Monday, December 28, 2009

New Years Eve Options

This is basically a repeat of my December 5th article, updated where applicable. Please consider this a basic overview only that should not be relied upon; visit the websites of the different venues for exact details. For EPCOT, see December 19th article.

Will there be any PI club reopenings for NYE this year? gotta be kidding! Heck, there won't even be any fireworks at Downtown Disney this year. Thousands of guests will be wandering around DTD just like they did last year, expecting them but not getting them. Silly guests. But I'm sure Celebrate Tonight will be open.....and it's FREE.

The only remaining Disney-operated dance club at Disney World, Atlantic Dance Hall will be hosting a ticketed video dance party featuring our favorite DJ Tony Z. The $35 admission fee includes party favors and champagne toast. Tickets go on sale Dec 29th at 6:30pm in the ADH lobby and you have to act fast because they sell out quickly. You can't even get near the place on NYE if you don't have one of only 550 tickets being sold this year. Last year they sold around 750 tickets but felt it was too crowded. Price includes a free parking pass. Special VIP seating upstairs with dessert $65. Tickets also Wednesday and Thursday nights until sold out. 8pm-2am.

Universal CityWalk is offering the most extensive (and expensive) NYE celebration. Tickets cost $129.99 although Universal AP holders pay $99.99. That price gets you an all-you-can-eat buffet with various food and carving stations, live performances by The Temptations and The Four Tops plus DJ
entertainment in the CityWalk clubs: DJ Doc Wells (8TRAX) will be spinning in The Groove, DJ G-Clef (Celebrate Tonight) in Red Coconut Club, DJ AJ in Pat O'Briens, DJ King in Rising Star, DJ Leony (Sirius XM BPM) in Latin Quarter, DJ Spice in Bob Marley's and DJ Bo Wilson in Margaritaville. Hours 8pm-2am.

Wall Street Plaza downtown offers Moon Street Bash, one of Orlando's major NYE parties. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. DJ Digital will be on the elevated main stage outside and there are 8 clubs within WSP to hop around to, some with their own DJ's. You usually won't find much techno here which is why you don't see these clubs mentioned much on this Blog. Nonetheless, this is a big event and you should be aware if it. Hours 8pm-3am.

The other big downtown event is the NYE 2010 Street Party at Church Street Bars. Admission ranges from $39-$99 depending on what kind of drinking you'd like to do. (Click on flyer for details.) As this one is the only one to include your drinks, it can be an incredible value! Church Street is blocked off, you get admission to Antigua, Chillers, Big Belly Brewery and Latitudes. There will be a Times Square simulcast and Orlando's now-famous Orange Drop takes place here! DJ Smooth of RadioDanz will be in the booth doing video projections across Church Street! Hours 8pm-3am.

There aren't a lot of pure Dance music options on NYE so even though the dance floor at Vixen downtown is smaller than my spare bedroom, I still have to list this as an option because if DJ Jimmy Joslin is spinnin', there's going to be great Dance in the House. $10 cover makes this a cheap option and you're just around the corner from the midnight Orange Drop. Free CD's, free champagne at midnight. Yowsah! 7pm-3am

Bliss Ultra Lounge is also holding a block party of its own on Church Street in front of their club featuring live band Urban Achievers. You can click on the flyer to your left to view the drink packages that they're offering. Basic admission including champagne toast is just $20. Not sure what's happening inside the club but DJ Mickey Bono won't be spinning that night. Hours 9pm-3am.

Over at Tabu Night Club, hip hop radio station Power 95.3 is sponsoring their NYE party with DJ Slique. Ladies are just $15 while guys pay $20. Because this is likely to be a sell-out, advance tickets are recommended from either the Tabu box office or Champagne toast at midnight is included; all the hip hop you can dance to & drinks from 9-10pm are just $3.50. Hours 9pm-3am.

BB Kings Blues Club is way more than Blues. Their NYE party costs $75 including a 3-course dinner, reserved seating , champagne toast and party favors. Dance to live music from BB King All Star Band. General admission without dinner or seating is $40.
Hard Rock Live is doing another one of their Classic Albums Live on NYE. This year it's the "Best of Woodstock" and includes dinner and the show.
Techno Dance singer Abigail (GB) will be appearing at Parliament House on NYE. P-House knows how to party so watch out! I have fond memories of her hits "You Set Me Free" and "Could It Be Magic".
Have fun, Be Safe, Don't Drink & Drive, Arrive Alive, etc. etc.


jimmy joslin said...

myself (Jimmy Joslin) along with Chris Hand aka Dj Knightlife will be at Vixen lounge..all underground house & breaks ...for more info check

KingBob said...

I've got a picture of you at Vixen in my August 14th article. That venue is "difficult" because it's so tiny. But I like both Vixen and Vintage nonetheless. Thanks for the website info.

zulemara said...

also dont forget pulse orlando with DJ Scott Robert! Playing the best dance anthems of the decade!

ClubMaster said...

I would like to everyone check out this video, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Joe said...

ADH still had some tickets as of 4PM today. The ones I got were in the 300 range, so I guess that means 200-some tickets are left. VIP sold out Tuesday night.

It's good Disney closed PI, as clearly there is NO DEMAND for this type of thing.

Celebrate Tonight!

KingBob said...

Joe, thanks for the ADH report. VIP had a separate numbering system and were limited to 75 so if your ticket is in the low 300's and the 75 VIP are sold out, we're already looking at over 400 people! So it should be awesome with more coming as the opening draws closer.

KingBob said...

I don't think they sold out last night but it was probably close. There was a lot of walk-up sales at the ticket window. The lack of a sell-out is reflective of the crappy economy (fewer tourists in town) and the higher $35 price tag; it was $25 last year.

zulemara said...

yeah well...also due to lack of advertising. I didn't see anything internally or publicly listing ADH as a NYE option. But boy they push that stupid celebrate tonight at the "west end plaza" at DTD as a NYE offering.

KingBob said...

The Walt Disney website did list the NYE event at Atlantic Dance Hall and a number of other non-Disney websites did as well.