Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Kissimmee 5K Race for Healthy Hearts.

The City of Kissimmee is hosting its annual KISS-I-MEE 5K race for promoting heart health on February 11th 2012. The race begins at Toho Square near the Osceola County Courthouse and takes you through historic Kissimmee and past the picturesque Lake Tohopekaliga.

To take part and find more information go to….


Friday, 25 November 2011

Auto Show weekend at Orange County Convention Center.

The International Drive Convention Center in Orlando is hosting this holiday weekend the ‘Central Florida International Auto show’.

Open on Thursday November 24th to Sunday November 27th 2011.

Friday and Saturday 10am-10pm.

Sunday10am-5pm. ‘Kids day’ when children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an paying adult.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Family Events at the Orange County History Center Orlando.

Wednesday 30th November 2011. The festive lighting of Heritage Square at 6.15 pm with musical performances, refreshments, crafts, explore the museum and have a visit with Santa.

Saturday December 10th 2011. Family Adventure Day: Drop and Shop.    Leave the children with museum staff chaperones to have an afternoon of craft making and watching movies. Whilst the grown ups do their Christmas shopping.                                 Register and book beforehand.

Sunday December 11th 2011. The museum will be holding ‘The Serious Art of Make-Believe Exhibition’  where the Universal Orlando Resort design team are holding a Meet and Greet session and talking about their exciting art and design work.

The History Center is situated on Central Blvd. Orlando.

For more information go to…http://thehistorycenter.org/education/youth/special

Friday, 11 November 2011

Veterans Day Parade in Orlando.

Today is Veterans Day in the United States of America, a day when thoughts are turned to the men and women in the armed forces that have bravely fought around the world past and present.

As a tribute to them there will be a parade on Saturday 12th 2011 at 11.00 a.m. In Downtown Orlando.

For more information go to……..


Friday, 4 November 2011

Downtown Kissimmee’s Festival of Light Parade December 2011.

Kissimmee Florida will be holding the ‘Festival of Lights Holiday Parade’ on Saturday 10th December, bringing the community together, inviting groups, citizens and businesses to take part.

There will be floats decorated with the theme ‘Santa’s Workshop’ street performers, costumes and an evening planned with fun filled activities.

The parade begins at 6.00pm.

Clocks go back in the USA. November 6th 2011.

In Orlando and the rest of the United States the clocks go back an hour to Standard time this week-end. Sunday November 6th at 2 a.m. in the morning.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Music Festival Week-End at Citrus Bowl Orlando Florida.

A music festival will be held at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando Florida this coming November. ‘Orlando calling’, the launch of this new event will be drawing in headliners such as Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers, The Pixies, The Roots and many more well known artists playing R&B, Country, Rock, Alternative, Folk etc.

The dates for this weekend music celebration are November 12th 2011 to November 13th 2011.

If more information is needed please go to…http://www.orlandocalling.com/

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Legoland opening in Florida.

A reminder that the new ‘Legoland Florida’ will be opening 15th October 2011.

It is located at Winter Haven Florida, which is 45 minutes away from The Orlando theme parks or from Tampa.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Today is World Smile Day. Friday October 7th 2011.

In downtown Orlando in front of The Orange County History Center, Free snow cones will be given out to make you SMILE.

Friday October 7th. 2011  from 11.30am to 2.00pm

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

‘Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival’ at Downtown Disney.

Downtown Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex will be hosting the ‘Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival’ on Saturday 15th October 2011. The event begins at 8.00am.until 4.30pm.

For more information please go to… http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/more/international-dragon-boat-festival/

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Celebrity Mascot Charity Event at Orlando’s Amway Center Florida.

In Orlando there is a charity event at the Amway Center Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th. It starts at the Stetson University on Thursday July 28th, and is called the Celebrity Mascot Games it is an annual event where 30 sports mascots ranging from American Football League and League Baseball gather from around the country to compete in gladiator type games. Proceeds will go to the charity ‘New Hope For Kids’ which is based in Orlando.

For more information go to……


Monday, 4 July 2011

American Independence Day Celebration Wishes.

‘Happy July 4th’to all our American readers.

To our other readers visiting, have a great day and enjoy the fireworks!!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Kennedy Space Center Florida/Shuttle Endeavour Launch.

NASA have announced that the delayed launch of the space shuttle Endeavour at Kennedy Space Center Florida, has been re-scheduled to Monday May 16th 2011. The engineers have been working on the problem which caused the delay and are happy with their results.

For info. on routes to The Kennedy Space Center from your location in and around Orlando go to….http://www.orlando-maps.info/locations/

Friday, 6 May 2011

Locations Offering Free Wifi Access in Kissimmee Florida.

For information on where you can obtain free internet/Wifi access when staying in or nearby Kissimmee go to http://www.visitkissimmee.com/leisure/area-info/libraries--internet-access/

Obtained from the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Earth Day in Orlando.

Earth day Celebrations in Orlando include ‘Party for the planet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom’ April 22nd 9am to 3pm.

At Universal Orlando special events with the theme of conserving the environment will be held around the park through the week starting 17th April 2011 to April 24th 2011.

At Lake Eola Orlando ‘Central Florida Earth Day’ will be an organised free event on April 23rd 2011.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

‘The Great American Pie Festival’ will be once again held in Celebration Florida on April 9th and 10th 2011.

Pie lovers will gather from around the country to bake, compete and taste award winning treats, children can also take part in activities and competitions.

It is a free event, but if you want to enjoy The Never Ending Buffet there will be a charge of $10 for adults $5 for children.

The Location is Lakeside Park, Celebration.

Opening times

11.00am-7.00pm on Saturday April 9th 2011

12.00pm-5.00pm on Sunday April 10th 2011

More information can be found at…….


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Amtrak Station in Kissimmee near Walt Disney World

Kissimmee Florida has a quaint Amtrak station amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Kissimmee. It is on the Silver Service and Palmetto line travelling from New York to Florida.

From here you can get a taxi to take you to Walt Disney World approx. 15miles away and there are many hotels in the area.

Kissimmee is a vibrant shopping and re-creational city.

The station is on East Dakin Street Kissimmee, it is open 10.00am-6.15pm daily and has an enclosed waiting area and rest rooms.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Ride Re-opens after New years day fire at Universal Orlando Florida.

A ride has been re-opened at Universal Islands of Adventure after closure due to a fire on New Years day.

The water flume ride Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is now operating again after it was evacuated because of a fire.

The Orlando Fire Dept. made the area safe and there were no injuries.

After two months maintenance work on the ride it is now safely up and running.

Monday, 7 March 2011

The Florida Department of Transportation Info.

When visiting Florida you can check beforehand if there are any  transportation projects coming up, traffic alerts, lane closures and other information needed when driving.

Go to….http://www.trans4mation.org/default.aspx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Entertainment Near Orlando Theme Parks

If you want a taste of something other than the Theme Parks near Orlando there is a lot of entertainment on offer, at Universal City Walk for instance, you will find shops, restaurants, cinemas, concert venues, street performers, nightclubs:-

Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Live

Nascar sports Grille

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Restaurant and Market

Red Coconut Club

Emeril’s restaurant Orlando


Pat O’Brien’s

Latin Quarter

Jimmy Buffet’s Margritaville

The Grove

NBA City

Citywalk’s Rising Star

AMC Universal Cineplex 20

Bob Marley-A tribute to Freedom

Blue Man Group


Downtown Disney has entertainment of all kinds for the family

House of Blues

Cirque du Solell’s La Nouba

AMC 24 Theatres Complex

DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme park

Wolfgang Puck Café

Bongo’s Cuban Café

Planet Hollywood

Raglan Road-Irish Pub

Characters in Flight-Balloon

Lego Imagination Centre

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique-Princess Makeovers

World of Disney- Disney Merchandise

Once Upon a Toy

T-Rex- Eating, Shopping and Family Interactive Adventure


And at Disney Boardwalk, shopping music, dancing and even an art gallery…..

Atlantic Dance Hall-Nightclub for over 21’s

Big River Grille and Brewing Works

Flying Fish Café-Watch the meal being prepared

Jelly Rolls –Piano bar, over 21’s

Screen Door General Stores- Souvenirs and Goods

Boardwalk Character Carnival-Disney Houseware Merchandise

Wyland Galleries-Art Gallery

Thimbles and Threads-Clothes

ESPN Club Entertainment Dining and Store-Eat, Shop and Watch Sport.

Don’t forget Golf, Miniature Golf, Water parks, Horse riding, Tennis, Water sports, Spa’s, Museums.

If you need more information on these please ask on our Question and Answers link