• On May 14, 2018
    Sandra from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My husband and I will be visiting DW the first week of January. Are there any special events for New Years Eve? How best do we ring in the new year Disney style? (We are not big drinkers)

    Hi Sandra,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! What a wonderful way to start the New Year, with a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    There are a number of activities that might be of interest to you. Since I love Disney Springs, I would first suggest that you consider making an advanced dining reservation at one of the fabulous restaurants at Disney Springs. STK Orlando offers a phenomenal signature dining experience. Also, make sure you keep track of the special events that will take place for New Year's Eve at Disney Springs.

    Of course, follow the Disney Parks Blog for updated information as it gets closer to the date. In the meantime, this prior post might be helpful - Where to Watch New Year's Eve Fireworks at Walt Disney World Resort. Since I prefer to just spend time with family and/or small groups on New Year's Eve, I would suggest that you also consider a few low-key activities. If you book a concierge level room at one of the Walt Disney World Deluxe resort hotels, enjoy some time in the concierge level lounge and, if available, on the balcony. Or, book a room with a theme park view. We love Disney's Contemporary Resort - select a theme park view room and you could watch the fireworks from your balcony while recounting tales from the past year.

    My husband and I can be silly, but we have created some great memories with Disney PhotoPass photographers. You could spend some time that evening taking various photos - dress with the New Year spirit and strike your best poses!

    Sandra, I trust your New Year's Eve will be filled with lots of love and laughter!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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