Every time New Year’s Eve rolls around once again, it’s an opportunity for travelers to elevate the end of their year in the name of fun and style! This year, consider infusing some well-deserved magic and entertainment into your New Year’s experience when you head to sunny Orlando, Florida, and make time to enjoy the theme parks! Whether you’re coming to Orlando on a solo journey, as a couple, or with family and friends in tow, a theme park-focused New Year’s is one that promises to be as thrilling as it is unforgettable. From the cinematic marvels that await at destinations like Universal Orlando to the Mickey and Minnie moments that make a Disney New Year’s Eve one of a kind, there’s no shortage of options for tailoring your stay to fit your travel style. The following are just a few of the many ways to celebrate New Year’s in the Orlando parks with 2024 right on the horizon.

Celebrate New Year’s in the Orlando Parks

If you’re traveling to Orlando over New Year’s with little ones in tow who have a passion for all things Legos and creativity, a stop at LEGOLAND is a chance for their imaginations to soar! This year, the park will once again be putting on its annual Kids’ New Year’s Eve fireworks show over Lake Eloise. It will feature a fantastic lineup of colorful bricks illuminated in the night sky in a display that promises to captivate! The show doesn’t go on until 8:00 pm so before then, guests are free to enjoy the park rides, visit Lego-building stations, and make the most of holiday-themed beverages and snacks on-site too.  

Enjoy the Very Best of Disney World New Year’s Fun and Entertainment

For many travelers, it’s hard to imagine a trip to Orlando without time well spent at Walt Disney World. It’s fair to say that the Disney theme parks have a special way of creating magical moments and New Year’s Eve here is no exception to that rule. Parks typically stay open to midnight on New Year’s Eve so guests can enjoy more rides, and attractions, and get ready for a one-of-a-kind fireworks display when the clock strikes 12. Guests will find plenty of holiday surprises during their New Year’s visit including light displays, fun performances, and pop-up character meet-and-greet events. The “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks display is sure to delight, and you won’t want to miss Cinderella’s Castle being set aglow in a dazzling display at midnight as well. Fantastic holiday desserts will be served up at Tomorrowland Terrace for the festivities and over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can watch the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade run along Hollywood Boulevard on the 31st. Making the experience even more fun is the fact that the Hollywood Tower Hotel will be lit up in colorful style for New Year’s Eve too! 

Savor Your New Year’s Experience in Style at Universal Orlando

There are plenty of reasons to enjoy time at Universal Orlando year-round but over New Year’s, the park takes on an extra festive tone that’s hard to resist! All of the New Year’s festivities are included in the cost of a general admission ticket to Universal Orlando making this theme park a great option for large groups to enjoy. From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Universal City Walk, the park will be decked out in its best New Year’s décor and there will be plenty of food, beverages, and live entertainment to go around. The star-studded New Year’s Eve party adds a glamorous touch to your visit and at midnight, a thrilling fireworks display will take place too. Over at Hard Rock Live on Universal City Walk, the New Year will ring in with favorite classic album tunes. 

Set Your New Year’s Sights on SeaWorld Orlando

Yet another option for fun when you’re looking forward to New Year’s in Orlando is to spend time with family and friends at SeaWorld. This theme park will also have its very own midnight fireworks display to enjoy and guests will have access to amazing marine creatures, rides, and attractions while they wait for that exciting moment! 

Book Your Orlando Getaway Today

Now is exactly the right time to begin turning Orlando New Year’s travel plans into a well-deserved reality. When you know that you’re going to want amazing accommodations in place to top off your journey in luxury and style, you’ll want to be sure to partner with the team of property professionals over at Reunion Rentals. Our selection of vacation homes is top-of-the-line and we’re happy to handle the details while our guests focus on the holiday fun ahead. Reach out today to learn more about our many options and to start planning your New Year’s Eve trip that promises to be one-of-a-kind. We can’t wait to see you in Orlando soon!