This week, Walt Disney World Resort will begin using automated cameras instead of Disney Photopass photographers at select locations, creator of Marvel comics, Stan Lee sadly passes away and a teaser trailer is released for Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Take a look!
Where will you ring in 2019? If you’re thinking Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort, then take a look at some of the options below. From dancing and dining to midnight toasts and fireworks, there’s something for everyone.
New Year’s Eve at Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Welcome in 2019 in style at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with either an early dinner extravaganza or a late dinner and dance party. Book a reservation between 5 and 6:30pm on Dec. 31, 2018, bring the entire family for a memorable New Year’s Eve early dining experience complete with Chef Andrew Sutton’s fabulous, 4-course wine country feast. Pamper your palate and enjoy all kinds of festive décor during this early seating.
During the late night dinner party beginning at 8:15pm, you can also partake in some unforgettable fun with a reception featuring live music and Champagne. Later, at 8:45pm, you’ll be invited to take a seat and treat your senses to an amazing Napa-style 5-course tasting menu. You can even pair your tasting experience with a flight of world-class wines! And for dessert, you’ll enjoy the unique Sugar Piñatas, served exclusively at Napa Rose! Once dinner comes to a close, pick up a party hat and party favors and hit the dance floor for a countdown to midnight, and dance the night away until 1am.
New Year’s Eve at Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk
If you’re looking for a night full of family, friends, and elegance, then Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk is the New Year’s event for you! Celebrate with a multi-course, prix fixe menu with dishes such as Aged Cognac Lobster Bisque, Wild Alaskan King Blue Crab, Chilean Sea Bass, and more. For dessert, you’ll love the Cocoa Beach (chocolate hazelnut cake with warm ganache) or the Florida Sunset (vanilla custard with lemon broth, segmented fruits, and white chocolate).
New Year’s Eve Bash at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk
For tons of fun and a swinging late-night party, you should definitely come on out to Atlantic Dance Hall for the New Year’s Eve Bash! Kick off the brand-new year with rockin’ music, tasty treats, and a dash of Disney magic as you count down to midnight. This festive holiday celebration includes fabulous views of the Epcot fireworks, a live DJ, party hats and horns, a mouthwatering light-bite menu, two beverage vouchers, and a Champagne toast at midnight. On the menu is assorted antipasto and charcuterie, cheeseburger spring rolls, pork pot stickers, vegetable samosa, a create-your-own slider and taco bar, and a dip station including veggies, chips and salsa, pretzel bites, assorted flatbreads, and more. For those with a sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy a selection of desserts including mini-cupcakes and macarons.
Guests must be 21 and older with a valid ID to attend this event. This event is available for booking via phone only. To make reservations for this event, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. And for more info, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.
Special New Year’s Eve Dining at Monsieur Paul at Epcot
Make a visit to the France pavilion at Epcot for an experience to remember at Monsieur Paul! This acclaimed gourmet restaurant will be open for lunch on Dec. 31, 2018. For this special lunch, Monsieur Paul presents braised ribs with bordelaise sauce, roasted halibut with beurre blanc sauce, roast turkey, and more. There is also still some limited availability for the 8:45pm and 9:45pm dinner seatings. This delectable dinner menu includes a fish course featuring roasted black bass with a lobster mousse or black halibut served with seared scallops in a Champagne sauce as well as a meat course that includes roasted venison loin or quail stuffed with truffles. Both lunch and dinner provide an array of delicious appetizers and side dishes as well as a special New Year’s Eve dessert that will give you sweet memories throughout 2019!
New Year’s Eve Dinner at World Show Place Pavilion at Epcot
On Dec. 31, bid adieu to 2018 at the World Show Place pavilion where a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner buffet awaits you. Start your meal with a selection of savory soups and a selection of salads, including an amazing antipasto salad with basil, grilled vegetable and bean salad, roasted Ruskin tomato basil soup, and creamy seafood-and-corn chowder. A smorgasbord of enticing entrees is guaranteed to please any palate – from seafood mac and cheese with butter-toasted panko and fried chicken breast with corn gravy to gluten-friendly options like oven baked cod with tomatoes, olives and peppers, demi braised beef with mushrooms and pearl onions and apple cider brined pork with roasted apples and cherries. Kids can dig into chicken fritters, meatballs with red sauce and other tasty plates. Don’t forget to save room for an incredible selection of desserts – fresh cut fruit with berries, key lime raspberry glitter tarts, snow-dusted hazelnut-stuffed chocolate Bundt cakes, assorted cookies, cheesecakes and macarons and much more. Enjoy every morsel while listening to classic Disney tunes, then strike a pose by any of the unique vignettes for a fun photo op commemorating the occasion!
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Beach Dessert Party
There’s a party goin’ on at Clementine’s Beach on New Year’s Eve, and you won’t want to miss it! Kick off your evening at the beach with delectable sweets and eats including an assortment of yummy desserts, seasonal fruits, flavorful cheese, and refreshments including beer and wine. You’ll also have to opportunity to watch the stunning Magic Kingdom fireworks display from across Seven Seas Lagoon and toast to the New Year at midnight.
Captain Marvel opens in theaters on March 8, 2019, and for a limited time, Disneyland Resort guests will have the opportunity to meet Captain Marvel herself.
Captain Marvel will join other super heroes already appearing at Disney California Adventure park including Black Panther and the Dora Milaje, Spider-Man and Captain America.
Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure that follows the journey of ace Air Force pilot Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the universe. When Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
The holiday season is in full swing at Walt Disney World Resort including Disney Springs where guests can experience the Christmas Tree Trail, Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt and tasty holiday-themed sips, sweets and snacks. Take a look at some of these unique offerings below:
Hot Ganache – hot drinking chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate crispies (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Santa Mickey Piñata – dark chocolate Mickey sphere filled with marshmallow treats
Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cottage – chocolate cottage filled with peppermint bark
Peppermint Bark – layers of milk chocolate and dark chocolate swirled with peppermint pieces
Eggnog Ganache Square
Candy Cane Ganache Square
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Naughty (alcoholic) and Nice (non-alcoholic) Frozen Cocktails – mint chocolate frozen beverage garnished with brownie and candy cane
Earl of Sandwich
Holiday Ham Sandwich – ham, cheddar, yams, and cranberry sauce on freshly-toasted artisan bread
Holiday Turkey Sandwich – turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and mayonnaise on freshly-toasted artisan bread
Vivoli il Gelato
Candy Cane Sundae – cheesecake, vanilla, mint chocolate chip, ginger, and salted caramel gelatos with caramel sauce, graham cracker, and whipped cream
Splitsville Dining Room
Gobble Gobble Sliders (available Nov. 22–Dec. 26) – three sliders stacked with hand-carved roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, and crispy fried onions dressed with rich turkey gravy and sweet-sour cranberry sauce
Getting Figgy With It (available Nov. 22–Dec. 26) – fig-infused vodka, fig jam, ginger liqueur, all spice, and rhubarb bitters
4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
Gingerbread Churro Balls – bite-sized gingerbread tossed in spiced sugar and served with cream cheese frosting for dipping
Peppermint Cookies and Cream Shake
Turkey Burger – signature turkey burger with fried butternut squash risotto, fresh mozzarella, bacon-cranberry jam, lettuce, and tomato
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Jock Frost – a Floridian tropical treat with cinnamon cream liqueur, coconut rum, blue liqueur, pineapple, and lemon juice garnished with an orange
Jock’s Holiday Nog – a simple holiday eggnog with vodka, cinnamon cream liqueur, vanilla syrup, and mint candies
Gingerbread Hat Cookie Ornaments
Goofy Hat Cookie – Nov. 25-Dec. 1
Donald Hat Cookie – Dec. 2-9
Pluto Hat Cookie – Dec. 10-17
Minnie Hat Cookie – Dec. 18-24
Mickey Hat Cookie – Dec. 25-30
Orange Cranberry Chardonnay Wine Slushy
Peppermint Chocolate Milkshake – topped with whipped cream and served with a paper straw coated in crushed peppermint
Pear Mousse – with poached pear wine reduction and fresh pears
Santa Mickey Macaron Lollipop – filled with eggnog ganache
Snowman Macaron Lollipop – hot-chocolate-flavored macarons filled with milk chocolate ganache and a marshmallow cream center
Spiced Plum Petite Cake – 5 spice chiffon cake with plum pâté de fruit and honey mousse
Winter Wonderland Petite Cake – cinnamon nutmeg chiffon cake with cranberry cherry pâté de fruit and salted caramel calvados mousse
Gingerbread Mickey Dome Cake
Santa Mickey Dome Cake
The Daily Poutine
Turkey Poutine with Cranberry Chutney
Goofy’s Candy Company and Disney’s Candy Cauldron
Assorted Holiday Crispy Treats
Holiday Mickey and Minnie Candy Apples
Sandy Claws Candy Apples
Snowflake Candy Apples
Assorted Holiday Cake Pops
Select Outdoor Vending Carts
Mickey Pretzels topped with Holiday Sprinkles
Frozen Eggnog (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Frozen Hot Chocolate (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Holiday Sugar Cookies
Holiday Crispy Treat
Holiday Cotton Candy – available in gingerbread, eggnog, or peppermint flavors