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Celebrate the New Year at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Updated: Jul 14, 2018


Disney Contemporary New Year's Celebration

We learned about the holiday events coming to Walt Disney World Resort this year and now we have info on New Year's Eve at Disney's Contemporary Resort. If you’re looking for a unique experience outside of the theme parks, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is offering some fun New Year options. But you’ll have to hurry, because party bookings are now available!


Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

This New Year’s Eve, celebrate with your family and favorite Pixar characters!


Sarge from Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films will welcome you as you arrive at the second floor of the resort.

Highlights of the evening include:

  • Being in the worlds of various Disney•Pixar films, like “Inside Out,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “Up,”

  • Meeting some of your favorite characters including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and Bullseye from Toy Story; Joy and Sadness from Inside Out; Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible from The Incredibles; Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc.; Dug and Russell from Up; and various characters from Finding Nemo

  • Kids’ activities: Boot Camp with Sarge, Pixar Face Painting and a balloon artist creating favorite Pixar characters.

  • An interactive DJ spinning Radio Disney hits from his Cars-inspired DJ Rig, complete with tires and road signs right out of Radiator Springs.

  • A delicious buffet dinner, including Woody’s Favorite Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast, Wall-E’s Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi, Rex’s Manhattan Filet, Sulley’s Beast White Cheddar Baked Mac & Cheese, build-your-own salad options, desserts, kids’ favorites like chicken fingers and more.

  • A viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Schedule and Pricing:

  • Time & Date: Check-in begins at 7:30 PM and the event will run from 8:00 PM on December 31, 2018 to 12:00 AM on January 1, 2019

  • Price: $190 per Guest (tax and gratuity included)

  • Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center – Second Level

To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.


Disney Countdown to Midnight (8 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

Disney Contemporary New Year's Celebration

An evening of dining, dancing and enchantment in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort await you! Come discover a world sparkling with magic including a Mickey Mouse mirror ball and Disney Character topiaries. A New Year’s Bash Band and a live DJ providing music all night long.


Other highlights include:

  • A “cheftainment” station featuring a seasonal menu from such signature restaurants as California Grill, Flying Fish Cafe, Jiko – The Cooking Place and Narcoossee's,

  • A special appearance by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

  • At the end of the night, guests will be invited out to the porte cochère, where they will receive a Champagne flute and welcome 2019 with a viewing of the famous Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Schedule and Pricing

  • Time & Date: Check-in begins at 7:00 PM and the event will run from 8:00 PM on December 31, 2018 to 12:15 AM on January 1, 2018

  • Price: $275 per Guest (tax and gratuity included)

  • Location: Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.


Ink and Paint Club experience (7 p.m.-12:15 a.m.)

Offered only as a VIP enhancement to the Disney Countdown to Midnight Party. Located adjacent to the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this special reception begins prior to the opening of the main party. You will step back in time into a vintage Disney Animation-inspired room with silver Chiavari chairs, metallic tables and references to classic Disney Animation filling the room. Ticketed guests can visit the lounge throughout the evening, starting with a featured reception from 7-8 p.m.


Highlights of this special reception include:

  • Photo opportunities with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with a unique Disney Animation backdrop.

  • A pianist providing live entertainment.

  • Chef stations featuring king crab, tuna tartare, sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi, cocktails, Champagne, cordials and more – all included with admission.

  • Reserved seating in the Disney Countdown to Midnight Party when it opens at 8 p.m.

Disney Ink & Paint Club is only available as a part of an enhanced ticket that includes access to both the Disney Countdown to Midnight and the Ink & Paint Club for $450 total per guest. Access to Ink & Paint Club must be purchased concurrently with the Disney Countdown to Midnight ticket and cannot be added on at a later date. To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-DINE.


News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog

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