What’s New Summer 2022
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Summer is upon us and it’s time to plan for new and exciting experiences. From new roller coasters to family-friendly events, check out all the happenings that can only be found in Kissimmee.
Guardians of the Galaxy Launching May 27
An all-new attraction located in World Discovery at EPCOT-launching May 27! This family-thrill attraction features the first ever reverse-launch on a Disney coaster and is one of the largest fully enclosed coasters in the world!
Peppa Pig Theme Park Now Open
The world’s first Peppa Pig Theme Park opened during spring and features six rides, six themed playscapes, a water play area, and more. The theme park is a Certified Autism Center and offer accessible rides for wheelchairs.
Osceola Arts Announces 2022-2023 Theater Season
Osceola Arts is excited to announce a thrilling list of plays and musicals for the 2022-2023 Theatre Season, including Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, Lionel Bart’s Oliver and Clue: On Stage. New Season Ticket Subscriptions will go on sale to the general public on June 15, current Season Ticket holder renewals are available May 15, and all single show tickets can be purchased online at OsceolaArts.org or by calling the box office at 407-846-6257 beginning July 15.
Wild Florida Gator Week is May 23-28
Two new very special heavy guests at coming to Wild Florida in 2022. Visitors can expect to see two rhinoceroses at the Drive-Thru Safari Park later this year. Wild Florida is also adding special celebrations for its visitors: Gator Week (May 23-28, 2022) and Sloth Day (Oct. 20, 2022).
Island H2O Live! Water Park Splashing Summer Lineup
Visitors can enjoy movies by the wave pool, DJ and games on Saturdays, plus extended park hours until 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 9 p.m., Friday-Sunday. Plus, summertime is the perfect time to save! Visitors can obtain single-day tickets purchased online for $59.99 per person ($5 savings). Residents can also get a season pass for $79.99, per person, which includes unlimited visits in 2022 and free parking.
Legoland® Florida Resort Summer Events
Legoland introduces an action-packed summer with LEGO® NINJAGO® Days runs Saturdays and Sundays, May 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, AWE-Summer Celebration events starting June 4 - August 7 and Heroes Weekend September 3-5.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Returns Summer 2022
Yah-hoo, let’s eat! Get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet and sing along, as the beloved musical dinner show Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue returns this summer to Walt Disney World Resort! Reservations will be available starting May 26 for showtimes beginning June 23.
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.
Special Olympics USA Games | June 5-12
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will unite more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean, 20,000 volunteers and 125,000 spectators during one of the country’s most cherished sporting events right here in Central Florida.
Disney H2O Glow Nights Begin May 28
Just in time for the summer season, a new H2O Glow After Hours is coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. The luminous after-hours event takes place between 8 -11 p.m. every Saturday night from May 28 to Aug. 27, giving guests three glowing hours in the water park after gates close.
EPCOT Food and Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE Opens July 14
The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World Resort July 14 through Nov.19. Disney chefs, mixologists and sommeliers have been testing, tasting and collaborating to create a smorgasbord of culinary delights. Additionally, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare returns this year with internationally recognized artists as well as local bands offering fun tunes on the America Gardens Theatre stage.
Ole Red DJ Nights | May 13 & 27
Ole Red is switchin’ up Honky-Tonk Nights with a night of half live music and half DJ! Strap on those boots and grab your cowboy hat for one of the most boot scootin’ nights of your life at Ole Red’s honky-tonk dance party May 13 and May 27 starting at 9:00 p.m.
Sunset Market at Pointe Orlando Beginning May 6
Pointe Orlando debuts a new, weekly pop-up Sunset Market featuring goods from local businesses and artisans. The Sunset Market will take place Friday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning May 6 on the lower-level common area.
Silver Spurs Rodeo | June 3-4
The Silver Spurs Rodeo will host its annual summer rodeo June 3-4 at Osceola Heritage Park. Guests can experience traditional rodeo events, such as bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
Toho River Boat Adventures – A boat ride/cruise company who launches multiple cruises each day. They are based out of St. Cloud Marina and specialize in lunch, dinner, sunset and party cruises.
Catboat Escapes - Become the captain aboard a two-seater speed-catboat following a 15-minute briefing. Set sail together following the lead and path of Captain Nate’s boat across one of the cleanest waterways in Florida.
Celebration Brewing - A family-owned brewery, taproom, and brewpub located in beautiful Celebration, Florida. Opening Soon!
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 in Kissimmee. Scheduled to open Fall 2022.
Eagle Trace Resort Orlando - Golf is all around Eagle Trace Resort Orlando, and beyond the impressive views and access to three championship golf courses, Eagle Trace features an extraordinary list of amenities surrounding the community.
G L Entertainment, LLC – World-class violinist, whose crossover shows feature genres of music from all around the world including classical pop, world music, patriotic, Scottish, country, classic rock, 80’s classics, Disney medleys, pop music, Irish, and holiday shows.
Nova Vacation Homes - They believe in providing you with more than just a roof over head. They go the extra mile to provide you with the fantastic amenities and customer service.
Twenty Pho Hour - A fast-casual dining experience providing Asian infusion cuisine with a unique concept.
407 Vacation Home Rentals – A full-service vacation rental property management company in Orlando, Florida. They specialize in managing, maintaining, and marketing vacation homes in communities like Storey Lake, Summerville, Champions Gate, Encore Resort, Paradise Palms, and others.
The Donut Experiment – A specialty donut store where the donuts are made right in front of you. Customers can build their own donut and watch it be made right before their eyes. It is scheduled to open Summer 2022.
Villatel - A company focused on creating, maintaining, and servicing vacation homes and properties for families.
To find accommodation deals and discounted attraction tickets for Florida residents and beyond, visit https://www.experiencekissimmee.com/deals.
About Experience Kissimmee:
Experience Kissimmee is the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida. Located 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), Kissimmee offers a perfectly balanced vacation experience with world-famous theme parks and attractions, outdoor activities, and plenty of Florida sunshine. Kissimmee is the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with options ranging from two-bedroom condos to 15-bedroom mansions. Get inspired at experiencekissimmee.com.
Experience Kissimmee Communications Department