You've visited the major parks, now what ??
You've visited the
headline Orlando attractions:-
Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom (with the new "land" - Pandora and Disney Springs;
Universals' Studios, Islands of Adventure and Citywalk;
Sea World, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens (at Tampa).
You've been well washed at Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, the new Volcano Bay, Aquatica and Adventure Island water parks.
You've shopped at Premium Outlet, The Florida Mall, Mall at Millennia and The Mercado, (to name just a few...) explored International Drive from end to end, been to evening dinner - shows at Medieval Times, Arabian Nights, Sleuths, Polynesian Luau and Pirates .
Gone further afield on daytrips to Kennedy Space Center, Silver Springs and visited the Gulf Coast beaches,
But still need to fill that odd half-day!
are many attractions in & around Kissimmee not quite so well advertised or
well known as Disney
or Universal but, never the less, well worth a visit.
Try any of these links for further information...
airboat ride could blow away the cobwebs: try Boggy
Creek Airboats or, a little further away, the poetically named Kissimmee
Swamp Tours (actually pretty good)...
My 60th birthday this year (2009), so some treats: We tried an airboat tour at Cypress Lake & could have thoroughly recommended it - BUT.. It appears to have closed down :-(... a bit further away, but a huge natural lake, full hour tour and masses of wildlife with lots of 'gators - great 'photos... Have a look at our webpage 'Something Different' & follow the links on it.....
Try Gatorland on South Orange Blossom Trail to meet some of the original inhabitants of the locality !
The Holy Land Experience will take you back to the time of Christ in an interactive way...
you're up to a 6am start, you could try Painted
Horizon balloons by Days
Inn on the 192 - they often fly directly over our villa...You never know, you
could wave to yourself !!!
Another suggestion -Orlando Balloon Adventures - as they fly more intimate 2 and 4-passenger balloons.
To blow away those cobwebs, how about a helicopter flight ? - Try Orlando Helicopter Tours.
For tinys & those into fluffy critters, Green Meadows Petting Farm on Poinciana Blvd. could be the thing.
These are all within a few minutes drive of our villa & are only an idea for alternative venues - there are many more...!
little further away, but well worth a visit, Fantasy
of Flight maintain a working museum of airplanes.
South on the I27 is Bok Tower Gardens the highest point in Florida on Iron Mountain (295ft !!) with very attractive gardens & a carillon tower.
Legoland is in the same direction - aimed at smaller guests !!
Within daytrip distance are Mount Dora, a small 'olde worlde' town with some interesting antique shops, Winter Park with the Tiffany glass museum, boat rides and Squirrel park or St. Augustine, reputedly the oldest city in America, originally settled by the Spanish ('though the Indians got there first!)....
Further afield are Miami, the Everglades, the Florida Keys & ultimately Key West. Really not daytrip distances, if you want to explore that far South, consider either a multi-centre holiday or overnight lodgings.