Warm weather, sunshine and world-famous theme parks draw thousands of visitors to Kissimmee for spring break. Among those visitors, pilots and aviation enthusiasts flock to the area for the Annual International Fly-In & Expo hosted by SUN ‘n FUN, just a short drive from Kissimmee. This year, Experience Kissimmee has partnered as an official sponsor for the 40th anniversary of the largest airshow in the state of Florida.
With a wide-variety of attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy and a number of special offers on lodging and activities, Kissimmee is the perfect place to stay and play while attending the “spring break for pilots” in Lakeland, FL, April 1-6, 2014.
For four decades, the Fly-In has preserved the future of aviation by focusing on educating new generations with a variety of hands-on activities. The week-long event is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors from around the globe to the Central Florida area. Throughout the week, attendees will have the opportunity to view more than 10,000 different aircrafts from homebuilts to warbirds, ultralights and new models on the exhibit floor, and then participate in a number of hands-on activities, workshops, forums and view daily airshows.
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport will become the busiest airport in the region, with 10,000-15,000 aircraft flying in and out during the week. A convenient alternative is Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM), which offers additional parking, tie down and fuel conveniences and an easy commute to the event.
Kissimmee also offers a wide-variety of accommodations, attractions and activities suited for the whole family, just 45 minutes from SUN ‘n FUN and right next door to Walt Disney World and Orlando’s world- famous theme parks. The easy commute makes Kissimmee the perfect option for family members who choose not to attend the entire event. Many accommodations in Kissimmee also offer free shuttle transportation to major theme parks and a variety of special offers.
In Kissimmee, visitors attending SUN ‘n FUN can stay and play for less with deals found throughout the area. Two can take the plunge for the price of one on the world’s tallest SkyCoaster at Fun Spot USA, sing and dance with the characters at Capone’s Dinner & Show for half off, enjoy a full breakfast at Gaylord Palms with their special “stay for breakfast” offer, practice a golf swing at Harmony Golf Preserve while receiving $10 off the best available rate or save $50-$75 on a Disney Area Vacation Home. For more special offers, visit www.experiencekissimmee.com/sun-n-fun/sun-n-funspecials/
Families interested in adding more family fun to their getaway should make Kissimmee their home base, choosing from its more than 50,000 total accommodations. Kissimmee offers easy access to world famous Orlando theme parks and a variety of nature-based, eco-friendly activities. For more information on places to stay, things to do and discount offers in the Kissimmee area, visit www.experiencekissimmee.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: Experience Kissimmee, Communications Department
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