There are numerous fun and exciting things to do on New Year’s Eve here in Orlando, Florida. If you’re looking for exceptional and family-friendly events, then look no further than our world-famous theme parks – Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World! All three major theme park companies embrace the holiday spirit the whole month of December with lavish decorations, specially themed shows and parades, and incredible firework presentations! PLUS, on New Year’s Eve, most of the parks offer extended hours and special entertainment.
New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World
(All events in the theme parks included with regular ticketed admission)
Magic Kingdom – Open Until 1:00 AM
Guests can enjoy Magic Kingdom’s regularly scheduled parades and fireworks show, including “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” (shown twice in the afternoon), “Spectromagic Parade” (shown twice in the evening), and “Holiday Wishes” fireworks presentation (shown around 8:30 PM usually). The evening is capped with a grand finale – “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 PM, where guests can experience a 360-degree countdown in the sky!
Epcot – Open until 1:00 AM
Epcot historically celebrates the New Year “around the world” with DJs and dance parties located throughout World Showcase once the sun goes down. Also, guests can experience an encore presentation of the “Illuminations” fireworks show close to midnight.
Hollywood Studios – Open until 12:00 AM
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Hollywood Studios with multiple presentations of the night-time “Fantasmic!” show, and get down at the DJ dance party located aroud the Sorcerer Hat Stage. Also, guests can enjoy a special “Lights! Camera! Happy New Year!” fireworks spectacular!
Disney’s Boardwalk – Open until 2:00 AM
All of the bars and dance clubs in Disney’s Boardwalk will be open late for New Year’s. Guests can catch the Epcot fireworks display by walking around to the Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club, and can enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the night.
New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios
(Separately ticketed event not included with Universal Theme Parks admission)
City Walk – Open until 2:00 AM
Advance Ticket: $119.99 plus tax per person
After Dec. 27th: $129.99 plus tax per person
Rock in 2010 with live entertainment and gourmet cuisine! Experience the award-winning soul sensations of The Temptations and The Four Tops with multiple performances during the night. There will also be live entertainment in every club – admission to the clubs is included with the package for guests 21+. Between shows, dine on all-you-care-to-eat gourmet cuisine, including filet mingnon, jumbo shrimp, and decadent desserts. Then, cap off the night with a midight countdown, champagne toast, confetti burst, and more!
New Year’s Eve at Sea World
(Included with park admission)
Sea World – Open until 1:00 AM
Guests can enjoy live music, special holiday events and shows, and special dining menus at the restaurants. In the past, there have been DJs set up throughout the park hosting dance parties. The night will end with a fireworks display close to midnight. Sea World will be releasing more information regarding this event soon, so check back often!
For more information regarding New Year’s Eve events in Orlando, Florida, or to purchase Discount Theme Park Tickets, please visit our Web site, The Official Ticket Center, or call us toll-free at 1-877-406-4836.