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Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year’s Eve Dining Experience

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Celebrate 2018’s arrival surrounded in sights, sounds and culinary sensations—inspired by New Orleans and The Princess and the Frog.

Fireworks erupt in the sky near Disney's Contemporary Resort

Ring in the Occasion in Style

Calling all fine-dining aficionados: prepare to pamper your palate at an event you’ll remember for years to come!

During Down In New Orleans: A Disney New Year's Eve Dining Experience, you’re sure to discover the kind of affair that’s purely… unforgettable. It all begins as you saunter in amid the French Quarter Courtyard décor—where street signs and wrought-iron gates transport you right into the heart of the Big Easy.

Soon enough, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a bevy of action stations, each one sure to simmer your senses in unique and extraordinary flavors—from smoked salmon mousse cones and Kobe beef tartar to sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi and oyster beignets fried on stage, right before your eyes!

Then, when dinner time finally arrives, you’ll be guided to a premiere dining destination. Art-adorned walls with visions of New Orleans grace the space, while tables covered in French-Quarter-inspired linens and centerpieces welcome you to take a seat.

As a classic jazz band infuses the atmosphere with the authentic sounds of N’awlins, rich scents invite you to savor every vibrant flavor: herb-crusted Louisiana redfish, crayfish étouffée, Black Angus beef cooked two ways, braised short ribs and roast filet of beef with truffled celery root silk.

Toward the evening’s end, a spirited vocalist will join the band and bring the classic sounds of legendary composer Randy Newman to life—all before you’re ushered into a private viewing area near the Porte Cochére for champagne and the unforgettable sights of world-famous Magic Kingdom fireworks.

From beginning to end, it’s a beautiful way to welcome 2018… and an experience you’re sure to remember well into the New Year!

Fireworks bursting in the sky above Disney's Contemporary Resort

Price, Times, Transportation and More

View important details about Down In New Orleans: A Disney New Year's Eve Dining Experience.

  • Down In New Orleans: A Disney New Year's Eve Dining Experience is available for $450 per Guest—tax and gratuity included.
  • The event will takes place on December 31, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 12:15 AM in the Grand Republic Ballroom of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
  • As the event will feature restaurant-style reserved seating, a maximum of 200 Guests will be allowed. In addition, only your party will be seated at your table.
  • Due to the nature of the event, it is exclusively available to Guests 21 years of age and older.
  • Complimentary valet will be available to Guests of the event, in addition to complimentary Resort shuttle service from the Magic Kingdom bus station.


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Know Before You Go

View important information about dress code, assigned seating, and parking and transportation.

Dress to Impress!
To preserve the elegant ambiance of this festive gathering, you are asked to adhere to a dress code for our Down In New Orleans Event. 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.

Table Seating
Tables for this event will be assigned―Restaurant–style, Reserved Seating. (Only your party will be seated at your table).

Parking and Transportation

  • Complimentary Valet for Guests who book Down In New Orleans only at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
  • Getting to Disney’s Contemporary Resort:
    • From Disney’s Polynesian Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 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 & Spa: 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.
    • 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.

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