Confetti falling on a crowd during a New Year's eve celebration in downtown Orlando
Confetti falling on a crowd during a New Year's eve celebration in downtown Orlando

New Year's Eve Events in Orlando

Updated for 2019!

New Year’s Eve is a great time to be in Orlando. Whether you want to ring in the New Year at our world-famous theme parks, prefer a laid-back evening with family and friends, or just want to go wild when the ball drops, Orlando is sure to have your perfect celebration on Dec. 31.

Be sure to check this page often for updates as we get closer to the big night, and follow our blog for the latest news about holiday events in Orlando. Until then: Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Orlando Theme Parks

All of Orlando’s theme parks have something special planned for New Year’s Eve 2019, including those at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.

Walt Disney World® Resort

Magic Kingdom® Park: Boogie down at New Year’s Celebration Dance Parties at Frontierland and Tomorrowland, followed by the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks spectacular at midnight. Can’t make it on Dec. 31? This party is also available on Dec. 30!

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Epcot®: Throughout the day on Dec. 31, listen for a festive announcement and look skyward for a colorful burst of fireworks as the clock strikes midnight in each represented country’s pavilion in the World Showcase. The pavilions will also host a variety of themed events, including dance parties, with live music at the American Gardens Theatre. At the end of the night, witness the new Epcot Forever spectacular, followed by a countdown to 2020 and a special New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: Home to the all-new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, this park will host a midnight countdown and a stunning fireworks spectacular on Dec. 31.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park: Enjoy specially themed food and beverage offerings; live DJs in Discovery Island®, DinoLand U.S.A.® and Asia; and a special countdown to midnight on the Tree of Life®.

Disney Springs®: Walt Disney World’s dining, nightlife and shopping district will host an assortment of entertainment and dining options for adults on New Year’s Eve, including live performances. Reservations are strongly recommended if you want to secure a spot at one of Disney Springs’ acclaimed restaurants.

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotels: Guests of Walt Disney World’s resort hotels can look forward to special New Year’s Eve celebrations, including rooftop events and more.

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Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios Florida: Enjoy all-ages New Year’s Eve fun on Dec. 31. The celebration is packed with upbeat live music, party zones, the chance to meet favorite characters, Universal’s Cinematic Celebration, amazing pyrotechnic displays, showers of confetti, and — of course — party favors! Included with admission, the festivities will primarily take place at Music Plaza Stage and Central Park, but the whole park will be celebrating.

EVE, A Universal CityWalk New Year’s Eve Event: From 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Dec. 31, Universal CityWalk goes all-out for New Year’s Eve with this eye-popping, mind-blowing, jam-packed celebration. During this separately ticketed event for guests 21 and up, feast on unlimited gourmet cuisine, enjoy signature drinks, revel in at least five Universal CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs, and hit Orlando’s biggest outdoor dance floor, featuring a live set by DJ M-Squared. And at midnight, be amazed by a dazzling pyrotechnics display! What’s more, EVE at Universal CityWalk is adding a new, ultra-VIP level this year. The EVE Pavilion Party ticket will put you center stage on the edge of the dance floor, complete with access to some seriously cool benefits.

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Please note: EVE ticket is valid for one-night admission to the EVE Party in Universal CityWalk between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. only. Must be 21 or older to enter. Valid photo ID required. Does not include admission to Universal Cinemark, the Blue Man Group show, Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Drive-In Golf™, or the Universal Orlando theme parks. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice.

Universal Orlando Resort Hotels: Ring in 2020 with special dinners and buffets, live entertainment, midnight toasts, and activities for the whole family.

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SeaWorld® Orlando

Ring in the New Year while celebrating our connection to the sea, its animals and the world we share. Festive entertainment will take place throughout SeaWorld, with vibrant fireworks filling the sky at midnight.

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Every day from Dec. 26-31, the Kids’ New Year’s Party at LEGOLAND Florida Resort will have nightly fireworks, dance parties, special building activities and more. And on Dec. 31 only, enjoy the park’s famous “brick drop” at a kid-friendly hour!

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More New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Orlando

ICON Park™

Celebrate New Year’s Eve for free at ICON Park, the famous entertainment, dining and shopping hub on International Drive. Countdown to 2020 in different time zones around the world on The Wheel, followed by spectacular fireworks and a light show when the clock strikes midnight locally.

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Wall St. Plaza

A collective of seven themed bars linked by an open-air courtyard, Wall St. Plaza in downtown Orlando hosts an annual New Year’s Eve Block Party with lightshows, dance parties and a big countdown to 2019. Entry to this event requires paid admission, and a VIP package with open bar and access to a private lounge will be available.

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The Masquerade at 3NINE

Hosted by 3NINE at Rosen Plaza on International Drive, this New Year’s Eve event encourages guests to dress well for the occasion, which will include a chef-inspired menu, two full-service bars, and a high-energy, enticing atmosphere.

One80 Skytop Lounge

Located at the top of downtown Orlando’s Amway Center and providing breathtaking, panoramic views of the city, One80 Skytop Lounge is celebrating with live DJs, showgirls, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, two visible fireworks displays and more.

Orlando Hotels & Resorts

All major hotels and resorts in the Orlando area will have special celebrations on New Year’s Eve, including many all-ages activities. Guests can look forward to dance parties, fireworks, special dinner menus and much more. Check with your place of lodging for complete details about their plans for Dec. 31.

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Orlando Restaurants & Nightclubs

Countless nightspots and restaurants in Orlando and nearby Winter Park will have special offerings for adult revelers on New Year’s Eve.