New Year’s Eve Dining at Disney Parks: Where to ring in 2019 with festive food and drinks

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New Year's Eve dining

As we prepare to say to goodbye to 2018 and usher in 2019, it’s time to start making magical plans for New Year’s Eve dining at Disney Parks. At both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, there are several ways to dine, dance, and toast the night away on December 31, 2018.

Walt Disney World

Prix Fixe Dinner at Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk

Surround yourself with friends and family and enjoy a delicious dinner at Flying Fish, a contemporary hotspot on Disney’s BoardWalk. The evening’s multi-course prix fixe meal includes dishes like Aged Cognac Lobster Bisque, Wild Alaskan King Blue Crab, Chilean Sea Bass, and more. Dessert options include the Cocoa Beach (chocolate hazelnut cake with warm ganache) or the Florida Sunset (vanilla custard with lemon broth, segmented fruits, and white chocolate).

There are two seatings available: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM or 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. The second seating includes a Sustainable Seafood Tower and Intermezzo.

Pricing

  • 1st seating: Adult: $121.75; Child: $63.52 (tax and gratuity included)
  • 2nd Seating – Adult: $153.51; Child $83.64 (tax and gratuity included)

Menu

AMUSE

  • Balyk Cut Arctic Char Canape – Caper Berry, Cherry Bomb Radish, Brioche, Sea Trout Roe (Modification for Vegetarian without Arctic Char)
  • Sustainable Seafood Tower (2nd Seating Only)

1st COURSE

  • Aged Cognac Lobster Bisque – Carabinero Prawn, Winter Truffles, Fleur de Sel
  • -OR-
  • Hand Carved Yellowfin Ahi Tuna Crudo – Provençial Herbs, Meyer Lemon, Tapanade, Mustard Frills

2nd COURSE

  • Painted Huron Lettuces – Grana Padano Crisp, Fire Roasted Boquerones
  • -OR-
  • Gallete of Dungeness Crab – Shrimp Mousse, Saffron Spiced Vegetable Julienne

ENTRÉE

  • Oak Grilled Cool Water Lobster – Celeriac Pillow, Root Crop Brunoise, Cultured Butter
  • Marlborough Sound’s Ora Salmon – Country Lentils, Chervil Fume, Peruvian Peppers
  • Snake River Wagyu Filet Mignon – Foraged Exotic Mushrooms, Golden Potato Gratinee, Veal Demi-Glace
  • Wild Alaskan King Blue Crab – Holland Asparagus, Cara Cara Orange Sauce
  • Chilean Sea Bass – Fricassee of Vita le Palma Shrimp, Bomba Arroz

INTERMEZZO (2nd Seating Only)

DESSERT DUO:

  • Cocoa Breach – Chocolate Hazelnut Cake / Warm Ganache
  • -OR-
  • Florida Sunset – Vanilla Custard / Lemon Broth / Segmented Fruits / White Chocolate

Reservations

Call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 to book an available seating.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk

From 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, dance the night away to music spun by a live DJ, enjoy views of the Epcot fireworks, don party hats, and snack on a light-bite menu during the New Year’s Eve Bash at Atlantic Dance Hall. The evening also includes two beverage vouchers and a Champagne toast at midnight. Note: guests must be 21 and older with a valid ID to enter.

Pricing

  • $75 per person—tax and gratuity not included

Menu Highlights

  • Assorted antipasto and charcuterie
  • Late-night dip station featuring raw vegetables, chips and salsa, pretzel bites, assorted flatbreads and more
  • Small bites, including cheeseburger spring rolls, pork pot stickers and vegetable samosa
  • A create-your-own slider and taco bar
  • A selection of desserts like mini cupcakes and macaroons

Reservations

Call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

New Year’s Eve Dining at Monsieur Paul at Epcot

Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve lunch or dinner at Monsieur Paul in Epcot’s France pavilion. For lunch, Chef Paul Bocuse offers braised ribs with bordelaise sauce, roasted halibut with a beurre blanc sauce, roast turkey and more. For dinner, he presents fish courses that include roasted black bass with a lobster mousse and poached halibut served with seared scallops in a champagne sauce as well as meat courses of roasted venison loin and quail stuffed with truffles. Both lunch and dinner provide an array of delicious appetizers and side dishes—and a special New Year’s Eve dessert to send you into 2019.

Seatings

  • 12:00 PM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM

Price
$110.81 per guest (tax and gratuity included). Full payment due at time of booking.

Reservations

Call (407) WDW-DINE or visit the Walt Disney World website.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at World Show Place Pavilion at Epcot

From 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM, enjoy a delectable New Year’s Eve buffet at Epcot’s World Show Place pavilion. Start your meal with a selection of savory soups and salads, including an antipasto salad with basil, grilled vegetable and bean salad, roasted Ruskin tomato basil soup, and creamy seafood-and-corn chowder. Follow with enticing entree options, including seafood mac and cheese with butter-toasted panko and fried chicken breast with corn gravy. Gluten-friendly options include oven-baked cod with tomatoes, olives and peppers, demi braised beef with mushrooms and pearl onions, and apple cider brined pork with roasted apples and cherries. Kids can dig into chicken fritters, meatballs with red sauce, and more.

Of course, don’t forget to save room for dessert! Sweet treats include fresh cut fruit with berries, key lime raspberry glitter tarts, snow-dusted hazelnut-stuffed chocolate Bundt cakes, assorted cookies, cheesecakes and macarons and much more.

Throughout dinner, listen to classic Disney tunes and pause for a fun photo op in front of unique vignettes.

Pricing

  • $72.90 per adult – tax and gratuity included
  • $44.38 per child – tax and gratuity included
  • Disney Dining Plans accepted – 2 table-service meals are required per person

Note: Epcot admission is required and not included in the buffet dinner price. 

Reservations

Call Disney Dining at (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

Other dining locations at Epcot are also offering special New Year’s Eve menus. Visit the Walt Disney World website here for more information.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Beach Dessert Party

From 10:00 PM – 12:30 AM, welcome 2019 during a private bash on Clementine’s Beach at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Indulge in an assortment of freshly prepared desserts, seasonal fruits, cheeses, beer, and wine. You can also catch the stunning Magic Kingdom fireworks from across Seven Seas Lagoon while you raise a glass to the New Year at midnight.

Pricing

  • $99 per adult and $59 per child (ages 3 to 9) not including tax; gratuity not included or required

Reservations

Call (407) WDW-DINE or visit the Walt Disney World website.

New Year’s Eve Party at The Edison at Disney Springs

Celebrate the one year anniversary of The Edison and New Year’s Eve at the same time during this dazzling gala event. From 7:30 PM to midnight, enjoy tray-passed hors-d’oeuvres, food stations, and a wide selection of beer, wine, and premium spirits. Plus, there will be a celebratory toast at midnight as well as a selection of coffee and desserts. Entertainment includes a live band, burlesque dancers, aerialists and more. You must be a least 21 years old to attend.

Pricing

  • $150 per person

Reservations

Tickets can be booked online here.

Disneyland Resort

Dinner and Dance Party at Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Have an early dinner or a late meal and dance party at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. From 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM during the early dinner, indulge in Chef Andrew Sutton’s 4-course wine country feast.

Or, from 8:15 PM – 1:00 AM, say goodbye to 2018 with live music, champagne, a 5-course tasting menu, and dancing. For dessert, enjoy the unique Sugar Piñatas, served exclusively at Napa Rose. Complimentary party hats and favors are included, and for an additional cost, you can pair the 5-course tasting menu with a special flight of wines.

Pricing

  • Early dinner – $140 per person
  • Late dinner + gala – $300 per person; wine flight for guests aged 21 and up available for an additional cost

Note: Wine, liquor, beverages, tax, and gratuity are not included with the cost of meals. Seating will be offered on a first-come, first served basis.

Reservations

Call (714) 781-DINE or visit the Disneyland Resort website.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet and Party at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

The whole family is welcome to ring in the New Year at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and some pals from “Incredibles 2” will be in attendance, too. The evening includes an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet at PCH Grill with options like New England clam chowder, herb-marinated prime rib, pan-seared wild mushroom blend, Yule log, tiramisu cheesecake, and more. Kid-friendly items include petite grilled beef tips, oven-baked mac and cheese, and build-your-own pizzas. After dinner, move over to the Pacific Ballroom to enjoy shimmering lights, music, and photo opportunities with characters. A celebratory toast and balloon drop take place at both 9:00 PM and midnight!

Dinner is served from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, while the Pacific Ballroom New Year’s Eve Character Celebration runs from 6:30 PM – 12:30 AM.

Pricing

  • $100 per adult, $35 per child aged 3 – 9; tax and gratuity not included.

Reservations

Call (714) 781-DINE or visit the Disneyland Resort website.

No matter which New Year’s Eve dining experience you choose, you’re sure to have a magical start to 2019 at Disney Parks!

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