing while you sip on wine and custom crafted cocktails.
Over in the Sonoma Room, you can see Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Baby New Year Donald! There will also be a DJ and a roaming violinist playing at the event. Between the 2 rooms, you’ll find 50th Anniversary food stations which will have food that honors the legacy of California Grill chefs. Take a trip down memory lane as you dine on some favorite offerings from the last 50 years. Here’s a look at some of the menu highlights:
- Chilled Appetizer Station
- Chilled Seafood Bar
- Caviar Station with Potato Blinis
- Smoked Beef Tartare
- Chilled Golden and Candycane Beet Salad
- Wood Burning Station
- Perigord Black Winter Pizza
- Duck Char Sui Bao
- Sushi Station
- An array of maki, sashimi, nigiri and a collection of original sushi creations
- Hot Seafood Station
- Lobster Ravioli
- Plancha Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops
- Seared Ahi Tuna
- From the Grill and Rotisserie
- Grilled Porcelet
- Oak Fire-grilled Beef Tenderloin with Truffle Sauce
- Rohan Duck Breast 2 Ways
- Sweet Treats from our Disney’s Contemporary Resort Pastry Chefs
- 5 Magical Bites – 50 Years in the Making
- Banana Butterscotch Buzz
- Valrhona Molten Lava Cake
- Florida Citrus Cream Puffs
And, there will be an ice sculpture! It will feature both the 50th anniversary and California Grill logos. Then, at midnight, you get to ring in the new year by watching the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom from the restaurant!
The event takes place on December 31st, 2021. Check-in starts at 7PM and the event goes from 7:30PM to 12:30AM. To make a reservation, you can call (407) 824-2013. The cost of the event is $700, including tax and gratuity, with full payment due at the time of booking. Cancellations must be received at least one day prior to event to avoid being charged full price.
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