Need plans to ring in 2017 on New Year’s Eve?
Disney California Adventure park might have what you are looking for to welcome 2017 on December 31st. Here’s just a sampling of what’s in store:
• Hollywood Land – Check out the brand-new stage at the end of Hollywood Blvd. all night long for tunes spun by world-famous DJ Roueche and special performances by Hollywood Records artist Olivia Holt. You don’t want to miss the countdown to midnight here, with rooftop fireworks and “Auld Lang Syne.”
• Paradise Bay – To mark the arrival of 2017, Disney California Adventure park is hosting the “Party of the Year!” At night, the waters of Paradise Bay become a sparkling winter fantasy with two scheduled performances of the all-new “World of Color – Season of Light” at 8:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Leading up to midnight, DJ Wendy keeps the energy building with an awesome dance party around the lagoon. The New Year’s countdown culminates in a musical celebration punctuated by fountains, pyrotechnics, fireballs and lasers!
• Cars Land – Choose to welcome in the new year country style under the neon lights of Cars Land with appearances by the Kelly Rae Band and DJ Trevor.
Disneyland Resort has these special menus at restaurants in the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and in Disneyland park.
At Disney California Adventure park:
• Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers two elegant options. Chef Andrew Sutton’s four-course Wine Country Feast of Winter Season Classics is seating from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ($130). Starting at 8:15 p.m., Napa Rose will host a lavish New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance Party with live music, Champagne reception and a Napa-style five-course tasting menu ($250, wine pairing $65). Dancing goes ‘til 1 a.m.
• Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland Hotel is serving a three-course dinner on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Start with Kumamoto oysters, then a center cut filet mignon with crab meat salad, asparagus and Béarnaise sauce. Dessert is Manjari bittersweet chocolate terrine with fresh berries and white Godiva anglaise. ($65; $35 for wine pairing.)
• Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will offer a family-friendly New Year’s Eve dinner buffet from 5-10 p.m. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will host a special New Year’s celebration until 12:30 a.m. – complete with Disney characters and a balloon drop in the hotel’s Pacific Ballroom. ($75; $25 ages 3 to 11.)
In Disneyland park:
• Carnation Cafe on Main Street, U.S.A., is offering a Surf and Turf special. The special includes sirloin and shrimp, mashed potatoes, sautéed broccoli, sun-dried tomato butter and herb beurre blanc sauce. ($20)
• Blue Bayou Restaurant is serving a petite New York strip steak on a rosti potato cake with crab meat and asparagus with café au lait sauce and Béarnaise. ($44)
Cafe Orleans is offering braised short ribs, garlic mashed potatoes and baby carrots with roasted shallot-red wine sauce and fried onions. ($23)
You can also sip sparkling apple cider and sparkling wine at several locations in the parks.
For reservations, call 714-781-DINE or visit Disneyland.com/dining.
Photos courtesy of Disneyland.