Find fun adventures in Kissimmee besides the main Disney Theme Parks.
If you’re like millions of American families, this isn’t the year you can afford to splurge on a vacation to the top resorts and theme parks, but that doesn’t mean you have to cancel your travel plans to Central Florida.
Kissimmee offers a variety of family-friendly entertainment unrivaled by any place in the world. You can treat the kids to a night of carnival style fun at Fun Spot, Magical Midway or Old Town. Each of these attractions features vintage family favorites, including bumper carts, bumper boats, go karts and rides. For thrill seekers, they can ride the giant swing, the air balloon or the human slingshot.
If you’re in the mood for mini golf you can put your putter to the test on a wide variety of greens around Orlando. Congo River adventure mini golf features hills, caves and other fascinating landscapes to challenge mini golfers of every skill level. Congo River has two locations: one in Oviedo, and another one off of International Drive, right next to Wet-N-Wild.
If you have nature lovers in your family, consider a trip to Gatorland Park in Kissimmee, where you can see Florida’s most exotic wildlife, including giant alligators and roseate spoonbills. If you don’t mind driving 45 minutes east, there are miles of coastline for a beach day on Cocoa Beach, which is easily accessed from state Road 528, also known as the Beachline. Science lovers can spend a day learning about American’s Space Program at Kennedy Space Center, which is 45 minutes east of Orlando International Airport. Admission is around $35, which includes admission to Animax theater and access to the rocket garden, where models of America’s Apollo and Gemini rockets are on display.
Since Disney World is so popular there is a lot of attractions which have been built in the Kissimmee area. You can have a great Kissimmee vacation package deal and never actually step foot on Disney World Property.