ORLANDO, Fla. On New Year’s Eve, Universal Orlando Resort is a venue with exciting festivities throughout the destination.
From dances parties with favorite Universal Studios characters to an exclusive upscale EVE celebration for guests 21 and above, there’s something for everyone. Universal Studios Florida will host its biggest New Year’s party to date.
Eve At Universal Citywalk
Ring in 2019 at EVE, Universal CityWalk’s New Year party. Guests aged 21 and over will enjoy exclusive beverages, unlimited gourmet cuisine, revel in six CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs, including DJ M-Squared and rock out on Orlando’s biggest outdoor dance floor. EVE takes place from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Guests can save $30 on tickets if they purchase before Dec. 15.
Universal Orlando Resort’s Hotels
The party continues in all six Universal Orlando’s hotels with the special New Year’s Eve festivities organized for hotel guests to welcome 2019, see below for more details.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY ON THE PIAZZA: The New Year’s Eve Party on the Piazza will begin at 20:30. December 31 and run through a midnight toast on the hotel’s Harbor Piazza. The party includes a DJ, a face painter, and balloon artist, as well as family entertainment with dances and crafts for the children.
New Year’s Eve Buffet at Hard Rock Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Buffet will start 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.
Rock-in 2019! New Year’s Eve Lobby Party
Hard Rock’s ROCK-in 2019! is New Year’s Eve Lobby Party on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The activity of this event consists of a DJ, Magic Man, face painter, balloonist and appearances by Universal Orlando characters. Around midnight, watch a countdown live from Times Square with a balloon drop and a champagne toast.
New Year’s Eve Buffet at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Loews Royal Pacific Resort’s New Year’s Eve Buffet will start 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.
Jake’s “Best Of 2018” Beer Dinner
The highly anticipated Jake’s “Best of 2018” Beer Dinner will be back 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.
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.
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.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
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.
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.
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.
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
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
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.
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.
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
Ring in 2019 with Pyrotechnics and a Fountain and Light display
Information Source: Universal Orlando Resort
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