Celebration is a purpose built community near to Disney World in Florida and the moment you arrive, you know there’s something different about it. Partly because everything is new and partly because it was initially developed by the Walt Disney Company, the whole place is a bit like a stereo-typical “perfect” American town. It’s like Main Street USA on speed!
It’s a fascinating place to visit and we just walked around and soaked everything up. It’s a little like walking around a back-lot at a film studio, but everything here is real. Critics may say it has a ‘plastic’, manufactured feel to it, but we don’t agree. What has made this a real community are the families that live here and the quality businesses that have developed. The restaurants are good, the shops are interesting and the hotel looks an amazing place to stay.
Notable buildings to look out for include the incredible retro cinema with its illuminated towers, the circular front of the Post Office on Water Street and the striking Bank of America building with its Italian looking tower. Look out for the alligators in the lake too – they were the only wild ones we saw on our trip to Florida.
There’s lots more things to see just by walking the side walks near the town centre or by driving along the boulevards. It would be easy to miss this place on a visit to Orlando, but it’s a welcome break from the theme parks and it’s one of our favourite locations in Florida. A good place to start your visit is the Celebration Welcome Center in the heart of the town at 690 Celebration Ave. It’s open weekends only 10am to 5pm.
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: Celebration Welcome Center, 690 Celebration Ave, Celebration, Florida 34747, USA
Tel: +1 407 566 1201 (Welcome Center)
Celebration is sign posted from the I-4 and is located at the bottom of World Drive which is the main entrance road for Walt Disney World.
MORE ON CELEBRATION
Celebration – Official Website
Celebration – Wikipedia
Walt Disney World Tickets – See best prices in GB pounds
More Things To Do In Orlando
Orlando City Guide – From our sister-site, Free-City-Guides.com
Hotels in Celebration – We recommend Hotels.com for the best service and prices