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Itinerary: 36 Hours of Family Fun

With six major theme parks and countless attractions right in our backyard, Kissimmee is the place to take an unforgettable family vacation. If you have several days, or even a week in Kissimmee, you probably want to visit a few theme parks. It’s a good idea to plan to spend the whole day at each park you visit.

We could easily plan a 36-day itinerary of family fun, but unfortunately most of us don’t have that much vacation time. Instead, we’ve planned a simple 36-hour vacation itinerary to help your family make the most of a quick weekend trip to Kissimmee. You won’t be able to see and do everything when you visit Kissimmee—and that’s OK! We’ll be ready to welcome you back for vacation for years to come.

Here’s just one of many ways to spend a couple days in Central Florida. 

Day One: Morning

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel or vacation rental, it’s time to kick off your day with a little outdoor adventure.

If everyone in your family is aged seven and up, take the fun to new heights at the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park. Your kids will love playing “Tarzan” as they climb nets, cross rope bridges, and soar through the air on a zip line.

Family in Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park

Photo: @jodaluz on Instagram

If you’ve got younger tykes in your group, Dinosaur World in Plant City will be a big hit. It’s located about an hour’s drive outside of Kissimmee. Kids of all ages will love discovering fossils at the Fossil Dig and uncovering a life-size skeleton at the Boneyard.

Day One: Afternoon

If you’re visiting Dinosaur World, plan to bring a picnic lunch with you and take your time exploring the park. Afterwards, you might want to head back to your accommodations for naptime. The excitement of seeing all the dinosaurs will tire little ones out!

Dinosaur World, Florida

Photo: @princessnoknees on Instagram

If you opted for the Orlando tree Trek Adventure Park, you’ll have worked up quite an appetite from all that adrenaline. The Wildside BBQ Bar& Grill is located just a few miles from the park and offers plenty of filling options like burgers, steak, and sandwiches.

After lunch, spend your afternoon at Kissimmee Go-Karts for some good old-fashioned family fun! Kids aged 11 and older can drive their own stock cars, while younger children can ride as passengers. (There is a minimum height requirement of 38 inches.)

Day One: Evening

What’s the best way to keep kids entertained during dinner? With an epic show! The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is sure to be a big hit with your family. Enjoy a meal fit for royalty while your kids marvel as the Medieval Times’ famous knights joust and swordfight. Animal lovers in the family will enjoy seeing the horses showcase the beautiful art of dressage with graceful jumps and promenades.   

Day Two: Morning

Central Florida is home to some incredible wildlife. You can devote several hours, or even several days, to exploring it.

Get an early start and witness local wildlife in its natural habitat. Take an airboat tour of swampland or the Everglades with Marsh Landing Adventures and you could see alligators, birds, snakes, turtles, and more. Marsh Landing Adventures offers 60-minute, 90-minute, two-hour, and four-hour excursions. Consider the attention spans of your children, nap times, and your itinerary for the day before choosing the right option for your group.

Marsh Landing Adventures Airboat

Photo: Marsh Landing Adventures

Day Two: Afternoon

After your airboat tour, grab a quick lunch in the area. There are lots of restaurants to choose from—you can even sort by location on our website!

Ziplining in Gatorland

Photo: @mirandaakass123 on Instagram

You won’t want to spend too long on lunch because more exciting adventures await you! Gatorland is the perfect place for your family to spend the afternoon. Whether you’re five or fifty-five years old, the wide variety of animals you can see at this 110-acre theme park will knock your socks off. Of course, there are the titular gators. But there are crocodiles, tortoises, and snakes, too! And you’ll meet the park’s Florida Panthers, Neiko and Lucy, and the Florida Bobcats, Osceola and Abiaka.

Day Two: Evening

Finish up your day in Kissimmee’s Old Town. There are plenty of restaurants in the area to choose from for dinner—pizza, Mexican, seafood…you name it, Old Town has it.

Old Town Ferris Wheel at night in Kissimmee, Florida

Photo: @ballz_mollz on Instagram

Thrill seekers in the family will want to check out the Old Town Slingshot and Vomatron—though maybe not right after dinner. For something a little more laid back, Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf is located nearby to Old Town. Little ones will love the fun pirate theme, and older kids and adults will enjoy a health dose of friendly competition.

Time’s up! Can you believe you’ve already spent 36 hours in Kissimmee? We know—time flies when you’re having fun. Browse these travel deals and find savings for your next family trip.

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