New Year’s Eve is one of the few holidays almost everyone joins. For this global celebration, we’re counting down to the parties the theme parks in Orlando have planned to ring in the New Year with a tremendous bang. If you’ll be vacationing in Orlando on New Year’s Eve, or are a local and need some ideas on where to party, this guide should offer some cool ideas. We’ve separated parties by theme parks to help make planning easier.
Universal Orlando Resort
EVE at CityWalk
This ticketed event comes with a lot of party favors. Ticket prices start at $119.99, but come with a lot to make this a worthwhile event. You’ll start the night with as much unlimited gourmet cuisine you want and with one free signature drink to wash it down and get you ready for the next phase of the night: a CityWalk club crawl. Guests have access to five clubs each with distinct entertainment and music. If five clubs with their own entertainment and music isn’t enough, you can dance your way to Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor where DJ M-Squared spins tunes throughout the night. Sticking with tradition, guests receive a champagne toast at midnight and a fireworks show. VIP ticketing costs more and offers entry to six clubs and provides you with three free signature drinks. Call Universal’s ticket store at 407-224-7840 for more information.
NYE in Universal Studios Florida
Whatever celebration expectations you have of Universal, this party is sure to meet them. Wherever you go in the park, you’re bound to run through several party zones setup just for NYE. Keep your eyes peeled at who shows up to party as famous characters will come out to meet guests. The stroke of midnight starts a cinematic celebration of fireworks and pyrotechnics. You’ll also be treated to tons of confetti and party favors.
Head to the Music Plaza Stage to catch the holiday parade and character dance party. There will also be a live band and DJ at this stage.
Head to New Year’s Eve in Central Park for the cinematic celebration and yet another character dance party. This area will only have a DJ providing grooving tunes. At midnight, pyrotechnics will surround the fountain at midnight.
Families with little ones or family members interested in sea life conservation will want to spend the night at SeaWorld. At the time of this writing, the specifics aren’t yet planned. SeaWorld says it will have musical celebrations, festive entertainment, and fireworks.
Walt Disney World
On 12/30 and 12/31, Frontierland kicks up the traditional celebrations while Tomorrowland takes hold of the future in its celebration design. Both offer DJs spinning music appropriate for their location. At this park, on both nights guests will be treated to Fantasy in the Sky fireworks.
Want to feel like you’re celebrating the New Year with the rest of the planet? Then this will be the perfect place for you! As midnight strikes around the globe, each country in Epcot will shoot off fireworks. Celebrations will include themed events and dance parties at each country’s pavilion. If live music is more your style, head to the American Gardens Theatre where you can enjoy talented bands al fresco.
The main fireworks will go off at midnight (Eastern time zone) at the World Showcase lagoon. This show, Epcot Forever, weaves a tale about Epcot’s past, present, and future in this nighttime extravaganza that includes fireworks, laser effects, and choreographed kites set to the tunes Epcot fans love.
Disney Hollywood Studios
So much has gone on at this theme park with Galaxy’s Edge opening earlier this year to further expand on Star Tours and the new rides at Toy Story Land, but the fun never stops. Guests will be treated to a special fireworks display, the types only Disney could pull off.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
This might be one of the more tame New Year’s Eve celebrations at Disney. At the animal themed park, guests will be treated to specially-themed food and beverages as well as DJs at Discovery Island, Dinoland USA, and Asia. There will be a unique countdown to midnight on the Tree of Life.
Rosen Inn International
Wherever you count down the clock to the New Year, we’d love for you to spend time at Rosen Inn International. Our deluxe guestrooms have all of the amenities and accommodations to make your stay memorable. We invite you to ring in the New Year with us where we treat everyone like family. Rooms will book fast around the New Year, so click on Check Availability in the upper right corner to reserve your room today.