Downtown Disney New Years Eve
Downtown Disney used to celebrate New Years Eve every night when Pleasure Island was still open as a separate admission, but as Disney World has kept the theme parks open later throughout the year the need for Pleasure Island as a nighttime nightclub destination had diminished that led to it’s ultimate closure.
DisneyQuest New Years Eve
For New Years Eve celebrations the last two years, the main event at Downtown Disney has been Disney’s indoor video game theme park called DisneyQuest. If Disney follows last years New Years plans for Downtown Disney, from 8 PM until 1 AM on New Years Eve, guests can play high-tech video games, attend a dance party with a DJ, and celebrate the new year with a confetti drop at midnight. For $45 a person in advanced or $55 at the door, guest can experience all of the above and also receive a coupon for a personal pizza, hot dog, kid’s hamburger or a chicken Caesar wrap, as well as chips and a fountain drink.
Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba on New Years Eve
At 6 PM and 9 PM, Cirque Du Soleil will be performing La Nouba in their permanent home at Downtown Disney. If you have never seen La Nouba, we highly recommend it as it is the best overall show in Orlando. The New Years Eve show for 2011/2012 included a special finale not normally shown at regular performances and guests received a trading pin to commemorate the event.
If you catch the 6 PM show, you could do both Cirque Du Soleil and DisneyQuest New Years Eve as the two buildings are next to each other (see picture above).
New Years Eve Splitsville Bowling Event
Another option for NYE 2013 is taking in some bowling at the new Splitsville Bowling Alley that has set up shop in the building that formerly housed the Virgin Mega-Store. They will be having a New Years Eve bash from 10 PM to closing that you can find out about here.
La Nouba Promotional Video
Downtown Disney Map