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Ring in 2017 at the New ‘Disney Countdown to Midnight’ New Year’s Eve Celebration

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Are you already starting to plan out your Walt Disney World Resort vacation for the holiday season? Earlier today, we shared the first update on the Candlelight Processional, a must-do for many guests during the holiday season. Now, let’s talk New Year’s Eve.

Of course, Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are great options for fireworks and family fun on New Year’s Eve. If you’re more of a partygoer, you may wish to consider the “Disney Countdown to Midnight – A New Year’s Eve Celebration” at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

This ticketed event will take place December 31, 2016, beginning at 8 p.m. at the hotel’s Convention Center. There, guests can ring in 2017 in the Fantasia Ballroom by dancing to music spanning from the ’60s to today, and trying “best-of-the-best” bites and wine pairings from California Grill, Flying Fish, Cítricos and Narcoossee’s. Guests can also enjoy the group Alter Ego as they perform their extravagant music- and dance-filled revue, then stroll outside to catch a unique musical act playing songs of today with a retro twist. The event will be highlighted with Magic Kingdom Park fireworks viewing and a champagne toast. There will also be themed photo backdrops and props to help you capture the memories of the evening and receive a souvenir to commemorate the night. Plus complimentary transportation will be provided for select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Tickets for this special evening are extremely limited. Guests with a resort reservation can purchase tickets starting today. Reservations will open to all guests on July 4. To purchase or for more information, visit or call 407-939-3463.


  • Is it dinner or snacks only?

  • We went last year and absolutely loved the Adventurers’ Club performances!! We would sign up immediately if the Adventurers Club would be part of the event again!!!

  • I’ve tried to book this since day of post, I have a resort reservation & have had no luck with finding a agent or club level desk that can help book my family. Not sure why it’s being advertised.

  • Where will the fireworks be viewed from? And as the previous commenter asked, will there still be an event at the California Grill or not?

  • What kind of attire should be worn at the Contemporary countdown to midnight? How formal?

  • Will the Adventurers Club be part of the event again this year?

  • The cost is $225.00 per guest (includes tax and gratuities).

  • Is this the only event being held at the Contemporary or will the California Grill also offer its exclusive NYE event?

  • What will the cost be?

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