Quality Inn & Suites
2945 Entry Point Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone: (407) 390-0204
Fax: (407) 390-9780
This multi-million dollar sports complex sprawling across 200 acres can host more than 30 different types of sports, from aerobics to wrestling. It has hosted a broad spectrum of athletes, ranging from youth league competitors to leisure-time amateurs, seniors to college teams and professionals. The spring training home of the Atlanta Braves, this multi-purpose complex even has a Speedway for auto-racing. You can test your endurance at the Multi-Sports Experience facility and then head for the All-Star Cafe where you'll find memorabilia, an interactive game room and delicious food.
Indy Racing Experience is situated right next to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, just a few miles south of Orlando. Did you ever wonder what it would feel like to race in a genuine Indy race? Well, this is your chance to experience it first hand. Get behind the wheel of an actual IndyCar Series car at the Disney speedway and try your luck on the 1-mile tri-oval for eight laps, or leave the driving to a true professional Indy Racing League driver and ride shotgun for three laps around the track. Indy Racing Experience is open 350 days of the year, from 16:00 until dusk. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
If car racing is on your agenda, this is the place to be. Founded by ex-Nascar champ, Richard Petty along with his Australian friend Barry Graham, Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE), designed to simulate Nascar racing provides high end sports entertainment. With 20 locations in the US, RPDE is the first choice for many who would love to hit high speeds, the safe way. RPDE has many individual and group programs. With 4 choices of Ride-along, Rookie Experience, Kings Experience and Experience of a Lifetime, it covers all skill levels. Do reserve in advance!
Boatwright's Dining Hall is located in Walt Disney World's Port Orleans Resort next to the main lobby. With all of the creative workmanship found here, it will seem like you've stepped inside an actual boat factory. There is a massive ship hull overhead and numerous other marine artifacts spread throughout. They offer all of the Cajun-inspired customary dishes, along with numerous American classics for breakfast and dinner. The desserts include scrumptious French pastries. Boatwright's Dining Hall is a fun place for the whole family to enjoy a home-cooked southern feast. The atmosphere is laid back, and you can enjoy a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty drinks as well. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Scary isn't just for Halloween anymore. Legends: A Haunting at Old Town will get your heart racing any time of year. The attention to detail and quality production will make you feel like you've entered another world. Costumed actors, great special effects, and spooky surroundings make this stop a must-see for anyone looking for a thrill.
Explore all the excitement that Kissimee has to offer at Old Town. This impressive entertainment complex boasts more than 70 specialty shops, a wide range of affordable dining options and more. Kids will have a blast exploring the many activities at Old Town, including amusement park rides such as the bumper cars and Ferris wheel.
Join a handsome prince and his pet dragon on their journey through Chocolate Kingdom. Bring your kids to experience this extremely fun and educational tour that includes a trip through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a Chocolate Museum and a Chocolate river and factory. The youngsters will surely be delighted by the interactive tour and they'll even be able to create their own chocolate bar!
Need to cool off? Look no further than Disney's Blizzard Beach, a water park inspired by snow and winter sports. At the heart of the park is Mount Gushmore, which plays host to numerous chutes and slides—including the Summit Plummet, the world's largest and fastest free-fall body slide. There are attractions for all ages with Tike's Peak, a water play area for young children and Ski Patrol Training Camp, an area designed for pre-teens. Relax while floating down a tube on Cross Country Creek or take a dip in the pool of Melt-Away Bay. If you like water, you'll love Disney's Blizzard Beach.
Characters in Flight is located on the west side of Downtown Disney a short distance south of the city of Orlando. It is a massive balloon that is tethered 400 feet over the Downtown Disney area and offers amazing, memorable sights of much of the Walt Disney World Resort properties with views as far away as 10 miles. The vividly colored and internally illuminated balloon features pictures of the most famous Disney characters and has a gondola that is big enough to accommodate 29 passengers plus the pilot. Characters in Flight is the "world's largest tethered gas balloon" and provides its passengers with spectacular panoramic views of Walt Disney World. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is a dynamic water park with much more than just water slides, although it does have those in abundance. At Shark Reef, if you dare, you can snorkel in salt water with real sharks and tropical fish. Go early or stay late to learn how to surf in one of the world's largest wave pools. If you are searching for a more classic water park, Typhoon Lagoon has these attractions as well. Take a ride on the slow and relaxing Castaway Creek, let the little ones play in Ketchakiddee Creek, or go for the big thrills with speed slides or a water coaster!
More than a zoo, Disney's Animal Kingdom has rides, shows, and safaris to truly live in the world of the animals. See roaming wild animals on Kilimanjaro Safari or pet goats, llamas, and pigs at the Affection Section. Or take a rest and catch one of Animal Kingdom's many shows, from the 3-D 'It's Tough to be a Bug'—where you can experience life from a bug's point of view, to the live action, 'Pocahontas and her Forest Friends'. With rides like the rollercoaster Expedition Everest and the TriceraTop Spin, all members of the family are sure to have a full day of fun.
Symbolic of everything Disney's Magic Kingdom themed park stands for, the Cinderella Castle is the emblem of magic and mystery. Inspired by 12th and 13th Century castles, this fairytale mansion is made up of fiberglass, concrete, steel beams and plaster and took about 18 months to be constructed. Enclosed by a moat, this legendary attraction opened to the public in 1971 and towers at 189 feet (57.61 meters). Featuring 27 towers, gilded turrets, elegant rooftops, a wishing well and rose gardens, the interiors of the castle is decked up with over one million glass fragments that are of 500 different shades. The main hall has five artisan mosaic murals depicting Cinderella's story with real gold and silver. Located inside the castle are the Cinderella's Royal Table and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where you can get fairy tale makeovers.