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Nearby Restaurants - All Family Friendly

Carrabba's Italian Grille (www.carrabbas.com)
7890 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
(407) 390-9600
Fresh, flavorful Italian dishes.

Outback Steakhouse (www.outback.com)
7804 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
(407) 396-0017
Australian-themed steakhouse best known for its steaks & Bloomin' Onion. Also chicken, pasta, seafood.

Red Lobster (www.redlobster.com)
7780 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
(321) 677-0191
Fresh, high quality seafood.

Macaroni Grill (www.macaronigrill.com)
5320 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
(407) 396-6155
Wonderful pastas. Healthy options too.

Olive Garden (www.olivegarden.com)
5021 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
(407) 396-1680
Casual Italian-American dining based on Old World - inspired dishes.

Houlihan's (www.houlihans.com)
8520 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
Bars outside and inside. Lots of TV's showing sports. Good menu.

Charlie's Steakhouse (www.talkofthetownrestaurants.com)
2901 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL - just off Hwy 192
(407) 396 6055
Always on America's Top Ten Steakhouses list - No. 1 in 2007

A Little Further

California Grill (www.disneyworld.com)
Top Floor Disney's Contemporary Resort. Observation deck where guests can enjoy Magic Kingdom fireworks.
(407) 939-3463
Pacific Coast - inspired dishes. Sushi, brick oven-baked flatbreads, handmade Sonoma goat cheese ravioli.

Rainforest Cafe (http://www.rainforestcafe.com/)
Downtown Disney.
(407) 827-8500
Dine among trumpeting elephants & chest-pounding gorillas in an exciting indoor rainforest. Watch for sudden rain storms - you won't get wet.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville (www.margaritavilleorlando.com)
CityWalk, Universal Studios.
(407) 224-2155
'Floribbean' fare. Great Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Hard Rock Cafe (www.hardrock.com)
CityWalk, Universal Studios.
(407) 351-ROCK
Southern-style cuisine. Wonderful hickory BBQ ribs.

Bahama Breeze (www.bahamabreeze.com)
8849 International Drive.
Seafood, chicken, steak, inspired by the flavorful and colorful ingredients of the islands.

Cheesecake Factory (www.thecheesecakefactory.com)
Mall at Millennia.
More than just cheesecake. This is an upscale, casual dining restaurant with more than 200 menu selections. Lots of healthy options.

More Sophistated - Sand Lake Rd Area - Recommended for Adults

Seasons 52 (www.seasons52.com)
Casually sophisticated grill and wine bar. Outstanding food, sensational flavors. No item on menu more than 475 calories. Wonderful flatbreads, desserts in shot glasses.

Bonefish Grill (www.bonefishgrill.com)
Signature oak-wood flavor grill. Also, chicken, pasta, steak, chops.

Timpano Chophouse (www.timpanochophouse.net)
All-American char-grilled large-cut steaks and bone-in chops.

Ruth's Chris Steak House (www.ruthschris.com)
Renowned steak house. Signature steaks seared at 1800 degrees, topped with fresh butter and arrive at table sizzling.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

Walt Disney World (www.waltdisneyworld.com)
The Magic Kingdom
A firm favorite with young children - and adults too!!
Epcot
This park not only has fantastic rides located in Future World, but also has a lake surrounded by the World Showcase of eleven different countries each serving the cuisine of their particular country. Epcot is a great hit with all ages.
Disney - MGM
This park has a range of superb rides and shows, 'Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular ' is a show not to be missed, as is the night-time firework extravaganza of 'Fantasmic'.
Animal Kingdom
Try the Kilimanjaro safari in a jeep bumping along a mud track - the photo opportunities are endless and you really believe you are out on the savannah. Like the other Walt Disney World parks, there are other attractions like the 3D 'It's tough to be a bug', and there is an afternoon parade and other fun rides. Disney combines education and fun in this park - a great day out.
Blizzard Beach
An amazing water park designed to resemble a ski resort - there are ski lifts, a 'toboggan' run 'bobsled' rides - a really fun place for all age groups.
Typhoon Lagoon
Another water park with slides, pools, a slow river, a surf pool and a saltwater artificial coral reef with tropical fish that you can snorkel through.


Universal Studios (www.universalorlando.com)
This theme park has lots of amazing rides, from the rather tame, but very cute, 'ET Adventure' to the quite spectacular show 'Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time' and the ride 'Earthquake - The Big One'.
Islands of Adventure
The big rides in this park are not for the faint-hearted as there are some pretty scary white knuckle rides - a huge hit with teenagers. However attractions such as 'The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman', 'Jurassic Park Adventure' and the water rides are a huge hit with all ages. 'Seuss Landing' has lots of cute attractions for the little ones.


Sea World (www.seaworld.com)
Sea World not only has killer whales, sharks, penguins, manatees, sea lions, otters and many other fabulous animals, it also has some good white-knuckle rides. Kracken is the tallest longest, fastest and only floorless rollercoaster in Orlando . On their website you will find details of dining, special packages on offer and descriptions of their rides. so if you like animals and rollercoaster rides, you might like to try Sea World.

Discovery Cove (www.discoverycove.com)
Just across the street from Sea World is its sister park Discovery Cove. This is a very different experience and is a great place to go to have a break from the hectic theme parks. It is a quiet and relaxing day - and you can even swim with a dolphin.

Attractions a Little Further Afield

Busch Gardens (www.buschgardens.com)
A park which has both animal attractions and roller coaster rides.

Kennedy Space Center (www.kennedyspacecenter.com)
An amazing place to visit: there are some awesome exhibits as well as IMAX shows, tours round Cape Canaveral and if you time it right, you might just be lucky enough to see a shuttle launch.

Useful services provided by all theme parks include:
Lockers, Stroller rentals, wheelchairs (electric also availiable)

All the theme parks provide a range of eateries, from burgers and fries and sandwiches to a three course meal with waiter service - the choice is yours.

Golf Courses
Disney’s courses:
Eagle Pines – Osprey Ridge – Lake Buena Vista – Palm – Magnolia
Oak Trail – this is a 9 hole walking course. It is a very good course for beginners although does not have the same stunning scenery of the other Disney courses.

The link to the Disney courses is: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/moreMagic/golf/golfHome?bhcp=1

You can book tee times on line at the above link.

Celebration course
701 Golf Park Dr, Celebration
(407) 566-4653(GOLF)
http://www.celebrationgolf.com

Mystic Dunes (pictured at the top of the page)
They also have a most amazing driving range. You are met at the bag drop, the caddy takes your bags and sets them up on the range where there is a pyramid of balls all ready and waiting for you. The range itself is really lovely. The golf course itself is quite challenging and weaves its way through homes and condos.
http://www.mysticdunesgolf.com

Falcon's Fire - this is a stunning course
http://www.falconsfire.com

Champions Gate
1400 Masters Blvd, Champions Gate
(407)787-4653
http://www.championsgategolf.com

The Legends Golf & CC
1700 Legendary Blvd, Clermont
(352) 243-1118

Lake Orlando
4224 Club House Road, Orlando
(407) 298-4144
http://www.golflakeorlando.com

Kings Ridge
1950 King`s Ridge Blvd, Clermont
(352)242-4653
http://www.kingsridgegolfclub.com

Kissimmee Bay Golf Club
2801 Kissimmee Bay Blvd, Kissimmee
(407)348-4654
http://www.kissimmebaygolfclub.com

Remington Golf Club
www.remington-gc.com
2995 Remington Dr, Kissimmee
(407) 344-4004

Stonegate Golf at Solvita
http://www.solivita.com/2001/golf.asp

Kissimmee Golf
http://www.kissgolfclub.com/

The Oaks
Kissimmee, ( 407 ) 933-4055
http://www.kissimmeeoaksgolf.com/

Hunters Creek Golf Club
Orlando, ( 407 ) 240-4653
http://www.golfhunterscreek.com/

Harmony Golf Preserve
Harmony, (407) 891-8525
http://www.harmonygolfpreserve.com/

Orange Lake Country Club
Orlando, (407 ) 239-1050
http://www.orangelake.com/

Here is a list of just a few of the many golf courses in the Orlando area

Public Courses ( popular with first time golfers )

Boggy Creek, Orlando, 857-0280
Crystalbrook Golf Club, Kissimmee, 847-8721
Eaglewood Golf Club, Orlando, 351-5121
Forest Lake Golf Course, Ocoee, 654-4653
Walk-N-Sticks Golf Club, Kissimmee, 348-9555
Winter Pines Golf Club, Winter Park, 671-1651

Resort Courses
Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando, 239-4700
International Golf Club, Orlando, 239-6909
Marriott’s World Center, Orlando, 239-4200
Poinciana Golf and Racquet Club, Kissimmee, 933-5300

Semi-Private Courses ( generally the least expensive )
Bay Hill Club, Orlando, 876-2429
Cypress Creek Country Club, Orlando, 351-2187
Eastwood Golf Club, Orlando, 281-4653
Lake Orlando Golf and Country Club, Orlando, 298-4144
Meadow Woods Golf Club, Windermere, 850-5600
Metro-West Country Club, Orlando, 299-1099
Ventura Country Club, Orlando, 277-2640
Wedgefield Golf and Country Club, Orlando, 568-2116
Zellwood Station Country Club, Zellwood, 886-3303

   
   

 

 

 
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