With its warm weather and endless attractions, there is no better place than Orlando for New Year’s Eve 2022. Things may be slightly different this year, but you’ll still find heaps of events going on.
Stunning buffets, special theater experiences, and quirky pop-up events are all on the itinerary for New Year’s Eve 2022. 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 Eve at Epcot
If you’re spending this New Year’s Eve at Disney’s Epcot, you’ll find celebrations galore. New Year’s Eve opening hours run from 10 am-10 pm. Take a stroll around World Showcase and check out the colorful Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, as well as DJ dance parties around the park. Also look out for the various Christmas-inspired promenades featuring Santa Claus, Mickey and friends, Frozen and more. Music performances are being held throughout the holidays around the Mill Stage and World Showcase. There’ll also be lots of festive eats and treats.
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Disney’s Magic Kingdom for NYE
Ring in 2023 with an array of dazzling celebrations at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, open 8 am-11 pm for New Year’s Eve 2022. Watch in awe as bursts of holiday magic transform Cinderella Castle with fun projection effects. And check out the new Themed Character Cavalcades including appearances from Santa himself. The Dapper Dan’s barbershop quartet is in action on Main Street USA, plus there’s a colorful Toy Soldier parade during the Main Street Philharmonic.
New Year’s Eve activities at Animal Kingdom
Expect to find music, celebrations, and themed décor and treats at Animal Kingdom on New Year’s Eve. The park will stay open until 7 pm with highlights including an array of different festive flotillas. Plus, be sure to check out the Tree of Life Awakenings Holiday Edition, where the park’s beloved tree shimmers and sparkles each evening.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios for New Year’s Eve
Ring in 2023 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.
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New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios
See in New Year 2023 at Universal Studios where there is holiday fun galore. Running through January 1st, 2023, Holidays at Universal features festive fun with Grinchmas, Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, all-new larger-than-life Macy’s balloons and Christmas floats, plus Universal’s new Holiday Character Celebration at Universal Studios.
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Legoland Florida at New Year’s Eve
Geared perfectly for younger children, Legoland in Winter Haven will host an epic New Year’s Eve party finishing at at the kid-friendly hour of 8 pm. There’ll be dance parties, special building activities, and character appearances, culminating in dazzling brick-inspired fireworks. This event is free with park admission
For New Year’s Eve 2022, Icon Park’s massive observation wheel is open for rides. Soar up in the air on the 400-foot high wheel, or check out the park’s other attractions including Madame Tussauds, Sealife Aquarium, Arcade City, the kid’s Pearl Express Train, and the soaring Orlando Starflyer.
Great Orlando restaurants and shows for New Year’s Eve
Say adios to 2022 and hola to 2023 with a fun-packed evening at International Drive’s Tapa Toro restaurant. The festive Spanish restaurant is the perfect place to dance, celebrate and make memories this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a scrumptious Spanish feast and live Flamenco dancing all night long. The venue will be open from 1 pm – 1.30 am. The late seating on NYE starts at 9 pm-close. Prices start from $55+ per person.
This New Year’s Eve 2022 in Orlando you can eat, drink, and dance the Greek way at Taverna Opa restaurant. For its New Year’s Eve dinner, the venue is serving its favorite dishes, with Greek dips, grilled meats, and other mouth-watering dishes on the menu. While you wait for the countdown you’ll be entertained by professional belly dancers and live music. Prices from $100 per person.
Fancy ringing in the New Year the Irish way? Then head to Raglan Road in Disney Springs. The Irish pub in Disney Springs serves up plenty of entertainment all year round. Enjoy Irish music and dance performances on the main stage, along with tasty Irish-inspired meals like fish & chips and gourmet Irish burgers. Social distancing is in place and reservations are strongly recommended for New Year’s Eve.
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Spend New Year’s Eve in resorts and hotels
Rocking New Year – The Promenade at Sunset Walk
Welcome in 2023 at Margaritaville Resort’s entertainment venue. The Promenade at Sunset Walk will host a rocking street party and concert featuring a variety of music acts. Also expect street performers, 2023 party favors, face masks, and a midnight fireworks display and confetti storm. For accommodation nearby, browse the wide range of condos and villas at Margaritaville.
Why not treat yourself to a memorable vacation to see in the New Year 2023? 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 last year the resort 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!
4 brilliant New Year’s Eve events in Orlando
1) Get in the spirit at Universal Studios
Get in the spirit of the season with holiday shows, decorations, and fun happenings across Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Running November 14 through January 1st, 2023, Holidays at Universal features plenty of festive fun with Grinchmas, Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, all-new larger-than-life Macy’s balloons and Christmas floats, plus Universal’s new Holiday Character Celebration at Universal Studios.
2) Ride the wheel at Icon Park
Icon Park is open and The Wheel is spinning this Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Soar up in the air on the stunning 400-foot tall observation wheel and see the city as you’ve never seen it before. Simply admire the views or enjoy extra VIP treatment with the array of different packages available. Also at Icon Park are Madame Tussauds, Sealife Aquarium, Arcade City, the toddler-sized Pearl Express Train, and the Orlando Starflyer – the world’s tallest swing ride!
3) Party at EVE Orlando
Enjoy a unique night in disguise at EVE’s Masquerade NYE 2023. The themed-out experience will include special live performances, red carpet style photography, live DJ entertainment, and a complimentary ice sculpture champagne station. All tickets include a pre-midnight champagne toast, party favors, and entry to the club until 2 am.
4) Drink champagne at International Drive’s Howl at the Moon party
International Drive’s popular Howl at the Moon club is thriving on New Year’s Eve. Celebrate in style with a variety of packages that include everything you need to have the best New Year’s Eve party yet. Opt for the Champagne Supernova package for guaranteed reserved seating on the main floor, a complimentary buffet, a premium bar, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
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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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