Disney World, Disneyland Restaurants Plan New Year’s Eve Parties

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We haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving, but Disneyland and Disney World are already planning parties to ring in the new year. 

The Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk will ring in 2019 with a multi-course, prix fixe menu that includes aged cognac lobster bisque, wild Alaskan king crab and Chilean Sea Bass. Desserts include the Cocoa Beach hazelnut cake with warm ganache and the Florida Sunset custard with fruit and white chocolate.

Reservations for this event are only available by phone.

If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a late-night party, the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk will host a bash with a DJ, party hats and a view of the Epcot fireworks.

Guests can sample a light-bite menu that includes cheeseburger spring rolls and a create-your-own slider. Everyone will also be given two beverage vouchers before the night will end with a champagne toast.

Guests must be 21 years or older to attend the event and reservations are only available by phone.

Epcot will feature two special dining options this New Year’s Eve.

Mounseur Paul, in the France pavilion, will open for lunch on December 31 to serve up a meal that includes braised ribs with bordelaise sauce, roasted halibut with beurre blanc sauce and roast turkey. Dinner reservations are almost entirely booked for New Year’s Eve, but some limited late seatings remain.

If you’re looking to enjoy a meal a little closer to midnight, the World Show Place Pavilion will host a dinner buffet that includes seafood mac-and-cheese, fried chicken breast and oven-baked cod.

A kids menu for the event includes chicken fritters and meatballs while dessert features hazelnut-stuffed chocolate, cheesecake and macrons.

As classic Disney songs play, guests can also strike a pose at several vignettes for fun photo ops.

For those not looking for a full meal, the Fort Wilderness Resort Beach Dessert Party will include an assortment of desserts, fruits and cheese. Before toasting the start of 2019 at midnight, guests can also watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

At Disneyland, you can celebrate the new year with two different dinner parties at Napa Rose at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Those dining between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. can enjoy the early dinner extravaganza that includes a four-course wine country feast from Chef Andrew Sutton.

The late-night dinner party, which begins at 8:15 p.m., kicks off with a reception featuring live music and champagne. At 8:45 p.m., guests will sit down to a five-course tasting menu. Dessert will feature the restaurant’s exclusive Sugar Pinatas.

At midnight, you can pick up some party favors and then continue dancing until 1 a.m.

Reservations for all events can be made online unless otherwise stated.

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Janine Bowen

A Disney fanatic since childhood, I have several Disney-themed tattoos and I am currently working on my bucket list goal of visiting every Disney theme park around the world.

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  • Monsieur Paul. And do they still have the 3 parties at the Contemporary (Pixar, Countdown to Midnight, Ink & Paint Club)? I assume they’re not doing the Tiana one any more.

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