The second of a series of features looking at some of the less well known attractions in Central Florida, close to Kissimmee.
Old Town originally started out, when constructed in the 1980s, as a specialist shopping complex and later morphed into an all round entertainment complex with an amusement park featuring multiple rides, being added.
The shopping zone is made up of nearly a dozen dedicated shopping buildings each with a number of different types of shop sharing the space. The shops run across the full range from electronic goods such as cameras and Ipads to luxury goods such as designer handbags. Each of the shopping buildings also boast a number of restaurants, again representing all categories from formal restaurant to multiple fast food establishments.
The amusement park rides are spread over the site, although predominantly to be found at the front and back. For those wanting to take part there are a number of different rides some catering to the thrill-seeker, while some are aimed at younger children. Tea Cups, Merry-go-round, Super Shot, Happy Days Family Go-Kart Track and the Windstorm Roller Coaster are just a few of the rides on offer.
Old Town’s particular appeal is to car enthusiasts, especially those with a liking for classic cars. There is a Saturday Night cruise of classic pre-1975 cars, open to anyone with a car and a valid driving license. To get you in the mood there is also music of the classic Rock and Roll variety. Friday night features another cruise, this time focusing on American muscle cars from before 1988.