Before you know it, the year will be coming to a close and it will be time to ring in a new year once again alongside family and friends. This time around, make sure you’ve made plans to celebrate in unforgettable fun and style by booking your New Year’s adventure to Orlando! There’s nothing more refreshing or exciting than knowing you get to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Orlando theme parks packed with amazing shows, food, entertainment, and rides and activities as well. Whether you’re looking forward to a bit of Disney magic on the itinerary, can’t wait to infuse cinematic thrills into your fun at Universal, or have a heart for a creative New Year’s at LEGOLAND, the options are endless and yours for the enjoying. The following are just a few of the many ways you can celebrate New Year’s in Orlando Parks this year exactly the way you dreamed it would be.

Celebrate New Year’s in Orlando Parks

Walt Disney World has a way of taking all of their celebrations to the next magical level of fun and New Year’s is no exception to the rule! The majority of the parks stay open until midnight on New Year’s Eve giving guests every reason to linger until the fireworks. The beauty of a New Year’s celebration at Disney World is that there are a lot of special holiday surprises throughout the day. These can include performances, fun character meet-and-greets, or dazzling displays of light that are sure to thrill as well. If you find yourself spending most of your time at Magic Kingdom, you’ll be immersed in stunning holiday décor and right on time to enjoy the “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks display. Cinderella’s Castle will be illuminated at midnight much to the delight of New Year’s crowds, but in the meantime, don’t miss out on picking up some New Year’s desserts that will be served up at Tomorrowland Terrace during show times. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is getting in on the New Year’s Fun as well this year with a ton of holiday cheer included! The Santa Claus Merry Motorcade will still be running along Hollywood Boulevard on December 31st and the Hollywood Tower Hotel will be lit up too! Disney World Hollywood Studios will also have its own midnight fireworks show which is definitely worth sticking around for! 

Savor Time at SeaWorld Orlando This New Year’s Eve

When you’re looking forward to ringing in the New Year alongside some amazing marine creatures, SeaWorld Orlando is the place to be. Here, you can celebrate your connection with sea life, the ocean, and the entire world no matter when you arrive. Over New Year’s there’s even more to look forward to thanks to a planned unforgettable evening of animals, thrilling rides, shows, and a fireworks display at the central lake at midnight. This is a family-friendly way to enjoy New Year’s that you’re certainly going to want to be a part of this year. 

Enjoy the Fun at Universal Orlando

When you purchase an admission ticket to Universal Orlando over New Year’s, the festive fun is all included in the cost. This makes it a great place to celebrate and a wonderful choice if you’re traveling with a large group of family or friends too. Once you’re through the gate, there’s a good chance it will feel like festive surprises are around every corner—especially if you’re enjoying time at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! There’s a star-studded and undeniably glitzy New Year’s Eve party to take part in on the eve of December 31st and before the event, guests can make the most of thrilling rides, attractions, and shows. At night, great music will be yours to enjoy and the midnight countdown culminates in a breathtaking fireworks display. If you head over to Universal City Walk, you can ring in 2023 at Hard Rock Live and pair the start of your New Year with amazing classic albums.  

Let Creativity Lead the Way to Fun in the New Year

If you’re traveling with the kids to Orlando over New Year’s Eve, Legoland Florida Resort is a one-stop shop for holiday fun that’s suitable for the entire family! Legoland will be putting on a Kids’ New Year’s Eve fireworks display which showcases colorful bricks bursting to life in the night sky over Lake Eloise. Instead of midnight, this show happens at 8:00 pm to accommodate young bedtimes. Before the show, there’s plenty of creativity and artistic inspiration to indulge in as kids round out the end of their year with some seriously fun brick building on-site! 

Book Your Orlando Adventure Today

Now is a great time to begin turning your Orlando holiday plans into a reality. When you’re excited to book amazing accommodations to top off your Florida journey in style, the team at Orlando Vacation Homes has you covered! Be sure to reach out today to learn more and to get started. We can’t wait to welcome you to Orlando soon!