Old Town, Kissimmee’s beloved family fun destination, is thrilled to announce its grand re-opening on April 6, 2019 after two years of renovation and expansion.
For over 30 years Old Town has charmed visitors with its unique walkable collection of shops, themed restaurants, rides, attractions and car cruises that harken back to an easier, simpler time. With the multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion, Old Town is bigger and better, while offering a more authentic, all-American feel than ever before.
“This refurbishment has solidified Old Town’s reputation as one of central Florida’s most popular ‘must-visit’ attractions,” said Thearon Scurlock, vice president and general manager of Old Town. “We are excited that Old Town has embarked on a new era in its history and welcome both locals and tourists to rediscover its simple pleasures and classic American fun.”
12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space have been added to the property, including a range of new shops and three new dining options, Froggers Grill & Bar (now open), and Shoney’s Restaurant, and Bobby’s Garage Bar that will be open as of Spring 2019. The original area of the complex has been completely renovated with the addition of a new 86-foot Ferris wheel imported from Italy, refurbished store interiors and store fronts, four new fountains, new entrance signage, upgraded restrooms, property-wide LED lighting, a new sound system, a renovated event space, a new parking lot with 660 spaces, and valet parking on Fridays and Saturdays.
Known for its car show and car cruises where pre-1975 hot rods, street rods, and antique vehicles parade down the streets, Old Town continues this tradition every Friday and Saturday night. The Old Town Saturday Nite Cruise celebrates 28 years in 2018 and is the longest-running weekly car show and cruise in America.
Old Town’s musical acts have been upgraded and show frequency has been expanded to include Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Karaoke has been added every Tuesday, free family movie night every Sunday, and a revamped Bike Night on Thursday. The year-round haunted house will also continue as usual, and the Great Magic Hall is still offering several magic shows daily.
“The restoration of this iconic Orlando-area attraction is reinventing the Kissimmee landscape,” said Scurlock. “We are dedicated to preserving and restoring this classic venue while giving locals and visitors an entirely new experience built on years of tradition.”