Best Things To Do In Orlando For New Year’s

things to do in orlando on new years

When we think about ways to bring in the New Year, what usually comes to mind is being with our family, going out with friends, or being with our partner to land our big kiss as the ball drops! As we bring in 2022, we’ve got you covered with all the best things to do in Orlando for New Year’s!

Best Things To Do In Orlando For The Entire Family:

Walt Disney World

Many of Orlando’s theme parks will be bringing in the year 2022 by staying open later and hosting special events for the night! Walt Disney World’s main theme parks will be staying open until midnight. They include Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is scheduled to stay open until 7 p.m.

Universal Studios Orlando

Although the theme parks are scheduled to close at 10 p.m., you are still in for a treat because there will be many festive surprises at the Universal Orlando theme parks. When that finishes, you can head over to Universal CityWalk at the Hard Rock Live and enjoy live music as you bring in the new year. If you are staying at any of the Universal Orlando Resorts, you may be eligible for discounted tickets for the live shows.

SeaWorld Orlando

After an entertaining day/evening of rousing rides, wowing shows, and exotic animals at SeaWorld Orlando, make sure to stick around because the fun doesn’t end there! Stick around to enjoy an extraordinary firework show from all areas of the park as you give the new year a warm welcome.

Legoland Florida

Presented by Hallmark Channel, Legoland Florida will be hosting their HOLIDAYS at LEGOLAND to ring in the new year. Although the park will close at 8 p.m., there is still a lot that you can take advantage of while there! Take “elfies” with holiday LEGO friends and builds, rock around the LEGO tree, witness the colorful burst of LEGO bricks lighting, fireworks, and more!

Places To Eat In Orlando On New Year’s:

Rodizio Grill

Enjoy tasteful Brazilian-style food, with a special holiday menu as you bring in the new year. Prices start at $54.99 per person.

Taverna Opa

Greek food and live music: there’s no better combination! Beginning at 9 p.m, guests can dance the night away at one of Orlando’s biggest new year’s parties! Prices start at $85 per person.

The Osprey Tavern

Starting at 7 p.m., enjoy a tasteful seven-course Chef’s Tasting dinner by Executive Chef Cooper. Choose from optional beverage pairings from Beverage Director Janet Katz. Prices start at $380 per couple and $493 with beverage pairings. Tickets include tax and gratuity.

Tapa Toro

Say hello to 2022 while enjoying a delicious Spanish meal, live music, and champagne toast! Seating is from 5-7 p.m., and the last seating is from 9 p.m. until close. Depending on when you are seated, you can enjoy a four or five-course meal. Prices range from $49-$99 per person.

Bars To Go To In Orlando On New Year’s:

Tin Roof – Vegas Night

You can arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. and get the good times going. With live music from various DJs and festive fun, you can ring in the New Year enjoying a Vegas Casino Night theme from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Confetti cannons, a ball drop, and more—this is where you should be! General admission is $25 and table packages start at $150.

Graffiti Junktion Thornton Park – New Years Eve Street Party

Stretching from over 2 blocks in the Thorton Park district, enjoy 7 different venues, 3 stages, 2 jumbotrons, and 3 ticket options to choose from! Prices range from $15-$95 with early purchase but can be more at the door.

Cheyenne Saloon – The Masquerade

From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., experience one of the best things to do in Orlando for New Years at one of the biggest parties. 3 levels, 25+ VIP sections, open bar, bell drop brunch after midnight, and party favors, it’s a must that you are here! The dress code is strictly enforced, and prices range from $0 – $600.

Blue Martini Lounge Pointe

Make your way over to Blue Martini at 8 p.m. and let your night of fun begin. Expect a stellar celebration including cocktails (open bar from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.), a countdown to midnight, champagne toast, live entertainment, and party favors. Prices range from $60-$720.

Places To Stay In Orlando

Stay at some of Orlando’s finest timeshares as you bring in the New Year in a spectacular fashion! Fully equipped with all your need to have essentials; from kitchens, washer/dryer, resort attractions, and more, you are also located near all the action in Orlando.

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