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Disney Ink & Paint Club

The pool area at Disneys Contemporary Resort illuminated at night with a view of the fireworks

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a VIP lounge experience that includes food and live entertainment. Inspired by the early days of Disney animation, this is an elegant enhancement to the Disney Countdown to Midnight party.

The keys of a shiny piano

Sophistication and Animation

Step back in time in a themed lounge reminiscent of a bygone era. The décor pays tribute to the iconic Ink and Paint department of Walt Disney Animation Studios—and celebrates the days when animated legends first graced the silver screen.

Be on the lookout for some famous faces, like Mickey—the mouse who started it all—and his leading lady, Minnie. They’re happy to meet fellow partygoers and pose for photos.

A pianist will perform throughout the evening, adding to the elegance of this Hollywood-inspired lounge. Plus, you can enjoy all the food and fun of Countdown to Midnight—also included in this experience.

A milk ricotta gnocchi with shreds of asparagus, black trumpet mushrooms in an elegant dish

A Delectable Reception Menu

Savor sumptuous cuisine served up across several action stations. Explore menu highlights:

Cold Seafood Action Station:

  • Whole Alaskan Dutch Harbor king crab
  • Florida stone crabs
  • Spicy remoulade and classic cocktail sauce
From the Carving Board:
  • Calvados-glazed pork
  • Steamship round
  • Savory apple strudel
Gnocchi Action Station:
  • Sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi
  • Asparagus, black trumpet mushrooms and sweet garlic parmesan emulsion
Mac & Cheese Action Station:
  • Lobster Thermidor macaroni and cheese, served on the half-shell and brûléed tableside
Savory Cone and Teaspoon Presentation:
  • Tuna tartare cone with sesame seeds and wasabi
  • Caponata pesto cone with aged balsamic
  • Smoked salmon mousse cone with caviar
  • Kobe beef tartare spoon
Charcuterie Bistro Classics:
  • Boudin blanc rutabaga sauerkraut and pistachio emulsion
  • Loin of rabbit wrapped in bacon, jicama slaw and whole grain mustard vinaigrette

The Reception menu will be available until 8:30 PM. Cocktails, champagne and cordials will be served at the bar throughout the night.

A broad driveway leads up to Disneys Contemporary Resort at night

Know Before You Go

Get details about the schedule pricing, dress code, transportation and more.

When & Where

  • Time and Date: Official check-in will begin at 6:30 PM on December 31, 2018 at the Convention Center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort; Disney Ink & Paint Club will be available from 7:00 PM until 12:15 AM; the Reception menu will be available until 8:30 PM
  • Location: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney Ink & Paint Club is ONLY available as a combination ticket to Disney Countdown to Midnight. Total ticket price is $450 per Guest—tax and gratuity included.

How to Book
To purchase a ticket, you can book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Important Information
  • Guests must be at least 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please keep a valid form of identification on hand at all times to verify your age.
  • Guests who do not cancel their reservation within 120 hours of the event will forfeit the entire ticket price.
  • All menu items and event experiences are subject to change without notice.

Dress to Impress!
To preserve the elegant ambiance of this festive gathering, you are asked to adhere to a dress code for Disney Ink & Paint Club and Disney Countdown to Midnight Events. We recommend dress pants or slacks and a collared shirt for men, and a dress, skirt or pants and a blouse for women. Jeans may also be worn if in good condition (no holes). Please no tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, shorts, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing, t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics, flip-flops or tennis shoes.

Mix and Mingle
After the reception, you will be assigned seats for Countdown to Midnight, and multiple parties will be seated together. If you are attending the event with another party and would like to sit together, please include that information in your reservation, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Parking and Transportation
  • Limited parking is available at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. We encourage Guests to take Resort buses to avoid driving and parking on New Year’s Eve.
  • Getting to Disney’s Contemporary Resort:
    • From Disney’s Polynesian Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort: take the Resort Monorail.
    • From other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels: take your Resort bus to Magic Kingdom park. From the Magic Kingdom bus stop, you can walk or board a special event shuttle to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
    • From hotels outside the Walt Disney World Resort: take your hotel’s transportation to Magic Kingdom park. From the Ticket and Transportation Center, take the Resort Monorail to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
  • Returning from the event:
    • To Disney’s Polynesian Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort: Guests should take the Resort Monorail.
    • To other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels: Guests should take one of the Special Event Shuttles leaving directly from the Contemporary Resort. There are 2 departure times, 10:30 PM and 12:15 AM. These are the only scheduled departure times for provided transportation. o To hotels outside the Walt Disney World Resort: consult your hotel’s transportation schedule from Magic Kingdom park.
  • Busses will follow pre-determined routes and make stops at multiple Disney resorts.
  • Minnie Van™ service is available for a fee. This convenient personal ride service enables you to get around Walt Disney World Resort quickly and in comfort—all while in a Disney-owned, Disney-operated vehicle.

A large deck has a commanding view of fireworks against a sunset

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