Celebrate Leap Day 2024 with special savings, events and daycation ideas to help you make the most of your extra 24 hours in Orlando (Universal Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort pictured).
Updated Feb. 29, 2024
Leap Day occurs every four years on February 29, giving you an extra 24 hours to explore Orlando’s unique neighborhoods, attractions, theme parks and natural wonders. Whether you’re a Leap Day baby, celebrating a special anniversary, or looking for unique ways to spend your bonus day, we have you covered with some of the top events, experiences and special savings for a Leap Day vacay in Orlando.
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Top Ways to Celebrate Leap Year in Orlando
Throw a Birthday Party
Whether it’s your fourth or your 64th birthday, there is no better place to celebrate than Orlando. Choose from thrilling ecoadventures, MICHELIN Guide dining, theme park escapades and more for a truly unforgettable day out. If you need help planning something extra special for your Leap Day loved ones, Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planning Services can help you design the perfect day out.
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Act Your Age
Your Leap Age, that is. Divide your legal age by four to figure out many Leap Years old you are, then celebrate accordingly with youthful events and attractions throughout your visit. Splurge on character dining, immerse yourself in virtual reality gaming, uncover dino fossils, meet your favorite childhood critters, and experience the wonder of our breathtaking live shows. The best part? Anyone can celebrate at any time of the year. After all, there’s no better place than Orlando to feel young at heart.
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Celebrate Your Unique Love on the Most Unique Day of the Year
In Irish folklore, St. Patrick granted women permission to propose on just one day a year, every four years: February 29. Sure, the concept is a little outdated now, but you can’t deny the appeal of proposing on such a unique date. No matter who you are or what you believe, you can kick off a lifetime of happiness with a bounty of unique proposal options found only in Orlando. Or, set a date to remember with a jaw-dropping wedding in our beautiful gardens, hotels, theme parks and historic spaces.
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Celebrate One Giant Leap for Mankind
What better way to celebrate Leap Day than with a day trip to Kennedy Space Center? Walk among giants in the Rocket Garden, meet a real astronaut and come nose-to-nose with an actual space shuttle, all included with regular admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Take time to celebrate how far we’ve come, and ponder what we might discover by the time the next Leap Day rolls around.
Save on discount tickets: Kennedy Space Center
The American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame is another great option, located minutes from Kennedy Space Center in downtown Titusville. Both attractions are about one hour east of Orlando, near the Atlantic coast.
Leap Your Heart Out
We take Leap Day very literally around here. Put a little pep in your step with high-flying trampoline parks, bounce houses and family entertainment centers where you can bounce, soar, leap, fly and play all day long. Choose from standalone parks like FUNBOX at The Florida Mall® or bundle your fun with additional offerings from Launch Entertainment Orlando and Jump Start Trampoline Park at Dezerland Park Orlando.
Create a Time Capsule
Gather your favorite Orlando vacation memories, from photos and trinkets to theme park maps and candles, and seal them up in your very own time capsule. Plan a return visit for the next Leap Year to open your treasures, celebrate vacations past, and explore all that’s changed since your last visit.
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Give Yourself the Gift of Time
Have you ever wished you had more time? More time to relax, to visit with friends, or to try something new? Leap Day means an extra day to do all that and more. Treat yourself to an indulgent spa day, go on a 24-hour foodie tour with friends, soar through the sky on a hang gliding flight, and make space for new memories in Orlando.
Leap Year Events in Orlando
Leap Day Comedy at Grape & The Grain
Settle in for an evening of vino and laughter during the Leap Day Comedy show at Grape & The Grain, a neighborhood wine bar in the Mills 50® district. Relax with international wines, local craft beer, frozen rosé and sangria, and cheese and charcuterie boards that are perfect for sharing.
Leap Year Deals in Orlando
An extra vacation day doesn’t need to wear on your budget. Save on your stay with special offers throughout Orlando. Stay tuned for more as they are added.
Holiday Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando™
Upgrade your getaway with the Elevate Your Stay Package at Holiday Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando™. The deal includes a stay in an elegant suite, late check-out, and a sweet treat upon arrival.
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Museum of Illusions Orlando
Leap day babies can enjoy free admission to the Museum of Illusions Orlando at ICON Park® with the purchase of at least one guest ticket. Simply bring a friend and show your ID with proof of your birthday to leap into a world of optical illusions, eye-fooling exhibits, and more interactive fun.
At Disney Springs®, part of Walt Disney World® Resort, STK Orlando will offer a delicious 6-oz filet for just $29. Pair it with decadent steakhouse sides like confit mushrooms, truffle fries or the baby gem Caesar for a truly memorable Leap Day meal.
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