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New Year's Eve 

 

Epcot

 

A special version of Illuminations will begin at 11:40 pm.

Epcot will remain open until 1:00 am.

There will be a Fantasia 2009 theme at Epcot’s World Show Place Pavilion this New Year's Eve.  This buffet dinner will feature theming for this classic Disney movie, along with background music.

 

This event takes place from 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 

Cost is:  $54.99 Ages 10 and up and $24.99 Ages 3 - 9.

The price includes tax and gratuity.  Alcoholic beverages cost extra.  

MENU:

 

COLD SELECTION:

Mesclun of Greens with Flower Petals Rosewater Vinaigrette and Low-Fat Watercress Ranch Dressing

Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Cabbage and Sundried Cherry Salad

 

HOT SELECTION:

Steamed Green Beans

Pomegranate Honey Glazed Carrots

Red Skin Mashed Potatoes with Cheese and Chives

Fresh Catch with Lemoncello Butter and Capers

Red Wine Braised Chicken Breast with Mushrooms, Pearl Onions and Bacon

Roasted Pork Loin with Pinot Grigio Basil Sauce and Peach Cornbread Stuffing

Array of Bread, Rolls and Butter

Action Station: Penne Pasta with Shrimp, Four Cheese Cream and Peas

Penne Pasta with Greens, Tomatoes and Beans

Coriander Spiced Strip Loin of Beef with Jus

 

DESSERT:

Assorted Tortes

Seasonal Fruits

Berries with Yogurt Dip

Assorted Cookies and Brownies

Soft drinks, fruit punch, tea, coffee are included. Cash Bar available at an additional cost.

Magic Kingdom

 

The Magic Kingdom will remain open until 1:00 am, with a special showing of the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks at 11:50 pm.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will remain open until midnight, with the Lights! Cameras! New Year’s fireworks at 11:50 pm.

Animal Kingdom

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will close at 8:00 pm.

Disney's Boardwalk

 

Atlantic Dance Hall

 

New Year's Eve dance party with champagne, dancing, and "dueling Video DJ's" playing your favorite music videos and tunes from the '80s, '90s and now - plus a grand champagne toast at midnight .

Admittance is $10 charge which include a free Champagne toast at midnight.

Open from 11:00 pm on the 31 and close at 2:00 am.
Transportation will be extended until the party is over.

 

Expanded Fireworks Illuminate Walt Disney World Resort During New Year’s Celebration

 

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A kaleidoscope of colors and elaborate light displays will decorate the skies on the final night of 2008 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Dazzling fireworks showers, live entertainment and extended park hours throughout the Vacation Kingdom on Dec. 31 make it a popular spot to ring in the new year.

  • At Epcot, a special version of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” the laser-light spectacular featuring dancing flames and cascading fountains orchestrated to an original musical score, will be presented at 7:40 p.m. and 11:50 p.m.  The park’s Dec. 31 operating hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios will host “Fantasmic!,” the lavish spectacular of water animation, lasers and fireworks, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  Revelers can “rock on” with live performances by in-park band “Mulch, Sweat and Shears,” plus a DJ spinning tunes at Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat.  A special “Lights, Camera, Happy New Year” fireworks show brings in the new year at 11:50 p.m.  The park is open from 9 a.m. until midnight on Dec. 31.
  • Late-nighters can party at Magic Kingdom until the wee hours with parades and fireworks galore.  The park is aglow with “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” at 12 noon and 3 p.m., followed by the wondrous “SpectroMagic” parade at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  “Holiday Wishes” fireworks, the boldest and brightest pyrotechnics show at Disney, takes place at 8:30 p.m. capped with the grand finale “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 p.m. On Dec. 31, the park is open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 31.  Guests can enjoy one of the final presentations of the romping character cavalcade “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade” at 3:45 p.m.

    For more information, visit Disneyworld.com or contact 407/824-4321.

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    Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2009

    Health Service Company CIGNA Named Presenting Sponsor of Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend for 2009 and 2010.

    Walt Disney World Soccer Classic

    January 29 – February 1, 2009

    The temperatures may cold own a bit in January, but the action really heats up on the HESS® Fields at Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex during the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Soccer Classic.  This adult tournament attracts teams from places near and far, and it’s growing each year.  Enjoy a break from winter and spend some quality time as a team, both on and off the field.

    SPECTATOR ADMISSION

    Length of Event
    Adult     $38.25
    Child     $30.00

    Daily
    Adult     $12.75 
    Child     $10.00

    More Info

     



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