Kissimmee Journals

Theme Park Madness at Easter Break

An April 2007 trip to Kissimmee by berky

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Quote: Easter Week is a popular time to visit the theme parks in Kissimmee. Plan well, take lots of breaks and enjoy the great weather.

Theme Park Madness at Easter Break

Overview

Music Photo, Florida, United States
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Easter Week is a popular time to visit central Florida. The weather is perfect; not hot and humid as it is during the scorching summer months, nor cold with the biting wind of winter, but sunny and warm with the occasional brief rainstorm. The Kissimmee area has an amazing number of theme parks and attractions so it is not surprising that is a very popular family destination. Anyone visiting must be prepared to wait in lines and put up with traffic and crowds. Many guide books are written about the area, so use them to plan well, take lots of breaks and enjoy the great weather.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: The best way to get around the Kissimmee area is by car as places are fa...Read More

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando-Orange Lake Resort

Hotel | "Orange Lake Country Club"

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando-Orange Lake Resort Photo, Kissimmee, Florida
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Orange Lake Golf and Country Club is an enormous resort with several different “village” areas. You could easily spend a week just enjoying the resort, as there is so much to do. A free shuttle transports guests around the complex. There are also shuttles available (for a fee) to take you to the attractions of the area. We had a two bedroom unit in a four story building in the West Village, the oldest in the complex. Many of the units are single story villas backing onto or facing the golf fairways. Other arrangements are in double storied villas or larger hotel size buildings. There are wide lawns, small copses of trees and man made lagoons. With textured candle glow walls and wic...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 1, 2008

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orlando-Orange Lake Resort
8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
(407) 239-0000

Vacation Village At Parkway

Hotel | "Vacation Villa at Parkway"

Vacation Village At Parkway Photo, Kissimmee, Florida
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Vacation Village At Parkway enjoys a great location close to Interstate 4 just off the 192. They were half way through construction of their final sized resort of 25 buildings. Our sales rep told us you could watch the fireworks at Disney World from some of the buildings.Three or more seven-story buildings are grouped around a central recreation area of pool, playground and barbecue area. If you walk along the raised boardwalk of the wildlife conservation areas intermingled throughout the complex, you feel as if you are far from the hustle and bustle of city living.During a good part of our stay, the weather was rainy and not too warm, so there was not much activity at the pools, b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2008

Vacation Village At Parkway
2949 Arabian Night Blvd.
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
(407) 3969086

Mythos Restaurant

Restaurant | "Mythos"

Mythos Restaurant Photo, Orlando, Florida
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Located in the Lost Continent of the Islands of Adventure Theme Park, Mythos restaurant describes itself as the best theme park restaurant in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. It offers full service dining and you can make priority-seating arrangements at the dining cart in the Port of Entry. You might be lucky to get a seat by walking in at an off time. The restaurant looks like the inside of a cave with the walls sculpted into large replicas of ancient Greek gods. Subterranean streams run between the handsome seating areas, with seats upholstered in regal purple. Soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees have intriguing names and flavors to match. The food was delicious. Portions are enormous and ca...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2008

Mythos Restaurant
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
Orlando, Florida
(800) 711-0080

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill

Restaurant | "Uno Chicago Grill"

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Uno Chicago Grill and Bar can be found in a square brick building set back from the road on 1-192. It is a chain restaurant we have never tried before. We arrived very early and found the place almost empty. Most of the hosts and servers seemed to be middle-aged and elderly men.Our waiter forgot everything the minute he left the table. It did not help that he forgot his pencil and did not write anything down. I had lemon basil salmon with roasted vegetables and pureed cauliflower. It was very good. The menu suggested asking specifically for anchovies to be included with the Caesar Salad. My husband requested this to accompany his Greek Panini. They did not come with the salad, but when we a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 1, 2008

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill
5350 W Irlo Bronsn MMRL Hwy
Orlando, Florida 34746
(407) 396-2755

Arabian Nights

Attraction

Arabian Nights Photo, Orlando, Florida
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At a cost of $50 +, this would not be something I would recommend unless you were a huge fan of riding entertainment. There are two shows most evenings, one at six and one at eight-thirty in the evening. Since our balcony was kitty corner to the Arabian Knights parking lot, we could see that it was completely booked every evening. We were told seating is first come first served, but when we got to our seats, many were occupied, I suspect, by large tour groups. It thus makes sense to arrive early, although in an arena venue, the seats are all acceptable. Prior to the actual show, there is a pre-show magic show which is entertaining-try to sit near the front as the seating here is single level...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 1, 2008

Arabian Nights
6225 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Orlando, Florida 34742
(407) 239-9223