Imagine your perfect Kissimmee vacation. Maybe it involves hanging out poolside, visiting the attractions, dinner and a show, or an outdoor adventure. But no matter which activities you prefer, you want to focus on the fun, not logistics-right? That's why, when you travel with someone who has special needs, it's even more essential that accommodations, transportation and access to entertainment are as comfortable and easy as possible.
Luckily, Kissimmee has you covered! Dedicated to fun for the whole family, Kissimmee businesses and nearby attractions go all out to make sure that everyone, regardless of ability, has wonderful vacation memories they'll treasure forever.
A good place to start is the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum. Completely accessible and based in Kissimmee-with the motto, "Make our front porch your first stop"-the center's mission is to teach the history and nature of the area while helping visitors plan vacations. As an added bonus, the center offers discounted attraction tickets and will treat you to famous southern sweet tea and hospitality.
While all hotels and resorts in the Kissimmee area are wheelchair accessible, some places go the extra mile by offering exceptional perks for guests with special needs.
If you prefer the vacation home experience to a resort, several property management companies in the Kissimmee area offer fully accessible homes with luxury amenities.
For example, Jeeves Holiday Homes offers a Reunion Resort luxury home with a step-free ground floor, master suite with remote-control bed-to-bath lift and a zero-entry pool with lift. All Star Vacation Homes has amazing wheelchair-friendly rentals, each with a tiled first floor, powerstair lift and motorized pool lift, plus 24/7 guest services to make sure you have everything you need. If a condo appeals to you, Global Resort Homes has several options, including a unit with a wheelchair-accessible gourmet kitchen. Contact the property owner or management company to inquire about the availability of these accessible homes.
Resorts & Hotels
In addition to being ADA compliant, all area hotels and resorts are compliant with the new ADA pool accessibility requirements and offer numerous accommodations to make guests with special needs feel comfortable, relaxed and right at home. Many resorts also offer complimentary wheelchair-accessible shuttles to area attractions. Amenities and availability will vary, so contact the resort of your choice for more information.
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Theme parks and attractions
Central Florida area attractions take extra steps to make sure everyone has an amazing time. All offer accommodations for visitors with special needs, from accessibility cards and queues to custom-built attractions for those who are mobility impaired.
Want to explore the great natural wonders Central Florida has to offer? You're in luck! Whether someone in your group has mobility issues or sensory issues, there are many outdoor adventures that those with special needs can enjoy. Try an exciting airboat ride with Spirit of the Swamp or Wild Willy's Airboat Tours, which have wheelchair-accessible docks (visitors must be able to transfer from ECV or wheelchair to boat). For a more low-key experience in the heart of Kissimmee, head to Shingle Creek Regional Park where you can explore miles of accessible trails and visit the historic Pioneer Village. The park also boasts The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek, where you can rent kayaks and canoes. (Staff can assist with transfer, but guests must be able to paddle.)
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Getting around and being comfortable while visiting Kissimmee is just a phone call away thanks to these transportation and equipment rental companies that cater to visitors with special requirements.
Need an accessible charter bus? With 48 hours' notice, Express Transportation can send an ADA-compliant motor coach to the airport or your hotel. Pegasus Transportation has ADA buses that can accommodate two wheelchairs, as well as an accessible van in their fleet.
Airport shuttles and vehicle rentals
SuperShuttle provides shared ride shuttles to and from the airport that are wheelchair and service animal friendly, as well as offering ExecuCar service if you want upscale private transportation with a driver. If you're looking for a wheelchair or ECV accessible van during your stay, Discount Mobility USA and Specialty Vehicles of Central Florida havefull-sized and minivan models available for rent.
Make your vacation perfect by ensuring you have all the equipment you need on hand and ready to go. For your mobility needs, K&M Rentals has scooters, wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and shower chairs, all with free delivery and pick up. If you need medical equipment, Orlando Medical Rentals has you covered. In addition to wheelchairs and scooters, you can rent electric beds, tool-free bed assist bars, enclosed beds, lifts, oxygen tanks, IV poles, transfer boards and anything else you might need. Delivery is free with two days' notice.
Part of Kissimmee's appeal is that it's accessible to everyone no matter what his or her abilities are. If you travel with someone with special needs, Kissimmee is the perfect choice for a getaway that lets every family play together.