"Kissimmee Memories and Dreams Contest" launches September 2013

Sep 03, 2013, 08:00 ET from Experience Kissimmee

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Sharing either a favorite "Memory" about a trip to Kissimmee or a describing a long-held "Dream" about visiting Kissimmee in the future could grant two winners a vacation to the Gateway to Fun. Experience Kissimmee is excited to announce the launch of the "Kissimmee Memories and Dream Contest," with submissions being accepted from September 10 - 30, 2013. 

Two families will win a Grand Prize trip to Kissimmee, Florida, located near the Orlando theme parks and all of the entertainment options Central Florida has to offer. The prizes include roundtrip Economy Class airfare courtesy of Air Canada for the winner and five guests, a six-night vacation home stay courtesy of All Star Vacation homes, and a seven day rental car courtesy of Dollar Rent A Car.

"Canadians are some of our most loyal visitors," said Tracy Ward, Executive Director of Experience Kissimmee. "We are launching this Contest to reward our repeat visitors and encourage a new wave of visitors to come see us."

To enter the "Kissimmee Memories and Dreams Contest," and for full Contest Rules, visit experiencekissimmee.com/memoriesanddreams and select to submit an essay composed of 1,000 - 1,500 characters - approximately 250 - 375 words - in either the "Memory" or "Dream" category. Eligible participants must be legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and be 21 years of age or older. One submission with the highest score from each category, as judged by a panel of Kissimmee destination experts, will be selected as the Grand Prize winner in that category. 

Kissimmee is known as the gateway to fun with its proximity to world-class theme parks such as Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort. The destination's carefully preserved natural environment also allows visitors to get up close to Florida's untapped wilderness with nature tours, zip lining and airboat rides.

From world-class resorts to spacious vacation homes, Kissimmee has more than 46,000 lodging units and unrivaled entertainment options. More than 505,000 Canadians visit the Central Florida destination annually to recharge and reconnect with family.

SOURCE Experience Kissimmee