New Year’s Eve at Universal Orlando: Where to ring in 2019 across the resort

in Theme Parks, Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Florida

New Year's Eve at Universal Orlando

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018, but luckily you can welcome the new year by partying at the parks. New Year’s Eve at Universal Orlando Resort offers several fun-filled ways to welcome 2019.

Guests aged 21 and up can attend EVE at Universal CityWalk, an upscale party that lets you spend New Year’s Eve in style. The separately ticketed event includes an unlimited selection 0f gourmet dishes, access to six CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs, and a Champagne toast at midnight beneath a display of confetti bursts and pyrotechnics. One of the evening’s featured DJs is M-Squared, who will keep the music flowing on Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor.

Tickets to EVE are now on sale and start at $109.99. Purchase before December 15 to receive $30 off, and look for a special discount if you’re an Annual Passholder. VIP ticket packages include two complimentary drinks, additional premium food offerings, and a private viewing area for the pyrotechnics display. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit the Universal Orlando website.

You can also spend the evening celebrating at Universal Studios Florida. The Music Plaza Stage and Central Park areas offer live music, appearances from favorite Universal Orlando characters, and perfect party favors to help you ring in the new year. Round out 2018 with a viewing of Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration, a lagoon show with pyrotechnic displays set to light up the new year at midnight.

New Year’s Eve at the Music Plaza Stage
Dec. 31 from 6:15 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Holiday Parade Character Dance Party
  • Live Band and DJ
  • Ring in 2019 at Midnight with Pyrotechnics and Confetti

New Year’s Eve in Central Park
Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • All-New Cinematic Celebration
  • Character Dance Party
  • Live DJ
  • Ring in 2019 with Pyrotechnics and a Fountain and Light display

New Year’s Eve festivities at Universal Studios Florida are included with regular theme park admission and the Preferred or Premier Annual Pass. If you purchase Universal Orlando’s Holiday Stay and Play Package by December 12, 2018, you can receive $100 in savings on travel from November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019. To learn more, click here.

Universal Orlando Resort’s on-site hotels will ring in the new year with unique dining options, live entertainment, balloon drops, and midnight toasts. Highlights include “Rock-in 2019!” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Jake’s “Best of 2018” Beer Dinner at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Here’s more information on these events from Universal Orlando:

LOEWS PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY ON THE PIAZZA: New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza will kick off at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 and run through a midnight toast on the hotel’s Harbor Piazza. The party includes a DJ, face painter, and balloonist, in addition to family fun with dancing and children’s crafts. For tickets and details, call 407-503-1200 or visit HarborNights.tix.com.

HARD ROCK HOTEL

NEW YEAR’S EVE BUFFET: Hard Rock Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Buffet is from 5 to 11 p.m. on Dec. 31 at The Kitchen restaurant. Buffet includes access to ROCK-in 2019! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party. For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463).

ROCK-IN 2019! NEW YEAR’S EVE LOBBY PARTY: Rock the night away at Hard Rock’s ROCK-in 2019! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event’s entertainment will include a DJ, Magic Man, face painter, balloonist and appearances by Universal Orlando characters. Around midnight, enjoy a countdown live from Times Square along with a balloon drop and champagne toast. For tickets and details, call 407-503-2200 or visit bit.ly/ROCK-in2019.

LOEWS ROYAL PACIFIC RESORT

NEW YEAR’S EVE BUFFET: Loews Royal Pacific Resort’s New Year’s Eve Buffet will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 in Islands Dining Room. Guests will enjoy face painters, balloonists, musicians and hula dancers. Buffet includes access to the New Year’s Eve Dessert Buffet in the Tahitian Room. For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463).

JAKE’S “BEST OF 2018” BEER DINNER: The highly anticipated Jake’s “Best of 2018” Beer Dinner will return from 7 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 in the Clipper Room. Dinner tickets include access to the New Year’s Eve Dessert Buffet in the Tahitian Room. For tickets and details, call 407-503-3200 or visit JakesBeerDinner.tix.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE DESSERT BUFFET: The hotel’s New Year’s Eve Dessert Buffet will be on Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Tahitian Room. Enjoy a DJ, dancing, party favors, champagne toast and balloon drop. For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463).

WANTILAN NEW YEAR’S EVE LUAU: A special New Year’s Eve presentation of the Wantilan Luau will take place on Dec. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. under the hotel’s outdoor Wantilan Pavilion. The evening’s entertainment will include live music, as well as hula and fire dancers. For tickets and details, call 407-503-DINE (3463) or visit WantilanLuau.tix.com.

NEW YEAR’S DAY BREAKFAST BUFFET: Royal Pacific’s New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 1 in Islands Dining Room. For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463).

LOEWS SAPPHIRE FALLS RESORT

NEW YEAR’S EVE BUFFET: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort’s New Year’s Eve Buffet will be from 5 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Amatista Cookhouse. Guests will enjoy appearances by beloved Universal Orlando characters, a face painter and a balloonist. For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463).

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION: This New Year’s Eve Celebration at the hotel’s Strong Water Tavern begins at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 and goes until 2 a.m. This 21 and up event includes live music, dancing, a champagne toast and balloon drop. For tickets and details, call 407-503-5200 or visit StrongWaterTavern.tix.com.

NEW YEAR’S DAY BREAKFAST BUFFET IN AMATISTA COOKHOUSE: The New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet in Amatista Cookhouse will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 1. For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463).

UNIVERSAL’S CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY SPECTACULAR: This Cabana Bay guest-only New Year’s Eve Party Spectacular begins at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 and goes until 12:30 a.m. at the Bayliner Diner. The event will feature a carving dining special, face painters, balloon artists and a midnight balloon drop.

UNIVERSAL’S AVENTURA HOTEL

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN URBAN PANTRY: Universal Orlando’s newest hotel is featuring a special New Year’s Eve menu at its Urban Pantry from 5 to 11 p.m. on Dec. 31. There will also be special appearances by Universal Orlando characters in Urban Pantry and the hotel lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information on the menu, call 407-503-DINE (3463).

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT BAR 17 BISTRO: On Dec. 31, Bar 17 Bistro will feature a DJ during the evening, as guests enjoy spectacular views from this rooftop location. Times for entertainment will soon be shared on the Universal Orlando website.

There are plenty of exciting ways to spend New Year’s Eve at Universal Orlando Resort! How will you welcome 2019 at the park?

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