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Experience Kissimmee Inspires Philadelphia to Take a Central Florida Vacation

Philadelphia, Pa. (February 12, 2018) – Over half of Philadelphians (51%) leave unused vacation time on the table every year. Experience Kissimmee thinks everyone deserves a day off – that’s why they are bringing a 3-D, full-size immersive Vacation Station to the King of Prussia Mall this Presidents Day weekend, February 17-19, 2018.

Shoppers will have a chance to see, touch, and interact with the most unique parts of a Kissimmee vacation through 3-D-projection mapping and real-life Florida experiences in a full-size vacation home. Through a merger of digital and sensory experiences, visitors can immerse themselves in Kissimmee’s most popular activities and attractions, from the world’s greatest theme parks to engaging ecotourism experiences. Featured partners include Walt Disney World® Resort, Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park, and Jeeves Holiday Homes.

“Bringing the vacation experience to the individual in this manner is an unprecedented approach for a tourism organization,” said Experience Kissimmee President & CEO DT Minich. “It’s the next best thing to actually being in Kissimmee, and shows a dream vacation is closer than you think—especially considering more than half of all Americans, and Philadelphians, don’t take all their time off.”

To raise awareness about the benefits of vacation—and inspire people to plan one in beautiful Kissimmee, Florida—Experience Kissimmee has also partnered with social media’s most followed doctor, Mike Varshavski or Doctor Mike, who recently had his own vacation in Kissimmee. Doctor Mike be at the event Saturday, February 17 to share his experience and speak about the health benefits of taking a vacation.

“People who plan a vacation are more likely to actually take one, and people who actually take one can feel better mentally and physically, can have more productivity, a more positive attitude, and better relationships,” said Doctor Mike. “Some friendly doctor’s orders: Take the vacation time you’ve earned!”

In addition to being the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, Kissimmee is full of amazing attractions, natural wonders, shopping, dining, and entertainment. With more than 50,000 accommodation options located just minutes from world-famous theme parks, 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport, and an hour and a half from both coasts, Kissimmee is a perfectly-positioned vacation paradise.

Experience Kissimmee Vacation Station

February 17: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
February 18: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
February 19: noon – 8 p.m.

King of Prussia Mall (Bloomingdale’s Plaza – lower level)
160 N. Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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About Experience Kissimmee:

Almost 50 years of vacation-making experience. More than 8,000,000 overnight visitors. And closer than a wave-of-a-wand away from world-famous theme parks and attractions, the headwaters of the Everglades, extraordinary natural wonders, and plates for every palate. We’re Experience Kissimmee, the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida.

Media Contact:

Cori Powers
Director of Communications
[email protected]

About Doctor Mike:

Doctor Mikhail “Mike” Varshavski D.O. is a Board Certified Family Medicine Doctor living in New York City. He’s the most followed doctor on social media, and broadcasts including Good Morning America, The Rachel Ray Show, Fox News, and The Today Show have turned to Doctor Mike for his expertise. He’s also a frequent contributor to the New York Post, Men’s and Women’s Health, Shape Magazine, NBC News, and AskMen.  

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