New Year's Eve 2014 at WDW

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Walt Disney World New Year's Eve festivities for this December 31:

Epcot – There are endless New Year's Eve entertainment options at Epcot, allowing guests to party all night long. Dance under flame effects and a smoke-billowing dragon in China, revel in a British blast to the past in United Kingdom, jam to Euro-pop and admire lasers in Italy, groove to the beat of a Latin band and DJ on the America Gardens Stage, and enjoy unique entertainment including a DJ and light show at the Future World Fountain Stage. Two showings of "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" fireworks, at 6:00 p.m. and 11:40 p.m., followed by a countdown and pyrotechnic salute to the New Year will top off the celebration.

Magic Kingdom – Guests can get a head start on welcoming 2015 at Magic Kingdom with New Year's Eve fireworks that will be showcased on two nights instead of just one. Tuesday, Dec. 30, and Wednesday, Dec. 31, a jaw-dropping presentation of "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks will be presented at 11:50 p.m., both nights.

Disney's Hollywood Studios – Throughout the night as New Year's Eve comes alive, guests can groove to the beat an energetic DJ will provide and rock out to performances by Mulch, Sweat & Shears on the Event Stage. The band, which covers rock 'n' roll hits from the past, rocks the stage regularly at Disney's Hollywood Studios, but this year, as midnight approaches, Mulch, Sweat & Shears takes the stage to welcome the New Year as it plays live during a stunning fireworks spectacular.

DINING

To date, only some New Year's Eve dining details have been released:

-- At Epcot World Showcase: Biergarten Restaurant in Germany is offering both lunch and dinner to guests; La Hacienda de San Angel in Mexico is offering dinner; Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada has three seatings. Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Italy and La Cava Del Tequila in Mexico are offering wine and drink lists and smaller plates for guests without a dining reservation.

-- Monsieur Paul in France offers two different dining opportunities: one taking place from noon to 6 p.m., and a special evening celebration starting between 8:45 and 9:50 p.m. New Year's Eve Dining at Monsieur Paul is available for $235 per person, plus tax and gratuity. You can also enjoy each course with individual wine pairings -- available for $295 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) WDW-3463. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

-- The World ShowPlace pavilion also will host a custom dinner package called Fantasia 2014 -- an enchanting celebration immersed in popular music and magical scenes from Disney's classic feature films, Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. Fantasia 2014 will include a buffet with:

  • An assortment of soups and salads -- farm fresh greens, antipasto salad with basil, seafood harvest chowder, grilled flatbread and hummus
  • Hot food offerings like chimichurri-baked mahi mahi with mango chutney and carved deep-fried turkey breast with garlic and cranberry sauce
  • A dessert station starring carrot-spiced cream cheese cupcakes, guava and apple turnovers, and a chocolate fondue with all the fixin's
  • Tons of goodies for the kids, including fried chicken fritters, baked mini corn dogs, macaroni & cheese and more

And once dinner comes to a close, be sure to head over to the World ShowPlace promenade where you can welcome the New Year in true Disney style -- with a fireworks spectacular!

General admission to New Year's Eve Dining at Epcot World ShowPlace costs $64.99 for adults; $41.99 for kids (per person, plus tax). Please note: Separate theme park admission is required.

Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) WDW-3463. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

-- In the Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland Terrace will feature a New Year's Eve fireworks dessert party twice nightly on December 30-31. Call (407) WDW-DINE or visit WaltDisneyWorld/FireworksDessertParty.

-- At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Hollywood & Vine will host a special holiday dinner buffet.

-- In the resorts, special dining for ringing in the New Year is planned at Flying Fish Cafe at Disney's BoardWalk; Victoria & Albert's and Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa; The Wave... of American Flavors and California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort; and Trail's End Restaurant at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground (lunch and dinner). For information and reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE.

AT THE RESORTS

  • Registered guests at select Disney resort hotels will be treated to special holiday music and entertainment.

  • Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's Boardwalk Resort offers a special-ticket New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. with a video DJ and limited viewing of Epcot's Fireworks.

Be sure to check with your resort for activities.


DOWNTOWN DISNEY

Specific information for 2014 has not yet been released, but in past years, DisneyQuest, Splitsville, Raglan Road and other Downtown Disney locations have offered special New Year's packages. Stay tuned for this year's details!

 

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