Em took part in the Decade of Kissimmee Memories event  in Florida. All travel expenses were provided by Experience Kissimmee; however, all opinions are Em’s.

I was recently in Kissimmee, FL for the announcement of the Kissimmee Decade of Memories winner. While in Kissimmee I visited some fun attractions and had some tasty food. I love that there are so many great things for teens to do in the area. Everything from shopping to visiting theme parks to speeding across open water looking for gators. Two days wasn’t enough to see and do everything, but it gives me a reason to come back and do more.

Dining- Kissimmee Florida

During this trip my two favorite places to eat were ShrekFeast at Gaylord Palms Resort and the pizza from  Cordovano Joe’s Pizza at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort. ShrekFeast was so much fun and I loved it. It is located at the Gaylord Palms Resort which is a gorgeous. The resort’s gardens, water displays, koi fish, castle-esque walls, and shops made the breakfast that much more fun. I was able to meet Shrek, Fiona, and Puss n Boots. It was fun to see the characters interact with small kids. The breakfast buffet had so many great options and there was even a chocolate fountain – everyone loves chocolate fountain, right?

ShrekFeast Kissimmee Florida - Shrek Feast Character Dining

The other yummy food I ate was pizza from Joe’s pizza. We stayed at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort and ordered pizza for a snack one night. It was thin crusted pizza just how I like it.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

The Boggy Creek Airboat ride was a lot of fun. It gave me great views of the area and was so pretty. Our boat captain, Kirk, yes, Captain Kirk is really his name, flew our boat across the open water. He would twist, turn, and spin the boat giving us one thrill after another. Even better,  we spotted baby gators, lots of birds, and even a cow. You just never know what you’ll find on a Boggy Creek airboat ride. I can’t wait to do this again, preferably at night.

Kissimmee Gators and Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

A Quick Video of our Boggy Creek Airboat Ride

Shopping: Kissimmee Florida

Living in small town America I don’t have many opportunities to go shopping which is another reason I love visiting Kissimmee. There are so many great places to shop. On this visit I spent a few hours at the Premium Outlet Center. There were great discounts and lots of stores to shop. There was even a Disney Outlet Store with awesome stuff at cheap prices. I loved shopping there since I wasn’t able to visit any Disney parks during this trip. I also found some great clothes at Charlotte Russe. This outdoor mall is a must stop place during my next visit.

Entertainment: Kissimmee Florida

Some other great things that I like to do when I’m in Kissimmee include visiting Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios and Sea World. Yes, so many great theme parks so little time. In addition to the theme parks I like shopping at Downtown Disney and attending great shows like the Blue Man Group and Cirque de Soleil. There is also a Dave & Busters that is so much fun.

I had a lot of fun during my visit to Kissimmee and can’t wait to return.