New Year’s Eve Outside of Walt Disney World: New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld Orlando

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Disney Park Pass Reservations are full for December 31. If you plan to be in the Orlando area on New Year’s Eve but can’t hit the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, what should you do?

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SeaWorld Orlando is currently holding the annual SeaWorld Christmas Celebration. That runs through January 2, 2022. The festivities will be expanded on New Year’s Eve. The Park will be open from 9:30 A.M. until 12:30 A.M.

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Here’s what you can expect, from the SeaWorld website:

Embrace our connection to the sea, marine life, and the world we share as we ring in the New Year, SeaWorld-style. We’re giving 2022 a wondrous welcome with bold fireworks, festive entertainment, and more.

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Make sure you’re at SeaWorld Orlando on Dec. 31 to celebrate with us! After an unforgettable evening filled with exciting shows, amazing animals, and thrilling rides, you can see our spectacular fireworks display from a variety of viewing areas around the park.

See our park schedule for our full lineup of New Year’s Eve entertainment!

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You can reserve a seat to watch the fireworks for $34.99. Here is what is included:

Ring in the new year in style with a glow lanyard, Reserved Seating to Winter Wonderland on Ice, and our New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks special.

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Enjoy access to the private 11:30 Winter Wonderland on Ice show and stay in your seat for our midnight New Year’s Eve fireworks special.  Reservation includes a glow necklace.

The New Year’s Eve Fireworks Reserved Seating ticket is the only way to view the final Ice Skating show and Fireworks special from Bayside Stadium. Park admission is required and not included.

If you don’t reserve a spot, you’ll still be able to see the fireworks. There are great viewing areas across the property.

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Theme Park reservations are not required to visit SeaWorld Orlando. If you plan to go, tickets often cost less online than at the gate.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.