When it comes to your vacation in Orlando, there is no question that Walt Disney World® is THE main attraction – and located only 3 miles from our hotel, why wouldn’t you take the short trip to the “Happiest Place On Earth” during your stay?
But, what about those days when you don’t want to worry about transport? What if there was somewhere fun to spend the day that only requires a short walk from your hotel room?
Well, you’re in luck! When you stay at Holiday Inn Orlando SW – Celebration Area, you’ll get to enjoy not one, but three awesome attractions all within walking distance from our front door!
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
Ahoy there mateys! With 36 holes, and two courses varying in difficulty, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf will put your putting skills to the ultimate test. Located across the street from the hotel, Pirate’s Cove offers a swashbuckling adventure through tropical gardens, beautiful lagoons, creepy caves, and cascading waterfalls.
As you putt your way around the course, you’ll explore a quirky pirate village, board a grand old wooden pirate ship, and climb to the top of the pirate’s mountain. We also hear there’s a bounty of treasure waiting for the talented few who can conquer the course’s special hole-in-one challenge!
Even if your golf game is not exactly on par, you’ll still have loads of fun discovering the extremely imaginative course, and taking advantage of all the great photo ops. The Pirate’s Cove team have done a magical job designing this fully immersive golf course – you’ll almost forget you’re in Orlando as you roam around the Pirate Cove world!
The level of service and warm, attentive nature of the course attendants is just as fantastic as the course itself. There is always someone on hand ready to help you get set up with your gear, explain the courses, and offer some pro tips.
Open everyday from 10am til 10pm, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf also makes for a fun night out too. In the evenings, the entire course comes to life with colourful lights, and you’ll also get a great view of the Orlando Eye all lit up.
For over 38 years, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf has treated its guests to a totally out-of-this-world experience, receiving rave reviews from everyone who visits the course. Whether you’re on a family vacation, a girl’s getaway, a buck’s night, or a business trip, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf is a hole in one outing for all ages.
Step back in time and take a trip down memory lane at Orlando’s whimsical Old Town. Just a short 10-minute stroll from our hotel, this unique pedestrian entertainment district boasts an array of delicious dining options, boutique shops, and exciting weekly events.
Designed as a recreation of a traditional Florida town, Old Town celebrates classic All-American fun from a time when things were simpler and life was just that little bit slower. You’ll love exploring the area’s quaint tree-lined streets, featuring historical architecture, distinctive storefronts, and, of course, that good ol’ friendly neighbourhood charm.
Sprawling across 18 acres, Old Town is home to over 70 shops, restaurants, bars, and attractions. Whether you’re looking for a fun day out with the family, or a lively night out with friends, Old Town has something for everybody. Kids (and parents alike!) will be mesmerized by the magicians at the Great Magic Hall, have a ball playing Skee-Ball at the Happy Days Family Amusement Center, reach great new heights on the dazzling Ferris Wheel, or brave the spooky haunted Mortem Manor. Big kids will love kicking back with a cocktail on one of the sunny patios, catching free live entertainment on the Trophy Row Stage, or dancing the night away at the Sun On The Beach nightclub.
Old Town also plays host to a range of fun weekly events, including Family Movie Night, Paint Night, Karaoke, and one of America’s longest running weekly car shows, the Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise. You don’t need to be a car fanatic to enjoy this famous show, as hundreds of classic hot rods, street rods, and antique cars cruise down Main Street every Saturday night.
A beloved family attraction for over 30 years, Old Town is the perfect place to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and live the classic American Dream.
Fun Spot America
Just under a 15-minute walk from our hotel, you’ll find all the thrills and spills your family can handle at Fun Spot America’s Kissimmee Theme Park. Boasting over 9 acres of tracks, thrill rides, family rides, and an arcade, this classic theme park is guaranteed to deliver a great day out for both the young and the young at heart.
Fun Spot America Kissimmee’s biggest claim to fame is that they are home to the world’s tallest SkyCoaster. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, this epic ride will send you flying 300-feet into the air, and free-falling back down to earth. If your adrenaline isn’t completely soaring after the SkyCoaster, head over to the Mine Blower Coaster, where you’ll twist, turn, and drop 80 feet straight into an inversion, experiencing the only wooden roller coaster in Florida to go upside down! If your inner-thrill seeker is still not satisfied, just hit the spinning Head Rush 360 or suspense-filled Screamer ride, and you’ll definitely hit your maximum adrenaline quota for the day!
For those with a need for speed, Fun Spot America is also famous for its exhilarating US-patented multi-level racetracks. The huge Vortex Track is 40 feet high and boasts the world’s steepest banking curve at 32-degrees – a jaw-dropping feature that would make even the Daytona Speedway jealous! The track offers double-seat go-karts so younger children can still get right in the action of the race while an adult driver takes the wheel.
Aside from the heart-pumping, head-spinning thrill rides, Fun Spot America Theme Park also features all of the family favourites such as the Carousel, Bumper Cars, Tilt-A-Whirl, Yo-Yo, Ferris Wheel, an action-packed Arcade, and much more. Of course, no trip to the theme park is complete without some deliciously decadent carnival food, and Fun Spot has a bounty of weird and wonderful goodies to satisfy your sweet (or savoury) tooth.
Since opening its gates in 1988, Fun Spot America has become a staple in the Kissimmee community, and a time-honoured family tradition for generations of locals and visitors alike. For an unforgettable day filled with thrills, laughter, and fun family memories, you can’t go past Fun Spot America Theme Park.