Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Maingate Central
4669 West Irlo Bronson Hwy.
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407) 396-1890
Fax: (407) 396-8336
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.
This is an upscale, daily fee resort course that treats its guests with a private country club feel! Falcon's Fire, a Rees Jones signature masterpiece, is typically wide open, however, shot accuracy is essential. Fairways and greens are well bunkered, and water hazards are a common occurrence. Put this at the top of your "Must Play" list! Falcon's Fire Golf Club pays respect to the timeless traditions to the game of golf. This natural, classic 18 hole, par 72 golf course establishes the standards by which all golf facilities are evaluated. This is one of North America's Top 10 Golf Tournament Facilities, and has played host to the Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals 1993-2001, as well as the Senior PGA Tour Regional Qualifying Tournament from 1993-1998.
Kissimmee Golf Club, completed in 1962, was designed by the Bulmer and Berlinsky team. Flat and open, this track is there for the taking. There is water and the hazards are challenging. The par-5s are short to medium length. The par-3s are of different distances. The par-4s are consistently short. An average player will not have much trouble moving back to the Championship tees. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged.
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.
The Hawaiian Rumble has a lot to offer, if you are looking for an adventurous vacation in Orlando. This miniature golf course is designed to attract players of all ages. The whole set up of the place is beautiful with uniquely designed waterfalls, tunnels, streams and hills making the place look very real. Don't panic if you suddenly see a volcano erupt around you, it is just one of the ways to keep you excited and entertained. This place is sure to keep you coming back time and again.
This 18-hole course is nestled around the Orlando World Center Marriott, yet is well maintained and has an abundance of wildlife. Located two miles from Disney, the original Joe Lee layout was redesigned by Robert E. Cupp II in 1999. Water is in play on 15 of its 18 holes and the entire back nine provides challenges for all golfers amid the unique environment of wetlands co-existing with the 2000 room Orlando World Center Marriott resort complex. At 6810 yards from the Championship tees, Hawk's Landing features large tifdwarf greens, distinctive undulating fairways, and four sets of tees to inspire golfers of all skill levels. Open hours are seasonal and based on sunrise and sunset so call ahead.
Kissimmee Outdoor Adventures, located just south of Orlando in friendly Kissimmee, offers a variety of ways to experience the real Florida and enjoy the beauty and history of Kissimmee, according to the website. A slow ride aboard a pontoon boat through various regions of the park will keep all members of the family happy, while a wide selection of activities like kayaking, birding, eco-tours, island tours, or bass fishing charters will also be sure to please. If none of the above sound attractive, you can create your own day of activities with their help. Kissimmee Outdoor Adventures provides the whole family with memories of a lifetime. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Get a whole new perspective of Kissimmee from the comforts of a wicker basket thanks to Orlando Balloon Rides. Fly high, miles above the ground as you peer across the land to see orange groves, wetlands and forests, and even amusement parks. Adding to the experience, Orlando Balloon Rides offers champagne toast to make your memorable experience even more special. As the premier hot air balloon companies in Florida, this is one of the most unique ways to see the city.
Located on lovely Lake Bryan, just off State Road 535 and minutes from the theme parks and International Drive, Buena Vista Watersports is a perfect way to spend the day with some good, old-fashioned Florida fun. You can rent a jet-ski or a boat, or you can try water-skiing with a short lesson for few hours of learning at Dave's Water-skiing School.
The course at Celebration Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It was completed in 1996. Only one of its holes is free of water hazards. It is not long, but it is certainly narrow enough to present an adequate challenge. There are a variety of green sizes and shapes. Some are big and some are tiny. You will also hit your share of both long and short shots. The bunkering is sparse but efficient. The course is routed through a beautiful piece of wetland featuring an assortment of trees. This is a semi-private golf course. Soft spikes only.
The par is 72. Gold Tees are 7432 yards with a slope 137. Blue Tees are 6905 yards with a slope 133. White Tees are 6521 yards with a slope 129. Red Tees are 5755 yards with a slope 120. Hunter's Creek is very, very, long. There is also water on a number of holes. The yardage from the Gold tees borders on the ridiculous. This beautifully conditioned course routinely ranks among the best public courses in the state. Oddly, the par-3s are not long. Unfortunately, this leaves a bunch of yardage for the other 14 holes. This course is a 1986 Lloyd Clifton design.
If you've got stamina, you can play the whole 36 holes of miniature golf here. This course is inspired by the Walt Disney film Fantasia. Fun for the whole family, everyone will enjoy the enchanting characters and course design that is typical Disney creativity. Walt Disney World loves to add contemporary touches, so this golf adventure includes interactive elements.