Ring in 2020 with New Year’s Eve events at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

by Seth Kubersky

Walt Disney World’s resort hotels will celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 with a series of rooftop parties and other special events that are now available for booking.

Walt Disney World resort hotel New Year’s Eve 2019 party
Celebrate the arrival of 2020 with a New Year’s Eve party at one of Walt Disney World’s resort hotels.

Feliz Ano Nuevo: A New Year’s Eve Party at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Celebrate the New Year with an elegant party at Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, the new rooftop restaurant at the top of Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This special celebration features a savory menu inspired by traditional Spanish New Year’s cuisine. Entertainment includes an electric flamenco guitarist, alongside a DJ in Dalhia Lounge who will lead the New Year countdown. And from the windows of the restaurant and the Dalhia Lounge balcony, you’ll take in views of Walt Disney World Resort with glimpses of Disney fireworks displays in the distance.

Mezzanotte at Topolino’s: An Italian Masquerade at Disney’s Riviera Resort

This Italian masquerade ball comes alive with a DJ, Champagne toasts, and traditional musicians and vocalists from the Italian Riviera, all while featuring buffet displays, á la carte tapas-style dishes, and action stations where our Disney chefs create your dish right in front of you. You’ll also enjoy neighboring Disney fireworks displays lighting up the night.

Elegant Evening Under the Stars at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Take in a bubbling Champagne toast in a setting inspired by the twinkling lights and lush greenery of California wine country. Be entertained by a sleight-of-hand magician, or have your portrait drawn by an artist on hand. Indulge in decadent delicacies as you mingle with a host of eccentric personalities, and enjoy the view of fireworks from one of the most sought-after lookouts in Central Florida. You might even catch a glimpse of a few familiar pals as they make a special appearance to celebrate the New Year.

Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort becomes the setting for an evening where you can wander through tempting tasting stations and indulge in an assortment of libations for party-goers of all ages before partying it up on the dance floor. Disney Chefs will build bites right before your eyes inspired by Disney signature restaurants from across Walt Disney World Resort. With a live band providing the backdrop, you’ll be able to dance and dine all the way to the New Year. At midnight, celebrate with a toast at a special ground-level viewing area near the porte cochére while you take in the spectacular sights of the famous New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Magic Kingdom Park

Ink & Paint Club at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

You can book a pre-party add-on for the Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Eve Celebration. This special reception is inspired by the iconic Walt Disney Animation Studios Ink and Paint Department. You’ll also enjoy a private area throughout the evening and, after 11 p.m., an exclusive outdoor private viewing of the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks complete with desserts and a Champagne toast. You might even see some familiar friends hanging out for fun photo opportunities.

NOTE: This experience is only available as a combined event ticket with Countdown to Midnight: A New Year’s Eve Celebration. For further details and to make reservations, visit the Disney Ink & Paint Club page or call (407) WDW-DINE.

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration

Located on the second level of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, two ballrooms will be be transformed to immerse guests in the imaginative world of Pixar. Meet favorite characters, dance with an interactive DJ, go to Boot Camp with Sarge and enjoy other activities. You can also chow down on a Pixar-inspired buffet featuring dishes like Ratatouille, white cheddar baked mac and cheese, slow roasted beef tenderloin, crème brûlée tarts and much more. At the end of the night, step outside to enjoy the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Magic Kingdom Park

This event occurs on Dec. 30 (reservations still available) and Dec. 31 (SOLD OUT). Make your reservations online today or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. 

Disney’s BoardWalk Countdown to 2020 at Atlantic Dance Hall

Kick off the brand-new year with music, treats, and a dash of Disney magic as you count down to midnight. This festive holiday celebration includes views of the Epcot Fireworks a live DJ, party hats and horns, a confetti drop, a light-bite menu with savory and sweet eats, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. 

New Year’s Eve at Flying Fish

Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with family and friends surrounded in an atmosphere of elegance as you dine on a multi-course, prix fixe menu created by award-winning Chef Tim Majoras. Seatings are available from 5-6:30pm and 8:30-10pm on Dec. 31, with a sustainable seafood tower and intermezzo included in the second seating. 

A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

A special New Year’s Eve dinner will be held waterside at Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Reserve an earlier dinner time for a relaxed, casually elegant experience. Later dinner times amp up the fun with an upbeat three-piece band and a dance floor. 

Victoria & Albert’s New Year’s Celebration at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Delight in New Year’s Eve festivities at the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five Star restaurant in Florida. Enjoy melodies from a live harpist while dining on exquisite cuisine. Start the evening with a Champagne reception and then enjoy a dégustation wine dinner.

Make your reservations for these New Year’s Eve events by calling (407) WDW-DINE, and watch these videos of past New Year’s celebrations at Walt Disney World:

All of Walt Disney World’s New Year’s 2018 fireworks at once
New Year's Eve 2010/2011 at Epcot in Walt Disney World - Party, DJ, Fireworks
Magic Kingdom New Years 2011-2012 fireworks grand finale - Fantasy in the Sky

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