Kissimmee Old Town

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Old Town Kissimmee is great for an evenings entertainment. It is easy to find as it is along the US192. If you plan to go either on a Wednesday , Friday or Saturday nights there is the added extra of seeing the old Classic cars or Harley Davidson motorbikes parading up and down the main street.

It is best to go fairly early as it is not always easy to park nearby. A lot of the locals go on the classic car night and it is good to see all the old American cars beautifully restored and lovingly paraded by their owners.

There are street entertainers and various musicians offering a wide variety of things, it always reminds me of Gt. Yarmouth’s Regent street , but with music.

There is a small fair with bumper cars, a big wheel and a strange type of catapult that sends you flying upwards at a speed of knots that I wouldn’t even like to think about. Another similar contraption is very much like a bungee jump but it doesn’t stop after the once as you are fitted onto an elastic rope ! Not for the faint hearted and not just after indulging in a big American size meal.

There are many shops ranging from the usual tee shirts and holiday ware, the western goods , the beautiful Candles, and for the animal lovers a shop that sells most of the dog breeds models, and if you have a favourite like me with my Boxers there is everything that you could possibly buy with a Boxer on it from key rings to life size models , tee shirts , bags and cushions.

You can walk all the way down on one side and then back up on the other.

There are some shops a little bit different to the norm, and always handy for finding that gift to take home that is a bit different to the Mickey Mouse tee shirts (not that I haven’t got one! ).There is a Rodeo where you can watch people trying to stay on a prancing bull, and a place to get your photograph taken in a wild west bar. There is a haunted house, and other strange things.

The restaurants range from the Flippers pizza’s (a personal favourite of mine, nobody makes them like Flippers !!) to seafood and Steaks and of course the usual burgers. There are several bars all with different themes and an ice cream parlour. The little stalls that sell the hot cinnamon and almond nuts and of course how can you forget the popcorn! (the smell of the popcorn always smells better than it tastes to me!).

At one time the same sort of place could be found at Church street station. Sadly that seemed to have all closed down, maybe it was because it was further to go and Old Town is easier to get to and was closer to a lot of the Hotels. To most people who go year after year it probably is a bit “ touristy “ but isn’t that just what we are??

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