Orlando Journals

Managing to Make the Disney World Area a Happy Exp

A travel journal to Orlando by scoutrader

Quote: Its really not always that easy to visit Disney and all the other great Florida attractions and keep the whole family happy including the toddlers. Some balancing and juggling of events and careful choosing of properties will help make everyone's trip a whole lot more fun.

Managing to Make the Disney World Area a Happy Exp

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Overview

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Most people already know of the great attractions in the Disney World regions. Disney World, Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon, MGM studios, Universal Studios, and Pleasure Island all top the list - and that's just for starters. The great dinner shows, the day trips to see the space center or Daytona Beach, the fantastic shopping at one of the worlds largest malls....why the list just goes on and on. Yet for a little one, it can be that none of the above may be their favorite, especially if overtired or hungry. A toddler needs to have routines considered in planning. By staying at a close at hand location, like a timeshare right on the Disney grounds, or only a mile or two down the road, schedules can...Read More

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando

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Hotel | "Sheraton's Vistana Resort"

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Best Things Nearby:This location is like being right on the doorstep of Disney. A short hop in the car and a little ways down the road at the Disney Marketplace the buses for those with Disney passes run right to all the Disney locations. Also right on site are wonderful recreational facilities, exercise rooms, a store, pizza parlor, ice cream shoppe, paddle boats, tennis, game rooms.... the list goes on and on. Plus beyond all that the planned activities offered by the wonderful staff of Vistana. Truly the resort is a destination unto itself, and could bring lots of pleasure even without all the other great places outside its gate.Best Things About the Resort:Other than righ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 8, 2002

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
8800 Vistana Centre Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
(407) 239-3100

Marriott Sabal Palms Resort

Hotel | "Sabal Palms"

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Best Things Nearby:Onsite a luxury hotel with its wonderful restaurants, huge waterfall, swimming pools, and fabulous golf course and a very short drive down the road there's Disney!Best Things About the Resort:Location, location, location - simply can't be any better. And large beautiful units are pure luxury with parking right at the site, while the huge hotel next door provides all the benefits of a world class resort. And the golf is onsite too, and makes a nice visual effect for the units.Resort Experience:After coming past the security gates onto this spacious property that is simply bordered by a fence from Vistana, one parks right at the unit and ent...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 17, 2002

Marriott Sabal Palms Resort
8805 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
(407) 238-6200

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Best Things Nearby:Disney is very close, and the location here is convenient for access. Best Things About the Resort:It was very well equipped, and at the time we visited, they frequently gave free breakfasts or food events. Well situated for easily accessing Disney, and one of the nicest developments in the whole area. Right up there along with Vistana, Orange Lake Country Club, and Royal Palms (Marriott) as one of the premier places to stay.Resort Experience:The unit is well equipped with many amenities, and our family of six was very satisfied. The only thing we considered a negative was being a little intruded on to attend a timeshare pitch....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 18, 2002

Westgate Vacation Villas
2770 Old Lake Wilson Rd.
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
(407) 239-0510

Club Sevilla

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Best Things Nearby:Disney, Universal Studios, and shopping top the charts. The resort itself is not where I'd want to spend all my time.Best Things About the Resort:It's larger than hotel rooms, better equipped, and is fairly well maintained.Resort Experience:Two things that were unappealing to me: "Lockout", where in reality a buyer purchases a unit which can then partially be used by the owner, and the other side spacebanked and used by a trader; very aggressive marketing of the units practically year round. When my family and I use timeshares, we want lots of space, and not a bare minimum facility. The setting of the resort is not particu...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 20, 2002

Club Sevilla
4646 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Orlando, Florida 34746
(407) 396-1800