With its warm weather and endless attractions, there is no better place than Orlando for New Year’s Eve 2023. Stunning buffets, special theater experiences, and quirky pop-up events are all on the itinerary for New Year’s Eve 2023. No matter your style, here’s a list of places that are perfect for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orlando.
Theme parks and attractions for New Year’s Eve in Orlando
New Year’s 2023 at Disney World, Orlando
If you’re heading to Orlando this Holidays, Disney World invites you to celebrate the Spirit of the Season, from November 11 through December 31, 2023. A host of exciting events and parties are planned across the Disney Parks, so read on for more magical news on this!
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New Year’s Eve fun at Animal Kingdom
Get ready to welcome 2024 with a burst of magic at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida! The Walt Disney World Resort is pulling out all the stops for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. In fact, it’s legendary celebrations make it the most crowded Disney Park on New Years’.
On both December 30th and the grand night itself, December 31st, the Magic Kingdom will light up the skies with their spectacular “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks shows. But that’s not all – for those looking to add some sweetness to their celebration, head over to the Tomorrowland Terrace for exclusive New Year’s dessert parties during the shows.
Disney World has been hard at work transforming the area in front of Cinderella Castle, creating even more enchanting spots to catch the nightly fireworks displays. However, with the immense popularity of these events, it’s wise to plan your day strategically. Arrive early to secure your spot and avoid the possibility of gate closures. Stake out your prime viewing location in the evening, and get ready to ring in the New Year with Disney’s mesmerizing midnight fireworks extravaganza.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios for New Year’s Eve
Ring in 2024 with all sorts of yuletide adventures and holiday cheer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Catch the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade along Hollywood Boulevard, and see the Hollywood Hotel Tower Hotel light up with a variety of Christmassy scenes. Guests can sing along at the First Time in Forever Frozen show, and fuel up on festive treats at Minnie’s Holiday Dine. don’t forget to capture plenty of photos of the park’s special festive touches.
What’s more, for New Year’s goers, Disney World Hollywood studios will release its New Year celebration fireworks show just before midnight, on 31 December. So get ready for a spell-binding night!
New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios
Join the glittering star-studded New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE event on December 31st, and be a part of Hollywood’s most epic party!
Kickstart your day with heart-pounding rides, captivating shows, and thrilling attractions. Then, as the sun sets, get ready to keep the excitement alive well into the night. Revel in the festivities with multiple party zones, each offering a unique blend of music, dancing, fabulous photo opportunities, and a midnight countdown that culminates in a spectacular fireworks display. Get ready to create memories that will ensure this New Year is one you’ll cherish forever.
All festivities are included with park admission – you can get great-value tickets here.
Disney World Dining on New Year’s Eve
Step into a world of culinary delights as you celebrate the New Year in the parks. There are a plethora of remarkable dining options to choose from:
La Hacienda de San Angel
Dive into the festivities starting at 9:30 p.m. with a tantalizing five-course prix-fixe dinner complete with carefully selected alcohol pairings, including a delightful welcome margarita. As you savor your meal, enjoy the lively tunes of a mariachi band and soak in the splendid view of the fireworks.
Location: World Showcase at EPCOT.
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Indulge in a four-course feast available for dinner at 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 9 p.m. If you prefer a midday celebration, lunch is also served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Savor the flavors of excellence.
Location: Underneath the Canada Pavilion at EPCOT.
Elevate your New Year’s dining experience with a three-course meal available at various times throughout the day, starting from 11:45 a.m. and concluding at 9:40 p.m. For those looking to see 2024 in style, there will also be a 4-course premiere dining event at the Pavilion French there, with prices varying per seating.
Location: Above Les Chefs de France in the French Pavilion, EPCOT.
Victoria & Albert
Foodie fans looking to celebrate can enjoy an epic New Year celebration dinner at the Victoria & Albert at Disney’s Big Floridian Resort. Savor 10 courses accompanied by elite wine pairing throughout the evening, so get ready to say “Cheers” to 2024!
Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, near Magic Kingdom.
Greater Orlando New Year’s parties
31st December – New Year’s Eve
2024 New Year’s Eve Gala – Baile de Despedida Del Año – Live Latin Band with Mix
Welcome in 2024 and salsa the night way with the help of old school Latin music and a DJ playing classic Latin/American music. Teenagers welcome when accompanied by parents. Cost $50 pp.
Location: Elks Lodge 1079, 12N. Primrose Dr. Orlando FL 32803.
The Cyclones Rock New Year’s Eve at the River Deck in NSB
Popping open the fizz on New Year’s Eve with your favorite hits from the 50’s, the legendary Cyclones return to bring you a fun family-friendly evening, inspired by classic county and rock and roll. Their rockabilly style is only enhanced by their unique “southern twist”. Savor the tunes whilst you celebrate with family and friends and enjoy the fresh seafood and more served up in this casual Florida destination restaurant – complete with sandy beach and Tiki bar!
Location: 107 N Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
NYE with Toy Box
Kicking off from 10pm, New Year’s Eve at the Port Hole Bar and Grill promises to be fun! With music played by one of Golden State’s favorite cover bands, you’ll be able to dance the night away to everything from modern classics to rock’s best-loved artists.
Location: Port Hole Bar and Grill, 932 Herbert Street, Port Orange, FL.
Spend New Year’s Eve in resorts and hotels
Rocking New Year – The Promenade at Sunset Walk
Welcome in 2024 at Margaritaville Resort’s entertainment venue. The Promenade at Sunset Walk enjoys hosting an annual street party and concert, featuring a variety of music acts. Also expect street performers, plenty of themed decorations and a midnight fireworks display. For New Year’s accommodation nearby, browse our wide range of beautiful condos and villas at Margaritaville.
Why not treat yourself to a memorable vacation to see in the New Year 2024? Reunion Resort is set to host an array of fun New Year’s Eve celebrations for guests. Exact details are yet to be confirmed, but in recent years the resort has hosted a special Roaring 20’s Gala, a kids’ party, in-restaurant events, and a midnight fireworks celebration. If you prefer to celebrate indoors, check out the wide range of vacation rentals at Reunion Resort – we can even hire you a private chef and bartender!
Where to stay for New Year’s Eve in Orlando
If you’re staying in Orlando for New Year’s Eve check out the wide range of vacation rentals offered by Top Villas. Located in top resorts near Disney World, these homes are packed with amenities like private pools, movie theaters, game rooms, and themed kids’ bedrooms.
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Book your stay with Top Villas and not only will you get beautiful accommodation at great prices, you’ll also benefit from amazing round-the-clock customer service and access to a wide range of travel extras such as car hire, attraction tickets or help with arranging a special experience.
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