Kissimmee is a great spot to stay for access to neighbouring Orlando and its many theme parks. Firstly, there’s the most famous amusement attraction in the world, the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s home to many fantasy areas that will leave all the family enthralled. Meet Cinderella at the Magic Kingdom, say hello to Mickey Mouse and join animated parades. Or there’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you can live out your favourite film in the Hollywood-inspired attractions. For animal lovers, check out Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the largest animal-themed park in the world.
Disney aside, there’s the lesser known alligator-themed Gatorland. This 110-acre attraction is home to a nature reserve that boasts a unique zipline, where you’ll soar 350 feet above the alligator breeding marsh with its 150 alligators. For something a bit less adrenaline-infused, you can visit them up close at ground level.
Let’s not forget Universal Studios too, which is also in Orlando. Here you can ride on the Hogwarts’ Express in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or head to all-new Volcano Bay to experience the thrill of a lifetime on volcano-inspired rides such as the Krakatau Aqua Coaster. Here, four-person canoes slide upwards, twisting and turning around Krakatau volcano before finally plunging into a waterfall. Family holidays to Florida bring you to a wealth of great days out, so plan your trip and make sure you see as much as possible.