Kissimmee, Fla. (April 17, 2018) – It pays to meet in Kissimmee, literally. Experience Kissimmee is rolling out an exciting addition to its impressive incentive program for large group meetings, reunions, and gatherings for up to $10,000 cash back. Plus, the destination has all kinds of exciting accommodation updates and all-new attractions and eateries to enhance any group itinerary.
Experience Kissimmee works directly with meeting planners to provide personalized services and help find the perfect venue to make every meeting memorable. The company is thrilled to announce the expansion of its It Pays to Meet in Kissimmee incentive program, which now offers up to $10,000 per meeting to companies, associations, and organizations that book a meeting with a Kissimmee hotel or meeting property through Experience Kissimmee. The total value earned is based on total number of paid room nights utilized for a specified meeting. For more information, planners can contact the Meeting Services team by calling 407-569-4800 or emailing [email protected].
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, one of the largest meeting properties in Kissimmee, recently completed a $40 million expansion, including an additional 100,000 square feet of expanded conference center space and event lawn, 23,000 square feet of additional pool deck and recreational space and installation of Orlando’s only resort wave pool, enhancements to the resort’s two Greg Norman-designed golf courses, the redesign of Trevi’s Restaurant, plus many more exciting enhancements.
In addition, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is offering a 101 Days of Summer Fun program, which runs May 25 – Sept. 3. From kayak fishing and dive-in movies, to cooking demonstrations, golf clinics, and fireworks, attendees and guests of all ages are sure to enjoy a summer stay.
Enjoy special spring savings at Reunion Resort, home to two- and three-bedroom villas and four- to thirteen-bedroom private homes. The fun is endless this season with ten shimmering pools, award-winning tennis courts, three signature golf courses and, of course, Kissimmee’s iconic theme parks right at your doorstep.
Enjoy a cheeseburger in paradise at the all-new Margaritaville Resort Orlando, opening in 2018. The resort will feature a 187-room Margaritaville hotel, 1,000 Margaritaville-inspired vacation homes, and 300 timeshare units that will provide the perfect getaway. Additional features include 30,000 square feet of function space, 200,000 square feet of retail space, a dining and entertainment district, a 12-acre water park, a wellness center, miles of wooded fitness trails, and a water taxi system.
Float along a lazy river, enjoy homemade tortillas, and relax just minutes from the area’s theme parks at the all-new, 410-room Red Lion Lake Buena Vista South hotel, opening in May. This accommodation destination offers easy access to the area’s many attractions.
Technical & Medical Facilities
NeoCity, a 500-acre technology district under development in Kissimmee, has officially opened its first facility, BRIDG at NeoCity. The facility is aimed at developing new advanced semiconductor designs for microelectronics, nano-electronics, sensors, fiber optics, and photonics. The 50-year master development plan includes eventually adding meeting venues and small-scale event spaces.
The Florida Hospital Nicholson Center continues to add new events and event services for all types of meetings. This centrally-located Kissimmee venue features a state-of-the-art training facility for medical meetings, 52,000 square feet of space for corporate and group gatherings, plus a beautiful outdoor entertainment venue. Experience Kissimmee is sponsoring the MPI Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate program at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center May 15-17, 2018. For more information and to register for the program, meeting planners can email [email protected].
Dinner theaters provide exceptional entertainment options for large groups looking for a memorable dining experience. Kissimmee’s Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament will soon feature a new ruler in its regal performance. Starting April 19, for the first time ever, a queen will take over as the head of the tournament. On top of a new storyline, the tournament will feature new music, costumes, and shields.
Get a taste of summer with an all-new menu at Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens featuring savory small bites, hand-selected wine and cheese pairings, and additional vegetarian options. All ingredients are harvested on-site daily and dishes are cooked to order. Island Grove is an ecotourism attraction featuring delicious group experiences and venue meeting space.
Every meeting is made better with donuts! Brighten up business with the delightfully weird and sinfully delicious creations at the just-opened Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk. The one-of-a-kind chain is known for its quirky décor and unique offerings—including over 50 types of doughnuts.
A fun-filled shopping, dining, and entertainment destination with a touch of Disney. Disney Springs offers tasty treats and dining delicacies for everyone in the group. Enjoy delicious flavors with these new dining options:
- Opening this spring, enjoy more than 135 wine options at Wine Bar George, curated by the expertise of Master Sommelier George Miliotes. The two-story location will also offer a menu with small plates, cheese and charcuterie, and full entrées.
- At Terralina Crafted Italian, also opening this spring, enjoy an all new dining experience with an ambience and décor inspired by the Italian countryside and featuring authentic Italian cuisine.
- After wining and dining, guests can keep the night going with late-night offerings until 2 a.m., Thursday through Sunday at select Disney Springs restaurants and bars including: The Edison, Forbidden Lounge at Morimoto Asia, Raglan Road, Enzo’s Hideaway, Paradiso 37, The BOATHOUSE, STK Orlando, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, and Vivoli Il Gelato.
What better attendance-builder than easy access to world-renowned attractions! This family-friendly destination inspires attendees to bring their little ones along to extend their stay and experience the destination.
Play all summer long at Toy Story Land, opening June 30, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Shrink down to toy-size as guests travel into Andy’s backyard for adventures with the Toy Story characters with two all new attractions— Slinky Dog Dash, a new coaster inspired by the classic toy, and Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic adventure led by the film’s famous little green aliens.
Buckle up for Universal Orlando’s newest attraction Fast & Furious – Supercharged. Guests will have the opportunity to live the excitement of one of the world’s hottest film franchises in a high-octane ride experience where they’ll become part of the Fast & Furious family. Fast & Furious – Supercharged is also the next attraction at Universal Studios Florida to feature the new Virtual Line system. Guests will be able to select a time to ride Fast & Furious – Supercharged via the Official Universal Orlando Resort Mobile App or at kiosks located near the attraction entrance.
Make a splash on Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando. Clocking in as the world’s tallest river rapid drop and inspired by the lush rainforests of South America, this thrilling ride will plunge guests into a flowing river, 40 feet below, opening 2018.
Just add water at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark with a brand-new family raft slide, Ray Rush, opening spring 2018. This 60-foot-tall, fully-loaded water adventure features water jets that launch rafts 33-feet per second, as well as a colossal translucent sphere that spins rafts around the slide walls then drops them into an open-air halfpipe resembling the shape of a manta ray.
With year-round sunshine, there is no better golf destination than Kissimmee. With picturesque fairways, the greenest of the greens, and incredible golf packages and specials throughout the area, avid golfers have an incredible assortment of stunning courses to choose from. Plus, there’s an all new driving range experience at Drive Shack, now open in Lake Nona. The entertainment complex is a three-story, 57,000-square-foot sports center, complete with a lounge, bar, and 90 hitting bays.
The Experience Kissimmee Meetings Story:
More than 1,000,000 square feet of meeting space. Nearly 300 venues. Over 45,000 accommodation options, including 22,000 vacation homes. (Maybe that’s why we’re called the Vacation Home Capital of the World®.) Plates for every palate, shops for every budget, and entertainment options for every itinerary. An incentive promotion for your organization and event services to take your meetings from good to unforgettable. Plus, an easy-to-access sunny destination that’s on the doorstep of natural wonders and world-famous theme parks and attractions, guaranteed to build attendance. At Experience Kissimmee, we’re in the business of fun that works for you and your company. Make meeting magic.
Get inspired at EXPERIENCEKISSIMMEE.COM/MEETINGS.
Experience Kissimmee Communications Department