Your guide to one-of-a-kind places for couples to share a New Year's Eve kiss in Orlando, including The Wheel at ICON Park® (pictured).
Updated Feb. 19, 2021
Attention lovebirds: Orlando offers some of the most intimate, memorable and magical spots for couples to ring in the New Year! If you're celebrating the holiday with that special someone — or someone you hope will be special before the evening ends — here are 10 unique settings in Orlando that will be just as memorable as the smooches you'll share come midnight this New Year's Eve.
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No matter when you visit Orlando, you'll benefit from enhanced health and sanitization measures designed to protect you, so you can enjoy our unique wonders with confidence. But now, it's time to pucker up for New Year's Eve in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions for their current status.
Best Places for a New Year's Eve Kiss in Orlando's Tourism District
You'll discover plenty of great places to share a New Year's Eve midnight kiss in Orlando's main tourism districts, including our theme parks and hotspots on International Drive.
Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom® Park
No theme park is more iconic than Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, and none of that park's attractions are more widely recognized than this castle, which is perfect for romantic rendezvouses of all kinds — including proposals. But stake out a prime spot early: Chances are that many couples will hope to share a kiss near this famous landmark during the park's New Year's Eve celebration, which runs through 1 a.m. and is included with regular admission.
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EVE at Universal CityWalk
On Dec. 31, this legendary New Year's Eve extravaganza at Universal Orlando Resort turns Universal CityWalk into the ultimate party hub, with guests enjoying access to six clubs, live bands, DJs and unlimited dining. Between that and everything else there is to enjoy at the entertainment district, you'll have no trouble finding a great spot to properly welcome the new year with your significant other — just keep in mind that paid entry is required to attend.
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Aquatic Amore at SeaWorld® Orlando
There are no fireworks under the sea, but there will be at SeaWorld Orlando on New Year's Eve! If you and your partner would rather be on the water than on land, experience the next best thing with SeaWorld's year-ending celebration, which features live music and midnight pyrotechnics, all included with admission.
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High in the Sky on The Wheel at ICON Park®
Towering 400 feet over International Drive, The Wheel at ICON Park has long been a favorite kissing spot for Orlando visitors and locals, and on New Year's Eve, demand for the attraction climbs like one of its air-conditioned capsules. As a result, it might be tough to secure a midnight ride on Dec. 31, but if all else fails, you can share an illuminated kiss on ICON Park's central green.
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The Dance Floor at Mango's Tropical Cafe
Some say that couples who dance together, stay together, and you can count on non-stop dancing at Mango's Tropical Cafe on Dec. 31 courtesy of the nightlife hotspot's New Year's Eve Extravaganza, which also features gourmet food and an amazing lineup of cocktails. Numerous admission packages are available, including VIP options. Mango's is on International Drive in the heart of the tourism district.
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Best Places for a New Year's Eve Kiss Throughout Orlando & Winter Park
Exploring Orlando's unexpected side this New Year's Eve? Here are some top suggestions for a midnight smooth!
New Year's Eve Parties in Downtown Orlando
Downtown Orlando's biggest holiday parties happen at Wall St. Plaza, a menagerie of seven themed bars joined by an open-air courtyard. Dec. 31 is no exception, making this the place to be if you want some wild company for your New Year's kiss! Just a short walk away in downtown's Church Street district, the "Big Orange" will drop at midnight, welcoming the new year in a way that's uniquely Orlando.
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The Rooftop Pool at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
For a view of downtown Orlando's fireworks that's tough to beat, kiss under the stars at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Grand Bohemian Hotel's rooftop pool area. Before the clock strikes midnight, grab cocktails at the onsite Bösendorfer Lounge, peruse art in the Grand Bohemian Gallery, and enjoy a romantic dinner at the hotel's acclaimed restaurant, The Boheme.
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Cobblestoned Streets and a Swank Soiree in Winter Park
If you'd prefer a laid-back New Year's celebration with your sweetie, consider a midnight stroll along the tree-lined, cobblestoned streets of Winter Park, an upscale community just 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando. Or, for something indoors, opt for the annual New Year's Eve Gala at Winter Park's The Alfond Inn — also a great place for weddings.
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One With Nature at Wekiwa Springs State Park
Last but not least, this expansive state park invites nature-lovers to camp under the last stars of the old year and the first of the new, sharing a sweet midnight peck between the two. Then, get the New Year off to a natural start with the park's hiking trails, canoe rentals and other activities, or make the short trip to nearby Blue Spring State Park to see some manatees. Wekiwa Springs State Park is in Apopka, about 30 minutes northwest of downtown Orlando.
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