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(646) 677-5737

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DESTINATIONS

/SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

Welcome to the
New Old Town

O

Kissimmee favorite expands and renovates

ld Town is a re-creation of a classic Florida town-a throwback to a time
when crowds were a little smaller, the lines a little shorter, and the fun a
little simpler. A group- and family-friendly entertainment district, this
ABA member is as magical as any other Orlando attraction, made moreso by a five-year, multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion that will be completed
later this year.
Groups can relax and stroll 18 acres of newly renovated, tree-lined brick streets and
discover more than 60 affordable shops and unique restaurants, including Froggers
Grill & Bar, Nathan's Famous, and Sakeba Asian Pub & Grill. Take a spin on the new
86-foot Ferris wheel, enjoy a magic show at The Great Magic Hall, or be scared silly
at the area's only year-round haunted house, Mortem Manor. More than 650 new
parking spaces have been added (with complimentary motorcoach parking), and twin
45-foot jukebox LED signs light up the entrance.
When the expansion is finished later this year, there will be more than 12,000 square
feet of new dining options, additional retail, and a garage-themed open-air bar.
Tour operators will be pleased to know that there is no fee to enter Old Town, and
guests can have a good time without spending a dime. Several hotels are nearby if you
want to stay late for the Friday Night Muscle Car Show and Cruise, Family Movie
Night, Old Town Karaoke, or combine tours of Celebration or Disney on your itinerary.
For more than 30 years, Old Town has been a family tradition for locals and visitors
alike. Come and enjoy the simple pleasures of classic American fun. 
www.myoldtownusa.com | (407) 507-2201

COURTESY OF OLD TOWN KISSIMMEE.

The largest private real estate
development in New York City since
Rockefeller Center, Hudson Yards
is home to seven levels of shopping,
including the city's first Neiman
Marcus store and an experiential
store from Japanese retailer MUJI;
world-renowned culinary delights
such as a José Andrés-led Spanish food
court; The Shed, an open-space arts
center that debuted in early April; The
Public Square and Gardens, New York's
smartest park; and the world's first
Equinox Hotel (you'll want to look it up
to believe it: equinox-hotels.com/nyc).
Perhaps the most talked-about
attraction is Vessel, the massive,
funnel-shaped landmark that serves
as the centerpiece of Hudson Yards.
Comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs (almost 2,500
individual steps and 80 landings),
Vessel's different heights, angles, and
vantage points provide new perspectives of the city and offer the perfect
backdrop for your selfie or group photo.
Vessel, while free, is one of three
attractions that require advance
tickets. Snark Park, an immersive art
installation that changes approximately
every six months, and the highly
anticipated Edge, an observation deck
set to open next spring, also require
advance tickets. Timed tickets help
enhance the experience by keeping
wait times and lines to a minimum.
With an estimated 125,000 people
expected to live, work, and tour here
daily when the second half of the project is completed (luxury residences,
affordable apartments, office space,
and even a public school are part of the
plan), Hudson Yards is redefining New
York. "What we have now is already
mind-blowing," says Domingo, noting
that Hudson Yards currently sees
13,000 visitors per day. "And we are
only halfway there."
To learn more about bringing your
group to Hudson Yards, email groups@
hudsonyardsnewyork.com.


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Hudson Yards Is Open!
Welcome to the New Old Town
35-Foot Motorcoaches Are a Huge Hit
Crisis Averted
Totally Family
FMCSA Exclusive
History Comes Alive in Omaha
2019 Scholarship Recipients
2019 Best of the Best
The Canadian Rockies’ Lesser-Known Parks
Tour Stop: Meet the Makers of Baltimore
City Guide//
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ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - 35-Foot Motorcoaches Are a Huge Hit
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