Vámonos a Kissimmee puts a spotlight on Hispanic heritage and Kissimmee.
Kissimmee, Fla. — Experience Kissimmee, the official tourism authority for Osceola County, is excited to announce a special celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a captivating three-part series, Vámonos a Kissimmee, that spotlights prominent Hispanic personalities Adamari López, Donovan Carrillo and Inés Sainz.
This series, launching at the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15, aims to spotlight the cultural tapestry of the Hispanic community, all while delving into the heart of Kissimmee and Osceola County – locales boasting one of Florida's largest Hispanic populations.
More than just a peek at all the things to do in Kissimmee, this series delves into the cultural backgrounds of each person, inviting them to share their stories, experiences and the reasons behind their pride in being Hispanic.
Each personality followed a tailored itinerary during their stay in Kissimmee. Each experience highlighted the diversity of attractions and options the destination offers but also underscores Kissimmee's versatility as a vacation spot for all.
The personalities and their adventures featured in the series are:
- Adamari López: An accomplished actress and television host, Adamari López has been a significant voice in promoting Hispanic culture. With roots in Puerto Rico, López has a strong connection to her heritage and is excited to share her insights about what it means to be Hispanic. Accompanied by her nature-loving daughter, she visited Discovery Cove, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures and Andretti Indoor Karting for a taste of the natural world and local adventures. Access photos of her visit here.
- Donovan Carrillo: A Mexican figure skating sensation, Donovan Carrillo has left an indelible mark on the ice. A four-time Mexican national champion and 2019 Philadelphia International silver medalist, he's graced the finals at six ISU Championships, including two World Championships, three Four Continents and the 2018 World Junior Championships. As the first Mexican Olympic figure skater in 30 years, Carrillo’s journey underscores the power of cultural identity in sports. Carrillo, accompanied by his family, balanced his itinerary between maintaining his training schedule at the Ice Factory of Central Florida – an arena he praised as one of the best rinks where he has practiced – and enjoying the thrilling attractions at the theme parks. Access photos of his trip here.
- Inés Sainz: A prominent sports journalist, Inés Sainz has broken barriers and paved the way for Hispanic women in the industry. With a Mexican background, Sainz will discuss the significance of representation and the impact it has on the Hispanic community. Sainz enjoyed her visit with her two children and niece, following an itinerary that revolved around family-friendly adventures, including visits to Universal Studios Orlando, Gatorland and ICON Park. Access photos of her trip here.
Through interviews and explorations of Kissimmee's offerings, viewers will gain a deeper understanding of the connections between culture, travel and personal identity.
“This series serves as a testament to the diverse cultural fabric that enriches our community, and we are excited to provide a platform for Adamari López, Donovan Carrillo and Inés Sainz to share their stories and perspectives,” said DT Minich, Experience Kissimmee President and CEO.
Join Experience Kissimmee in commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month and embracing the diverse cultures that contribute to the fabric of Kissimmee. The three-part series will launch on Experience Kissimmee’s Instagram, beginning with Ines Sainz’s episode on September 15, followed by Adamari López on September 21 and Donovan Carrillo on September 28.
For more information about the series, please visit https://www.experiencekissimmee.com/vamonos.
About Experience Kissimmee:
Experience Kissimmee is the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida. Located at the heart of Central Florida, Kissimmee is 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), minutes from world-famous theme parks and attractions, and nestled in carefully preserved outdoor spaces so visitors can reconnect with nature. Also known as the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, Kissimmee has sprawling resorts with thousands of options ranging from two-bedroom condos to 15-bedroom mansions.
Experience Kissimmee Communications Department