Christmas in July? It’s just as a good a time as any to start planning for New Years Eve too. Walt Disney World recently announced its plans for ringing in 2017 and it will include plenty of pyro!

The Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are great options for fireworks but there’s also the upcharge “Disney Countdown to Midnight – A New Year’s Eve Celebration” at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

The ticketed event will take place December 31, 2016, beginning at 8 p.m. at the hotel’s Convention Center. There, guests can ring in 2017 in the Fantasia Ballroom by dancing to music spanning from the ’60s to today, and trying “best-of-the-best” bites and wine pairings from California Grill, Flying Fish, Cítricos and Narcoossee’s.


Guests can also enjoy the group Alter Ego as they perform their extravagant music- and dance-filled revue, then stroll outside to catch a unique musical act playing songs of today with a retro twist. The event will be highlighted with Magic Kingdom Park fireworks viewing and a champagne toast.


There will also be themed photo backdrops and props to help you capture the memories of the evening and receive a souvenir to commemorate the night. Plus complimentary transportation will be provided for select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Guests with a resort reservation can purchase tickets now. Reservations will open to all guests starting July 4. To purchase or for more information, visit or call 407-939-3463.