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New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World

Most 2014 information not yet released, will be updated as it becomes available.

2014 info is still being released.  So far, we know of two specialty dining events:

Fantasia 2014
- Close out the year at Epcot's World ShowPlace with a tribute to the film Fantasia.  The buffet will feature soups, salads, deep-fried turkey breast, mahi mahi, pasta, assorted desserts and fresh fruit.  Price is $64.99 for adults and $41.99 for children ages 3-10 (tax and gratuity not included).  Available from 4:30-10:30pm on New Year's Eve and can be booked by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

Monsieur Paul is offering a special 4-course meal that begins with champagne for $235 (plux tax and gratuity) and wine pairings can be added for $60.  Reservations are taken from noon-6:30pm or 8:45-9:50pm by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

 

New Year's Eve at Disney World

If you plan on visiting a Walt Disney World theme park on New Year's Eve, here are some tips to help make your day as painless as possible:

1) You should arrive early in the morning at the park of your choice and be prepared to spend your entire day there. The parks will reach capacity with no further admittance allowed. Park hopping on New Year's Eve is not recommended.

2) It's a common misconception that guests staying in a Disney Resort are guaranteed admittance into every park. This is not true; as a Disney Resort guest you are promised to gain entrance into a park, but it may not be the park of your choice. Note that having a dining reservation does not mean that you will be allowed in if that park has already reached capacity.

3) For your comfort, arrive early and rent a locker. Should the weather be an issue, you can stow your warm clothes or raingear.

4) If there's an attraction on your "must-do" list, try to make a FastPass+ reservation for it. It's not uncommon to see waits of 2+ hours at the most popular attractions.

5) The parks will have live entertainment throughout the day/evening in addition to special midnight fireworks. Be sure to grab a Times Guide upon entering the park.

Theme Park Hours
New Year's Eve fireworks

Not all 2014 info released yet - will be updated as it comes available.

Magic Kingdom

December 31, 2013

7:00 am- 8:00 am (Extra Magic Hour Morning for Disney Resort Guests)

Park is open 8:00 am - 2:00 am

  • 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Parade
  • 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm: Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Celebrate the Magic! projection show (check Daily Times Guides)
  • 8:30 pm: Holiday Wishes Fireworks
  • 11:50 pm: Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks
  • DJ dance party in front of the castle (check Daily Times Guides)

Epcot

December 31, 2013

Future World:  8:00 am - 1:00 am

World Showcase: 9:30 am - 1:00 am

  • 6:30 pm and 11:40 pm: Special ending to IllumiNations
  • Pick up party hats and horns in Future World West, Future World East, and the American Adventure Pavilion from 6:00-9:00pm.
  • DJ dance parties will take place at the Future World Fountain Stage, the American Gardens Theatre, China, Italy and the UK (check Daily Times Guides for specific times)
  • Temporary bars will line the walkway around World Showcase Lagoon in Mexico, China, Italy, Germany, American Adventure, Japan, Morocco, France and Canada.

Fantasia 2014 - Close out the year at Epcot's World ShowPlace with a tribute to the film Fantasia.  The buffet will feature soups, salads, deep-fried turkey breast, mahi mahi, pasta, assorted desserts and fresh fruit.  Price is $64.99 for adults and $41.99 for children ages 3-10 (tax and gratuity not included).  Available from 4:30-10:30pm on New Year's Eve and can be booked by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

To ring in 2015, Monsieur Paul is offering a special 4-course meal that begins with champagne for $235 (plux tax and gratuity) and wine pairings can be added for $60.  Reservations are taken from noon-6:30pm or 8:45-9:50pm by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

  • First course - choose one
    • Artichoke Veloute with Black Truffle and brioche
    • Smoked salmon with caviar stuffed potatoes
  • Second course - choose one
    • Scallops and crawfish with sancerre cream sauce
    • Turbot fillet in puff pastry with champagne sauce
  • Third course - choose one
    • Roasted Guinea fowl in a walnut crust
    • Braised short ribs with red wine and blackcurrant
  • Fourth course
    • Specialty dessert

Disney's Hollywood Studios

December 31, 2013

8:00am - midnight, Extra Magic Hours from midnight - 2:00am

  • Mulch, Sweat and Shears and a live DJ dance party will take place on the stage in front of the Sorcerer's Hat beginning at 6:00pm.
  • The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special will take place in the Premier Theater at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00pm.
  • The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights - dusk to park closing
  • Fantasmic! will have showings at 6:30, 8:00 and 10:00pm.
  • Pick up party hats and horns at Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show after 6:00pm. 
  • The Lights! Camera, Happy New Year! fireworks show will take place at midnight.

 


Animal Kingdom

December 31, 2013

7:00 am - 8:00 am (Extra Magic Hour Morning for Disney Resort Guests)

Park is open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • 3:45 pm - Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade


Downtown Disney

December 31, 2013

Downtown Disney Marketplace: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pleasure Island Shopping: 8:00 am - 2:00 am

West Side: 8:00 am - 2:00 am

DisneyQuest is open until 7:00 pm

8:00 pm - 1:00 pm: DisneyQuest New Year's Eve Party

Cirque du Soleil will have a 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm performance

DJ dance parties and live entertainment in all three districts, plus food and beverage offerings, Disney Food Trucks, cocktails, beer and wine available throughout the area.

Park hours, parades and fireworks are subject to change.



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New Year's Eve at Epcot— January 3rd, 2013

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New Year's Eve Celebration at Atlantic Dance

New Year's Eve Celebration at Atlantic Dance

Date:  12/31/14 (2014 info not yet released)

Time:  8:00 pm - 2:00 am

2013 Price:  Standard Admission = $37 (gratuity not included)

          VIP Admission = $75

Standard event admission includes celebrating with a Video DJ on the main dance floor, a complimentary champagne toast to ring in 2014 and "party favors."  Additional beverages will be available for purchase from three bars.  Must be 21 or older to enter.

Dress: Business casual or formal.

 

Downtown Disney New Year's Eve Events

DisneyQuest New Year's Eve Party

Date:  12/31/13 (2014 info not yet released)

Time:  8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Price:  Advance tickets = $55 (tax included)

          Tickets purchased day of event = $65 (includes tax)

Purchase tickets here or by calling 407-WDISNEY.

Guests will be able to play all DisneyQuest games as well as attend 2 DJ dance parties and countdown to 2014 with a confetti drop and party favors.  Character meet and greets will be available as well!  Meet Chip 'n Dale, Buzz Lightyear and Wreck-It Ralph.

Prices include a voucher for:

  • grilled chicken sandwich, grilled veggie wrap sandwich, cheesesteak sandwich or BBQ pork sandwich
  • side salad or chips
  • cupcake or fruit cup
  • soda or bottled water

DisneyQuest will end normal operating hours at 7:00 pm to prepare for this party.

 


Cirque du Soleil (2014 info not yet released)

Celebrate the New Year at Downtown Disney West Side's Cirque du Soleil La Nouba. There will be a special finale at each performance, a limited edition La Nouba trading pin for each guest and specialty drinks for purchase.

  • December 31, 2013
  • Two Performances: 6:00 pm, 9:00 pm
  • For tickets, contact 407-WDW-SEAT

Seating Category Ages 10 and up Ages 3-9
Front and Center
$146
$119
1
$131
$107
2
$105
$86
3
$87
$72

 


Splitsville Luxury Lanes New Year's Eve Party 

Date:  12/31/13 (2014 info not yet released)

Age: 21 and up

Price: 

  • Bowling Package - $175 per person (minimum 4 people).  Includes 3 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, one appetizer and one entree per person, two drink tickets, one bottle of champagne or house wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Table Package - $100 per person.  Includes 3 1/2 hour table reservation, choice of one appetizer or entree per person, two drink tickets, one bottle of champagne or house wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Ring in the New Year with bowling, food, drinks, a DJ, dancing, pool tables and more!

For more information, call 407-938-PINS or email SocialDirectorsOrlando@SplitsvilleLanes.com.


2014 info not yet released

Bongos Cuban Cafe

  • 8:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Four-course dinner, champagne, party favors, live music and a midnight countdown!
  • To reserve a table, contact GRodriguez@BongosCubanCafe.com

 


Raglan Road

  • 6:00 pm
  • House band Creel and Irish dancing. Champagne toasts at 7:00pm and midnight!

 


House of Blues

  • 9:00pm
  • Reggae band SOJA will put on a concert suitable for fans of all ages.  $37-$40.
  • For tickets, check out the House of Blues website.

 


Planet Hollywood

Through 12/31/13, buy two merchandise items and get the third free.


 

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