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New Year’s Eve at the Universal Orlando Resort

This event has not been offered since December 31, 2019. No word on if it will be offered this year. 

All across the Universal Orlando Resort on December 31st, there are parties, festivities and feasts, as the New Year is ushered in.

Theme Parks

Head to Universal Studios Florida for upbeat live music, rockin’ party zones, a chance to meet some of your favorite Universal Orlando characters, the all-new Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration amazing pyrotechnic displays, showers of confetti and, of course, party favors.

EVE at Universal Orlando CityWalk

Come to Universal Orlando’s CityWalk for a New Years Eve party you will never forget. Indulge in multiple buffets of exquisite cuisine, signature drinks, and pyrotechnics that will blow you away. Eve at Universal CityWalk is a very popular event so you’ll want to get your tickets in advance. Annual and seasonal passholders can receive a discount off both general tickets and VIP tickets. This event is strictly for those 21 years of age and older, valid photo ID must be presented.


At EVE, move and groove all night long on a massive outdoor dance floor. Speaking of dancing, there are also multiple fun-filled nightclubs to choose from, where you can party all night. Throughout the evening, enjoy delectable gourmet cuisine like roasted sirloin, jumbo shrimp, custom desserts and more. You’ll be able to ring in the new year with an effervescent glass of bubbly as you gaze upon a dazzling fireworks display.

Tickets & Pricing

EVE Event Ticket

The EVE event ticket is all you need for the best New Years Eve party you will ever need. Drinks are not included in this ticket, but it does include the following:

  • Unlimited gourmet cuisine
  • Biggest outdoor dance floor
  • Entrance to CityWalk clubs
  • Midnight champagne toast
  • Pyrotechnic show at midnight


Buy your tickets through Dec 15 and save $30. Price: $119
After December 15 the price goes up to $149.99 + tax.

Annual and Seasonal Passholders: Buy your tickets through Dec 15 and SAVE 10% off the Advance EVE Event Ticket price

EVE VIP Ticket

To take your celebration to the ultimate level, you’ll want the VIP EVE event ticket. This ticket includes everything in the standard ticket, plus the following:

  • Private VIP areas throughout City Walk (including private bars and balconies)
  • 2 complimentary drinks per VIP ticket ($15 value or less) in private areas
  • Exclusive foods
  • Dedicated VIP entrance


$194.99 + tax Per Person (if purchased ahead of time)

$175.49 + tax Annual & Seasonal Pass Holders (if purchased ahead of time)

General Event Information

Parking is not included in the EVE tickets. Self parking is $20 before 6pm, and free after 6pm.

Valet Parking is only available before 6pm, for a fee. All cars in Valet parking must be picked up prior to 6pm December 31, 2017.

Pre-sale tickets are available until December 15, 2017 for 2017 EVE at CityWalk.

Resort Hotels

There are a number of New Year’s Eve celebrations at Universal Orlando Resort. Many of the resorts and hotels offer events that are welcome to all ages. Generally they include a delicious buffet from one of Universal’s great restaurants and a rockin’ party to rein in the new year! Tickets are sold separately.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Located at the Harbor Piazza, this New Years Eve party is great for all ages. With a buffet of foods and tapas style appetizers there is something for everyone. This event is from 8:30pm to 12:00am, and reservations can be made online or by calling 407-503-1200.

Adults $160.00;(ages 10-20) $110; Child (ages 3-9) $35.00

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

At the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort there are two options for celebrating the New Year. You can attend the New Years Eve Buffet at Amatista Cookhouse to enjoy great meals and family time. Or for those wanting an adult evening join the New Years Eve celebration at the Strong Water Tavern (ages 21+,  ID require). The buffet is open from 5:0pm to 12:30pm, and the celebration is from 10:00pm to 2:00am. Both are separately ticketed events and reservations must be made. Or have New Year’s Day breakfast buffet at Amatista Cookhouse from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. To reserve your spot visit Universal Orlando Resort’s official website, or call 407-503-DINE.

Buffet Adults $59.00 Child (ages 3-9)$27.00

Celebration Adults (21+) $85.00

Breakfast Adults $22.99 Child $12.99

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

You can join the Royal Pacific Resort for a dinner and dessert buffet in the Islands Dining Room (dinner) as well as the Orchid Court Lounge (dessert). Tickets for both buffets must be purchased separately. All ages welcome, children under 3 are free. If you’re wanting something different reserve a spot at the New Years Eve Wantilan Luau. Or for a celebration ages 21+ with plenty of drinks and American cuisine, come to Jake’s American Bar. Or celebrate New Year’s Day with a breakfast in the Islands Dining Room from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Dinner Buffet Adults $95.00 Child (ages 3-9) $45.00

Dessert Buffet Only Adults $55.00 Child $35.00

Wantilan Luau Adults $81.00-$101.00 Child $46.00-$61.00

Jake’s American Bar Adults Only (21+) $85.00

Breakfast Adults 23.99 Child $12.99

Hard Rock Hotel

The Hard Rock Hotel Orlando is a great place to be to bring in the New Year. This is an event for all ages that includes a dinner buffet located at The Kitchen, and a party in the hotel lobby. Tickets are available for just the lobby party, or for both the dinner and party. Diner is from 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm and the lobby party begins at 8:00 pm and doesn’t top until 1:00 am! The Lobby Party includes a DJ, appearances by Universal Orlando characters, Magic Man, face painter, balloonist, countdown live from Times Square via satellite, champagne toast and balloon drop

Buffet + Lobby Party  Adults $150.00 Child $55.00

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Come to the Bayliner Diner from 8:30pm until 12:30am for a fun time with family and friends on your New Years Eve. Reservations are not required. Entertainment includes face painters, balloon artist and midnight balloon drop.

Adults $18.99 Child $9.99

Universal’s Aventura Resort

Come to the Bar 17 Bistro for a DJ.


Universal’s Endless Summer Resort

Come to the Beach Break Cafe from noon until 11:00 p.m. for a fun time with family and friends on your New Years Eve. Reservations are not required. E

Adults $14.99 Child $8.99

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