Visit Old Town for shopping, dining and special events
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Towering the skyline at a staggering 300ft high, the Sky Coaster Kissimmee is officially the world’s tallest ride of its kind, and not for the faint hearted. But Kissimmee is not all about thrill rides, it is the closest thing Orlando has to authentic America. With roaming fields home to cattle ranchers and rodeos, all you need is your stetson and boots to help you feel at home. Walt Disney World Resort is right on the doorstep, making Kissimmee a fantastic location for those wanting to experience a local atmosphere with all the attractions close by.
Must See and Do
Take a trip to Old Town and grab your tickets for Happy Days Family Fun Track and Amusement Centre with its Ferris wheel, bumper cars and bungee jump. Be brave and enter Grimm’s Haunted House, and experience a more familiar setting at the creepy Tower of London experience, as well as an eclectic collection of tempting shops and boutiques. And if your feeling hungry, try one of the many food and drink outlets along the main street. For something a bit off the beaten track try the Green Meadows Petting Farm with 300 farm animals to visit and pony rides to enjoy. Those who would like to zip across the open waters can jump on an airboat at Boggy Creek. The headwaters to the world famous Florida Everglades are located in Kissimmee, so no need to head south to enjoy these wonders. Boggy Creek offer numerous trip options to visit gators and more up close and personnal.
What shall we have for dinner? Seafood, surf and turf of something more exotic? Or maybe you’re looking for a more romantic setting. Whatever gets your taste buds going, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Kissimmee. You will find the usual dining restaurant chains such as TGI Friday’s®, Denny’s, Perkin’s or the Outback Steakhouse, and also local restaurants offering
Japanese, Chinese, Mexican or Italian to cater for all budgets from all-you-can eat buffets to fine dining experiences.
When the sun sets, Kissimmee comes to life. Weekly at Old Town you will find classic cars, trucks and motorbikes cruising down the main street. Or try a themed dinner, cheer on your favourite knight at Medieval Times, enjoy music and fantasy at Arabian Knights or travel back to prohibition era at Capone’s Dinner and Show. Whatever your age, there is plenty of choice to keep you entertained in Kissimmee.
Kissimmee is well known for its smaller, one-of-a-kind shops where you’ll find some unique gifts and amazing branded discount stores. Designer Outlet Malls with large savings on known brands such as Nike, Burberry and more. The Loop which has a wide range of department stores and retailers, with plenty of restaurants and a 16 screen Cinema.
Feb/Jun – Silver Spurs Rodeo
Apr – Kissimmee Jazz Festival
Oct – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Dec – ICE at Gaylord Palms Ice Sculptures
Please note: all events listed are for helpful information only and many are subject to entrance fees and/or prior reservation, and may be cancelled at any time. Please check with the relevant tourist office if you need further information on these or any of the other events in this region.