Party and live it up on that last day of 2019 with special events and experiences going on all around the Universal Orlando Resort. Kids will love the fireworks and character dance parties at Universal Studios Florida, adults can party into the new year at Universal CityWalk's EVE, and the whole family can enjoy incredible dining, activities and entertainment around the resort. Here are all of the amazing ways you can ring in the new year at Universal Orlando.
New Year’s Eve in Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Florida is your family's partying hot spot for New Year's Eve—including the whole day leading into the evening's events. Enjoy your favorite rides and attractions all day, but when the sun sets the party gets started. Jump into a character dance party with a live band and DJs in front of the Music Plaza Stage and Central Park areas of the park. Boogie down with the Minions and more while waiting for the magic moment at midnight.
At the end of the night you can experience a special pyrotechnic display and confetti midnight moment at the Music Plaza Stage, or a New Year's variation of Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration in Central Park featuring Pyrotechnics, dancing fountains and colorful light displays. No matter where you ring in the New Year, everyone will get party favors and noisemakers, of course!
Plus, the holiday events are still going on around the park, so while you're waiting for the New Year's festivities to begin you can experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s! Everything is included in your regular theme park admission.
EVE at Universal CityWalk
Adults 21 years and older can head out to Universal CityWalk for the biggest party of this year, and next! Your ticket to this all-inclusive event gets you signature drinks, access to at least five nightclubs throughout the evening, unlimited delicious gourmet cuisine and more. Rock out till next year on Orlando's biggest outdoor dance floor to thumping music by live bands and DJs.
Clink your glasses at midnight with the Champagne toast accompanied by a dazzling fireworks display. Availability for Universal CityWalk's eye-popping, mind-blowing, jam-packed New Year's celebration is limited, so book your tickets today.
New Year’s Eve at the Universal Orlando Hotels
Even if you're not staying at one of the on-site hotels around the Universal Orlando Resort, you can partake in an amazing New Year's buffet or dinner, live entertainment, midnight toasts and activities for the whole family.
One of the biggest parties around is the New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza at the Harbor Piazza of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. From 8:30pm to midnight, this family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration includes gourmet foods (served until 11pm), beer and wine, live DJ, dancing, face painting, balloonist and more. The countdown to midnight will include a live performance by Portofino's opera singers and a sparkling wine toast.
You can find incredible New Year's Eve buffets at Hard Rock Hotel along with a live music event, the Royal Pacific Resort with hula dancing and a separate dessert buffet, and the Sapphire Falls Resort featuring Universal characters. Other special dining opportunities are also available at all on-site. No matter where you're planning to visit around the resort, it's going to be a great way to cap off the year.