Monday, December 20, 2010

New Years Eve Options

Here is my annual NYE Options report because it's not too early to be at least thinking about your New Years Eve plans. Here are the official details for some major venues around Orlando. Visit websites for more details. We'll start downtown where most of the action is and Wall Street Plaza typically has the largest party. The NYE2011 Party starts at $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There's an outdoor dance party with DJ Digital and then 9 venues within the complex.

Around the corner on Church Street is another blocked street party put on by Church Street Bars. Admission to the clubs Antigua, Chillers, Big Belly Brewery and Lattitudes is included. Packages range from $39 admission only to $99 with all top shelf liquor included.

Just down the street and across the tracks, Bliss Ultra Lounge has its own party outside Church Street Station. The band Urban Achievers will be playing outside while DJ's will be performing inside. Admission only and liquor packages range from $25-$70. I guess the economy has improved because the same band and packages last year ranged from $20-$50!

Suite B Lounge has DJ Tooltime, Timmy Snyder and others spinning Breaks on NYE.

More breaks on Pine Street at 57 West featuring DJ Rob-E, Security, Eric Berretta and more!

Tabu Night Club is teaming with Power 95.3 for a night of Top 40 and Hip Hop with DJ Richie Rich and from the radio station, Lil Shawn from the Morning Show. (I was not able to reproduce the poster for this article.)

Moving to the Attractions, Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's Boardwalk Resort will have another one of their humongous NYE parties but unfortunately details are not released until right after Christmas.  I know for NYE 2008-2009 they sold out of tickets priced at $25 but last year's NYE 2009-2010 they did not sell out at their $35 price. But it was super-crowded, as you can see above and it's the only time the upstairs is open. I'll post details once they're released.
I'll be spending my NYE, weather permitting, at EPCOT watching DJ Mark Sanchez performing outside Italy and DJ Dominick Morrison (Vintage) performing outside China. We're talking huge sound systems, lighting effects and fireworks. EPCOT gets so crowded that wait times for the rides are crazy and it takes two hours to get out of the parking lot! Is it worth it? Watch some of the videos on YouTube and decide for yourself! This will be my first time checking it out.

Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk will be doing one of their Classic Albums Live performances this NYE and 8TRAX fans will be thrilled to see that it's the Saturday Night Fever album. That album defined the late 70's with numerous Bee Gees hits.
Here's something new....a dance party at Disney Quest! Their ad reads: 
Come to Downtown Disney for a cyber celebration of New Year's Eve at DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park. Ring in the New Year with favorite games like Virtual Jungle Cruise, Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters and CyberSpace Mountain. The party starts at 8:00 p.m. and goes until 1:00 a.m. Your night includes access to all DisneyQuest attractions and video games, a DJ Dance Party with a New Year's Eve countdown, party favors and a coupon for a personal pizza and soda at FoodQuest. Admission is $39 in advance, $45 at the door. Interesting that Disney seems willing to have a dance party right there in DTD. I read that as something encouraging.

However, there will be no pleasure this year on Pleasure Island. Mannequins and 8TRAX will be dark as will Soundstage, Motion and Rock'n'Roll Beach Club. There will be no laughing at Comedy Warehouse or Adventurers Club. I'm sure there be some live music though at Celebration Plaza as tourists wander aimlessly looking for fireworks.

I'm not going to cover Tampa but I wanted to mention that Orlando's very own DJ Baby Anne will be over at Green Iguana along with DJ Trashy. Baby Anne will be spinning many songs off her Babylicious album which in my opinion is her best record yet! Tampa radio station 93.3FLZ will be broadcasting live! (Bring back the Power Pig!)

One other Tampa happening is that the Seminole Hard Rock Casino now has a Hard Rock Cafe that replaced mega club Floyd's. They will be having a large NYE party of their own with DJ Rockstar and DJ Chris Craze (Floyd's).

Back to Orlando and Parliament House always has a huge NYE celebration. This year, Ultra Nate' is performing some of her classic dance hits. If you don't see your favorite venue listed, that does not mean they're not having a NYE party. I tried to cover the major venues though and Universal CityWalk will have its own article in a few days.
 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

So excited to see what's going on at City Walk... we know Bret Michaels will be there...wonder if there will be any more surprises!! Damn Mouse....

Dj Smooth said...

My cue sheet for this last Saturday Night at Red Coconut was mostly about announcing the NYE party. Bret is on the plaza stage. The NYE package includes admission to all the clubs for the night, "gourmet" buffet (and their catering people can really cook) and champagne toast at Midnight. From what I'm told, I'll actually be over in Universal Studios somewhere Dj'ing out in front of one of the attractions; should be interesting. Willie is Red Coconut, Aj will be in Pat O'Briens, not sure who's at The Groove.

Anonymous said...

Both the China and Italy stage at Epcot will have two of the old Mannequins lighting techs at the helm of the controls... As always it should be a really great time.

China, while it's DJ Dom will play a bit more on the top40 side, whereas Italy will be strictly techno/dance/house

Anonymous said...

DJ Smooth...Thanks for the info. We are definitley going to City Walk! Please let us know if you know where you are going to be and we will come say hello! GO CITY WALK!!!

Club Master said...

I been to mostly all clubs over the past 8 years, and once i experienced Epcot on NYE, I never went back, But that's because i am 100% into the high energy dance music. DJ Mark Sanchez has a great Gig planned up to bring in 2011, He never fails to impress me, He sometimes plays at Suite B lounge in Downtown Orlando as well.

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KingBob said...

Thanks for the updates everyone. NYE is important because it's a huge event and no one wants to spend that kind of money and end up somewhere they don't want to be!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know whats going on at HOB Nye?

KingBob said...

The website states: "101.1 WJRR Presents The Supervillains" beginning at 8:15pm.

The Legend said...

EPCOT is a blast if you don't mind crowds, I went last year. The dance floors are fun and they bring in even more booze then EPCOT usually sells to accomadate the crowds. They do 2 firework shows (one special at midnight).

One heads up don't plan on riding anything wait times and crowds are the most insane thing you'll ever see at the parks.

Brian said...

I never went to PI NYE! just never wanted to pay the price for NYE! oh well! can't now! really the only difference was there was food served same OLD music same old DJ!

Garry said...

I spent last NYE at Epcot, spent 80% of my time in China, the rest in Italy and getting drinks haha :-P Best New Year's Eve I ever had. I'm too young to say I saw PI in its heyday, but China's setup with Dominic reminded me A LOT of Mannequins at the tail end, complete with CO2. Only things missing were Dawn, Bobby, Gordo, and the rotating floor :-P

I'll be there again this year...mostly China, some Italy (which is also impressive)...

Anonymous said...

Andre Caram is performing at Epcot on the American Gardens Theater stage on NYE too! Check him out!

KingBob said...

Thanks for the updates and comments everyone! It's shaping up to be a great NYE weather-wise! I apologize for bringing this cold weather back with me from up north!