• On Oct 15, 2023
    Fabiana from RJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Dear Jonathan, unlike Gabriella, I won't be able to pass New Year's Eve at the Epcot Park (flight lands late in the night of December 31st.). So I wonder until what time the restaurants at Disney Resorts are open Dec. 31st. Thank you, Fabiana

    Hi there, Fabiana! Thanks for coming to planDisney! I really can’t think of a more inspiring place to begin a new year than the Walt Disney World Resort! My family enjoyed a great dinner at the Grand Floridian Café a few years ago on New Year's Eve. We even snagged the reservation on the morning of New Year's Eve!

    We won’t know for sure until we get a little closer to the new year, but if tradition continues, some Disney Dining locations will remain open beyond the midnight hour at the Walt Disney World Resort! In the past, some Disney bars, lounges, and restaurants have had extended hours so that Guests can ring in the new year at one of their favorite locations! Advanced dining reservations can be made 60 days prior to your vacation arrival date! You might want to start checking Disney Dining location hours on November 1, 2023. However, some restaurants might not post their special New Year's Eve hours until much closer to the final day of the year.

    Along with their extended hours, some Disney Dining locations will offer special or expanded menu options including some midnight or New Year's Eve-themed desserts! Some of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels will offer an in-room celebration package for Guests to purchase.

    Keep in mind that Atlantic Dance Hall and Jelly Rolls on Disney’s Boardwalk are also popular night spots that remain open late just about any night at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Happy Planning (and Happy New Year)!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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