The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes it an ideal destination any time of year and kicking off your summer this Memorial Day means getting some of the best of it. As the heat rises with the unofficial start of summer, you’ll want to be one of the first to experience everything the area has to offer. Set your sights on Kissimmee and the surrounding area, with its many exciting entertainment offerings and you’ll build a vacation that’s unique to you. Ask our knowledgeable associates about the best times to visit your chosen attractions so you can maximize your experience.
A visit to The Happiest Place on Earth is usually at the top of the list for families and Disney fans of all ages. There are endless amounts of fun to be had between the four parks from parades down the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, USA to rides, shows, and character meet-and-greets throughout each of the parks. “Climb” Mount Kilimanjaro at Animal Kingdom, celebrate movie history at Hollywood Studios, or travel the world without leaving the park at Epcot. You can make it the focus of your trip or spend a single day at your favorite park.
Go up, up, and away this Memorial Day for a unique view of the places you’ve come to see and experience during your stay. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of your favorite attractions on a 25-minute narrated flight. Learn about the area’s history and development from empty land to bustling tourist destination while you capture beautiful photos and soak up the sights as you pass by places like Old Town, Sea World, Disney Springs, Epcot, and many more.
Sea World is packed full of aquatic exhibits and shows. Learn about their marine animal rescue and rehabilitation programs, or get close-up private encounters with whales, penguins, dolphins, and more. If that’s not enough, head over to Sea Life Orlando for more undersea adventures. Get out of the heat and get to know sea creatures from the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, and even get up close to some. The aquarium has over 5,000 crustaceans, fish, and marine mammals in over 30 exhibits where you can observe a giant octopus, sharks, stingrays, and more as you travel through a unique 360-degree underwater tunnel.
Located on International Drive along with many other must-see attractions, Madame Tussauds wax museum features life size and life-like wax models of many of the U.S.’s top actors, sports stars, pop icons, political and historical figures, and others. Each category or group of our country’s most famous has its own room, and the figures are organized and placed in such a way that begs for fun and silly photos with you and your friends posed in the shot. Want to see yourself carved in wax? It will take three to four months for the professional team of artists and sculptors to perfect your image using over 200 different body measurements to capture everything that’s unique about you.
Chocolate lovers will want to add this stop to the agenda this Memorial Day. Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive tour that takes you from the chocolate bean to the creamy, delicious chocolate treats you love. Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide is joined by a “handsome prince” and the prince’s dragon sidekick to take you through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, the Mystical River of Chocolate, and the Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory that utilizes old-world machinery. Enjoy samples throughout the 45-minute tour, and for an additional fee you can customize your own chocolate bar!
Take in dinner and a show – in the same venue! You’ll dine on traditional Medieval fare like giant turkey legs while you watch the knights duel in the arena or joust on horseback to be named Defender of the Throne. Cheer your favorite knight on to victory! There are meals for those with dietary restrictions who’d like to go back in time, too.
From a cozy studio or one-bedroom for a smaller family or sweetheart getaway to a spacious nine-bedroom for a family or group reunion, Global Resort Homes of Orlando has a Kissimmee vacation rental that’s perfect for you this Memorial Day. Step in and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. Our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, then retreat to a private bedroom for some relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, movie and TV character-themed rooms, home theaters, game rooms, and more.
Call us to start planning your Memorial Day adventure today!