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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kissimmee

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 13 January 2015
  • Revised 31 August 2023
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kissimmee
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 13 January 2015
  • Revised 31 August 2023
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kissimmee
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 13 January 2015
  • Revised 31 August 2023
Many visitors to Florida are not aware that, while they frequently stay in Kissimmee and venture into Orlando for family favourites such as Walt Disney World, theres also plenty to do for the whole family right on your doorstep in Kissimmee. Whether its family theme park fun, relaxing gold courses or delicious family restaurants youre after, Kissimmee has it all.

Heres some of our favourite things you didnt know about Kissimmee:

1. You don’t have to head to Orlando for family favourites such as Go-Karting


Is zooming round the track your idea of family fun? Then you should definitely pop by Kissimmee Go-Karts and get your racing helmet on!

Kissimmee Go-Karts is open 12pm to 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday and open late until 9pm on Friday & Saturday. Prices start at $4.00 for one lap.

2. You can get out of the sun and get active on the ice

If you want to get out of the heat for a few hours, you can cool down with a unique ice sports experience at The Ice Factory of Central Florida. Have a go at ice hockey or ice skating, amongst other sports. Try not to stay on your feet!

Admission starts at $5.00

3. It’s not all about theme parks – you can relax on the golf course, too!


Many think that Florida is all about Disney and the theme parks, however there are plenty of places to relax, too. A day spent on one of the many golf courses is the perfect break away from theme park mania.

Professionally designed golf courses such as Reunion, designed by legends Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer are favourites.

4. You can enjoy thrilling rides at Fun Spot America


You can enjoy the thrill of Orlandos theme parks right on your doorstep in Kissimmee at Fun Spot America. Tuck into great food, scream on thrilling rides, and have a brilliant time with the kids on some family favourites, including the carousel and go karts.

5. You can get up, close and personal with Florida’s Gators!


Experience something unique and get up, close and personal with the alligators in Kissimmee. You can even enjoy a thrilling ride on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line; perfect for the kids!

Day prices start at $18.99 for kids (3-12yrs)

6. It’s not all laughs – you can give yourself a scare with a Ghost Tour

We all love to be spooked, so why not delve into the supernatural and hit up Kissimmee Ghost Tours? You’re sure to leave trembling.

Adult admission is $19.00 and under 12’s go free!

7. You can experience the sky with iFLY
Take to the (indoor) skies and give skydiving in Florida a go! Experience weightlessness in a wind tunnel and see what it’s like to float in mid-air. This is a wind-swept experience to remember!

We recommend you check the iFLY website for details and book in advance to ensure availability.

8. Old America is on your doorstep


Go back to old style Americana with a visit to Old Town, which is a beautiful area in Kissimmee that’s great for shopping and dining in classic American style. For car, retro and Americana lovers, there’s even an American car show every Saturday.

9. Unique hot air balloon experiences are just around the corner


Take to the air (for real this time) and experience the breathtaking views Florida has to offer with a hot air balloon ride in Kissimmee. Relax as you fly over Florida and sip in both champagne and exceptional views.

10. There’s over 200 family restaurants for every taste

Surprising to many, Kissimmee is home over 200 family restaurants, from Chinese and Mexican to Indian and even authentic Irish food and drink! Whether the kids are fussy eaters or not, there’s something for everyone.

Ocean Florida staff recommend Miller’s Ale House for exceptional food and a cold pint.

Get ready for the holiday of a lifetime!

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