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Disney Countdown to Midnight

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

Revel in the past, present and future during this adult-exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Fireworks erupt in the sky near Disney's Contemporary Resort

Food, Live Music, Libations & More

Welcome 2018 in the most magical way imaginable during an unforgettable soiree at Walt Disney World Resort!

The Countdown Experience
Starting at 8:00 PM on December 31, 2017, Disney Countdown to Midnight gives Guests like you the opportunity to ring in the New Year at an extraordinary event held within the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

The fun begins as you head to the heart of the party in the Fantasia Ballroom, where you can indulge in an assortment of libations—including adult beverages for Guests 21 years of age and older—before moving and grooving to dance tunes from our interactive DJ, featuring music spanning from the ‘60s to today.

Then, after a delightful culinary experience boasting “best-of-the-best” bites and wine pairings from such restaurants as California Grill, Flying Fish Cafe, Cítricos and Narcoossee's, you’re invited to soak up the sounds of toe-tapping music from Epic Live. At midnight, sip champagne as the New Year’s Eve “Fantasy in the Sky” Fireworks Spectacular lights up the night from Magic Kingdom park!

Throughout the evening, you can capture memories with a variety of themed photo ops and backdrops. And be on the lookout for Mickey and Minnie Mouse, who may stop by to celebrate!

It’s all incredible—and it’s all included with the price of your ticket. Tickets are limited, so be sure to act soon before this special event sells out.

Schedule and Pricing

Start planning for an unforgettable evening! Explore important details about this all-inclusive event:

  • Time & Date: 8:00 PM on December 31, 2017 to 12:15 AM on January 1, 2018
  • Price: $250 per Guest (tax and gratuity included)
  • Location: Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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.

Note: Guests must be 18 years of age or older to attend this event.

A vibrant evening showcase exploding above Cinderella Castle at the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party

Know Before You Go

View important details about this event, including dress code, transportation and more.

Dress to Impress
To preserve the elegant ambiance of this festive gathering, you are asked to adhere to a dress code for the Disney Countdown to Midnight event. For men, we recommend dress pants or slacks with a collared shirt. For women, we recommend dresses, skirts, pants and blouses. Jeans may also be worn if in good condition (no holes).

Not permitted are tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, shorts, hats, cut-offs, torn clothing, t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics, flip-flops and tennis shoes.

Mix and Mingle
Tables for this event will be assigned, 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 for this event:
  • From Disney’s Polynesian Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Take the Resort Monorail.
  • From Other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels: Take the 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 of Walt Disney World Resort: Take your hotel’s transportation to Magic Kingdom park. From the Transportation and Ticket Center, take the Resort Monorail to Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Returning from this event:
  • To Disney’s Polynesian Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Take the Resort Monorail.
  • To Other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels: Take one of the special event shuttles leaving directly from the Contemporary Resort. There 2 departure times—10:30 PM and 12:15 AM. These are the only scheduled departure times for provided transportation.
  • To Hotels Outside of Walt Disney World Resort: Consult your hotel’s transportation schedule from Magic Kingdom park.

Note: Busses will follow pre-determined routes and make stops at multiple Disney resorts.

Other Important Information

  • Official check-in for the event will begin at 7:00 PM at the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The event itself will start at 8:00 PM.
  • Guests must be 18 years of age or older to attend this event.
  • Guests must be 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 48 hours of the event will forfeit the entire ticket price.
  • All menu items and event experiences are subject to change without notice.

A fireworks display near Disney's Contemporary Resort

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