Did you know that Kissimmee is home to the world’s tallest Sky Coaster standing at a staggering 300ft high? This is the ultimate thrill ride and not for the faint hearted, so be warned! It’s not all about thrill rides though, as Kissimmee is the nearest thing Orlando has to authentic America. Home to cattle ranchers and rodeos, so if you fancy wearing a cowboy hat and boots, you’ll feel right at home! Kissimmee’s location is second to none; Walt Disney World Resort is right on its doorstep, making it a fantastic choice for those wanting a small-town atmosphere with big-time amenities.
In the Old Town, you’ll find Happy Days Family Fun Track and Amusement Centre with its Ferris wheel, bumper cars and bungee jump. There’s also Grimm’s Haunted House with live actors, special effects, a wax museum and the creepy Tower of London experience. Take the kids to Green Meadows Petting Farm with 300 farm animals and pony rides!
In the mood for seafood? Got a craving for barbecue? Or maybe you’re looking for candlelight and romance. Whatever tickles your taste buds you’ll be spoilt for choice in Kissimmee! There’s American, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Italian and lots of chains that the USA is famous for, TGI Friday’s®, Burger King, Outback Steakhouse and many more.
For some adrenaline-filled fun, head down to the Silver Spurs Arena and catch a rodeo event. If you’re a petrol head, you’ll love the weekly classic car cruise down the streets of Old Town. Or perhaps you’re hungry and fancy taking in one of the many themed dinner shows on offer.
Whatever you fancy, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in Kissimmee.
Not to be missed
Kissimmee is well known for its smaller, one-of-a-kind shops where you’ll find some real gems. The shopping centre of Belz Factory Outlet is worth a visit. If museums are more your thing, then the Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Air Museum is a must see. For thrill seekers, make sure you take a ride on the world’s tallest sky coaster standing at 300ft tall, we dare you!
We understand that even in the land that invented the automobile, not everyone likes to drive, so why not take our convenient FREE transfer coach from the airport to any hotel in the Kissimmee area*.
*We regret our transfer coaches cannot drop off at the Fantasy World Club Villas, Villas of Somerset & Laguna Bay or the Oak Plantation Villas.
Please see the individual hotel descriptions for their proximity to restaurants and bars. Many offer FREE scheduled transport to the parks.
For a perfect hassle-free way to explore your surroundings hop on a lynx bus. Running every 30 min up and down Highway 192, these colourful, comfortable buses provide a great service. Alternatively, see a member of our resort team in Orlando and they can arrange any number of great value transfer vouchers to take you between your hotel and all the attractions you want to visit.
- Great value and variety
- Close to Walt Disney World Resort
- Fantastic choice of restaurants
- Great shopping at Belz Factory Outlet
- Home to cattle ranchers and rodeos
Our Top 5 hotels
This sprawling resort, bordering Animal Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World Resort, offers so many amenities and activities you never actually have to set foot off property! Enjoy 54 holes of challenging golf, 3 video game arcades, a family-fun centre and 3 fitness centres.
This Caribbean-style resort is right on the banks of the picturesque Lake Davenport and it's laid out over 70 acres of landscaped gardens, making it a truly beautiful place to stay. It even has its own beach on the banks of the lake!...
This modern hotel is surrounded by tropical vegetation with a lovely swimming pool to relax around. Accommodation is in spacious suites. There's a generous complimentary breakfast every morning to set you up for a fun-filled day at the nearby theme parks.
Waterfalls and fountains decorate the 20 acres of lush grounds here, as well as a brilliant array of family-friendly facilities including tennis, large swimming pools, games room and volleyball. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with every convenience you could need. The Walt Disney World theme park is just down the road.
It's nice to have a bit of space, and this hotel sits in 24 acres of it. The grounds include not only 3 pools and 2 kids' pools, but also an 18-hole mini-golf course. Who can resist having a go at that? Perhaps you'll enjoy a sundowner in Hurricane Sam's, overlooking the lake. You can eat there too, and there are also plenty of restaurants an easy drive away.
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
You fly direct non-stop to Orlando International Airport from Gatwick, Manchester or Glasgow with award-winning Virgin Atlantic.
Flight Time - Approx 9 hours
Time difference - GMT -5 hours
Distance - Approx 15 miles from Orlando International Airport
Driving Times - 25-min drive from airport
Did You Know?
The world's largest sky coaster is located in Kissimmee's Old Town. This ultimate thrill ride stands 300ft tall. We dare you!