How to Ring in the New Year With SeaWorld

December 12, 2020

We’re excited to announce that guests of all ages can ring in the New Year with a spectacular night of fireworks! Don’t miss this fantastic, physically distanced New Year’s Eve celebration at SeaWorld Orlando on Thursday, Dec. 31.

Not only will you be surrounded by all the festive fun of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, but beginning at 6 p.m., you’ll also enjoy live DJ music and dancing along with delicious food, beer, wine, cocktails, and champagne.

The midnight fireworks display and countdown can be experienced from anywhere around SeaWorld’s large central lake, with proper physical distancing in place to help keep everyone safe and healthy. We’ve even introduced a new area behind Bayside Stadium that will allow for an easy exit after you ring in the New Year!

In addition to the countdown at midnight, we will also be hosting three additional New Year's Eve Countdown Fireworks display at 6:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:30 p.m., allowing guests of all ages to celebrate the start of a New Year!

Want us to upgrade your New Year's Eve experience?

Reserve your seat for a private Winter Wonderland on Ice at 11:30 p.m. followed by the best view of our midnight countdown and fireworks display. Bayside Stadium opens at 10:30 p.m. for guests with Reserved Seating Packages. Located next to Wild Arctic, this two-level stadium will provide seated viewing for both the 11:30 p.m. Winter Wonderland on Ice show and our New Year’s Eve countdown and fireworks. You can reserve your seat here for as low as $29.99.

Enjoy New Years Eve fireworks at SeaWorld Orlando

Here are our recommended fireworks viewing locations:

  • Spice Mill
    Tiered-level and wheelchair-accessible viewing
  • Orca Encounter Pathway
    Standing viewing along the east shore of the large central lake
  • Bayside Pathway
    Standing viewing and grass seating along the west shore of the large central lake
  • Park Entrance Plaza
    Standing viewing at the front of the park with easy exiting after the show
  • Sea Harbor Pavilions
    Standing viewing and grass seating behind Bayside Stadium with easy exiting after the show

Enjoy the celebration safely!

We are implementing spaced seating, increased sanitation, and additional park signage and staffing throughout the park. Additional exits will also be available for easy exiting after the fireworks display. Please pay attention to signage and ambassadors’ direction to ensure physical distancing from other guests. Learn more about what SeaWorld is doing to promote health and safety here.