Thursday, February 28, 2008

ESPN The Weekend

Calling all sports fans! Put on your team colors and head over to Disney's Hollywood Studios for ESPN's The Weekend. Catch your favorite shows being broadcast live from February 29-March 2nd from the Sorcerer's Hat Stage, and the ESPN Sports Zone at the end of Sunset Boulevard. Over 20 ESPN celebrities will be there along with your favorite sports figures including Jim Palmer, Donovan McNabb, the Harlem Globetrotters, Steve Smith, Roger Clemons, Shaun Alexander, Ben Watson, Roy Williams, Darrell Green, Chipper Jones, and Antonio Gates to name a few. Go Inside ESPN and have the opportunity to experience a what a live taping of your favorite show is like. You might even get the chance to see what its like to interview for ESPN! Good with sports trivia? Team up with a sports celebrity and battle to "Stump the Schwab" Sports celebrities will also be appearing throughout the weekend in for Q&A sessions. ESPN The Weekend is included in your regular park admission. Call Kissimmee Guest Services at 1.877.273.5636 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Monday, February 18, 2008

11 Unique Tips for Disney's Magic Kingdom

These tips are straight from Disney!

1. Adults with children too small to ride an attraction may take turns riding so you don’t have to wait in line twice! For more details ask a Disney Cast Member.

2. Many of the Disney Cast Members are fluent in more than one language. Their nametags indicate which languages they speak.

3. Measure your child's height before arriving at the park so you know ahead of time which attractions he or she will be able to ride.

4. Take a look at the park map prior to your arrival to get a general idea of the location of attractions you are most interested in visiting.

5. Set a meeting place and time if your party decides to split up. Try not to pick a busy area, such as in front of Cinderella’s Castle, or it may be difficult to find the rest of your party.

6. Take advantage of Disney's FASTPASS when lines are long. To use, insert your park pass into the FASTPASS machine in front of the attraction to receive an assigned return time. Enjoy the rest of the park while your FASTPASS saves you a spot in line!

7. The Magic Kingdom has three ATMs. They are located under the Main Street train station, near the Frontierland Shooting Arcade, and at the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. arcade. Currency exchange is available at City Hall for most foreign currency.

8. Take a special "behind the scenes" tour available at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Parks. Call Kissimmee Guest Services for details.

9. For current wait times on the most popular rides check the tip board on Main Street.

10. Need a haircut? Visit Magic Kingdom’s Harmony Barber Shop located on Main Street.

11. Monday is the busiest day of the week at Magic Kingdom. Try and plan your visit for later in the week or weekend.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Pirate and Princess Party

What child hasn't dreamed of becoming a Pirate on the open seas or a Princess in all the regalia? Swashbuckling training is available with Captain Jack Pirate in the Pirate Coves so you are able to learn all of the in's-and-out's of privateering. The aspiring Princesses are not left out of all this fun, they are participating in Princess activities. After getting your sea legs you are now ready for the next activity! Everyone receives a custom Pirate and Princess bag along with a treasure map.The hunt is on and now it is time to rely on the training to find the treasures! Once you fill your bag with treats there is yet another treat for ALL to enjoy: a PARADE and FIREWORKS!!!

Blue Man Group

Paint the town BLUE with the enjoyment of a performance from the dynamic Blue Man Group. After many months of preparation and anticipation, the Blue Man Group is an official Orlando fixture! as always has your low priced ticket to a performance like none other!If you've never seen the Blue Man Group you are missing out one of the most innovative and entertaining shows ever! Now with the World's Low Price Ticket to Universal Orlando Resort from your friends at, there is no reason to miss out on the fun!

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras has been known to be one of America's best kept traditions. Mardi Gras became famous by being one big party full of costumes, fun, and celebration. Unfortunately it is not a family-friendly, and safe Universal Orlando Resort has a Mardi Gras that is good clean fun for everyone! Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Orlando goes on from February 2, 2008 through April 19. Experience the spirit of Fat Tuesday with the 13 beautifully decorated floats straight out of the Big Easy along with constumes, the spicy goodness of cajun cuisine, and live music from Nola jazz bands. Come on down to Orlando for a Mardi Gras for everyone and have your friends at Kissimmee Guest Services show you the way!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

On January 7, 2008 Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened their doors for the first time after shedding its MGM license. What will magic of Hollywood bring to Orlando, you ask?

Toy Story Mania arrives on set this summer. Have your 3-D glasses ready as you board your spinning craft to travel through carnival inspired virtual worlds. The ride seats up to eight passengers and records each individual’s score accumulated by firing toy cannons at virtual targets! There’s more…

GO WILDCATS! The kids and songs of East High invite you to sing and dance along in the feature of “High School Musical 2:School’s Out!”

Look for the arrival of some new friends at Playhouse Disney this February! Starring Little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Playhouse, and Handy Manny to name a few!

Be a part of the “Block Party Bash” deemed one of the most interactive parades in Disney history. With retro tunes, high-flying acrobatics, and trampolines there are bound to be a few surprises! Joining in the fun is more than 20 partying Disney-Pixar Film Pals to include the Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Toy Story 2, Bug’s life, and much more!

The hope is the new attractions will inspire a new view of the park as more than just a thrill seekers indulgence. But, while there is still much chatter and speculation about the future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I believe that this will be the year that the park makes it’s come back.

Orlando is for Lovers

For years the greatest love stories have come from our friends at Disney. Without Disney there would be no Prince Charming and Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, and of course Mickey and Minnie. What better place to celebrate your love than Orlando? Here are some specialties brought to you for your next trip to Orlando:Disney World is a couple's dream. After a full day of rides with your someone special there is a perfect way to end the day. A couple can let the daily fireworks show rekindle the flame in their relationships at the Magic Kingdom while swaying to the soothing melodies in the distance. Universal Orlando has so many ways to wow your mate. You'll find excitement at the Islands of Adventure and dance to the live music at City Walk. After all that fun you can have a romantic meal at one of the many fine eateries Universal Orlando pride's itself upon.Other sites that are best for romantic getaways include the Sea World’s Discovery Cove, and so much more. Discover more romantic ways to enjoy Orlando by calling Kissimmee Guest Services.


SeaWorld’s Aquatica is coming soon to Orlando! This “whimsical, one-of-a-kind” water park is said to open in March of this year. The island themed 59 acres will be filled with dueling wave pools, lazy rivers, tubes and flumes, white sandy beaches, and of course, many opportunities to interact with the animals. It is the perfect blend of serene and extreme fit for all ages and thrill levels. Aquatica’s signature ride will be it’s enclosed tube slides that send you through a lagoon full of playful Commerson’s dolphins. With such an expansive area and so much to see in do, SeaWorld promises that attraction lines will be kept to a minimum. With the combination of nature meets adventure, Aquatica is sure to be a water park experience like no other!

New KGS Concierge Service

New KGS Concierge Service
Kissimmee Guest Services has taken their world-class offerings to the next level. KGS now offers concierge service for its clients. KGS's committment to excellence in service is explempary in everything they do and the brand new concierge service offering is the latest example. Imagine your next trip to Orlando including a sumptuous massage, rubbing out all of the crimps and knots from a cramped car or plane ride. Smell the gourmet aromas resonating from the hard work from your own personal chef. Wait...It gets better! Need a babysitter for a night out in Downtown Orlando, KGS's Concierge Services has a babysitter for you. Need someone to watch your precious furry family member, well guess what KGS has you covered with Pet Sitting. On top of all of that get Limo service, Bass Fishing guides, deep sea fishing, all kinds of water sports activities, and more! Visit Kissimmee Guest Services and find a new ways to make your time in Orlando the best time ever!