• Posted on 11/29/2015

Castle New Year

Planning a big New Year's Eve? Whether it's a celebration in our world-famous theme parks, a shindig at our many entertainment complexes or a quaint gathering at a local hang out, there's no better way to crank up your New Year's Eve than in Orlando.

Want to bring in 2016 in a big way? Explore our list of events to find something that's sure to make your New Year's a magical celebration for everyone.

Walt Disney World Resort

Epcot - Guests can celebrate all night long at Epcot. DJs and live music around World Showcase bring guests to their feet with beats from around the globe. Two showings of "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" fireworks spectacular at 6 p.m. and 11:40 p.m., followed by a countdown and pyrotechnic salute to the New Year will top off the celebration.

Magic Kingdom - Guests can get a head start on welcoming 2016 at Magic Kingdom as New Year's Eve fireworks light up the sky on two nights instead of one. Magic Kingdom will present a jaw-dropping presentation of "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks on both Wednesday, Dec. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 31 at 11:50 p.m.

Hollywood Studios - Rock 'n' roll into the New Year with a brilliant fireworks spectacular at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The show will be presented on Dec. 31 near the Hyperion Theater at midnight.

Bonus Tip: December 31, is also one of the most popular days to visit. So be sure to pick your park of choice and arrive early before the parks "closes" to additional guests.

Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's BoardWalk Resort
Guests can swing in the New Year at Atlantic Dance Hall as they enjoy the sounds of a live big band. Party hats and horns, a viewing of the Epcot® fireworks at midnight and a champagne toast are included in the cost of admission. A VIP experience, which includes access to an exclusive VIP section with a bartender and dessert bar is also available. Call 407-WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 for reservations.

Universal Orlando Resort

Celebrate the New Year at either or both of Universal Orlando's theme parks - Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve. New Year's Eve festivities in the parks include party zones that will feature DJs, character appearances and fireworks at midnight. Admission to the theme parks on New Year's Eve is the same as the standard gate price.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Universal CityWalk
The whole year's been leading up to this: Universal CityWalk's eye-popping, mind-blowing, jam-packed New Year's celebration. Enjoy six unique party zones, each with their own signature drinks. Revel in six awesome CityWalk®clubs with live music and unlimited gourmet cuisine including prime rib, tenderloin and fresh seafood. And you can rock out on Orlando's biggest outdoor dance floor.

Wold-Famous DJ M-Squared Returns! After sending out 2013 and 2014 in style, award-winning DJ M-Squared is back for a third New Year's Eve. Popular with A-List celebrities, top fashion designers and prominent corporate brands, he'll be sharing his genre-shattering, one-of-a-kind music mixing talent to make Eve the unforgettable night you've been waiting for all year long.

General Admission: $104.99+tax
Annual Passholder: $94.49+tax
VIP Admission: $144.99+tax

Rock 'Til The Drop On New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Live Orlando
Celebrate the start of 2016 like a true rock star at Hard Rock Live Orlando at Universal CityWalk beginning at 8 p.m. Dance the night away with a live performance by the band, Epic Evolve. Tickets are $85 pre-event and $95 day-of event and includes a midnight champagne toast, as well as specialty hors d'oeuvres served throughout the night. Exclusive VIP packages are also available. Guests must be 21-and-over to attend the event. Click or call for tickets: 407-351-LIVE (5483).

ROCK-IN 2016! at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
Enjoy specially prepared desserts and entertainment including: visits from Universal Orlando characters, the Magic Men, face painter and balloon artist, movies playing in the ballroom and a DJ rockin' in the lobby. Then watch the countdown in Times Square New York City live via satellite with party favors and champagne toast to welcome in 2016! Admission
Adults: $63.90
Child (3-9): $37.28
Child (2 & under): Free

New Year's Eve at SeaWorld Orlando
Celebrate our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share as we ring in the New Year, SeaWorld style. A spectacular musical celebration and bold fireworks display send a wave of welcome to the New Year ahead.

LEGOLAND Florida - Kid's New Year's Eve
Happy Kids' New Year's Eve at LEGOLAND Florida where the giant LEGO brick drops at a very kid-friendly midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) - otherwise known as 7 p.m. Other event elements include fireworks and a dance party DJ.

Pointe Orlando on International Drive 

Join Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar for the Party of the Year! New Years Eve 2015 hosted by Danielle Hunter and featuring the tallents of Chantel Reshae, Susan B. Whitney, David Freklz Hunter, Aysia Black and Many, Many More! Shows all night long. $75 Prix-Fixe Menu including All you can eat gourmet action stations with meat carving station, sushi station with live sushi roller, champagne bar with unlimited champagne. Reservations required! Call 407-418-9463 to book your spot or book online below. VIP Seating available.

Ring in the New Year at The Pub at Pointe Orlando. Enjoy a champagne toast and Guinness toast when the clock strikes 12.

Make your New Year's Eve reservation now at Blue Martini! NYE 2016 Celebration will feature an open bar from 8pm - 10pm and live entertainment all night. Table packages available. Elegant attire enouraged. Table reservations required. Contact Bekki Dunn or Lyndsay Burr at bekkid@bluemartinilounge.com or 407-447-2583.

Come bring in the New Year in 1950s Cuban Style at Cuba Libre. Enjoy an open bar from 10pm - 12am live entertainment, balloon drop, champagne toast, complimentary Cuban carnations for the ladies and complimentary Cuban style fedoras for the gentlemen. A la carte dinner reservations are available from 5-7:30 p.m., and a special five-course prix fixe menu is available for $65 beginning at 9 p.m. (includes late night admission, champagne toast and reserved table all night). To make a dinner reservation, call 407-226-1600.

Downtown Orlando

New Year's Eve Celebration Starring Kristin Chenoweth
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will be having a New Year's Eve Celebration presented by Dr. Phillips Charities starring Kristin Chenoweth with special guest Cheyenne Jackson. Chenoweth will ring in the New Year live onstage of the Walt Disney Theater. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, September 11. The doors to the December 31, 2015 performance will open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 10 p.m. and after-party in the lobbies of the arts center until 2:00 a.m. January 1, 2016.

Tickets start at $110 and include: show, two drink tickets, champagne at intermission, party favors, after-party entertainment and after-party desserts. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box Office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or online at drphillipscenter.org.

New Year's Eve 2016 on Wall St!
Join us for another all out New Year's Eve block party equipped with a street wide lightshow, outdoor dance party and the biggest and best countdown to 2016 in Downtown Orlando hosted by, the one and only, DJ Draven. All of the action kicks off December 31st at 8pm. Guarantee your entry and get your tickets in advance for only $25 bucks or get them for $30 on New Year's Eve at the door until we run out of space!

New Years Eve 2016 on Church Street
Enjoy Orlando's biggest street party on Church Street featuring the world famous "Orange Drop" 60 feet in the sky, fireworks display, top DJs, the Video Wall and live simulcast of Times Square.
The party starts at 8PM. 21 and up only.

Check out our calendar of events for even more ways to ring in your new year.

These New Year's events are just part of the many holiday events in Orlando happening now through New Year's Day. Contact one of our Official Travel Counselors to help plan holly jolly holiday traditions that will have your family singing "fa-la-la-la" all the way home.


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