Comfort Inn Maingate
7675 W Irlo Bronson Hwy
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone: (407) 396-4000
Fax: (407) 396-0714
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.
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
Situated near the entrance to Downtown Disney Marketplace, Crossroads of Lake Buena Vista offers about 25 specialty shops and restaurants, including stores such as Beyond Electronics, Whites Books and Gifts, Disney Character Connection, Foot Locker and Sunglass Hut, along with Gooding's, a 24-hour grocery store that offers a big deli and variety of prepared food.
Located in the Crossroads Plaza across from Downtown Disney, Mitzi's Hallmark is not your average card shop. In fact, Mitzi's is a gold mine for lovers of porcelain and other collectibles by such industry big dogs as Boyds Bears, Harbor Lights, Harmony Kingdom, Precious Moments and Pooh and friends. Naturally, since it's so close to Disney World, Mitzi's Hallmark specializes in Walt Disney Art Classics, and in fact is, "their only preferred gallery shop in Central Florida." A good stop for collectors.
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.
Located within Orlando Premium Outlets, this place is ideal for buying smart wardrobe for your little tykes. Merely a walk away from Walt Disney World, this store attracts a lot of tourists and locals alike, and with the kind of clothes sold, quite deservingly so. Great clothes, reasonable price, thats what Polo Ralph Lauren Children's Factory Outlet is all about.