What Are You Doing New Years?

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What Are You Doing New Years?

Is anyone here going to WDW for New Year's Eve? Honestly, I probably won't even make it to midnight before going to bed. It looks like Disney has quite a list of exciting festivities will be going on! I've always wanted to be there for NYE, it's on my bucket list.

Here's what's in store for the weekend!!

  • Magic Kingdom presents a double helping of pyrotechnics: "Wishes" nighttime spectacular with a holiday overlay at 8:30 p.m. and "Fantasy in the Sky" at 11:51 p.m.
  • Epcot's "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" delights revelers with a salute to the new year at 7 p.m. and 11:42 p.m.
  • At Disney's Hollywood Studios, the 25-minute spectacular "Fantasmic!" that combines water, fire, lights, lasers, fireworks and music will be presented at 6:30 and 8 p.m., with the popular "Lights! Camera! Happy New Year!" fireworks display at midnight.
  • At DisneyQuest, located at Downtown Disney, there is a family-friendly cyber celebration from 8 p.m. -1 a.m. Kids are entertained with a DJ and dance party, plus unlimited access to all the games and DisneyQuest attractions including Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters, Virtual Jungle Cruise and CyberSpace Mountain. There's a confetti drop and festive party favors as the clock strikes midnight. Partygoers also get a coupon for a pizza, hot dog, chicken casesar wrap or hamburger, plus chips and soda. Price is $45 advance purchase " or $55 day of, including tax. Call 407-934-7639 to reserve tickets.
  • At Cirque du Soleil, located at Downtown Disney, all guests attending the Dec. 31 performances will receive a limited-edition Walt Disney World/Cirque trading pin. Shows are at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. For pricing contact 407/WDW/SEAT
  • Registered guests at select Disney resort hotels will be treated to music and entertainment. At Narcoosee's restaurant (Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa), for instance, there will be a four-course dining experience for $149, plus DJ, balloon artist and special fireworks viewing at 8:30 and 11:51.
  • Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's Boardwalk Resort offers a special-ticket New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. with video DJ Tony Zapulla.

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Wow. It sounds amazing. I, however, will be at a wedding in freezing cold Pennsylvania on New Years Eve.

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Sounds like fun at WDW! NYE is on our bucket list too.

This year, we'll just stay home like always. We're usually in bed before midnight laugh

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We'll be at a party with family and friends. I'd sooner be at Epcot though.

By the time most of you guys start to party, I'll be all partyed out and heading for bed.

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I think hubby and I are going to a friends for "party". It will probably be relatively low key. However, my birthday is friday and hubby is having a root canal that day. So we may be sitting at home eating soup and watching movies if he's not feeling well.

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LoL... I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who stays home and goes to bed early.

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I have to work both new years eve and new years day but me and hubby wouldn't do anything anyways... We aren't big partyers

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We'll be home trying to stay awake to ring in the New Year but like usual and, apparently with a lot of company from the rest of you Smile we'll have fallen asleep and miss the ball drop and countdown sad .

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we will be at the inlaws, as christmas was with my clan this year. we will most likely celebrate east coast new years at 8 pm for the little ones, then play boardgames. Wild night it will be.

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I'm making Kahlua Pork Sliders for dinner . We are having friends over but will probably be asleep before the ball drops. I have to work New Years day also.

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Well, we HAD adrs at Boma for nye, but since we are leaving on a cruise the next day, and I had a change of heart leaving the kids home alone for nye, we cancelled the adrs last week. Since it's costing $300 to leave the dog, I also thought we should probably save a little $ by staying home. DH was not real happy but didn't have much of a case to argue. He was more disappointed than anything, he made the adrs a long time ago and it hurt to give them up. We have done nye several times before, and yes it is exciting and fun, but oh so crowded, to the point of frustrating to get anywhere. The fireworks at EPCOT are spectacular. We were going to try to meet friends from STL who will be there, but it's so hard to keep a group together in those crowds, it's not appealing to me, and it's hard to go on any rides or get anywhere. MK and AK are sometimes closed due to capacity, so you have to wait to get in. I'm sure Mike would love to go up early for rope drop, stay for the afternoon, then come home early to be with the kids, but the best part is the fireworks, so I'm not sure what we'll end up doing.
Happy New year to all, no matter what you end up doing!

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I'll probably be doing my usual new year's eve tradition. Try to stay up to watch the ball drop but instead fall asleep on the couch and wake up at 12:03 and then go to bed.

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We are supposed to go to a party at a friend's house...I am kind of hoping that we'll decide not to go and just stay home and watch the ball drop like normal. I like low key nights like that!

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If you decide to do that, Bella, I might suggest you whip out the WDW DVD prior to said Ball Drop and announce to Dave "This is a perfect opportunity to get us motivated for our trip by watching the DVD! Don't-cha think? Hon?"

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Jess wrote:
I have to work both new years eve and new years day but me and hubby wouldn't do anything anyways... We aren't big partyers

Since my wife is working. I got a babysitter for the kids. Going out with a couple buddies, and partyin the night away! banana

Yeah right... I passed up on Blue Jackets tickets that night because I wanna avoid the drunken crowd that is the Arena District. LOL

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I bid to you all: health, wealth, and happiness in the new year to come. (Got that saying from a CM at Caribbean Beach)

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Happy New Year to all! Gota got to work now.

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Happy New Year Everyone!

I went to bed about 10:30 last night, but woke up just before midnight. My neighborhood sounded like a war zone with all the gun fire, fireworks, and some guy standing one the street yelling "Moooooo! Moo! Mooooo!" at the very top of his lungs.

A horrible nights sleep, it's a good thing there's not much on my schedule today.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Happy New Year Everyone!

I went to bed about 10:30 last night, but woke up just before midnight. My neighborhood sounded like a war zone with all the gun fire, fireworks, and some guy standing one the street yelling "Moooooo! Moo! Mooooo!" at the very top of his lungs.

A horrible nights sleep, it's a good thing there's not much on my schedule today.

eek eek gun fire?? eek OMG!!

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Vettelover wrote:

eek eek gun fire?? eek OMG!!

*sigh* Yep. We live in a peach of a city.
I'm not entirely sure where it was coming from. It could have been out in the country which is just a mile down the road and the sound just carried. Or, it could have been from the government housing projects just a few blocks away in the same direction. All I know is that when I climbed back in bed I was hoping that no strays would hit the house. I never heard any sirens, so I'm thinking it was more out in the country.

It wasn't like this when we moved in 3 years ago, but 2011 the gangs & dealers moved in and crime has skyrocketed. It's been pretty scary. I just want to move to Florida, but these things take time.

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Kristen K. wrote:

It wasn't like this when we moved in 3 years ago, but 2011 the gangs & dealers moved in and crime has skyrocketed. It's been pretty scary. I just want to move to Florida, but these things take time.

I hope 2012 find you the heck out of that city!!!! My goodness!!

We had fireworks going off all night. The boy slept right through it..the dog, however, was terrified and would even follow us to the bathroom.

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Happy New Year, Everyone! I am late to the party Smile We were in Atlanta with the inlaws for the week, but got home Saturday evening. I was so glad to be home for NYE! Very low key - a bottle of moscato, some homemade artichoke spinach dip, and watching the ball drop. Going out, or going to WDW always sounds like it would be fun, but between the expense and the crowds, being at home always seems to win out. That makes me feel like a stick in the mud Smile I would love to do a family get together. I think that would be just about right for our little clan.

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Hi,

Belated Happy New Year! Mine was extremely low-key. I went out with some friends to a local seafood restaurant where I ate fried flounder.

Dropped off at home, I went upstairs and played on Facebook. At about 11:57 pm I turned on New Year's Rockin' Eve and saw the countdown and ball drop, thinking that Dick Clark looks sad, still affected by his stroke; and that like Danny Glover in the old Lethal Weapon movies, he's too old for this.

Jim

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I'm sorry I am so late but Happy New Year everyone Smile

We spent it in the place we got engaged exactly 3 years previous, Disneyland Paris Smile

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