Classic Cars at Old Town Kissimmee

Old Town Kissimmee is a wonderful attraction that transports visitors back in time to a classic Carnival atmosphere.  Adults love the thrill rides and the gentler amusements are great for the children.  Unique shops and great restaurants will keep you entertained for the whole day!  Stick around until the evening hours to watch classic cars cruise the old fashioned roads within Old Town.  Car Enthusiasts love coming here to cruise and mingle with classic car owners.

Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night vintage cars line up for show at Old Town.  American muscle cars are shown every Friday night.   Local bands perform for the crowd each night with lively entertainment.  There is plenty of great food and drink nearby to keep you satisfied while checking out these masterpieces of automotive history.

Schedule at a Glance:

Wednesdays at 6:00pm- Little Darlin’s Street Party & Cruise-In.  Doo-Wop and Dance alongside classic cars!

Fridays at 4:00pm- All-American Muscle Car Cruise.  American Classics from 1964-1988.

Saturdays at 1:00pm- Saturday Nite Cruise at Old Town Kissimmee.  Models 1979 and older on display.


Old Town Kissimmee is Located at:

5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (Highway 192)- Kissimmee, Florida

Cool Tips For Your Orlando Vacation

It has been a hot July with a Heat Index climbing over 105 degrees on most days.  While this weather may be perfect for the beaches or Disney Water Parks, it is sometimes difficult to tolerate hours on end while visiting the Orlando theme parks or outdoor shopping malls.  Follow these simple tips to make your outdoor activities more bearable.

Dress in comfortable clothes for the weather conditions and hours of exposure to direct sunlight.  Bathing suits and light colored clothing are perfect for days spent outdoors at the theme parks.  Choose clothing that is lightweight and allows your skin to breath easily.  Apply a higher level of SPF sunblock to skin that is exposed to the sun.  Sunburn can make the rest of your vacation unpleasant. 

Drink lots of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and energized.  It is easy to become dehydrated in the summer sun, especially walking several miles within Disney theme parks.  Our bodies are mostly water.  You’ll lose a large amount of water through perspiration.  A good suggestion would be to carry a water bottle with you and refill when empty.  This will also alleviate soreness felt after a long day outdoors.

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 - Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World is The Perfect Spot for a Hot Day! -

Cool Off with a delicious ice cream snack from a snack stand.  Snack Kiosks can be found everywhere at the Disney Parks and outdoor shopping malls.  Children, especially, will be thankful for the unique treats such as the famous Dole Whips and Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars found at Walt Disney World.  Grab some treats for the whole family while waiting in line at one of the roller coasters.  Your wait will be more enjoyable. 

Take Some Time and Rest under shelters and misting stations throughout the theme parks and shopping malls.  Restrooms and restaurants within the attractions also provide for a good spot to rest in air conditioning and gain a second wind.  Wipe a damp paper towel across your head, arms, and legs for a quick cool-down in between amusement rides.

More hot and humid days are in the forecast, at least for the next couple months.  Stay comfortable and take our Cool Advice while visiting the Orlando area theme parks this summer.  These tips will greatly improve your vacation experience at the Attractions.

Independence Day Celebrations in Orlando

Independence Day in Orlando will lead to a Magical Experience!  The magnificent Red, White, and Blue will be on display everywhere you venture from Walt Disney World up through Downtown Orlando.  There will be tons of adventure to keep you busy all weekend long leading up to the Holiday.

Walt Disney World Parks, Universal Studios Orlando, and SeaWorld will all have special fireworks shows set to Holiday music on the Fourth of July.  LEGOLAND celebrates all weekend long with their Fireworks Spectacular.  This is a party for all the Lego fans of the family.  Wear 3D glasses to view exploding bricks while watching the incredible fireworks show!  On July 4th, help build a huge American flag out of Lego bricks.  The best idea is to pick a theme park and stay the whole day late into the night.  Grab your spot under the stars early, as these events promise a packed house.

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 - Celebrating the Fourth of July at Disney's Magic Kingdom -

Fireworks at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando are a free event open to the public.  July 4th marks the 39th annual Fireworks at the Fountain surrounding Lake Eola.  Enjoy the patriotic music and many food and drink options.  The festivities in Downtown Orlando kick-off at 4:00pm and last through the late night hours.

Escape to Orlando for a memorable Holiday Celebration this year.  The influence of Disney and other popular destination attractions add that extra Spark that will surely create new Magical Memories.  You’ll want to stay for the whole Fourth of July Weekend and take advantage of everything there is to experience.

Disney Springs Expands Into the Summer

Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney, is gaining a whole new neighborhood this summer!  Town Center will feature a sophisticated mix of shopping and dining along with inviting common areas for guests to relax and enjoy the improved atmosphere.  Old Florida Spanish-Style architecture will be the theme throughout this new neighborhood.  Several of the shops and experiences are set to debut as soon as May 15, with the rest of this neighborhood complete in July.

Make sure Disney Springs is on your list of Disney experiences this summer.  Over 30 new shops are set to debut within the Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs.  This is in addition to The Landing and Marketplace neighborhoods, which premiered during the Spring season.  Shop at popular high- end stores not hosted at other Disney properties such as Anthropologie, Johnston & Murphy, LACOSTE, Lucky Brand, Luxury of Time by Diamonds International, Na Hoku, Under Armour, Vera Bradley and Volcom just to name a few.  This list will be ever- expanding through early summer, 2016.

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 - Shop at the Newest High- End Stores at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World -

New restaurants opening at the Town Center in Disney Springs will please all diets and sophisticated tastes.  D-Luxe Burger of Disney offers impressive gourmet burgers and artisanal gelato shakes and floats.  Authentic Mexican Cuisine will be served at Tablas Frontera in a lively, colorful atmosphere fresh from Latin America.  The Homecoming – Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar will feature farm-to-fork cuisine, serving up southern favorites derived within the Sunshine State.  Enjoy after- dinner sweets and an indulgent experience at Amorette’s Patisserie with high- end desserts that you may have never tasted!

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 - All New Restaurants at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World -

Additions to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World are set to be complete this Fall.  At completion, over 150 new offerings will be available.  The shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues will more than double in size than what was Downtown Disney.  Visitors will surely enjoy the Old Floridian theme encompassing the waterfront environment and other natural beauty throughout.

Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World

The excitement of summer lies just around the corner.  We have tons of New Experiences to look forward to at the Disney Parks!  Walt Disney World has just announced new additions to their classic amusements.  There is so much more to look forward to on your next summer vacation to the Orlando area!

New at Animal Kingdom

Summer Nights will be full of color and fascination at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!  This Park has now transformed into a day- long destination.  The famous Tree of Life lights up in a display of dancing light and adventure by illustrating stories that relate to the spirits of the animals held within.  You’ll want to catch the new nighttime light show- Rivers of Light at Discovery Island.  The presentation bursts with intense energy and brings to light how all living creatures are connected through nature. 

You won’t want to miss the new Nighttime Safaris at the Animal Kingdom.  What used to be off limits when the sun set, is now one of the most- anticipated experiences at Disney!  A thrilling African Adventure takes you across the savanna as you set safari and encounter nocturnal activities of exotic animals.  Scout lions, elephants, hyena, crocodiles, zebra, and many more of your favorites in somewhat of a behind-the-scenes show!  The guide will entertain with interesting facts and trivia as you ride along in a large off- road vehicle.

Animal Kingdom’s newest eatery, Tiffins, is open for lunch or dinner and features water views along with indoor and outdoor seating.  This restaurant tells the story of the foundation of the popular Disney Park and is inspired by exploration and adventure.  Enjoy unique food created from recipes from far- off lands!  The nearby Nomad Lounge, with their impressive list of wines and cocktails, is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy after dinner drinks and small plates.

The Discovery Island Carnivale and Harambe Wildlife Parti will keep you moving into the night.  Dance in the streets to high- energy live music and enjoy the shows put on by Disney street performers only seen at the Animal Kingdom.

New at Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios has become the place where Star Wars Lives.  This is the place to be for all Star Wars fans.  The Launch Bay will feature replicas and props and memorabilia from the Star Wars movie series and Storm Troopers will be on the loose throughout the Park.  Catch Star Wars stage shows and the most- elaborate fireworks presentation in the history of Hollywood Studios!  A Galactic Spectacular will feature insane effects with explosions of lasers and pyrotechnics!

New at Epcot

Soarin’ gets an improved lift for this summer!  Guests will Soar Around the World high above natural and man- made wonders across all corners of the Globe.  You’ll get the refreshing feeling of gliding slow within the clouds looking down with a bird’s eye view.

Disney’s Frozen continues its popularity at the Norway pavilion in the World Showcase.  Frozen Ever After is a boat tour through Frozen’s Arendelle Kingdom.  It will be a great break from the heat during this summer’s debut.  After the ride, make sure you meet Anna and Elsa inside their summer cabin for pictures.  Children, especially, will love this new adventure!

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 - Mickey is Dressed To Impress at the Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire stage show! -

New at the Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire is the new exciting stage show coming in June to the Magic Kingdom.  A new song, On This Day, will debut here.  See all your favorite classic Disney characters in new costumers celebrating to original new music and dance!  This show takes place in front of Cinderella Castle and is sure to draw a large crowd.

Skipper Canteen is another restaurant opening at Disney that fuses adventure with food.  Sit down and take a break from the Magic Kingdom excitement and enjoy authentic tropical cuisine.  This soon-to-be-a-favorite restaurant is themed after an exotic outpost within Adventureland.  African and Latin flavors are combined to introduce a unique flavor to the Magic Kingdom.

Wow!  So Many New Experiences to see and do coming this summer at Disney!  Add more value to your Disney Vacation by staying in one of our vacation rental condos, townhomes, or vacation homes with a private pool.  All our properties are located close to the Hot Summer Excitement in Orlando.

Enjoy MLS Soccer in Orlando

The Orlando City Soccer Club will begin their second season of MLS play this March.  Add some spice to your Disney vacation and attend an Orlando City game.  Join thousands of fans in downtown Orlando and cheer on Florida’s only current MLS Soccer franchise.

The Orlando City Lions enjoyed a successful first season of MLS play in 2015.  This year promises a bigger thrill at the Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando.  Attendance for the games typically stretches over 34,000 fans.  Excitement, just like the game being played before you, is non- stop and guarantees to keep you involved in the action.  To feed this enthusiasm over our soccer club, a new stadium is being built downtown, within 2 blocks of the Amway Center and within an easy walk to popular restaurants and nightclubs.  This new venue is scheduled for completion for the 2017 season.

To further propel Orlando into the Soccer world, the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League) recently announced MSL status for the women’s team.  The women’s Orlando Pride Soccer Club begins their inaugural season at the Citrus Bowl a month later, in April.  Judging by the attendance for Orlando City last year and the excitement brewing for March’s kick off, you can expect a large showing for The Pride as their games get underway.

Mako at SeaWorld Orlando

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 - Artist Rendering of the Mako Roller Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando -

SeaWorld Orlando will soon be home to Orlando’s tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster.  Mako is set to debut in Summer, 2016.  Dedicated to the ocean’s fastest shark specious, it will be the anchor attraction to an area at SeaWorld all about sharks.  Shark Encounter, a restaurant named Sharks Underwater Grill, and other educational experiences and shops will surround the coaster.

Just this week, the highest point of the roller coaster was installed.  Thrill seekers will be carried 200 feet into the sky before a sudden plunge.  Speeds will reach up to 73 mph!  Experience the feeling of weightlessness as you race through turns and hills.  We will certainly be fighting for a spot in the front of the line!

Festival of Fantasy at Magic Kingdom

There is always a celebration at the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World. No wonder it’s the happiest place to vacation in the world! The imagination runs wild here. Daily parades throughout the theme park bring this Magic alive every day.

The Festival of Fantasy parade is my favorite and has been a stand out through the past year. This parade features a huge mechanical fire- breathing dragon and a gorgeous float of a hot air balloon carrying Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Floats for this parade pay homage to Disney movie history and the colorful characters that starred in those movies. Acrobatic performers who swing and dance to the festive music are an added bonus to the excitement.

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Festival of Fantasy winds through Adventureland, Liberty Square, and Main Street U.S.A. each afternoon. Lasting only about 15 minutes, it provides for a nice break from the high-speed rush of the Magic Kingdom attractions. Plan ahead to grab a spot along the parade route early, before the show begins. Parade times are posted on Disney’s website and mobile apps used on smart phones and other portable electronic devices.

Upcoming Orlando Events- Summer, 2015

Summer is sizzling right now in Orlando! From unique experiences at Walt Disney World, to high energy concerts at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando, these events provide that extra spark to your summertime vacation. Use this schedule to plan your upcoming vacation celebration at Magical Memories.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot World Showcase (through July 25, 2015). Rock and dance to live tributes of your favorite classic rock bands. The concerts take place at the America Gardens Theatre and feature 3 different performances late into the afternoon after you have ridden most of the rides and experienced several shows. Even better, Epcot has included this special bonus in your paid admission to the park!

Summer Nights at SeaWorld (through August 9, 2015). Visit SeaWorld for an entire day and stay late into the evening. The excitement gets turned up a notch when the sun sets. Experience weekend concerts, a special Shamu celebration with spectacular visual effects, and ride your favorite roller coasters under the night sky! It’s well worth skipping your bed time.

Night of Joy at Magic Kingdom (September 11- September 12, 2015). Popular Christian music bands and musicians converge on the Magic Kingdom for two rockin’ nights of music and fellowship. From soul and inspirational singers to hard-rocking bands, there is live excitement for every taste in music. The entertainment kicks off at 7:30pm and continues until 1:00am. Shift your vacation into overdrive, and be prepared to rock ‘n roll the nights away this September at the Magical Kingdom.

Rock the Universe at Universal Studios Orlando (September 11 - September 12, 2015). An impressive line-up of popular Christian bands rock together during this popular Christian music festival at Universal Studios. Surrounding the excitement are heart-pounding rides and attractions. After partying with new friends, visit both theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, for an unforgettable experience.

The Amway Center in downtown Orlando is hosting two huge concerts in September! Ed Sheeran will be performing on September 8, 2015, and Janet Jackson is bringing her high energy show to us on September 23, 2015. Buy tickets now to add that extra spark to your summer vacation. Both of these concerts are happening mid-week, so make your stay last a whole week to take advantage of everything the Orlando area has to offer!

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (September 25 - November 16, 2015). You'll want to be at Epcot this fall to enjoy their food and wine festival. Billed as a "food and wine lover's paradise," this event will feature cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, mixology classes, and live musical performances! Sample some of the best international food and amazing wines.

Summer Fun at Orlando Water Parks

The summer season in Orlando is off to a steaming start! Temperatures have been trending in the upper 90’s since the beginning of June. We have yet to reach our hottest month. How do we keep our cool in the hot summer sun? For starters, we are the best destination for water park excitement.

Walt Disney World features two great water parks to cool down at this summer. Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are wonderful family attractions that rest on Disney property close to their other theme parks. Typhoon Lagoon is reminiscent of a tropical paradise and features a wave pool favored by surfers and an exciting shark reef. Blizzard Beach is unique in that it is themed after a winter blizzard wonderland giving way to some great thrill rides.

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The fun and excitement of the Universal Studios theme parks flows over to their Wet ‘n Wild water park, which is located along International Drive in Orlando. Their thrilling water slides have been a favorite amongst vacationing families since the 1970’s. Wet ‘n Wild, by far, has the most thrilling and high-action slides out of the water parks we list here. Families can still enjoy several rides together throughout the park, with numerous tube rides available. Save some time afterwards to enjoy shopping at the popular stores nearby along International Drive.

Aquatica is the water park attraction from SeaWorld. It’s unique in that guests experience sea life while riding some of the water slides. Get up close and personal to Commerson’s Dolphins, African Spurred Tortoises, and many different species of tropical fish! The rides mix with nature seamlessly to make this an enjoyable day on the water.

Make sure you save room during your Disney vacation this summer to visit one of these thrilling water parks. Don’t forget comfortable sandals and suntan lotion. We’ll see you soon out on the water! Stay tuned to our blog for more vacation tips and updates throughout the year.


Orlando Water Parks Information

Typhoon Lagoon | 1145 East Buena Vista Boulevard- Orlando, Florida 32830

Blizzard Beach | 1534 Blizzard Beach Drive- Orlando, Florida 32830

Wet 'n Wild | 6200 International Drive- Orlando, Florida  32819

Aquatica | 5800 Water Play Way- Orlando, Florida  32821

Stay Comfortable and Healthy On Your Orlando Vacation

Central Florida and the Orlando area is, with no doubt, an outdoor-focused vacation destination. The warm year-round weather is perfect for a day at the Disney parks, one of the many nearby beaches, or hours spent shopping from store-to-store at the outlets. Extended periods outdoors, however, means that you have to take extra precautions to protect your health and remain comfortable for the remainder of your vacation.

Sunscreen is a necessity when enjoying outdoor activities in Florida. Prolonged exposure to the sun can be damaging to your skin . Remember to apply sunscreen frequently while visiting our popular outdoor attractions. Sunburn can be a painful experience and could make for an unpleasant vacation. Look for a higher number of SPF with a broad range of benefits.

Prepare a backpack with water and light snacks prior to visiting outdoor attractions. These refreshments will serve as a key source of energy while staying active. You will burn plenty of calories walking for over 8 hours in a single day at the Magical Kingdom or splashing in the surf at Cocoa Beach the whole day. Dehydration due to a lack of fluids is common in the hot summer sun.

Seek shade and shelter to take time and rest while visiting the attractions and nearby beaches. A small break makes all the difference! Wear lightly- colored clothing that is also lightweight and loose so your body has room to breathe. Heavy and dark clothing will make you feel sluggish in the Florida heat.

As we quickly approach the summer season, keep “cool” in mind. It is not fun to feel uncomfortable and out-of-place during your visit. These comfort tips will make your next vacation experience much more enjoyable.

Essentials for Your Orlando Vacation

Plan ahead and be prepared for your next Disney area vacation. Chances are, you will be spending most of your time outdoors and walking the popular theme parks. Remember these five essentials when packing for your trip to Orlando.

You can’t go on vacation in Florida without remembering suntan lotion. The sun tends to have a stronger, more direct effect on the skin in our state. Most of your vacation will be spent outside. Make sure you apply lotion from head to toe to avoid uncomfortable sunburn. Aim for an SPF of 15 or higher.

Dress for the weather. We are grateful for warm summer-like temperatures through most of the year. Summer months can be scorching-hot, while our fall and spring months are pleasantly warm. Visitors will enjoy mild winter months with noticeably cooler nights, November-February. Pay close attention to the weather forecast in anticipation for your trip for the latest weather trends.

Sandals are part of the daily dress code in Florida. However, tennis shoes will make a world of difference in comfort when visiting the Orlando theme parks. Be prepared to spend a whole day on your feet at Walt Disney World. Painful feet will not create a memorable experience.

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Smartphones are extremely useful tools while on vacation. Popular theme parks have created great apps to help you plan daily itineraries. Guests can view ride times, theme shows at the parks, and even make their dinner reservations straight from their phones! The devices are also excellent for weather forecasts and driving directions by GPS. Take pictures or play games for entertainment while waiting in long lines or sunbathing on a beach in Central Florida.

One last piece of advice for your next Orlando vacation is to bring your hunger for thrilling adventure! New amusements are introduced every year in Orlando. There is something for everyone and every age! You will never grow tired of visiting because you will never be able to do it all.

New Attractions This Summer

The excitement never gets old in Orlando. Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are constantly adding new attractions to keep the fun alive. Experience these new thrill rides on your next trip to the Orlando area.

Disney has added the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to the ever-growing Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. The family-friendly rollercoaster transports riders through the famous diamond mine from the movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It will seem like you’re part of the movie while twisting, turning, and rocking in unique mine train carts. Indeed, a ride not to miss on your next trip to the Magic Kingdom.

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Universal Studios has built a new land to their Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The much-anticipated Diagon Alley is set to open in early this month. Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts is the new, 3D multi-dimensional ride that anchors this new attraction. Fabulous eateries and shops compliment the ride! Dine on traditional British fare at the Leaky Cauldron and grab desert afterwards at the Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour. Diagon Alley is a must-do adventure in Orlando.

Orlando is ever-changing. The amazing attractions at Disney World and Universal Studios can easily take up most of your vacation time. Map out your activities and plan wisely to make sure you are able to visit these new rides.

Old Town Excitement

There is more to Kissimmee than the well-known theme parks. Visitors to the area can add more magic to their vacation with horse rides, helicopter tours, swamp excursions, and even rodeos. Small town charm surrounds Disney and can be found along Highway 192. One of these unique roadside attractions is Old Town.

Old Town provides affordable fun and excitement for the whole family! Rides, restaurants, and shops make up this popular attraction. There are thrill rides for the adults, gentler rides for small children, and classic carnival rides, such as a carousel and bumper cars. Enjoy friendly competition while racing the go-carts. Think of Old Town as a super-charged street fair.

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Classic car enthusiasts love to bring their cars to the nightly car shows that Old Town is known for. Vintage cars line up for show every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. American muscle cars are shown every Friday night. You won’t want to miss the local bands performing on weekend nights while the cars cruise the streets.

Unlike the larger theme parks, Old Town is an attraction where you can experience everything in one day. The rides and restaurants are open late. After having so much fun, you may want to do it all a second time!


Old Town | 5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (Highway 192) | Kissimmee, Florida

Beautiful Beaches Just A Short Drive Away

When you vacation in Central Florida, you truly get the best of both worlds. Not only do we have the most popular theme parks, but we are within a short driving distance to beautiful beaches. In the midst of all the Disney excitement and adventure of Universal Studios Orlando, take a break and relax on the wide, sandy shores of our “local” beaches. There is a beach that’s perfect for everybody.

Both Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach on the east coast are reachable in under an hour’s drive from the Orlando area. Cocoa Beach is popular with surfers and those that prefer a more family-friendly beach. Enjoy a wide strand with plenty of room to enjoy traditional beach sports. Watch cruise ships as they come and go out of Cape Canaveral. Rocket launches are also popular events at the Kennedy Space Center.

Daytona Beach provides a thriving scene for active young adults. Located just north of Cocoa Beach, Daytona is home to the Daytona 500 race of NASCAR. It is perfectly accepted for beachgoers to drive their cars onto the beach and park. Drive out onto the beach strand and set up camp for the day! Motorcycle rallies are held during the months of March and October.

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To the west, the Gulf Coast of Florida has much calmer waters and promotes a more laid-back feel. Clearwater Beach can be reached within an hour and a half from the Orlando area. Experience crystal clear ocean water and a wide, white sandy shore that’s perfect for beachside games. Popular ocean sports include paddleboarding and parasailing. While here, make plans to visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for fun family-friendly activities while learning about Florida’s ocean animals.

Which beach sounds right to you? On your next vacation to the Orlando area, don’t forget to make time for our beautiful beaches. The salt air and warm sand between your toes nicely compliments the active days spent inside the theme parks.

The Chocolate Kingdom Chocolate Factory

Chocolate lovers of all ages will enjoy their visit to the Chocolate Kingdom, of Kissimmee. This popular attraction boasts a full-service chocolate factory and candy shop that features delicious treats made fresh daily. It will be hard to resist purchasing some of these fine sweets to indulge in while on vacation. These goodies are locally made with passion only at the Chocolate Kingdom.

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Guests are treated to an interactive factory tour that lasts less than an hour. Learn all about the bean-to-bar process of chocolate production. The tour is very family-friendly, as spectators follow a unique storyline which adds more excitement and adventure during their visit.  There are even chocolate tastings, where you will be able to sample chocolate at the different stages of production.  At the end of the tour, make your own fresh chocolate candy bar with a wide selection of toppings! Not only will you gain a new appreciation about chocolate, but you will take away sweeter vacation memories.

Chocolate Kingdom is located beside Old Town Kissimmee and Fun Spot on Highway 192 in Kissimmee.

Upcoming Events in Orlando - Spring and Summer 2014

Plan your upcoming vacation around these fun spring and summer events at the Orlando area theme parks. All of the listed events are family-friendly. Admission to most events is covered in the cost of your park ticket and will complement the excitement of thrilling rides and amusements. Check our blog often for more great ideas that will add to your Central Florida vacation experience.

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (now through May 18th) is a wonderful kick off to our spring season in Kissimmee. Visitors enjoy bright flower displays, home improvement seminars, live music from legendary bands, and unique seasonal foods at the World Showcase. After one trip to the Flower & Garden Festival, you'll want to schedule future vacations around this event.

Epcot’s popular summer concert series, Sounds Like Summer, begins on June 8th and runs until July 26th. Listen to your favorite classic rock songs performed by tribute bands. Bands honor the Beach Boys, U2, the Eagles, Bee Gees, and other well-known acts. These concerts take place in the America Gardens Theatre in the World Showcase with a different band performing each week.

Fans of the popular Star Wars films will enjoy Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios, May 16th - June 15th. Disney is the place to be for special thrilling entertainment paying tribute to the Star Wars franchise. Experience specialty rides, celebrity parades, fireworks shows, Jedi Training for younger children, and collect autographs from your favorite Star Wars characters. It's all taking place right here!

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Viva La Musica takes place at SeaWorld every Saturday, from April 26th - May 17th and pays homage to Latin culture. Experience tasty Latin cuisine and exciting concerts featuring internationally renowned Latin musicians. Come hungry, as there are lots of delicious dishes to sample. This event is free with a paid SeaWorld admission.

During SeaWorld’s Summer Nights Celebration, which takes place June 21st – August 10th, the excitement heats up as the day cools down. Thrilling light shows and fireworks displays light up the night skies and add an extra flair to the always popular marine show featuring Shamu. Clyde and Seamore put on a hilarious nighttime show as well, titled “Sea Lions Tonite.” Enjoy a thrilling experience on SeaWorld’s rollercoasters as the day winds down.

Universal Studios hosts its own Grand Celebration of the New Orleans original party, Mardi Gras. This party is ongoing until June 7th. Catch the same level of excitement as you would in New Orleans, only in Orlando and beside great Theme Park rides. Internationally known music superstars and bands from hip hop and rock and roll will be hosting free concerts. Extravagant floats, Cajun food, and Bayou-fused music surround Universal Studios to create a festive environment.


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