Disney`s Maingate East, a region between Disney World® and the city of Kissimmee, Florida, caters mostly to families visiting the famous home of Mickey Mouse, but there are many other sights and attractions in the region that add to its appeal. Rent a car by Disney`s Maingate East and you can pack your itinerary with fun activities throughout central Florida, such as fishing and boating on nearby lakes, heading to the coast with its beautiful beaches, and shopping at some of the region`s many top-notch malls.
Driving Through Disney`s Maingate East
Disney`s Maingate East is along U.S. Route 192, which goes west to the Disney World® entrance, and east into the heart of Kissimmee. Arrange rental cars close to Disney`s Maingate East and drive into the historic city, where you can walk around the Kissimmee Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Go back in time at Pioneer Village, a living history museum with a blacksmith`s shop, one-room schoolhouse, and the late-19th-century Ross Lanier House. Another popular place in Kissimmee is Lakefront Park, which offers hiking and biking trails, a playground for children, and fishing piers on the shore of Lake Tohopekaliga. Vacations in Orlando usually mean spending at least a day or two at a theme park. In addition to nearby Disney World®, home to such iconic attractions as Magic Kingdom and Epcot, you could visit Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando, and Wet `n Wild. All of these parks are located along Interstate 4, which you can pick up just to the west of Kissimmee.
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