Celebrate New Year's Eve in Orlando With the Family

If you're going to be in Orlando over the holidays and want to include the kids in your New Year's Eve celebration, you are guaranteed a memorable and one-of-a-kind night. If your kids are young, you'll want to hang at parks like Legoland or Walt Disney World or the dinner/theater Medieval Times. For older ones, check out Universal. SeaWorld promises a great time for all ages. So party on, family style. For details on what's going on when you visit, check the websites near the holiday; activities can change yearly.

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    White and gold fireworks explode over a blue and white Cinderella Castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom.
    The Walt Disney Company

    Start the party off with a scrumptious special dinner at one of Walt Disney World's many top dining spots. Then see the new year in with the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios sparkling under holiday lights. The park stays open until 2 a.m. if your kids are old enough for that special treat.

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    Universal Orlando

    Universal Orlando
    Universal Orlando

    The Universal City Walk is where it's at for New Year's Eve for older kids, and you. Pre-teens and teenagers will love the party zones, clubs with live music, food to feast on, and outdoor dancing. You'll get some adult-style fun, too. It's win-win.

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    SeaWorld Orlando

    Dolphins, Aquarium, Sea World, Orlando. Florida, USA
    Norbert Eisele-Hein / Getty Images

    Enjoy a New Year’s Eve bash at SeaWorld Orlando, part of Sea World's annual holiday extravangaza. Admission is included with a park ticket. 

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    Legoland Florida

    If your kids are too young to stay up until midnight, the party at Legoland is just the ticket. The Lego Brick drop, groovin' dance party and fireworks all happen before the witching hour.

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    Medieval Times

    Medieval Times
    Medieval Times

    Step across time at the entrance to the Orlando Castle, where you'll get a celebration-worthy dinner and an up-close view of a battle of swords and horses, sure to thrill the lovers of knights, castles, and all things medieval in your family.