Comfort Inn & Suites Maingate South
4095 Hotel Drive
Davenport, FL 33897
Phone: (863) 353-4510
Fax: (863) 353-4511
Located on Highway 192 in bustling Kissimmee, this golf gear and gift shop lives up to its name. You'll spot it easily: it's difficult to miss a waterfall flowing at more than 20,000 gallons per minute. But that's just the beginning. Choose from two championship, 18-hole miniature golf courses to suit your tee-off tastes. And after you tally up your impressive golf score, stop into the gift shop, featuring a full line of Mickey Mouse and Florida T-shirts at reasonable prices. Golfed out? Shopped out? How about a double scoop of Haagen Dazs ice cream from the snack bar at Bonanza Golf & Gifts?
In Florida, sunglasses take on more than fashion-forward importance. They're needed to ease the strain of the sun's glare. There's no reason, however, why you can't combine the therapeutic with the cool. Enter this eye-wear studio, owned by Barry Franzblau, the proprietor of a California store that has served celebrities for years. Celebrity offers a broad assortment of sunglasses from such designers as Revo, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Gucci and Ray Ban.
Parents, teachers and best of all, kids, love Lego. Those brightly colored building toys set kids' imagination into action as they use the pieces to build...well, stuff. Budding architects will love this 4,000 sq. ft. center, where they'll find giant flying machines, dragons and spaceships constructed from Lego pieces. Popular sets allow children to build their own pirate ships, water worlds, medieval and modern cities and doll houses. Outside is a 3,000 sq. ft. play area, boasting a jungle gym, life-size space-alien family and countless Lego blocks with no restrictions on use or imagination.
Ahh, she knew she shouldn't have, but she took a bite anyway, and Snow White's adventure began. Her tale comes to life at Disney's Candy Cauldron, designed to look like the wicked Queen's Dungeon. The sales clerks, who dress in medieval garb, use only Old English when speaking to customers. With more than two hundred varieties of candy available, it is safe to assume that there's something here for every sweet tooth and budget. Treats range from 40 cent items to molded Disney characters and a more expensive five-box assortment of chocolates.
The Sosa family has been rolling cigars for seventy years, first in its native Cuba and now for nearly thirty years in Florida. With five stores scattered throughout the Sunshine State, including four in the Miami area, the family is proud of its operation which won a Top Cigar award from Cigar Aficionado magazine in 1998. At the Orlando store, you'll find more than eighty brands of cigars, including those bearing the name of Arturo Fuente, Imperio Cubano, Diamond Crown and Padron. Smoking accessories are also available, including humidors.
Located directly across from the Marketplace Train, Tren-D is Downtown Disney's best boutique shop for women's, junior's, and girl's clothing and accessories. Tren-D sells all things Disney from purses and bags to necklaces and bracelets, sweaters and pants to mugs and travel gear.
Kissimmee Manufacturer's Outlet houses nothing but discount outlets. You'll find about 30 stores representing famous brand manufacturers, including Samsonite, Nike, Fieldcrest, and Van Heusen. Its location on busy US 192 in Kissimmee makes it an easy stop if you're staying in the Walt Disney World or Kissimmee area.
No trip to Central Florida would be complete without a generous helping of fresh fruit. Situated on easy-to-locate Highway 192, this store offers a variety of items. Family-owned and operated, it grows its own citrus, guaranteeing freshness and quality. Offering the traditional bags of oranges, grapefruits and tangerines, it also features homemade soft-serve orange ice cream, fudge candies, and marmalades, as well as fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juice. The shop also stocks Florida gifts, T-shirts, souvenirs and novelty items.
Magic Masters is located in the lively Downtown Disney West Side area, just a little south of the city of Orlando in Walt Disney World Resorts. Step inside this unusual magic store and be impressed with the amazing details, including massive mahogany bookcases, rich wood floors and authentic Oriental rugs. Designed to resemble the library of the famous magician, Houdini, it features a hidden bookcase panel, numerous photos throughout, and a number of rare books on the shelves. Watch magic tricks performed right before your eyes or browse through the store that offers "everything" magic for both beginners and serious magicians. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is located within the World of Disney store found at Downtown Disney Marketplace just south of Orlando in Walt Disney World Resorts. Little girls (and big ones too) are magically changed into fairy princesses by "Fairy Godmothers-in-training" who takes care of all the details. Choose from a variety of packages including features to become a Fairytale Princess, Pop Princess or Disney Diva that include items such as three different hairstyles, glittering makeup, nails, complete customs and a selection of pictures. Other packages available consist of Hannah Montana makeovers and a Cool Dudes makeover for boys 3 and up. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Who knew time would fly so fast on your visit to Florida? But now it's time to go home and all you've got to show for your trip to Orlando is a trunk full of stuffed Shamus and bendable Mickeys. Fear not. Friendly folks at Shell World in Kissimmee are there to save the day. Featuring all the Florida shells and more that you would have harvested if you'd combed Florida's beaches, the store is a virtual cornucopia of conch and cockle shells. From shells to coral, from saltwater taffy to coastal and nautical décor items, Shell World's a one-stop shell shop.
The Reebok Factory Direct Store is located in the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, not far from all the theme parks. There you'll find everything for the amateur to accomplished athletic enthusiast, from running shoes to sweat socks, walk shorts to sweatshirts, all under one Reebok roof. And since it's a factory outlet, you can expect to find every item in the store at reasonable, if not cheap, prices. It even carries Weeboks for the kids.