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Kissimmee Fall Preview 2022

 

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, provides groups a diverse profile of meeting hotels. Our destination is constantly evolving with resort expansions and new hotel product. For meeting groups, plan to arrive early and stay late to make the most of your time when visiting sunny, Central Florida. Kissimmee meetings provide thrills and chills with local Fall events, an amazing array of dining options, and new additions to our local attractions. There’s always something new to experience here, in Kissimmee!

 

Orlando International Airport (MCO) opens new Terminal C to the most visited destination in the country
Terminal C, MCO’s newest international terminal, encompasses 300 acres and adds 15 gates capable of accommodating up to 20 aircraft and includes informational video displays in the ticket halls, concession hub and gate areas plus interactive, immersive multimedia features that will provide high-definition visual entertainment. Designed for certification as one of the first LEED v4 airport campuses, Terminal C reflects Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) longstanding commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. For more information, click here.

 

Meeting Hotel Expansions

Omni Resort at ChampionsGate Orlando Expansion Coming 2024
The resort will be expanding more than just horizons with the addition of 144 new sleeping rooms across 6 floors connecting to the main tower. This expansion would bring the Omni Resort to a total inventory of 1,006 rooms. Additionally, Omni Resort at ChampionsGate will add a unique off property experience: a golf entertainment venue. It will be a flexible indoor/outdoor bar and event space with an open concept and architectural simplicity blending with the beautiful landscape.

 

NEW! ette Hotel
Brand new luxury boutique hotel recently opened in Kissimmee. ette Hotel includes 126 rooms with state-of-the-art amenities like their 24 hour in-room dining, spa, and gym. Michelin Star Chef Akira Back brings his touch to the three-meal restaurant “Salt and the Cellar” and coffee shop “Ette Café.” ette also showcases a private room on the first floor that can accommodate up to 44 people, as well as a sixth floor LIPA rooftop area for food and beverage receptions for up to 44 guests.

 

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Expansion
Margaritaville Resort Orlando is already known for its fun, friendly, and convenient setting for all events. The resort boasts 40,000 total square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, and the resort just got bigger! Margaritaville just completed its guestroom expansion in August 2022, adding 49 more rooms for a total of 263 and over 300 cottages.

 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Sunset Walk
Embassy Suites by Hilton-Orlando Sunset Walk, a new Condominium Hotel project at its Sunset Walk Resort adds a bookable social space for groups in the Oasis Beach Club. The club will share ground between Embassy Suites and Margaritaville Resort and allow 80-100 guests to soak up some sun and good food at the new Mango Moon Bar & Grill.

 

Meliá Orlando Hotel Celebration partnership with AdventHealth Nicholson Center
In this unique partnership, groups can book spacious guest rooms at the Meliá Orlando Hotel Celebration and utilize meeting space at the AdventHealth Nicholson Center, within walking distance. AdventHealth Nicholson Center features 5,600 sq-ft of state-of-the-art venues and hosts, training, symposia conferences, social, corporate events for up to 450 people through its AV-integrated customizable meeting spaces, executive boardrooms, and conference center. Located at AdventHealth Complex this facility offers an environment that brings together global professionals and raises the highest quality of meetings and events. Transportation is also provided by Meliá Orlando Celebration.

 

NEW brand, Delta Hotels Marriott Orlando Celebration
Find fun, relaxation and maybe even a little magic at Delta Hotels Orlando Celebration, formerly the Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration. Located in the quaint town of Celebration, FL, one mile from Walt Disney World®, the hotel offers 20 acres of lush, tropical gardens and a close location near all major theme parks, business hubs and highways of Orlando. The location houses 718 guest rooms and 10,000 sq ft meeting space. Renovations are now underway for conference center and guest rooms.

 

Renovations & New Openings at Reunion Resort & Golf Club
Reunion Resort just wrapped up an expansion project pertaining to its Tennis Centre. This expansion makes Reunion’s Tennis Centre home to six newly refurbished hydro-grid clay tennis courts, six dedicated pickleball courts, a miniature golf course, golf cart rentals for guests and a community pool. All great places to entertain your meeting and business groups. Additionally, Reunion reimagined its roof top restaurant, Eleven. The restaurant offers a variety of small plates and craft cocktails, as well as boasting a breathtaking panoramic view of Orlando, accompanied by live entertainment nightly. And if you plan your evening right, you may see the fireworks shows at nearby theme parks.

 

Fall Events and Attractions

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Aug. 12 – Oct. 31- The return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off a fall full of fun at Walt Disney World Resort. The special ticket event is offered at Magic Kingdom Park on select nights after normal park hours from 7 p.m. to midnight.
  • “Stay a Spell: Broom & Breakfast” debuts at Encore Resort at Reunion, Sept. 1 – Nov. 1 – In partnership with Oriental Trading Company, three of the resort’s homes are festively decorated for the spooky season and are available for bookings. Plus, the resort has Halloween-themed activities available for guests all season long.
  • Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, Sept. 2 – Oct. 31 - This year includes six horrifying original concepts that complete this year’s lineup of 10 haunted houses, five sinister scare zones and two live shows. And for the first time ever, award-winning artist The Weeknd joins forces to inspire all-new, terrifying haunted house.
  • Gatorland Offers New Capybara Encounter - Embark on an adventure to Flamingo Island, where the capybaras Ben and Jerry swim, lay on the beach and enjoy the company of waterfowl, turtles and flamingos.
  • Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration Announces 11th Anniversary Festivities in September – The resort is celebrating its 11th Anniversary as the first U.S. hotel of Spain-based Meliá Hotels and Resorts with special festivities for the entire month of September.
  • Goblins & Giggles at Gaylord Palms, Sept. 9 – Oct. 31 – Guests at the resort will have the opportunity to participate in 13 themed events, including monster dance parties, Ghoul School: interactive shows, character interactions and a Wicked Brews Spookeasy.
  • SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Orlando, Sept. 9 – Oct. 31 – In its second year running, Howl-O-Scream 2022 features more coasters, more haunted houses, more scare zones, and more unexpected frights. SeaWorld Orlando is only scratching the surface, and guests will not know what will be lurking around every corner of the park.
  • Top Golf Fall Leagues Begin Sept. 12 - Topgolf Fall Leagues offers a fun and competitive environment, the opportunity to improve your golf skills and most of all, a great atmosphere to hang out with friends and make new ones.
  • ICON Park to host inaugural Oktoberfest celebration, Sept. 16 – Oct. 3 - ICON Park will offer special beer, food, and entertainment on Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 10 p.m. from Sept. 16 through Oct. 3. This celebration will be the perfect opportunity for meeting attendees to spend time together while enjoying traditional German experiences.
  • LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Brick or Treat presents Monster Party, Sept. 24 – Oct. 30 - This Halloween spectacular will bewitch families with amazing new experiences, live shows, spooky LEGO® decorations and monster mischief around every corner – all included with general park admission and select Annual Passes.
  • Scream n’ Stream Drive-Thru Haunt Moves to The Florida Mall, Oct. 1 – Oct. 31 - Guests will drive through seven unique horror movies, while scare actors, fog, lighting and more surround their car. There will also be a new space called “The Lobby” where guests get out of their cars to shop for exclusive merchandise and snacks, take selfies and videos with scare actors and try out some optional experiences.
  • Fun Spot offers HUGE Halloween event, Oct. 1 – Oct. 31 - To celebrate the fall season, Fun Spot will be adding a limited-time seasonal Fright Bites Menu, as well as colorful decorations and Trick or Treating events for children every Saturday and Sunday in October and on Halloween from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show at WonderWorks, Oct. 1 – Oct. 31 - The magic dinner show is back for its second year and will run the entire month of October. Guests can expect new Halloween themed magic tricks, illusions, costumes, décor and more. Wonderworks staff will be serving guests in costume, and guests are encouraged to come dressed up as well.
  • Gators, Ghost and Goblins at Gatorland, Oct. 15-30 - Gatorland is set to welcome back its popular Halloween event. Many activities will be on the schedule, including themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets and the popular children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags.
  • Orlando Magic Open 2022-23 Season at Detroit on Oct. 19 - The Orlando Magic will open the season on Wednesday, October 19, at Detroit (7 p.m. ET start). Their home season opener will be on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. versus Boston Celtics at the Amway Center.
  • Country Thunder, Oct. 21, 22, 23 – The event is bringing some of the big names in country music to Kissimmee in late October. Headliners include Morgan Wallen, Jason Aldean, Chris Young and country greats like Phil Vassar, Tracy Lawrence, Clay Walker and so many more.
  • Halloween at Old Town, Oct. 31 - Attendees can bring family to celebrate the spookiest of holidays with free trick-or-treating, Thriller dancers and a costume contest. Free trick-or-treating is from 5 – 7 p.m. with candy stations throughout Old Town, and the costume contest commences at 7 p.m.

 

Food & Beverage Offerings

Meliá Orlando Celebration to Open The Wilson, in Partnership with IGC Hospitality
Meliá Orlando Celebration has announced plans to open a new restaurant on property, The Wilson. Owned and operated by In Good Company Hospitality (IGC), a New York-based restaurant group that oversees several venues across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, The Wilson is set to open in early summer 2022 and will operate all food and beverage throughout the hotel.

 

Salt & The Cellar open at New ette Hotel
Escape the mundane and discover the transcendent, culinary artistry of Salt & The Cellar by Akira Back, ette hotel’s signature dining experience. Here, innovative Asian inventiveness embraces—and breathes new life into—Innovative Mediterranean Asian cuisine, blending both into a symphony of flavor to delight the most discriminating of palates. Don’t forget to also partake in their impossibly rich, non-alcoholic beverage creations. Curated by the preeminent, mercurial genius, Jarl de Vries, the cocktail professor.

 

Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews announces new fall football-inspired specials
Football season-inspired eats are coming to Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews. New tasty treats include “Totchos,” a delightful Midwestern twist to tater tots; Meatloaf Melt, Mom’s delicious, glazed meatloaf, served on grilled Texas Toast; Chili Cheese Mac & Cheese, just like it sounds; and last, but certainly not least, top off any great meal with the Apple Pie Nachos.

 

Cowboy Chicken scheduled to open at Promenade at Sunset Walk Fall 2022
Cowboy Chicken, the fast-casual brand known for its wood-fired rotisserie chicken and handmade side dishes, debuts in the Sunshine State with the first location at Promenade at Sunset Walk. Their menu features bold, simple, and natural food including all-natural chicken cooked over an open flame and a variety of homestyle sides. Since 1981, Cowboy Chicken has excelled in serving fresh ingredients while treating guests like family and employees like partners. The welcoming, authentic experience, with food as honest as a handshake, has kept guests coming back for more.

 

New Fall Special at Capone’s Dinner and Show, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15
Step back in time and discover something new in Kissimmee this fall. Capone’s Dinner & Show is offering a special fall discount. Guests that order tickets online and use the promo code 1115 receive tickets for $33.99*/adult. Reservations are all-inclusive. Get a delicious 4-course dinner (complete with dessert), unlimited drinks (including alcohol), enjoy a hilarious cabaret show and interact with a gang from a bygone era.
*Prices subject to change. May not be combined with any other offer. Does not include tax or gratuity. Valid 9/6/2022 – 11/15/2022. Other restrictions may apply.

 

BR77 welcomes you to the family at Promenade at Sunset Walk
The first Brazilian steakhouse to open in Kissimmee, this restaurant offers 14 or so different cuts of meat, all served at the grill station on large skewers - beef ribs, filet mignon, sausages, ribeye and yes, PICANHA. But it’s not just steakhouse classics here; fresh options include seasonal salads, cheeses and hot dishes.
 

New partners!

Empowering Differences Inc. – Offers speaking/training, leadership development programming, consulting/assessments, and empowering recognition programming.

Festiva Orlando Resort – Featuring one, two and three-bedroom condos. Each condo rental has a full or partial kitchen and spacious living area. Units also include a washer and dryer and screened-in porch perfect for enjoying Florida’s year-round beautiful weather.

Groovin Nikki – DJ Groovin Nikki adds a unique presence to any party. She is an interactive DJ who can sing, dance, motivate crowd participation, teach and lead line dances. She'll have your guests dancing in and out of their seats.

Honest AV - Central Florida-based event AV production company that provides production services for live, virtual, and hybrid events.

Jonae's Island Twist, LLC - Family-owned and operated Jamaican restaurant. They are a team committed to delivering authentic Jamaican cuisine and some American dishes.

Minch Coffee Co. - Traditional and specialty espresso beverages, a variety of artisan hot and iced teas, blended coffee beverages, smoothies, pastries, and bagels.

Nona Adventure Park - Water-based family entertainment center in Lake Nona, Orlando. Their inflatable aqua park/obstacle course, Nona Wake Cable Park and 60-foot climbing tower/ropes course/rock walls provide the ultimate outdoor adventure.

Robert Anthony Photography - A FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot offering professional photography and video services with both drones and traditional DSLR cameras.

UNE Home – High-quality houses are curated and maintained so you can experience the comforts from home during your stay.

Vital Circle – Clinically-led and experienced safety planners help you tailor options to meet your needs, all which can be implemented within hours and at a reasonable price.

3Beez Honey Farm - Specialize in producing raw, unfiltered Florida honey, bees wax, handmade soaps, and candles.

Be Our Guest Homes - A comprehensive property management company in Central Florida. They provide their clients with complete home services, which include décor and theme room design, delivery retrieval, contractor management, social media marketing and more.

Camelo Pizzaria - For more than 65 years, Camelo built its reputation on the quality of its cuisine and service across its eight locations in Brazil.

Cariño's Cafe - Elegant coffee shop with inside and outside seating. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live music on weekends. Delicious coffee and fabulous family atmosphere.

Golfzon Leadbetter Academy - The world-class instruction found at the Leadbetter Golf Academies have produced many elite juniors that went on to successful NCAA and professional careers as well as helped thousands of amateur players enjoy the game of a lifetime.

Portillo's (Coming Soon) - Portillo's is known for famous Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, chopped salad, cheese fries, homemade chocolate cake and chocolate cake shake.

Radley London - A London-born brand that has a passion for crafting beautiful handbags and accessories. Their approach is simple: to create the perfect combination of style on the outside and functionality on the inside.

The Hampton Social - Orlando - Located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive by the Orange County Convention Center, The Hampton Social offers an indoor dining room, expansive outdoor patio, private dining room and our "Rosé All Day" Lounge.

The Luxury Pop Up Picnic Company - Let them host your customized picnic. Whether at the park, your backyard, a vacation rental, hotel or indoors, it's the chicest way to celebrate someone special or a special occasion.

Brightline Trains - A provider of modern, eco-friendly, high-speed rail service in America. The company currently operates between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and is scheduled to complete construction to the Orlando International Airport by the end of 2022.

Donaco - Specializes in high-end, unique gift baskets for all occasions. Each one offers a customizable piece. Their goal is to hit all the senses through beautiful visual offerings that not only look great but smell wonderful too!

Jewel Escape Room - Each escape room has more than one room, with some having tunnels and other unique ways for a player to explore! They offer adventure, mystery and fantasy themes.

Mouse To Your House - Happiness delivered, one basket at a time. Make every Orlando vacation or meeting magical with thoughtful and affordable themed gift baskets delivered to you.

Naples Soap Company – A fun, coastal-inspired, retail experience where you can see, feel and smell Naples Soap Company’s high-quality, USA-made skin and hair care products.

Slate - Chef-driven menu offers seasonal produce, wood-grilled meats, fresh fish and seafood, pizzas baked in wood-burning copper oven, sommelier-curated wine list, extensive spirit selections, local draft beers and hand-crafted cocktails.

Volunteer Orlando - Plans and leads a wide variety of meaningful and fun volunteer projects for companies and groups. Projects improve the human condition while promoting teamwork and camaraderie among participants.

 

Meeting Deals and Attendee Discounts

To find accommodation deals and discounted attraction tickets for Florida meeting attendees, visit https://www.experiencekissimmee.com/meetings/plan/attendee-discounts

Learn why It Pays to Meet in Kissimmee. Groups can earn up to $10,000 cash back!

 

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About Experience Kissimmee:
Kissimmee, Florida is only 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport and 90 minutes from both coasts insuring ease of travel and locale. With more than 1 million square feet of meeting space, 25,000 hotel rooms, 30,000 vacation homes and nearly 300 unique meeting venues, this Central Florida destination can accommodate any size group event profile. We are located on the doorstep of world-famous theme parks and exhilarating outdoor adventures, which is sure to build attendance. Our destination’s meeting profile includes luxury resorts, hotels, trusted brands, golf resorts and vacation homes, as well as a 150-acre sports and entertainment complex. Plus, with a meeting incentive worth up to $10,000 cash back, access to over 950 local vendors, and seamless support services from start to finish, Experience Kissimmee’s Meeting Sales & Services team offers world-class service and support throughout your planning process.

Learn more at experiencekissimmee.com/meetings.

 

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