Our room was a two-bedroom deluxe in Tower 1 that overlooked the parking lot. I would have rather had a room overlooking the lake, but that’s okay, as the room was very, very nice. Decorated in darker tones, with walnut and cherry furniture, I found the room to be one of the nicest timeshares we have stayed in. It helped that everything was brand new. The floor plan was a split-bedroom type, with the master bedroom on one end and the second bedroom on the other end. Of course, the master had a king-size bed while the second had two full beds. There were two bathrooms, with the master having a Jacuzzi tub and a large shower. The master bath was huge! There were televisions in the living room (which by the way, had leather furniture) and both the master and second bedrooms. There was a VCR in the living room. (Fairfield should get with the times and put a DVD player in instead of a VCR.)
The kitchen was very well equipped, even including Tupperware for leftovers. A starter package of coffee was also appreciated.
It should also be noted that, in the kitchen, there was a new Cisco IP Phone, which was supposed to have a high-speed Internet connection. We couldn’t get ours to work, and I had to call the desk to report it. Actually, the phone stopped working altogether. Everything was corrected the following day, and the Internet connection worked well.
During our stay, we took advantage of the heated pool and lazy river, which was even open late at night. Everything was very nice, and the zero-depth entry to the pool was enjoyed by the little ones.
During our stay, we attended the 45-minute "owner’s meeting" where they tried to sell us points at Bonnet Creek. They claimed that only Bonnet Creek owners will be able to stay there. What a bunch of BS that was. Of course that goes against Fairfield’s entire concept. Needless to say, we didn’t buy more weeks there (we ONLY buy re-sale points). We were able to get discounted tickets to Islands of Adventure for attending the meeting.
All things considered, this resort will truly be Fairfield’s flagship property. The only non-Disney timeshare inside the gates of Disney will go a long way. The resort is definitely first class and five stars and a Gold Crown Resort!
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February 4, 2007
The rooms were huge and very well laid out. There was a TV with cable in each bedroom and the living room. The whirlpool tub was a great way to relax after a hectic day at Disney. We used the washer, dryer and ironing board daily. From the balcony we watched the Epcot fireworks each evening. We had a pool and hot tub right out the back door which were open 24 hours and were almost empty most of the time. The lazy river and large pool behind the main office building were also mostly empty on the two evenings we drove down to use them. There was also a convenient snack bar located near the large pool.
The only thing we did not like about our stay at this resort was the transportation was not as easy to access as Disney transportation at their own resorts. The resort was centrally located in Disney property so we rented a van to enable us to get around easier without so much time waiting.
I have stayed at several of the Disney resorts and at the Old Key West Disney timeshare and would rate this resort as slightly better than or equal to any of them barring the transportation problems. If Fairfield would run double the buses they do now this would rate as by far the best place to stay at the Disney complex.
From journal Disney By The Dozen
March 7, 2006
From journal Disney/Universal in February 2006
by Carol Cermak
October 31, 2005
From journal A Week in Paradise
November 30, 2004
From journal Fairfield Orlando at Bonnet Creek