As 2016 slowly comes to a wrap, Best of Orlando has compiled a list of the best family-friendly and adult-only parties at Orlando theme parks. Get ready to ring in 2017 with fireworks, juice toasts, live entertainment, wild parties and more.
Walt Disney World
• Epcot – Ring in the New Year with DJs and live music from around the world at Epcot’s New Year’s celebration at World Showcase. The party will include different dance stations throughout the Pavilions and two showings of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” fireworks show at 6 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. followed by a countdown to the New Year.
• Magic Kingdom – Over at Disney’s Magic Kingdom welcome 2017 with fireworks on both Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31. The park will ring in the New Year with the park’s presentation of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 p.m. On the 31st, guests will receive party hats and noise makers during the fun.
• Hollywood Studios – Rock into the New Year with a fireworks show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show will be held on December 31 at the Hyperion Theater at midnight.
EVE at Universal CityWalk – For those looking to enjoy an adults-only party this New Year’s Eve head to Universal’s CityWalk for their annual NYE Celebration. Party-goers will be able to enjoy six party zones, each with their own signature drinks and unlimited gourmet cuisine. CityWalk will also get you dancing on Orlando’s biggest outdoor dance floor.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Kid’s New Year’s Eve - Let the kids celebrate the New Year with their own NYE party! LEGOLAND Florida will countdown to 2017 kid-style with a juice toast and 7 p.m. LEGO ball drop. The night will wind down with a LEGO-inspired fireworks show.
Orlando, FL – 12/27/16
By: Jena Pugh