It's hard to believe, but a new year is finally here, and that means it's time for New Year's resolutions. From spending more time outside to trying new things and focusing on your health, it's always fun to have a goal to work toward. And we can give you some ideas on how to achieve it. If you're visiting Kissimmee in 2020, here are a few ways to stick to your New Year's resolutions while on vacation.
Calling All Aspiring Outdoorsy Visitors
If your vision for 2020 is getting in touch with nature, you've come to the right place. There are all sorts of outdoor activities waiting for you in Kissimmee. Visit Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park for a journey through 100,000 acres of pristine, untouched wetlands. Here, you can see all sorts of wildlife, including Snowflake and Blizzard, the rare albino alligators. Brand-new to Wild Florida is an outdoor safari where you can see animals from all around the world, and even feed a giraffe!
Looking to see even more of the great outdoors? Take to the skies on a hot air balloon ride with Orlando Balloon Rides. You'll soar over orange groves, dense swamps, towering forests, and anywhere else the wind blows (literally!). A balloon ride offers outdoor adventurers a whole new perspective on what makes Central Florida so beautiful — as well as a chance to take some fantastic snapshots.
For the Health Conscious
Is health your priority in 2020? There are plenty of active attractions here in Kissimmee that will have you feeling good about more than just your exercise goals.
For a laidback excursion, take a stroll through The Disney Wilderness Preserve. At 11,500 acres, this reserve is home to over 1,000 species of plants and animals — many of which you can see for yourself as you walk along the hiking trail that leads to Lake Russell. Or, switch gears on a ride with Celebration Bike Rental, where you can pedal through quiet neighborhoods and along waterside pathways.
Prefer being on the water rather than beside it? Chart a course for The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek and rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard to leisurely make your way through the heart of natural Florida. For a really unforgettable experience, book a Full Moon Tour and let the light of the night be your guide.
New Year, New You, New Things to Do
Has the new year inspired you to become a little more adventurous? Maybe you've decided to reinvent yourself as a thrill-seeker, or, at the very least, someone who strives to try a few new things? Either way, you can reach your resolution in Kissimmee — where there's something new waiting around every corner.
Want to know what it feels like to climb to the top of a pine tree forest? Find out at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park. And along the way, you'll swing like Tarzan, fly like an eagle, and try your hand at the trapeze (where you'll float through the air with ease).
If your resolution involves zipping out of your comfort zone, strap into the Screamin' Gator Zip Line at Gatorland. Voted the best zip line in the USA by AOL Travel in 2019, the Screamin' Gator Zip Line will give you a bird's-eye view of some of Gatorland's most famous residents before culminating in a journey high above an alligator breeding marsh. What better way to introduce the bold and brave new you?
Not every new experience needs to get your heart racing, however. Maybe 2020 is the year you swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove, ride a horse at Lazy H Ranch, or catch the big one with a little help from Guided Bass Tours. And speaking of new, there's plenty of new rides, attractions, and restaurants coming to Kissimmee in 2020, check some of them out here.
Resolving to Relax
Are you ready to add some chills to your thrilling 2020? It's always good to take time to relax, and it's easy to do when you visit Kissimmee.
How does spending an entire day kicking back in your own private cabana paradise sound? You can do just that at Universal's Volcano Bay. Or, visit Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for a day spent on Castaway Creek, a lazy river — complete with shady grottos and relaxing mists — that winds its way around the park.
Over at Island H20 Live, you can enjoy some relaxed conversation in the Chat Creek lagoon, or escape to the Private Domain, a pool area especially for rest and relaxation. And Aquatica SeaWorld's Waterpark has Loggerhead Lane, where fantastic underwater views of fish and Commerson's dolphins await while you float the day away. You'll feel more relaxed in no time.
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