Orlando was recently recognized in a WalletHub article as the 2nd best place for New Year’s Celebrations. While it’s pretty obvious what was #1—hint hint it involves Timesquare—it is still quite an achievement. The criteria for these cities is based upon a total score that combines rankings for entertainment and food, costs, as well as safety and accessibility. Orlando would up beating out Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Miami, D.C., and Las Vegas as a premier destination to ring in 2018.
So if you’re looking to kick off next year in this amazing city, here are a few options for you to check out.
Walt Disney World
Of course, this is the big ticket and most looked to location. This is the place to be for the grandest possible time to have with your family.
Disney has much to offer in each of the major parks. Magic Kingdom has an incredible “Fantasy in the Sky” firework spectacular at 11:50 p.m. Go the night before for a special preview, or go on New Year’s Eve and receive party hats and noisemakers to make the party even better. Epcot’s World Showcase is also most certainly a can’t-miss occasion, there’s also two showings of the firework show IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” at 6 and 11:40 PM respectively.
For those who love the force Hollywood Studios has a special presentation of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” with a party that will run until 1 AM.
Not to be outdone, Universal Studios is another ideal location to ring in a new set of 365 days. The Music Plaza Courtyard features live music as well as various popular characters. Also the celebration is included with general admission to Universal Studios. Citywalk has the Rock ‘Til The Drop New Year’s Eve Party at the Hard Rock Cafe and Live Orlando.
You have many options alongside the main street of Orlando. You may want to check out Pointe Orlando which has several celebration areas for the new year. Blue Martini, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar, and Tapa Toro each have a special event of their own featuring live music and dancing.
If you’re venturing deep into the city, you want to check out the bars on Church Street where there will be a major New Year’s Party with music, lights, and festivities at Chillers, Cahoots, and Latitudes. There’s a “Big Orange” that will drop once the clock hits midnight. Another cool place to check out is the Wall St. Plaza with a huge dance party of its own.
Some of the nicest hotels certainly have something going on as well. The Alfond Inn has their New Year’s Eve Gala with a premium open bar and Champagne Toast as well as a live performance by The Buzzcatz. The part will later extend to the New England Ballroom for an after-hours event. The Ritz Carlton has a party of their own with cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres and live entertainment as well as an after party. You may also try the Waldorf Astoria’s New Year’s Party with a special private fireworks display and dance party.
There are other places to check out, Orlando is vast and festive all around. With special events and nightlife venues, the city knows just how to make itself even more unforgettable. If you’re looking to celebrate in style, Limo Car Orlando has everything you need to get you to and from wherever you want to go. Especially with the crowds and confusion on the streets of Orlando, we can help you get around that to ensure you enjoy the night the most. Contact us today to discuss your plans for New Years.