Get ready to ring in the New Year Disney-style at Fort Wilderness Resort. There will be a private beach party at Clementine’s Beach complete with a viewing of the Magic Kingdom Fireworks and a champagne toast at midnight. The Fort Wilderness New Year’s Eve Dessert Party will start at 10:00 p.m. on December 31st. There will be desserts, seasonal fruits, cheeses, and refreshments. Drinks include beer, wine, soda, and specialty drinks. The party will end at 12:30 a.m. on January 1st.
This party will require reservations and, since we’re inside the 180-day reservation window, now is the time to get your space reserved. The price is $99 per adult and $59 per child (3-9) plus tax. Gratuity is not included or required. As of this writing, there are still slots open. Check-in will be at Clementine’s Beach behind the Settlement Trading Post. Event identification will be issued at check-in and must be worn for the duration of the party. If you cancel within 120 hours of the party start time, you will be charged for the full price of your ticket. Planning to partake in adult beverages means you need to be sure to have your identification on you. In the case of inclement weather that night, there may be an alternate location, or the event can be cancelled. They also recommend you wear appropriate footwear for the sand.
Getting to the party is going to be time consuming. This is taking place during the holiday season, so expect a lot of people to be around. They are recommending you allow about an hour and a half to travel there. Heading over from the Magic Kingdom means taking the ferry, but they run on a schedule, so allow plenty of time. Taking a bus from your resort means you will need to transfer, so plan accordingly. If you are planning to drive over, the main parking lot tends to fill up during the holidays. In that case, you will be directed to a satellite lot and a bus will be provided to get you to the resort.
This event sounds like a great opportunity, especially if you’re a fan of Fort Wilderness like I am. It is also a great way to avoid that New Year’s crush of people inside the parks. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!