TGIF - Thank Goodness It's Friday; isn't that the saying that normally comes to mind at the end of your work or school week? You may find yourself wondering, "How should I start my weekend off right?" I have just the answer for you. Kissimmee Utility Authority and the City of Kissimmee have partnered together to host Movie in the Park, a free event at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park that you don't want to miss!
On Jaunaury 6, 2017, KUA and the City of Kissimmee held one of thier Movie in the Park events, featuring the animated comedy-adventure film “The Secret Life of Pets." I've heard so many wonderful comments about the expericences people had at KUA's Movie in the Park events and wanted to experience it for myself. I packed up my car with my famliy along with a couple blankets, a small cooler filled with water, sodas and snacks and headed to the downtown Kissimmee Lakefront Park.
The event started at 5:30PM with hands-on demonstrations teaching customers of KUA how to lower their monthly utility bills. There was Kids Power Zone (a two-story rock climbing wall, a huge dual lane slide and an obstacle course) that was located to the right of the giant 32 foot movie screen.
KUA and the City of Kissimmee also partnered up with the Osceola County Animal Services who were providing discounted onsite pet adoptions. There was an “Ask the Vet” information booth and a live K-9 demonstration provided by the Kissimmee Police Department.
After walking around to all the different activities available, we decided on a spot to lay our blankets out and get comfortable for the main event. The movie started at 7:00PM. KUA offered free popcorn during the event which was very suitable considering movies and popcorn go hand in hand.
"Krystal, I saw this movie in the theaters but this is awesome, there has to be a thousand people here! Thanks for bringing me, can we come back again?" - Kenadi McIntee
My niece was so suprised by the number of people that were in attendance and she wasn't that far off with the number either. KUA reported more than 2,500 residents in attendace. WOW!
The night was perfect even thougha couple of sprinkles caused the movie to end a few minutes early. I highly recommend attending the next Movie in the Park that will be held on February 3, 2017 featuring the Disney/Pixar movie "Finding Dori."
Picture Courtesy: Kissimmee Utility Athority and Krystal McIntee