Get-togethers, Welcome Parties and Rehearsal Dinners
If you want to follow tradition by arranging a rehearsal dinner,
or want to organise a welcome party, bridesmaid's luncheon or any
other special get-together, here are a few ideas.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
It's time for a Hoe-down! Host a fun, relaxed "welcome party" at
Disney's Fort Wilderness cookout pavilion. This pavilion can host
groups sized from 25 people to 250 people and allows you and your
guests the perfect setting to gather together the day before the
Mickey's Backyard BBQ
Another fun option in a casual setting is a cookout at Disney's
Fort Wilderness Resort - Cookout Pavilion. This venue is available
March through November on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The dinner
begins at 6:30pm. It includes a night of family fun with a live country
band, line-dance instructor, and appearances by Disney Characters.
The California Grill at Disney's Contemporary
The California Grill is an authentic "California Style" restaurant located
at the top of Disney's Contemporary Resort. The Resort is one of the most accessible
from the Wedding Pavilion, via float boat, monorail, or by car. The atmosphere
is colorful, casual, and comfortable. The season and the market inspire the
changing menu. There are two private rooms, which offer a magnificent view
of the city of Orlando and Cinderella's Castle. The Napa room accommodates
up to fifty (50) guests with a food & beverage minimum of $1,000++ for
events ending prior to 4:00pm and $3,000++ after 6:00pm. The Sonoma room accommodates
up to forty (40) guests with a Food & Beverage minimum of $1,000++ before
4:00pm and $2,000++ after 6:00pm. The following menu is a preview of the
enticing menus offered by the chefs at the California Grill.
Hoop Dee Doo Dinner Show
Hilarious hoe-down style entertainment and all-you-can-eat country
vittles make this a special evening at Pioneer Hall in Disney's
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds. The entertainment is
a Western Style Vaudeville Show (no characters at this event).
Start times are 5:00pm, 7:15pm and 9:30pm, seven days a week.
Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
The Aloha Spirit comes alive with authentic dances and
enchanting music in the spectacular celebration of Polynesian Culture.
Shows start at 5:15pm and 8:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The show
is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes long. Located in Luau Cove
at the Polynesian Resort.
An Italian Evening on the Italy Isola
On the shore of World Showcase Lagoon, Italy Isola is located on
a beautiful bridged island, directly in front of the Italy Courtyard.
Here your guests can gather for a private evening to view IllumiNations,
a rhapsody of laser, lights, fountains, music, and fireworks, which
encompasses all of the World Showcase Lagoon.
Dessert Party Under the Stars on the French Island
Your guests will be escorted to the French Island by Disney's host or hostess
where they will be greeted by tuxedoed wait staff. They will marvel by the
breathtaking views of the World Showcase and a replica of the Eiffel Tower.
The French Island is located opposite the International Gateway, on a terraced
island between the United Kingdom and France. There your guests can gather
at a private dessert party location to view IllumiNations, a rhapsody of
lasers, lights, fountains, music and fireworks, which encompasses all of
World Showcase Lagoon.
Cocktails and Appetizers at the French Island
Your friends and family will enjoy an evening of cocktails and
appetizers while overlooking the breathtaking views of the World
Showcase at Epcot.
An Evening at the Living Seas
Surrounded by lush wood paneling, this two-level dining area faces
four large windows with a spectacular view into the Living Seas'
5,112 million-gallon salt-water environment. Watch a variety
of sea life from sharks and rays to parrot fish and tarpon while
dining on special menus created by our chefs. The food & beverage
minimum for the use of the Living Seas VIP Lounge is $55 per
person for a reception only, $75 per person for dinner or reception
and dinner, exclusive of gratuity and taxes with a minimum of thirty
(30) guests. Please note, the fish tank lights turn off at 10:00pm
Event Times - All IllumiNations parties start
30 minutes before show time and finish 30 minutes after the conclusion
of the show. The IllumiNations show is 14 minutes long.
Seating - Certain locations allow for scattered
cocktail tables. A set-up fee of $75 would apply for additional tables,
chairs and standard linens.
Food & Beverage - A minimum of $18.50 per person
is required for private use of any of our viewing locations.
Admission - A $12.50+ inclusive fee per person
will be charged for viewing IllumiNations. Convention Guides must
escort guests to and from the venue. The cost is $90+ per host for
the entire function (based on a 3-hour function), and $20+ for each
additional hour. A minimum of one host for every 50 guests is required.
Disney charter buses are required to use all venues at Epcot.
Inclement Weather - In case of inclement weather,
the client must decide three hours prior to the event whether to
move the event indoors. The decision does not change the cancellation
Lower United Kingdom Terrace
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 20 guests; Maximum - 120 guests
Upper United Kingdom Terrace
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 20 guests; Maximum - 50 guests
Upper French Island
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 50 guests; Maximum - 350 guests
Lower French Island
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 50 guests; Maximum - 300 guests
French Island Arm
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 20 guests; Maximum - 100 guests
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 100 guests; Maximum - 300 guests
For dinner capacities, additional menu options, bar packages and
entertainment enhancements, please consult your Disney Event Manager
Dinner at the Bonnet Creek Golf Course
A country club-like setting overlooking the 18th holes of Eagle Pines
and Osprey Ridge: two of Disney's Championship Golf Courses. This
versatile setting can accommodate a casual buffet or a plated dinner.
The venue includes a covered verandah accessible from the dining
area. The Tournament Room can accommodate up to 100 guests.
Walt Disney World® Resort Events
You may decide to enjoy an evening at one of our award-winning
resorts such as Disney's BoardWalk, capturing the Atlantic Seashore
of circa 1940's, Disney's Yacht Club, recreating the essences of
New England, or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa with the
grandeur of the 19th Century Victorian Era. These menus are offered
at all these magnificent Resorts.
The Adventurers Club
Enjoy a wacky evening at the Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island
with a cast of zany characters, set in a 1930's explorers club.
The main salon accommodates 50 to 200 guests with a food & beverage
minimum of $500++ before 5:00pm and $5,000++ after 5:00pm. The
food and beverage per person minimum for this venue is $45. All
events must end by 9:00pm. Plated dinners can accommodate up
to 50 guests, reception style is up to 200. All of your guests
can then continue the party at Pleasure Island with free admission!
The Adventurers Club -- The Schmooze Package
An interactive comedy with a cast of zany characters set in a 1930's
explorers club. You're right in the middle of the fun as the show
happens all around you! Chat with a talking mask, wonder at the
floating genie ahead, and be sworn in (somewhat irreverently) as
a new Club Member in the Main Salon.
Actors will enter one by one, every 10 to 15 minutes, starting at
the beginning of the event. Schmoozing is performed best in the Club
Salon where the following can be experienced:
- The Colonel Critchlow Suchbench
- The Yakoose
- The Mask Room
- The Treasure Room
The cast that will be interacting with your group includes:
- Pamelia Perkins, the Club President
- Otis T. Wren, the Club Treasurer and Ichthyologist (Fisherman)
- Hathaway Brown, the Club Aviator
* The cost of the above package will total $1,800
* Actors will vary depending on availability.
NOTE: Please provide guest profiles so that the Cast may customize
the show accordingly.
Begin your Fairy Tale event by hosting a party "just for the girls" at
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa - Garden View Lounge. It
is open daily for high-tea between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Listen to the
sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra or a classical pianist
playing your favorite Disney tunes and turn of the century Victorian
music. Lobby entertainment begins daily at 4:00pm.
BoardWalk Resort Party
Disney's Boardwalk Resort is home of a location called "The Attic".
You will feel like you stepped into Grandma's attic when you enter
this location - decorated with over-stuffed chairs and couches, wicker
furniture and pastel palettes. It is a comfortable and relaxing venue
perfect for bridesmaid luncheons, farewell brunches and welcome receptions.
The food and beverage minimum for this venue is $2,000++ prior to
5:00pm Sunday-Thursday. $2,500++ after 5:00pm Sunday-Thursday. $2,500++
all day Friday and Saturday. Existing seating is for 60 guests and
cannot be changed. This venue is buffet style service only.
Themed Beach Party
Are you more the tropical shirt and Margarita kind of couple? Maybe
a themed beach party at one of our resorts is more your style. We
can assist you with creating a fun, tropical themed party that includes
Tiki Torches, Key West Style musicians and Floribbean style menu's.
Add a few drink umbrellas to the bar and you will be all set!
Under the Sea Party
Like the tropical theme but want an air-conditioned room? Disney's
Yacht & Beach Club Resort is home to "Ariel's" - an "under-the-sea" decorated
room that can accommodate parties up to 100 guests. You can even
add Mickey, Minnie, Chip-N-Dale or your favorite Disney character
all clad in their tropical attire. This venue works well for bridesmaid
luncheons, welcome dinners and farewell brunches.
Circus Themed Party
At Epcot you can find a circus themed room called "The Wonders Lounge" where
you can dine under the red and white striped big-top tent. We can
add colorful linens and centerpieces from the Walt Disney World® Florist
and add face painters, caricature artists, balloon artists and much
more from Disney Entertainment to complete the theme! Vendors can
give your guests cotton candy and Cracker Jacks as they enter into
this private room. Get your ticket for a night of fun! Food and Beverage
dinner minimums for this room are $50++ per person and require a
minimum of 25 guests. Private transportation and Epcot guides are
required for use of this venue. End your night with a bang at one
of our outdoor IllumiNations viewing areas.
Maybe you would like to dine in old Americana style? The American
Adventure Pavilion at Epcot is the home of a private 3rd floor lounge
called the American Adventure Parlor. Your guests would begin with
cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Parlor and then move to the John
Henry Room for dinner. Dinner minimums in this venue start at $85++
per person and can accommodate up to 60 guests. Minimum guest count
for this room is at least 25 guests. Private transportation and Epcot
guides are required for use of this venue.
Need a little more "character" in your dining experience? We have
many restaurants open for breakfast and dinner that allow you to
dine buffet style and visit with the characters at the same time!
Ask your event manager for more details on times available for dining
in these venues.
How about hosting a "Grand Gathering"? These are special parties
designed for groups at the Walt Disney World® Resort and include
the following venues:
All venues are subject to availability - there is limited seating for
- Magical Fireworks Voyage on the Seven Seas Lagoon
Available on Monday and Saturday
- Safari Celebration Dinner at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Available on Sunday and Thursday
- Good Morning Gathering at Tony's Town Square Restaurant in the
Available on Tuesday and Saturday
- International Dinner and Illuminations Dessert Reception at Epcot
Available on Monday and Friday
All guests must have their own tickets to enter the theme parks.
See your event manager for pricing and menu options.