At Experience Kissimmee, we’re big fans of family time, music, musical families, pajamas… Do you know where this is going?
We invited the Holderness Family, a fantastic foursome with fearsome rap rhymes and viral video experience, to visit Kissimmee and see what lyrics they could dish out.
So, what’s this video thing all about? They only way to know is to Check. It. Out!
Living Like the Holderness Family is Outta Sight
If you’re headed to Kissimmee for the holidays (or anytime!), try this classic Kissimmee itinerary that includes some of our favorite spots. See the same sights the they saw, and prepare to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Kissimmee Day 1 Itinerary
Tree Tops to Water Stops
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Get your breakfast on with a savory southern menu at Holler & Dash Biscuit House.
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Wake yourself up with a thrill-packed zip line and rope course at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park! 97 games and challenges await, 50-feet atop our pine tree forest.
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
It doesn’t get any more barbecue than at 4 Rivers Smokehouse. Their specialty is home-cooking, smoked brisket, and lots of side dishes. Get ready for jalapeno sausage, smoked pulled chicken, Texas cornbread, southern green beans, and fried pickles. Not to mention mouth-watering desserts.
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Up next you’re headed to The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek. Kayak through scenic lakes and cypress forests in single or 2-person kayaks, or on a stand-up paddle board.
4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
All the soaring and kayaking probably has you tuckered out! Rest, relax, and refresh at your vacation home by Vacation Homes Collection.
7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Dine at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs. Japanese Master Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s is best known for his work on Food Netwok's Iron Chef America. His first pan-Asian restaurant has creative culinary creations that will inspire your palate.
Kissimmee Day 2 Itinerary
Duck, Duck, Gator
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Warm, delicious, and made to order, Duck Donuts' donuts and premium roast coffee will set you on the right path for the day.
10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Travel deep into the protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades and get up close to nature with Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park.
1:15 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Slinging gourmet pies and tasty wings, wraps and more is no problem for Broadway Pizza Bar.
2:30 – 4:00 P.M.
Explore Historic Downtown Kissimmee. Keep your eyes peeled for the signs of the times, like the Monument of States, Welcome to Kissimmee at the Amtrak Station, and the Historic Downtown Kissimmee Sign at Main Street and West Vine Street.
4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Chill out at your vacation home. These vacations don’t power themselves.
6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Fulfill your Mario Kart dreams at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, where you can race high-speed electronic super karts on a two-level modular track, enjoy 12 lanes of bowling, more than 120 arcade games, multi-level laser tag, and a 7HD dark ride interactive motion theater will have you entertained all night long.
Kissimmee Day 3 Itinerary
Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
6:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
Orlando Balloon Rides will take you high into the sky for a breathtaking sunrise view and spectacular sights, from the theme parks to orange groves, ancient forests, and swamps. You gotta take your camera on this one.
10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
A warm welcome awaits after your balloon ride at Sweet Escape Bakery and Deli in Celebration. Feast on fresh-baked European pastries and sandwiches.
10:45 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Discover the quaint streets of Celebration on a Celebration Bike Tour. This town built by Disney is full of nostalgic architecture and picturesque neighborhoods with world-class architecture and a vibrant downtown. The quiet pathways are home to natural wildlife too.
12:00 P.M. - 12:45 P.M.
Get a post-bike snack at the wonderful Wonderland Cookie Dough Co. It’s the perfect treat you’ve always wanted!
12:45 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
It’s time for lunch at Columbia Restaurant. Family owned and operated for more than 113 years, Columbia is acclaimed for its old-world charm and award-winning recipes. We recommend the 1905 Salad—fresh iceberg lettuce and ripe tomato, julienned baked ham, Swiss cheese, pimento-stuffed green Spanish olives and Romano cheese, with a special ‘1905’ dressing. It’s Prepared tableside so you can watch it all come together.
2:30 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Ready to hang out with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, panthers, bobcats, and birds? Get ready for the Gator Wrestling experience and 2,500 feet of thrilling adventure on the Screamin’ Gator Zip line at Gatorland.
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Rest, Relax, and Refresh. Catch up on taking family selfies in your vacation home.
7:30 P.M.- 9:30 P.M.
What’s better than star-gazing and steaks? Sitting atop the Reunion Resort Grande tower on the 11th floor, Eleven is a modern steak house with a nouvelle feel. Creative dishes and farm-to-table elements showcase this restaurant's elegant entrees.
Kissimmee Day 4 Itinerary
Where’s the Flow? Ice, Ice, Baby.
9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. Voted Critic’s Choice for Best Brunch in the Orlando Sentinel, this grand dining room in a European villa offers a fresh and authentic seasonal buffet to start your day. Villa de Flora is its name, and delicious breakfast is its game.
10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. ICE! Featuring Christmas Around the World takes you through tunnels of hand-carved ice as you celebrate different cultures and their wintertime festivities. Top off your visit with a trip down the two-storey ice slide!
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. Fill those hungry bellies at MOOR, a Sailboat-themed eatery with fresh catches from the sea and land, using sustainable ingredients to create regionally-inspired dishes.
1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Speaking of surf and turf—surf’s up! The only one of its kind in Central Florida, the double Flowrider Surf Simulator at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center’s new waterslide complex lets you catch a surfable wave that is designed specifically for any and all wipeouts.
So, what we’re saying is—if you want your holidays to be really lit, we’ll see you in Kissimmee. Better get on it.
That’s a rap! (Get it?)
We think that deserves a Kissimmee Shimmy.
See you in Kissimmee!
P.S. Think you can shimmy like the Holdernesses? Share a picture of your Kissimmee Shimmy on social media with #MyKissimmee to show us!