Home to “big three,” Orlando knows how to ring in the New Year’s Eve with a BANG! Best Vacations Ever, provided by Preferred Guest Resorts, is your front-row ticket to all the festivities in the top destination in the world. Numerous New Year’s Eve celebrations all over Orlando, Florida, spark interest and lure travelers of all ages to America’s No. 1 playground, especially at the BIG 3 theme parks—Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort® and SeaWorld Orlando® —all of which have their own unique, brilliant, no-expense-spared New Year’s Eve celebrations with midnight fireworks displays, varying parties, concerts and events for all ages. With the holiday season just around the corner, its time—now more than ever—to book your family or couple’s Best Vacations Ever promotional vacation to the ultimate destination station, especially for the holidays. The clock is ticking and the countdown has already begun for booking spectacular holiday happenings before all the vacancies fill up. The holidays spark a huge draw of visitors for its dazzling holiday brilliance and legendary New Year’s Eve parties at Orlando theme parks alone. So, hurry and book your customized Orlando Best Vacations Ever holiday vacation package with complimentary accommodations—saving you hundreds of dollars on a family vacation—by calling 800-656-2780, and get ready to ring in the new year with a BANG!
WALT DISNEY WORD® RESORT
Some of the best and most brilliant New Year’s celebrations can be enjoyed at most of the Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks. With a Park Hopper ticket, you can try to get a taste of them all!
Magic Kingdom® Theme Park –Though fireworks are a daily occurrence, the parks kick it up several notches to enhance the holiday magic. The Magic Kingdom Theme Park is one of the best parks for numerous New Year’s parades, shows, grand fireworks and show-stopping spectacles that whole family can enjoy. Tip: Main Street fills up quickly, so for parades and fireworks displays, get there early and grab a spot early so you have a great view and the kids are front and center and may get to shake a few character hands for the time of their lives.
New Year’s Eve at Epcot is out of this world! Literally! Epcot celebrates the New Year with D.J.s spinning and evening dance parties spread throughout the International World Showcase and lasting late into the night, Epcot salutes the New Year with gourmet food, multicultural celebrations and entertainment, and a special New Year’s Eve presentation of the “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” lights, lasers and fireworks display. It’s an amazing opportunity to eat, drink and be merry all around the world at Epcot! Tip: Grab a table and some dinner early at the lakefront Mexican restaurant, then enjoy a few spirits for a premium spot for the fireworks show over the lake.
Hollywood Studios® Theme Park
Celebrate New Year’s Eve red-carpet style at Hollywood Studios Theme Park. Festivities include multiple presentations of “Fantasmic!,”which combines water, fire, lights, lasers, fireworks and music; a “Lights! Camera! Happy New Year!” fireworks display at midnight, as well as a a huge D.J.-spinning dance party in the spacious courtyard around the Sorcerer’s Hat Stage and more.
Animal Kingdom ® Theme Park
Start your wild night out at with a day in the wild at Animal Kingdom, which is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on December 31. Fireworks aren’t good for the animals, so visiting guests can enjoy daily celebrations in the park and one of the final presentations, “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade,” then top of their New Year’s celebration at one of the other parks for grand events through midnight.
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT®
Although the main New Year’s Eve bash takes place at the CityWalk®, which links the two theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure both celebrate the New Year with extended hours so you can ring in the New Year at one of your favorite Theme Parks. Plenty of ways to start celebrate New Year’s Eve at the parks of Universal Orlando Resort include:
Universal Studios®—Rip, ride and ROCK IT as you unwrap the thrills and chills of New Year’s Eve in grand style at Universal Studios. There is a special holiday parade that fills the street with the magic of Macy’s floats, entertainment and a musical celebration focusing on the holiday spirit, as well as honoring celebrations and entertainment. New Year’s Eve festivities include party zones with DJs, character appearances and a fireworks display at midnight—all included with regular admission.
Islands of Adventure—The thrill-ride park is transformed into a whimsical wintry wonderland for the holidays, with its main focus on Grinchmas and bringing the Dr. Seuss characters and Whoville to life—a family fun favorite only at Christmastime. With regular park admission, guests can enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations, such as party zones with DJs, character appearances and a fireworks display at midnight.
CityWalk®—Rock in the New Year at Universal CityWalk® with the area’s best lineup of music and entertainment, all-you-can-eat gourmet food and more! Unlimited, gourmet buffet includes food like filet mignon, jumbo shrimp, desserts and is included in the event admission price Guest must be 21 or older and admission is not included with regular park ticket purchased. A separate ticket must be purchased for the grand event that features exceptional live music by known bands (concerts), free food stations, and a champagne toast and confetti burst at midnight to ring in the New Year, plus a wide variety of nightclubs to dance and celebrate the night away. Enjoy live music on the main stage, as well as inside participating CityWalk venues, such as Pat O’Brien’s, the groove, Bob Marley’s, Latin Quarter, CityJazz, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and the Red Coconut Club, CityWalk’s ultra-chic, upscale lounge.
Have a SPLASH this New Year’s Eve soaking up all the excitement at SeaWorld Orlando. Enjoy all the shows that have been going on for Christmas, plus a great New Year’s Eve celebration that includes water fountains, music, live shows and, at the stroke of midnight, a dazzling fireworks display with dancing colored water fountains and synchronized music. Dance to the beat of a live D.J. at The Waterfront, plus enjoy all the other holiday rides, shows and events going on, including a special holiday themed Shamu show. There is plenty to see and do for the whole family, and it’s all included with normal park admission. The events and festivities are so much fun, SeaWorld is one of the best places for kids and a family New Year’s Eve celebration. TIP: The park does not normally fill to capacity, but it might, so expect crowds and allow time to get to show and events early for a great spot and view.
Light Up Your New Year’s Eve in Orlando
Jump into the frying pan for a sizzling New Year’s Eve celebration at any one of Orlando’s BIG 3 theme parks for a night you’ll never forget by calling 800-656-2780 and booking your Best Vacations Ever holiday adventures in Central Florida. The clock is ticking, but there’s still time to book an unforgettable holiday family vacation for four with free accommodations—brought to you by Preferred Guest Resorts—that saves you hundreds of dollars so you have more fun money to turn on the night and figure out which park is the most suitable for you and your family or traveling companions. Just be sure to call soon before peak travel period vacancies fill up, and ring in the New Year Orlando style with your ultimate Best Vacations Ever promotional vacation. Visit bestvacationsever.com to also download informative BVE and PGR videos to ensure you that you and your family will have the best vacation ever!