Kissimmee Journals

Summer in Orlando

An August 2005 trip to Kissimmee by jlmadnick

Summer Bay Resort Photo, Kissimmee, Florida More Photos
Quote: Call us crazy, but we visited Orlando in August. It turned out to be great. The weather was hot, but not unbearable. Disney was not crowded at all. We walked right on many of popular attractions. The Summer Bay resort was wonderful.

Summer in Orlando

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Okay, you know about Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld. But have you considered going to the Kennedy Space Center? We took a day trip to KSC, only 45 minutes or so from Orlando. We had a great day and really enjoyed it. We also had a great time at the beach in Indianatlantic, near Melbourne. Take the Beeline Expressway Route 528 to US 192 Melbourne, and follow 192 to the end and turn left onto A1A. Skip the first parking area and drive up a couple of miles, where there is another parking area that is less crowded and free, with a bathhouse. Careful, there are no lifeguards, possible rip currents, and big waves. Quick Tips: Try Ebay for discount tickets. I was able to buy two Day Park Hop...Read More

Summer Bay Resort

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Hotel

Summer Bay Resort Photo, Kissimmee, Florida
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Best Things Nearby:Disney and restaurantsBest Things About the Resort:Excellent units, well-maintained grounds, nice pools, and lots of activitiesResort Experience: Summer Bay Resort - Highly Recommended We had a great time at Summer Bay! The resort was easy to find, about 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport. The check-in process was quick and easy. The Resort Summer Bay resort is a large resort with a variety of accommodations on the property. Summer Bay has three pools, a clubhouse, tennis courts, shuffleboard, a nice beach on the lake, a marina with all types of water craft, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 16, 2005

Summer Bay Resort
17805 U.S. Highway 192
Kissimmee, Florida 34711
352/242-1100

Summer Bay Resort

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Hotel

Summer Bay Resort Photo, Kissimmee, Florida
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Best Things Nearby:Disney and restaurantsBest Things About the Resort:The units, pools, activities, and well-maintained groundsResort Experience:Summer Bay Resort - Highly Recommended This is a continuation of my Summer Bay resort journal. Please read both for a complete picture of Summer Bay. We had a great time at Summer Bay! The resort was easy to find, about 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport. The check-in process was quick and easy. The Condo We had a two-bedroom condo. The condo was nicely furnished with leather furniture. The living area had a sofa, two sitting chairs, a coffee ta...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 16, 2005

Summer Bay Resort
17805 U.S. Highway 192
Kissimmee, Florida 34711
352/242-1100

Kennedy Space Center

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Kennedy Space Center Photo, Orlando, Florida
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I didn't expect to spend so much time at KSC, maybe 3 or 4 hours, but at 6pm closing, we still hadn't seen everything. The size of the rockets is amazing for how big they are. Just as amazing is how small the astronauts’ living space was. You start by viewing a presentation about the beginning of the space program. It shows the early failures and disappointments, and then progresses to the successes. Then you move on to the next presentation. In this one, you are present as the missions are launched. You are viewing the actual control room from that time, not a mock-up or model. There is an IMAX movie that takes you through the construction of the International Sp...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 16, 2005

Kennedy Space Center
NASA Parkway East State Road 405
Orlando, Florida 32899
(321) 452 2121