What’s Coming to Kissimmee in 2021
Kissimmee, Fla. (December 2020) – It’s time to give the gift of vacation, and a new year is bringing exciting additions to sunny Kissimmee.
Kissimmee is ready to welcome returning and first-time visitors to the destination in 2021, giving families an experience that could never be forgotten. From thrilling adventures to wild safari rides, here’s what’s next for the new year.
Vacations now require more planning and preparation than ever before. With that in mind, Experience Kissimmee partnered with AdventHealth to provide a Safety Hub for all visitors. This new planning tool allows visitors to explore resources and up to date safety information before traveling.
Walt Disney World Resort
The exciting transformation of Epcot continues, with added attractions and other unforgettable experiences, debuting in the coming months and years. Next year, guests can expect to see something new in the France pavilion, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, where guests will race through Gusteau’s restaurant. Plus, a delicious new eatery. La Crêperie de Paris will offer both table- and quick-service options, featuring a menu from celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Also at Epcot, guests will be amazed with the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park. “HarmonioUS” will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people from around the world.
Universal Orlando Resort
Things are about to get a little more thrilling at Universal Orlando Resort. Jurassic World VelociCoaster is coming next summer to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The coaster will send guests catapulting up to 70 mph and more than 150 feet in the air. It will be a high-speed chase, featuring an original story that includes the original cast of the films from the blockbuster franchise. This will be Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is keeping the party going all year long. The park will build the biggest LEGO cake ever, in addition to giving guests all-new experiences. From weekend events, to 4-D movies, and new stage shows, Legoland is sure to keep families entertained.
SeaWorld Parks & Resorts
Visitors will be able to feel a chill in Central Florida this Spring. SeaWorld Orlando’s first launch coaster, Ice Breaker, will feature four airtime filled launches, both backward and forward, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida – a 93-foot tall spike with 100-degree angle.
Wild Florida acquired a 185-acre plot of land adjacent to its Drive-thru Safari Park with plans to expand, allowing guests to see more exotic and native wildlife than ever before. In addition to the more than 150 animals already on property, Wild Florida is adding existing herds of wildlife and introducing many more rescued and relocated animals.
The upcoming year is bringing even more excitement to ICON Park. In The Game, a virtual experience, is opening in early 2021. In The Game transforms an arcade into an immersive experience for guests of all ages. In the summer, expect changes to Central Florida’s skyline as ICON Park welcomes two towering new additions, ICON Park Slingshot and ICON Park Drop Tower. And in late 2021, guests will be able to experience the Museum of Illusions, featuring holograms, interactive immersions, and more.
The Promenade at Sunset Walk
The Promenade at Sunset Walk, a dining and entertainment district, offers guests exciting new dining options in the new year.
Lizzie’s Memphis Style BBQ is bringing a variety of smoked and barbequed meats and southern sides. The restaurant also features family packs which will be available for takeout and delivery.
The Wharf, recently opened, is offering seafood dishes, and it features an oyster bar for fresh shellfish daily. The restaurant includes a large mezzanine and center bar with terrific views of the stage, where live performances take place. The Wharf also offers takeout and delivery.
For something sweet, visit River Street Sweets Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. Be sure to try the World-Famous Pralines; saltwater taffy; crunchy, hand-stretched peanut brittle; or homemade pecan pies. Sweets are made in-store.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention
The Gaylord Palms has been undergoing a major renovation that will add 302 guest rooms in a new tower located adjacent to the resort’s pools. It will also add 90,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as waterpark enhancements. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2021.
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The Experience Kissimmee Story:
Almost 50 years of vacation-making experience. More than 9,000,000 overnight visitors. And closer than the 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. (That means we oversee sales and marketing for the destination.) We’re also the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with more than 70,000 accommodation options, including luxury resorts, family-friendly hotels, and over 50,000 vacation homes.
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Experience Kissimmee Communications Department