Family-Friendly Hotel with Free Shuttle to Theme Park
Holiday Inn Main Gate East is just a few miles from Walt Disney World Resort in central Florida. Families can hop on a complimentary shuttle that runs between the hotel and Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. When you're not exploring Disney, there's plenty to do at the hotel itself: you can keep children entertained at a kid-friendly pool, outdoor playground, and game room with air hockey and pinball.
In addition to being certified as a three-Diamond hotel by AAA, the Holiday Inn Main Gate East is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor hotel. Hotels in this program are subject to rigorous room-quality and customer-service standards that are set by Disney and regularly verified by resort officials.
The hotel also has its own food court where you’ll find a Pizza Hut, an A&W restaurant, and a breakfast joint. All guest rooms have a mini refrigerator where you can store leftovers and souvenir sandwiches half eaten by Mickey Mouse.
Kissimmee, Florida: Gateway to Theme Parks and Downtown Orlando
Holiday Inn Main Gate East is located in Kissimmee, roughly 6 miles from Walt Disney World and about 20 miles from downtown Orlando. The world’s most-visited entertainment resort, Disney World spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney area. Here, you can ride Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom in the morning, then sample Moroccan cuisine over at Epcot’s World Showcase pavilions in the afternoon before the nightly IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth light show.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando's vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as the CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which holds improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north of the arts district, you’ll find several cultural institutions surrounding Orlando Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, with a collection featuring pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando Science Center. Visit the Science Center to take a rover across a simulation of Mars’s red surface or race model cars down a 70-foot pinewood-derby track.
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