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Where to Celebrate the New Year 2016 in Orlando

Orlando is the family entertainment capital of the world, but that does not mean grown ups can’t have some fun welcoming the New Year

Orlando is known for great theme parks, amazing attractions and outlet shopping, but our city is also a great place to enjoy a good party for New Year’s Eve. Here are some of the best places to welcome the new year:

  • Theme Parks: Of course, this is the obvious choice for most people and it also means it will be one of the most crowded places. Nevertheless, if you love theme parks and don’t mind being one of thousands more who gathered to enjoy the celebration—then be sure to get your tickets to Disney, Universal or SeaWorld. Best advice we can give is to avoid dressing up for the theme park celebration since most people will have been there all day already. Also, Florida evenings can get chilly, so even if it is a nice sunny day you could get temperatures dropping below 60 degrees after dark.
  • Downtown Orlando: This is truly an off-the-beaten-path location for tourists, but it would give you a “local” experience rather than the touristy celebration with champagne and fireworks. The Church Street area in Downtown Orlando has numerous bars, lounges and restaurants that will be celebrating New Years—worth a try if you’ve already done the theme park thing. And don’t miss our own Times Square-style Orange Drop to countdown to the New Year 2016.
  • Vista Cay Resort by Millenium: We  know that not everyone is looking for a big party. If you and your friends or family want a more intimate celebration, why not just have your own? Plan to head out to a restaurant that evening, then get bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Wine and bring it back to your room. You can then kick back and celebrate without worries about having to drive or stay out too late. After all, going to Disney or Universal theme park on the first day of the year means you should get a good night sleep the night before—and what a great way to start 2016!

And be sure to not wait until the last minute to book your stay at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. We are a perfect location for you to come back to rest away the excitement of the night. And if you choose to stay indoors for the celebration, we are a great place to enjoy it privately and with all the conveniences of your own home. 

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