Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Maingate Central
4669 West Irlo Bronson Hwy.
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407) 396-1890
Fax: (407) 396-8336
Fantasy Surf, an indoor water complex located inside the Fantasy World Resort in Kissimmee, is minutes away from Orlando and all of the local attractions. The facilities provide a surfing and wakeboarding experience for those who might not be able to go out and do the real thing. Water enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can experience the thrill of riding the waves in this safe and controlled environment. The three-inch sheet of water provides the right conditions for surfing and the padded walls, floors and beach areas keep you safe. All you need to bring is a bathing suit. Fantasy Surf also features an on-site cafe and surf shop. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
More than a zoo, Disney's Animal Kingdom has rides, shows, and safaris to truly live in the world of the animals. See roaming wild animals on Kilimanjaro Safari or pet goats, llamas, and pigs at the Affection Section. Or take a rest and catch one of Animal Kingdom's many shows, from the 3-D 'It's Tough to be a Bug'—where you can experience life from a bug's point of view, to the live action, 'Pocahontas and her Forest Friends'. With rides like the rollercoaster Expedition Everest and the TriceraTop Spin, all members of the family are sure to have a full day of fun.
Join a handsome prince and his pet dragon on their journey through Chocolate Kingdom. Bring your kids to experience this extremely fun and educational tour that includes a trip through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a Chocolate Museum and a Chocolate river and factory. The youngsters will surely be delighted by the interactive tour and they'll even be able to create their own chocolate bar!
Scary isn't just for Halloween anymore. Legends: A Haunting at Old Town will get your heart racing any time of year. The attention to detail and quality production will make you feel like you've entered another world. Costumed actors, great special effects, and spooky surroundings make this stop a must-see for anyone looking for a thrill.
Explore all the excitement that Kissimee has to offer at Old Town. This impressive entertainment complex boasts more than 70 specialty shops, a wide range of affordable dining options and more. Kids will have a blast exploring the many activities at Old Town, including amusement park rides such as the bumper cars and Ferris wheel.
There have been some very grim days in the history of the United States, as it fought overseas wars far from its shores, and the Bataan-Corregidor experiences were certainly among them. At this touching memorial, the sacrifices of both American soldiers and Filipino servicemen, as well as those of civilian men and women, whose heroism was notable. You'll find it at Lake Front Park, a pretty place in downtown Kissimmee. There is no admission charge.
This beautiful red-brown building is considered to the the oldest surviving courthouse in the State. The Osceola County Courthouse was established between 1889 to 1890 and is a classic example of the Romanesque style of architecture. Its charming design and valuable past has landed it in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Kissimmee vicinity in Florida is embellished with a marvelous worshiping avenue in the form of the renowned First United Methodist Church. It accurately sites at 215 East Church Street. The monumental church site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Church also arranges for a magnificent school as well as child care. It is a great place to worship the lord and indulge in spirituality. The schedule for worship timings and other organized activities can be availed through their official website.
Need to cool off? Look no further than Disney's Blizzard Beach, a water park inspired by snow and winter sports. At the heart of the park is Mount Gushmore, which plays host to numerous chutes and slides—including the Summit Plummet, the world's largest and fastest free-fall body slide. There are attractions for all ages with Tike's Peak, a water play area for young children and Ski Patrol Training Camp, an area designed for pre-teens. Relax while floating down a tube on Cross Country Creek or take a dip in the pool of Melt-Away Bay. If you like water, you'll love Disney's Blizzard Beach.
Take a trip to this 70-acre park and see thousands of alligators and crocodiles up close. Visit breeding pens, nurseries and rearing ponds. Children love the site's mini water park, and the petting zoo boasts goats, lambs and other barnyard animals. Make sure to walk the 2000-foot boardwalk winding its way through a cypress swamp. If you get hungry, grab a bite at the on-site Pearl's Smokehouse. The menu features smoked alligator ribs and deep-fried gator nuggets.
Characters in Flight is located on the west side of Downtown Disney a short distance south of the city of Orlando. It is a massive balloon that is tethered 400 feet over the Downtown Disney area and offers amazing, memorable sights of much of the Walt Disney World Resort properties with views as far away as 10 miles. The vividly colored and internally illuminated balloon features pictures of the most famous Disney characters and has a gondola that is big enough to accommodate 29 passengers plus the pilot. Characters in Flight is the "world's largest tethered gas balloon" and provides its passengers with spectacular panoramic views of Walt Disney World. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is a dynamic water park with much more than just water slides, although it does have those in abundance. At Shark Reef, if you dare, you can snorkel in salt water with real sharks and tropical fish. Go early or stay late to learn how to surf in one of the world's largest wave pools. If you are searching for a more classic water park, Typhoon Lagoon has these attractions as well. Take a ride on the slow and relaxing Castaway Creek, let the little ones play in Ketchakiddee Creek, or go for the big thrills with speed slides or a water coaster!