Orlando really is the ultimate location for family fun, and My Central Florida Family is an expert resource on the very best Orlando has to offer. With this in mind, it’s easy to expect a stellar showing when My Central Florida Family rounds up some of their favorite local recommendations to fill over 150,000 square feet of exhibition space for a two-day demonstration of Central Florida amusement. The Florida Kids and Family Expo will feature “everything for pre-natal moms, babies, toddlers, kids, teens, and families” in the form of 200 exhibitor stations and three performance stages showcasing interactive displays, meet and greets, and more. Suffice it to say there will be limitless information and discoveries about the region you only thought you knew inside and out.
If you have any doubts about the relevance of this event, let’s start by correcting that erroneous misconception. There truly is something for everyone at the expo. Taken directly from the event’s official website, here’s a general rundown of who will be represented…
Schools, learning centers, health and medical companies, robotics, hospitals, books, birthday entertainment, consignment shops and sales, family entertainment, vacations, kid-fun companies, vision companies, shopping stores, baby and kids products, fitness, safety items, gyms for kids, indoor playgrounds, photographers, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf, karate, dance, etiquette school, doctors, salons, enriching programs and organizations for kids, pets, farms, animals, day cares, home decor for kids, home essentials, local news and radio stations, Orlando Magic, websites for kids and teens, podcasts for kids, camps and after school, sports facilities for the kids, family services, kids’ investing, chocolate and cakes, spas/birthday party ideas for the kids, ultrasounds, beauty products for mom and teens, modeling, foundations for kids like Same is Lame, Girl Scouts, boutiques, security, laser tag, balloons, volunteer ideas, fashion, arts and crafts, workshops and so much more.
Obviously, there will be many opportunities to discover and connect with some of the area’s most appealing family-oriented businesses. You’ll discover special offers, discounts, samples, freebies, and unique, quality products and services that you may have missed in your own backyard. BUT… it’s not just about acquiring information! The Florida Kids and Family Expo gives these businesses a spotlight to put their best foot forward and show you the experiences that await you when you visit their locations. Nothing like a little hands-on action to convince a consumer, right? Bring the whole family, because your kids will love these activities as well…
Laser tag, skateboard track, magic shows, character greetings, musical performances, aerial performance demonstrations, arts and crafts workshops, robots, makeup and hair styling workshops, bounce houses, zip line, bumper cars, rock climbing, carnival rides, fashion show, live animals, karate demonstrations, basketball, putt putt, face painting… and that’s only the beginning! Live performances from Medieval Times, Gatorland, Mad Science, and many others will run throughout the event, providing a sampling of their unique amusements.
If you still need convincing (and of course you don’t, so now I’m just throwing this in for good measure)… how do fabulous prizes sound? Exhibitors and sponsors will be graciously offering a plethora of prizes to the mix for those in attendance. You can win anything from photo sessions, birthday parties, educational instruction, and baby necessities, to attraction tickets and a cruise!
Are you ready for the piéce de résistance? For the tiniest taste of all of this fun, you’d probably expect to pay, what… $100? $50? Maybe $25 if you have friends in high places or an unparalleled discount opportunity? Think again! Your one-day ticket price is only $8 for 18 and older, $5 for ages 3-17, and 2 and under are free (when purchased in advance). On-site tickets are still a bargain at $15 for adults, and $10 for children 3 and up. Even with the $10 parking charge from the Orange County Convention Center, you’re still well within the affordable zone for a day jam-packed with non-stop action, entertainment, learning, and fun.
There’s no topping this event, folks! Discover the region you call home in the most convenient, affordable (and air-conditioned) way. Spend a day with My Central Florida Family, and remind yourself why you’re lucky to be a local. If you happen to be visiting during the weekend of August 29-30, you’re welcome too! Come find out why Central Florida is the place to be, and see a side of it that you may have missed while sweating it out at the theme parks. As we here at ComeSeeOrlando.com always say – there’s so much more to Orlando!
For more information on the Florida Kids and Family Expo, or its exceptional exhibitors (or to purchase your tickets), visit the official website, or Facebook event page. Keep your browser tuned to ComeSeeOrlando.com for on-site social media reports on Saturday, and a complete post-event report as well. See you there!