Reservations now open for two New Year’s Eve parties, VIP experience at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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New Year's Eve parties

Summer may be in full swing, but you can plan to ring in 2019 this winter with one of two New Year’s Eve parties at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

The resort is offering both family-friendly festivities and an option for adults. Reservations for both parties are now open, so scroll through to find out which option is the best way for you to welcome the New Year.

Pixar Party: A New Year’s Eve Celebration (Recommended for Families)

From 8:00 PM – 12:15 AM, celebrate the arrival of 2019 with Pixar pals. Upon arrival on the second floor of the resort, guests are welcomed by Sarge from the “Toy Story” films. Inside, the venue is decorated with different scenes from Pixar movies, including “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “Inside Out,” and “Up,” and characters will be on hand to meet and greet.

Other highlights of the party include:

  • A buffet dinner featuring Woody’s Favorite Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast, Sulley’s Beast White Cheddar Baked Mac & Cheese, Rex’s Manhattan Filet, and Wall-E’s Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi. The dinner also includes a build-your-own salad option, desserts, and kids’ meals.
  • An interactive DJ plays Radio Disney hits from a “Cars”-inspired DJ Rig.
  • Lots of activities to keep kids entertained, including Pixar Face Painting, Boot Camp with Sarge, and a balloon artist.
  • Viewing of the spectacular Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks show.

Tickets are $190 per person, including tax and gratuity.

New Year's Eve parties

Disney Countdown to Midnight (Recommended for Adults Without Kids)

Taking place in the Fantasia Ballroom from 8:00 PM – 12:15 AM, this party invites guests to dress up and dance the night away. A DJ provides music throughout the evening, with decor including a Mickey Mouse mirror ball and Disney character topiaries. Mickey and Minnie Mouse also make a special appearance at this New Year’s Eve bash.

Other highlights of the party include:

  • A “cheftainment” station with a seasonal menu inspired by Disney Signature Dining restaurants.
  • To view the Magic Kingdom New Year’s Eve fireworks, guests are invited to the porte cochère where they’ll welcome 2019 with a Champagne toast.

Tickets are $275, including tax and gratuity.

Ink and Paint Club experience (Add-on to Disney Countdown to Midnight)

This special experience, taking place from 7:00 PM – 12:15 AM, is offered as a VIP enhancement to the Disney Countdown to Midnight party. Located adjacent to the Fantasia Ballroom, the reception begins before the main event. “At the Ink and Paint Club, guests 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,” says Disney. “Ticketed guests can visit the lounge throughout the evening, starting with a featured reception from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.”

Other highlights from the Ink and Paint Club include:

  • Photo opportunities with Mickey and Minnie Mouse in front of a unique Disney Animation backdrop.
  • Chef stations serving king crab, tuna tartare, and sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi, as well as cocktails, Champagne, and more (included with admission).
  • Reserved seating at the Disney Countdown to Midnight party.

The Disney Countdown to Midnight party + Ink and Paint Club experience is $450 total per guest. The Ink and Paint Club experience cannot be purchased separately and must be purchased with the Disney Countdown to Midnight ticket. It cannot be added at a later date.

To purchase tickets to either of these New Year’s Eve parties at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, call (407) WDW-DINE.

Source: Disney

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