What’s it like visiting Kissimmee in October?
One of the best times to visit Kissimmee is in fall, and there are some really unique things about October that make it an especially great choice.
From some of the lowest prices on waterpark hotels near Walt Disney World to lower crowds and better weather, check out some things to do in Kissimmee that make October a fantastic time for a family getaway.
Enjoy the wonders of natural Florida
You’ll love Kissimmee if you love spending lots of quality time doing outdoor activities. Hike, bike, kayak, and airboat your way through the Sunshine State on a scenic eco-tour. Whatever you decide, you will find it here!
When it comes to airboat eco tours, there is simply no comparison to Wild Florida. Just 45 minutes from the Orlando and Disney area, they offer beautiful day tours, relaxing sunset tours and exciting night tours that the whole family can enjoy.
Get ready for down-home family fun at “The Alligator Capital of the World®” – Gatorland! There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call their Breeding Marsh home.
Big Toho Marina is located at the northern end of beautiful West Lake Tohopekaliga in Historic Downtown Kissimmee, Florida. Known simply as Lake Toho, its main attractions are fishing and bird watching and is frequented by tourists and locals alike for the amazing fishing experience.
Thompson Aire is a family-owned and family-operated hot air balloon business. They love making first-class memories for you and your family. If you are going to be in Kissimmee or Orlando, don't miss one of the most spectacular rides of your life.
Experience great events at Osceola Heritage Park
Many exciting events happen in October, and Osceola Heritage Park hosts some of these special events. Osceola Heritage Park is the only venue in Central Florida that has 195 wide-open acres, an indoor arena, and events center. Whatever your interest, a festival of fun is waiting for you in Kissimmee.
The Big Bounce America is the largest touring inflatable event in the entire world! From October 19 - 20 and October 25 - 27, you can enjoy an action-packed day suitable for all ages and featuring some of the most unique and exciting custom-built inflatable attractions. They have the world's largest bounce house (Guinness certified!), a 900-foot-long inflatable obstacle course, a giant maze slides, ball pits, and climbing walls galore!
During November 1 - 2, the all-new 2019 edition of Garden Bros. Circus is coming to Kissimmee! This year’s show is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert-style sound and lighting, and three rings bursting with excitement, laughter, and memories that families will cherish.
The KIDZ BOP Kids, Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for nine consecutive years, are bringing their interactive family-friendly concert experience to the Silver Spurs Arena on November 24! You can get your tickets to the ultimate family concert experience here!
There's something fun for everyone happening this fall at the theme parks
Kissimmee is next door to the exciting attractions and theme parks of Orlando. When you visit Kissimmee in October, you can enjoy Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This family-friendly event is held most nights in October and includes trick or treating, special shows, a unique parade, and a spectacular Halloween fireworks experience. Magic Kingdom’s Halloween party is a sweet, fun time, but for those who want to revel in the spookier aspects of the holiday, Universal has you covered. From creepy crawly shows to more than a dozen haunted houses and scare zones throughout the park, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is an event that fans won’t want to miss.
Flamingo Waterpark Resort is always open!
Only in sunny Florida, waterparks remain open throughout the year, and here in Kissimmee, nearly every day is a splash and slide day. If you are looking for different and new options, a waterpark hotel in Kissimmee is your best choice. With family movie nights, multiple on-site food and beverage options, and a guests-only waterpark – complete with three slides, a lazy river, and zero-depth kid’s pool – Flamingo Waterpark Resort is an ideal choice for your family weekend getaway this fall.
There is no doubt that October is the perfect time to go outside and explore all that Kissimmee and Central Florida have to offer.