Summer has nearly come and gone. And we agree – it went too fast! The kids are heading back to school soon, and you may still be wishing you could fit in that summer vacation you talked about last spring. Well, we’re here to help you plan the ultimate last-minute vacation before getting back into the schoolyear swing.
We know back to school can be a hassle. There’s the never-ending school supplies list and new clothes and shoes to buy. How do they grow out of their shoes so quickly?! That’s why we pulled together some fantastic deals and tips to make your last-minute Kissimmee vacation planning as stress-free as possible.
Places to Stay
With over 45,000 accommodations in Kissimmee, there’s lots of options to choose from. That’s why we’ve searched the area’s best accommodation deals for you and your family. Whether you want a staycation or are traveling from afar, check out these fabulous places to stay.
Embassy Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista South is offering a Back-to-School Getaway Rate of $101 per night until Sept. 5, 2019. This conveniently located hotel is just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort and all the area's popular attractions. Plus, guests can enjoy a free cooked-to-order breakfast, an outdoor pool and whirlpool, a delectable American bistro-style restaurant, and a complimentary happy hour.
Royale Parc Suites has a Last-Minute Deal with special rates starting at $77 per night until Sept. 2, 2019. For a resort-style vacation experience, Royale Parc Suites is perfect for large families with its spacious suites, swimming pools, and close proximity to all the popular Central Florida attractions.
Bohemian Hotel Celebration is also offering a Last-Minute Deal for summer nights in Celebration, Florida. Receive a $25 hotel credit during your stay through Sept. 2, 2019. This location channels the Old Florida spirit while escaping from the hustle of the theme parks. With lakeside access and fantastic dining steps away from your hotel, you won’t have to travel far for outdoor enjoyment.
Jeeves Florida Rentals is offering a complimentary one-day ticket to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® during stays through Sept. 3, 2019. These exclusive luxury vacation homes are truly a home-away-from-home. You’ll have access to a 20,000 sq. ft. Oasis Clubhouse, guarded and gated community, aqua park with lazy river, golf club, fitness center, movie theater, and so much more. These spacious retreats come with your own kitchen, laundry, lots of living space, and your private pool!
Things to Do
The next step after choosing where to stay is deciding what you’d like to do during your visit. You can find all the exciting local events and happenings here on our website. Plus, we’ve found a few great deals to really make your back-to-school trip worthwhile.
Ford’s Garage is cooking up something good and you can get half off any appetizer by mentioning “Experience Kissimmee”. You can use this once per guest for any of their delicious appetizers including the Giant Funnel Tower of Jumbo Piston Onion Rings or the Famous Firestone Shrimp.
Jaleo by Jose Andres has a complimentary dessert offer with purchase for last-minute vacation goers. This is limited to one per table per day, and all you have to do is mention “Experience Kissimmee” to redeem the special treat. You’ll have plenty of options featuring the spirits and flavors of Spanish cuisine.
Orlando Cat Cafe is offering a Kitty Cat Academy Back-to-School Special. You’ll get 15% off admission to the Cat Play area by using the code “EXPERIENCEKITTIES”. Here, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while watching adorable cats play around on cozy couches. Don’t forget to make a reservation – spaces fill up quickly!
Plus, Walt Disney World® Resort is currently featuring a special Summer One World Ticket offer. This limited-time ticket includes discounted admission for one day at each of the four theme parks — Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park — plus the two water parks — Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach. Tickets are valid through Aug. 28, 2019. While you’re in the area, Disney Springs® is featuring summer favorites at Flavors of Florida now through Sept. 2, 2019. You won’t want to miss savoring the last bit of summer in Florida with these new and classic dishes.
What to Pack
You have everything planned – now it’s time to pack! Although you’re visiting the Sunshine State, there’s still a possibility for late evening showers in August. Don’t get rained out! Save money on in-park ponchos by bringing your own disposable ones. Toss one for each family member in the fanny pack and hit the parks with confidence. Plus, lines seem to shorten with the rain, so you’ll be ahead of the crowd.
It’s always special to dine at the theme parks and attractions, but kids seem to be hungry every minute of the day while on vacation! Keep the little ones happy by loading up on all of their favorite snacks. With school starting, they’ll be back to their normal routine so why not a few more weeks of snacking bliss?
Forget about buying water bottles at the park. They get heavy in backpacks and have the potential to leak. Instead, most theme parks, including Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, offer complimentary water throughout the parks that you can put in a reusable water bottle. Keep hydrated so you can maximize your time (and ticket) making memories with your family.
Now you’re all set to plan that last-minute vacation before the kids are whisked away to school. Start planning the last summer hurrah and check out more exclusive deals at EXPERIENCEKISSIMMEE.COM/DEALS.