A man with one artificial leg standing on a street at night advertising for Invictus Games Orlando 2016.

Invictus Games 2016

You are here

Home  >  Blog  >  Invictus Games 2016

Sports

In a salute and tribute to the “unconquered” spirit of wounded warriors from around the world, Experience Kissimmee has signed on to be the official tourism supporter of the Invictus Games 2016. The Prince Harry-inspired Invictus Games will attract about 500 athletes from 15 nations competing at ESPN Wide World of Sports located in Kissimmee, May 8-12. Originally introduced in London in 2014, the Invictus Games is a showcase for wounded warriors. This year’s edition of the competition includes 10 events—swimming, archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis.

A man with one artificial leg standing on a street at night advertising for Invictus Games Orlando 2016.

“These wounded warriors are an inspiration, and we’re proud to welcome them to our destination,” declared DT Minich, Experience Kissimmee President & CEO. “We’re proud to be associated with the Invictus Games—alongside some of the world’s most powerful brands—in giving these inspiring athletes a platform to compete and to be applauded for not giving in to their wounds, their injuries or their illnesses.” Prince Harry, Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman, a star-studded list of celebrities and musical performances by British sensation Laura Wright and international star James Blunt will help open the games on May 8th. Musical performances by international popstar Rachel Platten and best-selling country vocal group of the past decade Rascal Flatts are planned for the Closing Ceremony. Prince Harry will help close the games by passing the Invictus Games flag to Toronto where the 2017 games will be staged.

Travel Tricks & Insider Tips

A Child Explores the Educational Exhibits at WonderWorks

Kissimme-E=mc2: A Fun & Educational Vacation in Kissimmee

September 13, 2019 by Experience Kissimmee
Looking a vacation that perfectly blends entertainment and education for the entire family? If our calculations are correct, you'll find it in Kissimmee!
Continue Reading

FEAR AND FRIGHT AT HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

September 10, 2019 by Experience Kissimmee
Don't be frightened as we walk you through this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort.
Continue Reading
Chubbies models slide down a slide together

Chubbies + Kissimmee = <3

September 06, 2019 by Experience Kissimmee
The team from Chubbies paid a visit to Kissimmee recently, and we were there to capture every moment of the fun!
Continue Reading

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Preview

August 29, 2019 by Experience Kissimmee
This is the ultimate guide to the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Continue Reading

Know Before You Go: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

August 23, 2019 by Experience Kissimmee
Here's a look at some common FAQ's before visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Continue Reading
A child at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Kissimmee

Let the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Inspire Your Vacation

August 14, 2019 by Experience Kissimmee
Take this quiz with your family to find out which (vacation) house each of you will call home — and what the Sorting Hat recommends for your upcoming vacation.
Continue Reading