New Years 2010 is a big one. The first double digit year of the millennium should be welcomed in style, and what better way to ring in the New Year than by visiting one of the most exciting places on earth - Orlando, Florida.
Orlando’s stable of incredible theme parks including famous Walt Disney World have provided the backdrop to some epic New Years celebrations.
So what does Orlando have in queue for New Years 2010? I’d like to provide a synopsis of Orlando’s upcoming celebrations as well as reasons why an Orlando vacation should be your target New Years Eve celebration destination.
Walt Disney World - Each of Disney’s theme parks has a distinct and fun filled celebration planned for New Years Eve. All parks are open past midnight for the special occasion.
- The Magic Kingdom : The Magic Kingdom will once again bring back the acclaimed ‘Fantasy in the Sky’ fireworks show from retirement to ring in 2010. Fantasy in the Sky’s fiery pyrotechnics and creative lighting are sure to blast off a great start to 2010.
- Hollywood Studios : Guests to Hollywood Studios can welcome the New Year like a star, by first viewing the spectacular ‘Fantasmic’ show at 8:30 p.m., then seeing the spectacular ‘Lights, Camera, Happy New Year’ firework show as the clock strikes 12.
- Animal Kingdom : Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the perfect place for those with youngsters who won’t be able to make it till midnight. They can enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Animal Kingdom - ‘Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade,’ featuring a procession of famous Disney characters with a final showing at 4:45 p.m.
- Epcot : Epcot will feature an end of the year laser light show called ‘Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” at 11:40 p.m., just before the clock strikes 12. Reflections of Earth is a tranquil and entrancing way to ring in 2010, as flowing fountains and vibrant flames capture your imagination.
Old Town Kissimmee : If you’re on a budget, Kissimmee offers a free New Years Eve parade in Old Town. Old Town’s celebration has something for everyone, including food, drinks, music (Jim Van Fleet and the Reign), rides, and a fireworks show at midnight.
Nick Hotel Slime Drop : If you want to show your kids a great time on New Years Eve, or you’re just a fun loving adult, the Nickelodeon Hotel makes the offer to slime you to ring in the new year. Don your swim trunks and party the evening away at the Nick’s lagoon poo l,and then get ready to be slimed as 2010 rolls in!
Wall Street Plaza: Wall Street Plaza in downtown Orlando is one of the hottest New Year’s Eve destinations in the world. Adults looking to ring in the new year with drinks, dancing and fun, should head over to the Full Moon Street Bash 2010, featuring 8 side by side night clubs and outdoor bars. Admission is only $25, which will include a free champagne toast at midnight.
SeaWorld : SeaWorld Orlando is famous for putting on one of the best New Year’s celebrations in town. Their annual planned festivities include food, drinks, a full jazz ensemble, and an all night DJ to help you welcome 2010.
Wherever you plan on spending your Orlando New Years 2010, be sure to stay at one of Orlando’s most luxurious and comfortable hotels - the Courtyard Suites Orlando. Vacation-Offer’s Orlando Florida Vacation Package offers a discount 3 night stay at the Courtyard Suites Orlando, with the added bonus of 2 free one day passes to Disney.