If you are looking for that special place to ring in the new year that has restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and lots of people watching, there is no better place than Downtown Disney for 2013! What is currently known as Downtown Disney, originally opened on March 22, 1975 as Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village. Through the years changes and renovations occurred with the opening of Downtown Disney’s West Side in 1997, and the closing of Pleasure Island in 2008. Construction renovations are in progress with a completion date of 2016 for what will be called Disney Springs. There are over forty restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues for all likes and tastes. One will find a special added feature for the New Years Eve celebration at various outdoor locations the addition of DJ dance parties and live music!
There are several area hotels and resorts, plus the opportunity to stay onsite at Walt Disney World at one of their fantastic resorts. This option provides you with the benefit of not only being in the most magical place on earth, but Walt Disney World transportation to and from Downtown Disney. Please note though that with the increased attendance at the New Year’s Eve celebration there will be longer wait times and heavier traffic. Whether you are looking to enjoys some of the unique and fabulous food and drinks, or just enjoy being outside for such an occasion, there is no place that will provide you with a more complete entertainment value. Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible as many places will see full occupancy. Consider your transportation needs carefully, especially if your plans include partaking in alcoholic beverages.
Activities are scheduled to commence around 8:00 pm and will wrap up at 1:00 am on New Year’s Day. Don’t hesitate to come early though, as there are always lots to do and enjoy when you are at Downtown Disney. Have you or your family enjoyed New Year’s Eve celebrations at Downtown Disney? Please share with us an experience or your favorite thing to do!