“Can we live at Disney World?” our 4-year-old asked, her cheeks rosy and her face in raptured bliss. I laughed and said “No, but wouldn’t that be fun?” We just spent 2 weeks in the Kissimmee area.
Of the 4 theme parks in DW, our girls probably enjoyed the Magic Kingdom best. The characters are familiar there and the rides for little ones are plentiful. They were delighted by Peter Pan, Dumbo, Snow White, and It’s A Small World. Our 4-year-old was actually tall enough (and brave enough!) to ride “BIG” rides this time – Splash Mountain, Big Thunder, and Test Track.
Tim & I probably enjoyed EPCOT best. Have you ridden the ride inside the big golf ball (that’s what I called it the whole time). It’s fascinating. EPCOT also boasts one of my favorite rides – Soarin’. (That was my 4-year-old’s favorite ride too). Club Cool is awesome on a hot day – free samples from Coke products around the world!
We also spent a day of play at Universal Studios – where the girls whirled around The Cat in the Hat and splashed at Curious George’s water world. Tim went on quite a few of the roller coasters, including the new ones in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
On Sunday, we went to the famed Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues. It was a soul-stirring performance. You should have seen me double-clapping and waving my hands. For real. It was like a church service – only better. (Okay, now I’m going to be in trouble for saying that).
One last thing – Don’t you dare leave Kissimmee without visiting and volunteering with Give Kids the World. Go ahead – add it into your itinerary.
If you plan a trip to Kissimmee, I can guarantee that you won’t lack entertainment. I can also guarantee that your wallet will be lacking if you stay too long – free attractions seem to be few and far between.
Have you ever been to Kissimmee/Orlando? What did you like/not like about it?
What rides/shows do you love most at Disney World and/or Universal Studios?
* Special thanks to Disney World, Universal Studios, & Experience Kissimmee for providing us with complimentary tickets.