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Vacation Village at Parkway

Kissimmee, Florida

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  • Vacation Village at Parkway offers luxurious timeshare accommodations professionally decorated in West Indies decor. Offering suites joined by a central foyer, you can rent just one side to sleep four, or occupy the entire two-bedroom suite for 1,500 square feet of living space.

    Vacation Village at Parkway suites feature dual access bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens in select suites, entertainment center, and furnished balcony or patio. Two bedroom suites sleep eight and offer a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen bed in the second bedroom, and a sleeper sofa in each of the living areas.

    Surrounded by beautiful landscaping, Vacation Village at Parkway features two pools with hot tubs, a kiddie pool, exercise facility, outdoor BBQ grills, and nature trail. Weekly maid service is an added perk, in addition to free Internet access in the rooms and lobby area.

    Vacation Village at Parkway is minutes from Disney's Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and Sea World. Just a short drive and you will be walking the steps to St. Augustine, Busch Gardens, Silver Springs, and the Kennedy Space Center.

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  • On-Site
    • BBQ Area
    • Children's Pool
    • Elevator
    • Handicap Accessible Units
    • Health Club
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Room
    • Maid Service
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Playground Area
    • Swimming
    • Whirlpool/Hot Tub
    Nearby
    • Bar (1 mile)
    • Boating (3 miles)
    • Car Rental (0.5 miles)
    • Drug Store (1 mile)
    • Fishing (3 miles)
    • Golf (2 miles)
    • Grocery Store (1 mile)
    • Lake (3 miles)
    • Live Entertainment (1 mile)
    • Medical Facilities (1 mile)
    • Movie Theater (0.5 miles)
    • Ocean (45 miles)
    • Restaurant (0.2 miles)
    • Shopping Area (1 mile)
    • Theme Park (5 miles)
    • Video Rentals (3 miles)
    • Water Skiing (3 miles)
  • Reviews

    • Avatar for patc227 patc227
      Avatar for patc227 patc227

      We are here for the school break and expected the place to be packed. There are plenty of people here, but many different pools and areas to congregate. The location is superb - quick and easy trip to the parks. Lots of good shopping and restaurants around. We'll be back for sure.

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      Apr 8, 2015
    • Avatar for celinem8 celinem8
      Avatar for celinem8 celinem8

      We love using our timeshare at all Vacation Villages, but we are getting older now and can not travel as we would like. It is very family orinated, the staff is very good and there is so much in and around the grounds that is available for you. I have been with RCI many years and have enjoyed both my home and exchanges but we just can not do it anymore.

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      Oct 8, 2013
    • Avatar for randyr53 randyr53
      Avatar for randyr53 randyr53

      We just returned from a week long stay at VVP. Our stay was from Sunday, May 29th. through Sunday, June 5th. We arrived at the resort about three (3) hours before the scheduled check-in and the representative was very professional, courteous and helpful. The unit that was reserved for us was in building 6 through RCI's extra vacation program. About a week prior to our arrival I called the resort and advised them that I would like to stay in building 18 on a high floor facing Disney so we could watch the fireworks at Epcot each night. The representative made the notation in the system. When we arrived, I mentioned the request and the representative advised us that since the units is building 18 are A & C units (they have washer and dryers in each lock-off unit and I think a bit larger) compared to the units in building 6 which are A & B units. She didn't think it would be possible. I advised her that we actually own a week at VV&P and she spoke to a manager and was able to check us in to building 18 room 803 A&C. This is the top floor and faces Disney. We were very happy to say the least.

      Upon check-in to the rooms, we noticed that they were very large and spacious and identical except unit A had a full size stove and unit C had a hot plate. The furnishing were clean and overall comfortable. I did notice that the couch cushions would sink into the sofa bed where there wasn't any support. A slight annoyance, but we were very comfortable. All TV's were flat screen LCD's in both the living rooms and bedrooms with DVD player in the living room. They patio had seating for four with a table. This was great for watching the fireworks. The master bedroom was very large with a slider to the balcony and private access to the bathroom. There was a huge jacuzzi tub and large walk-in shower. I was surprised how large the master suite was. The king size bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of pillows. The AC worked marvelously, it worked so well that it would get cold in there with a 72 degrees setting.

      The kitchen was spacious with granite counter tops (granite in the bathroom too), full size stove and oven in Unit A, ice maker, coffee machine, blender, plenty of utensils. We would have liked more glasses and plates because we felt we had to run the dishwasher too often. Unit A did not have coffee filters or dishwasher detergent but there were plenty in unit C so we just borrowed some and we didn't run out. The washer and dryer was a stand up style unit and it worked quick and efficiently. I have used these type of units elsewhere and this dryer did a great job at drying the clothes quickly. No need to take dirty clothes home to wash. This is a big plus for us.

      The resort offers many activities scheduled for every day of the week. So many it would keep you busy without heading out to the parks. We however, did not have kids to entertain so we did not participate in any of the activities. I was looking for more adult theme activities but they were few and far in between. I would have liked to see a wine tasting gathering or maybe some music or breakfast without a sales pitch offered. We went to the pool a few times and it was never crowded. Maybe it is because building 18 and 19 share their own pool. We did not have a problem finding a lounge chair in the sun or shade nor did we have to worry about bumping into kids in the pool. The hot tub was large enough for a small party of a dozen or so, but we never saw more than 2 or 4 other individuals in there. This was a big plus for us. The one thing that we would like to see at the pool is food and cocktail service. It lacks the full resort feel without a frozen drink in 90 degree temperatures while lounging at the pool. In addition, it would be nice to have separate spas for the guys and gals with sauna's, steam rooms, lounge area, spa treatments, etc. This is something that we look for when we travel and this was not found at this resort.

      There were plenty of barbecues next to the pool area for grilling. We did not use as we ate out most of the time. There was a $49.99 fee to access the WIFI for the week which I thought was outrageous. I paid it because I like keeping up with my email and work, but $50 bucks is a bit stiff. I own at two other resorts QH in NOLA and FLBR and they both offer FREE WIFI. Seems to me that this could be included in the maintenance fee for a couple extra dollars per year. The only other fees that I noticed and did not take advantage of were the safe in the room for $10 extra per stay and the daily maid service for $25 extra per day. The mid week towel exchange and tidy up was sufficient for our needs. Once again, I have stayed in resorts that offer daily maid service and/or turn down service. It is nice, but not necessary.

      The resort was very convenient to to the area parks like Disney, Universal and Sea World. You really have to have a car to experience the area fully. There are a lot of restaurants and grocery stores and shopping near by, but nothing is close enough to walk too. The resort is so close to Disney that we could watch the fireworks from our suite every night from the units.

      The resort caters to families because of the location and proximity to all of the theme parks. However, it is not unfriendly to adults and the building we stayed in was very quiet, the pool was usually empty or just a few people using it. The halls were quiet and unless you bumped into other guests in the elevator you did not see a bunch of people at any one time. With that, we enjoyed it.

      Overall, it was a very comfortable stay. I would not be against staying here again, especially since I own here, but I think I would prefer a more adult resort with a bit more amenities for adults like the spa and pool side service.

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      Jun 7, 2011 (Updated Jun 11, 2011)
    • Avatar for jimmiep3 jimmiep3
      Avatar for jimmiep3 jimmiep3

      I have owned a timeshare in the Vacation Village at Parkway for several years. The first time I stayed there I was so impressed that I bought an annual week. My week is always the 20th week of each year. I have never been disappointed with the service or property. The location is idea i.e. Disney parks, Universal Studios, and Sea World. We can sleep as many as 8 people in the 2 units, Unit A and B. This is an incredible place to vacation. Try it you'll love it.

      Sincerely, Jim Parker

      Jun 2, 2011
    • Avatar for judith255 judith255
      Avatar for judith255 judith255

      Very convenient to parks. Exceptionally clean and updated. Organized check-in in a separate building with internet access and very friendly staff. Several pools - only thing missing is a pool bar but this seems to cater more to families. Definitely would stay here again.

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      Mar 23, 2011
    • Avatar for sharonl221 sharonl221
      Avatar for sharonl221 sharonl221

      I stayed here two years ago, twice in one year. The first time I had the 2 bedroom lock out and it was fantastic. It was very large and spacious. The second time I had the 1 bedroom. That was on the small side but worked for us. The place is very clean and never had any problems with the staff. The location is great too!

      Apr 10, 2010 (Updated Apr 10, 2010)
    • Avatar for amberc55 amberc55
      Avatar for amberc55 amberc55

      We are a family of 5 with 3 pre-teen/teen boys. Oct 18 - 25, 2009 we stayed in a 2B/2B lock-off and found it ideal, as we used side A for us & the family meals, while the boys used side B. This let them build their Lego's they bought at Downtown Disney without having to move them out of the way when we needed to eat.

      We moved from 8706 to 3608 on our 2nd day. Note the 1st #'s 8 and 3 are the bldgs, the 2nd #'s 7 & 6 are the floor. We moved from the mellower building 8 to the main activities pool/area bldg 3 (bldgs 1-6 are at the main pool). Also bldg 8 still has a view of both their pool and of new building under construction, which the outside is almost done on. We noticed no noise from the construction. There were only slight differences in the rooms, so I will address those first:

      Lock-off layouts are the same TV's seemed newer in room 3608 Both units are tiled and decorated similar, 8706 had the West Indies feel while 3608 had more modern decor - our personal favorite was 3608 8706 had vertical blinds while 3608 had drapes Beds in 3608 where softer than 8706 - both where comfortable

      Side A ~ has a well stocked full size kitchen with all the appliances you need, a living room, dining room, w&d, master bedroom with king bed, in room Jacuzzi, large double-sink master bath, a balcony that can be accessed from both the L.R. & B.R., and TV's in both the L.R. & B.R. There is also a sofa sleeper which we did not use.

      Side B ~ has a well stocked small kitchen, no oven, no dishwasher, no stove top, no w&d, but there is a double burner cook top plate located in an upper cabinet, microwave, frig & coffee maker. There is a small dining room, living room, master B.R. with queen bed, standard good size full bathroom, a balcony that can be accessed from the L.R., TV's in both the L.R. & B.R. There is also a sofa sleeper which we used and left open the entire time.

      A note about w&d's ~ all A units have them and some B's do too, excluding bldg's 1&2 which offer free laundry rooms on each floor.

      Timeshare presentation ~ we were asked once at check-in and called 1 time in our room. A simple "no thank you" sufficed.

      Check-in ~ we requested and got a pool side room. After 2 days we asked to be moved to the more lively area (personal pref thing). Within 5 min's we were delivered keys to first check out our new room, loved it and moved. All this was done with phone calls only, no re-visit to the front desk and all for n/c.

      Service ~ Amazing! Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE is friendly, happy and eager to accommodate.

      Pools/pool area ~ clean and warm pools and hot tubs. The main pool area has 2 hot tubs, 2 pools-one is shallower and has volleyball net, the other is deeper. They also set up a pool side basket ball hoop. There is shuffle board, a nice play area and garden. They have attendants on duty at all times handing out towels and who run other activities.

      Activities/main pool area ~ Free snow cones, $1 root beer floats, hot dog/hamburger stand with reasonable prices, game show style games, karaoke, dive in movie night where you can watch a movie while you are in the pool. All these activities are on a weekly schedule.

      Activities center ~ I never went but my husband did. I heard they have free DVD's, arcade games and tables.

      Unit Condition ~ All units where very clean and the furniture was in good conditions. Even the tile floor grout and the windows where clean. Very nice decor, rooms looked and felt new. There was no noise from other rooms. Side A is larger than side B.

      Grounds ~ Large property with nice grounds. There are nature walks and a pond where you can feed cat fish and ducks.

      Location ~ About 25 min's and 2 tolls from MCO (bring about $5 in change to drive to & from the airport, and a bit more if you plan to go to the beach). 5-10 min's to WDW, 10 min's to Seaworld, 15 min's to universal. No tolls to get to the parks. There are a bunch of restaurants nearby and the resort is next door to Arabian Knights Dinner Theater.

      Summary ~ This is a wonderful Resort!

      Nov 12, 2009 (Updated Nov 12, 2009)
    • Avatar for laurenk34 laurenk34
      Avatar for laurenk34 laurenk34

      We visited 1/23/2009 to 1/30/2009; upon check-in they were very accomodating in our request for the newest building (14+15) and units that were close to each other. They offered us $80 to come to breakfast, which we declined and then were not bothered the remainder of our stay. They would slip things under our door or leave messages on the phone, but we were able to avoid them entirely so did not have any problems. The unit was beautiful, large and well stocked. The beds were comfortable and we were given lots of linens and towels. The unit had a W/D in it and they even gave us the detergent! We never saw the pool (we were at Disney daily) or any other part of the resort. The location seemed close to everything and we never had any problems. I would criticize that before we left, I asked if they supplied cribs and was told $20/week for a crib. I confirmed that this was a crib, not a pack n play, and was told by 3 people they had cribs. When they came to set it up, it was a pack n play, which I could have brought from home. Then they gave me linens for a twin size bed- not helpful! Secondly, our tub stopper did not keep the water from running out. Bathing children with water running down the drain was a pain. Third, after cleaning they did not replace the blankets in the unit. I called that evening and it took 1 hour (2 calls later) for them to bring me an extra blanket. Otherwise, we were happy with the resort and would stay there again.

      Feb 8, 2009
    • Avatar for halh18 halh18
      Avatar for halh18 halh18

      hated everything about this place the pools were dirty. the pool entry gate was under our room balcany and was a steel gate making for very large banging noises as it was opened and left to slam shut . the pool areas were open till 12 pm every night we were there. the room was dirty and nothing seemed to work. called maint several times during our stay for many diffrent reasons. staff was very friendly. check in was a joke took over an hour to check in after a very long day traveling in airplains and sitting around airports who the hell needed an hour to check into a room. very very very pushy sales agants trying to sell you a timeshare at the cost of 14,000.00 for anual 2b/2b 92,000 rci points got them down to 8,000.00 then still said no was offered a tri anual 2bed/2 bath for 3500.00 still 24,000 points said no. we spent the morning startong at 9:00 am having brekfast with a sales agent and then went on the sales presentation and after all was said and done after all the hard closings they put us through and after all the diffrent sales agents they pushed us around to try to sell us on this place we did not get out till 3:30 pm what a wonderful way to spend an entier day in florida on your vacation. this place is a joke.

      Oct 23, 2008
    • Avatar for sharonm241 sharonm241
      Avatar for sharonm241 sharonm241

      I stayed here once before back in Jan 2005. The unit belonged to a friend and they gave it to us for a week. It was a larger "A" unit in Building 9, I believe we stayed on the 9th floor. We loved it!!! So much better than staying on property at Disney itself. We loved having our own bedroom (with a big jacuzzi tub) for privacy from the little ones (then 7 and 9) and having our own kithen. We made breakfast every morning befor heading to the parks and would always hit the pool at the end of the day no matter how late it was to unwind. Even though January is cooler the heated pool felt great.

      This past year we had the opportunity to buy a timeshare and looked here first. We bought a combined A & B unit week in January in building # 8. This year was the first time we used it and again we loved it. The kids are a little older now (11 & 13) and we gave them the freedom of the smaller unit. It was nice to be able to keep the inner doors open to hear them but still have our privacy. We took advantage of the washer and dryer and did a washed a load of clothing each evening so we always had clean clothes but the better thing was being able to pack all clean clothes to bring home. No dreaded laundry as soon as we got home. Just unpacked and put away the summer clothes to wait for our summer to arrive.

      The facilities are well maintained. The kitchen is well stocked with all supplied needed to prepare all of our meals. One microwave was not working upon check-in but after a call to the front office a new one was brought in the same afternoon. (not that we needed the other microwave but it was nice to see how quickly a concern was taken care of by staff.) Our unit over-looked the pool and I was concerned it would be noisy but we never heard the pool at all unless we were actually out on one of our decks. I love how close we are to the parks.(about 5 - 10 minute drive depending on the park) Close enough even to come back for a quick change or nap mid afternoon and still head back to the parks for the rest of the day. Plus far enough away that there are plenty of other restaraunts and shops to relax and enjoy away from all that is Disney. The place even has dvds to rent for free, just go over to the clubhouse sign out what you want and go back to nuke some popcorn and have a fun movie night with the kids.

      It would have been great if I could get internet service from our unit but I didn't mind going out to the 3rd floor lobby. (we were on the 3rd floor anyway) I am a morning person while everyone else likes to sleep in so this was my quiet time. I would workout, make some coffee and head out to the lobby for a while to get up to date on my business. I was always out there early (6:30 to 7:30 am) and was usually the only one there. It may get busier later in the day. I couldn't tell you about that, though the most I ever saw when we would come back in the evening might be just 1 or 2 people there.

      The only other negative might be the parking. We were there for 7 days and never once got a parking space at our building. We always had to park in the garage another building away. Luckily the kids are older and would walk with us but if we had little ones we had to carry this would have been very fustrating after a long day of walking around parks. This would not be upsetting enough to keep me from staying here, though. I highly recommend this location.

      We are trying to talk friends into coming and staying with us next year. Sharon

      Feb 27, 2008
    • Avatar for berkyvdr berkyvdr
      Avatar for berkyvdr berkyvdr

      Vacation Village At Parkway enjoys a great location close to Interstate 4 just off the 192. They were half way through construction of their final sized resort of 25 buildings. Our sales rep told us you could watch the fireworks at Disney World from some of the buildings.

      Three or more seven-story buildings are grouped around a central recreation area of pool, playground and barbecue area. If you walk along the raised boardwalk of the wildlife conservation areas intermingled throughout the complex, you feel as if you are far from the hustle and bustle of city living.

      During a good part of our stay, the weather was rainy and not too warm, so there was not much activity at the pools, but judging the prominent signs everywhere about not reserving chairs with towels, I believe it would often be difficult to find a free chair. The pools are not large and situated as they are between the buildings, much of the lounge areas would likely be shaded for most of the day.

      There are daily activities like pool aerobics, bingo, scavenger hunts, trivia, and face painting. Over Easter there was an Easter egg hunt for kids under 12--most of the activities could be enjoyed at no extra cost.

      We have a two-bedroom lockout attractively decorated with quality wooden furniture and an enormous television. The larger side has a Jacuzzi and each side has its own balcony. Each side of the lockout has a queen-sized bed, sleep sofa, and washer and dryer. Kitchen facilities are ample. We can see the Arabian Knights complex from our balcony.

      There are several pools, an activities center, a playground and a fitness room with a few treadmills, a bike, a Stairmaster, an elliptical and two weight machines. There is an Internet center and you can actually use it at no cost for 15 minutes.

      Jan 1, 2008
    • Avatar for jane289 jane289
      Avatar for jane289 jane289

      We spent the week of Thanksgiving 2007 in an A unit in building 11. We are owners here but had not previously stayed at this property. The unit itself was immaculate, and the grounds are lovely. Housekeeping and maintenance seemed to work 24/7.

      Cooking Thanksgiving dinner was a breeze, with almost every piece of kitchen gear we needed. The washer and dryer were handy. Being on the 7th floor mitigated some of the noise from the pool that earlier reviews mention. Location is excellent.

      Our only complaint...and the only reason we don't give this property 5 stars...is the lack of Internet access except in the remote reception building and in the small 2nd- and 3rd-floor elevator lobbies of buildings 8 and 9. The general manager told us that all buildings would have access in about 6 months, but for a fee. As owners, we object! We paid a lot for our points and we continue to pay high annual fees. Connectivity is not an option, it's part of our lifestyle, even when we're on vacation...checking museum hours, making dinner reservations, paying a bill, e- mailing friends and family, etc. When will these timeshare companies get with the program and provide free, reliable access?

      Nov 26, 2007
    • Avatar for guest383 guest383
      Avatar for guest383 guest383

      We stayed at the Vacation Village at Parkway property Feb. 10-Feb 17, 2007.

      We were promised the larger of the two units (a king size bed) only to receive the smaller of the two units upon check-in. We received lame excuses that they were booked full and that was all that was available.

      Upon arriving in the unit, our key did not work. Back to the check-in desk.

      The unit was VERY small, with a queen sized bed. The unit was also incredibly dirty; dust, hair, crumbs, etc. And best of all--NO TOILET PAPER!! After a long day of travel, the need for facilities was huge! Not even a kleenex was available (not to mention, soap and kitchen supplies)! There were cobwebs in the corners of the bathroom too. The microwave was sitting on an unwheeled cart and had to be scooted over to a electrical outlet!

      Every day we called to request the larger unit but to no avail UNTIL 2 DAYS before check- out! Thanks but no thanks!

      The bed was lumpy (and we found a safety pin in the bed!), there was no clock radio in the bedroom until we called a requested one, the living room furniture was terribly uncomfortable to sit on let alone try to sleep on the pull out sofa. The TV remote didn't work and had to be replaced. The TV itself was SO SMALL! (The larger units have a 60" TV)

      On the up side, the pool area was nice and the tall buildings actually protected us from the winds (a plus in February). The maintenance people were also very courteous and helpful.

      Mar 21, 2007
    • Avatar for robinh48 robinh48
      Avatar for robinh48 robinh48

      We stayed here in March 2006. We stayed in a small lock-off said to sleep 4. Was fine for 2 adults and 2 kids with one bathroom. The unit was clean, furnishings were fine. No complaints. There was an elevator. It seemed like a long walk from the parking lot to the room carrying the kids We had a balcony overlooking the pool. Pools closed at 10 when we were there which was fine for us. Very close to Disney. We would stay there again.

      Feb 8, 2007
    • Avatar for ralph76 ralph76
      Avatar for ralph76 ralph76

      hot tub for 15 pool warm in winter!!! just off 4 great vac...

      Sep 9, 2006
    • Avatar for miriamc miriamc
      Avatar for miriamc miriamc

      Very spacious, sleep 8 unit, great decor and whirlpool tub in master on the A side. The 2 bedroom is a lock-off style with a complete 1 bedroom unit (kit, br, living room, and balcony) on each side instead of 1 bedroom and a studio. Each side (A & B) has a w/d. Lots of room. Great pool areas. There is about 1 pool for every 2-3 buildings. Building 1 and 2 do not have w/d in the unit but seem a little bit larger. However, they do have more parking than buildings 7-12. Extremely close to Disney and I-4 for Universal or Sea World.

      Jul 3, 2005 (Updated Jul 30, 2006)
    • Avatar for waite49 waite49
      Avatar for waite49 waite49

      We just returned from this resort. We stayed in the A condo which is the larger one. It was roomy and comfortable.

      Our windows overlooked the pool. At night bright flood lights lit up our living and bedrooms as if it were daytime. They shut off at midnight. Plus the pool was full of children the entire time, that were having to holler over the music that plays all day long.

      We waited a few days before scheduling our timeshare tour and received a check for $125 for about 75 minutes tour and breakfast time.

      The location is really convenient to Disney World. The internet room was readily accessible. The parking was inconvenient as we had to park in a garage and walk 1/2 block to our room. Also, the construction of several new buildings was noisy during the day.

      The beds were comfortable and the washer & dryer in the room were really nice to have. We would stay here again but request a room further from the pool and closer to the garage.

      Jun 9, 2006 (Updated Jun 9, 2006)
    • Avatar for kellyanned kellyanned
      Avatar for kellyanned kellyanned

      I just returned from a week's stay at this resort. I stayed in a one bedroom, unit A, which is the larger of the two units. The unit itself was very nice and very clean.

      My biggest complaint is that there is not enough parking for each building. Coming back late from the parks with two small sleeping children and not having parking was quite annoying. I was originally told the parking would clear out after the holiday weekend (we were there over Memorial Day) but that was not the case. The configuration of the buildings doesn't allow for many parking spaces close to it. Our original room was the furthest from the elevator on the 5th floor. I requested to move to a 1st floor room and while we did get a first floor room, they moved us to the one building that didn't have a pool (Bldg 7) and we ended up having to park in the garage most of the time. So we would have to park, take the kids inside, and then my husband had to move the car into the garage. For some reason, this really bothered me throughout the week.

      To me, this resort is run more like a hotel than a timeshare. It's not private so anybody can drive in. Privacy has a certain appeal.

      A big plus is that it's only a short drive to Disney. So if you are looking for a resort that has clean, well-maintained rooms, this is probably a good place to be. While I generally spend some down time relaxing at my resort, this place did not make me feel like I wanted to.

      Fortunately, I read prior reviews so I was prepared when I went to get my parking pass. I simply told them I had two small children and was not interested and nobody bothered me the rest of my stay. Then again, I was barely in the room so who knows if they kept trying to call!

      I don't think I'll be staying here again. Too many other resorts I've stayed in the area that I'd return to.

      Jun 6, 2006 (Updated Jun 6, 2006)
    • Avatar for michelle68 michelle68
      Avatar for michelle68 michelle68

      Stayed here March 2006. We were very impressed with our unit. We had the larger of the 2. We were in a brand new building so everything was very clean. Our unit faced the pool which at night was loud because the sound echoed off the buildings. We did utilize the late night swimming which was wonderful after a long day at the parks. However, the flood lights to the pool were in our unit all night. Kids were sleeping on the pullout couch so we ended up clipping the bedspread to the curtain rods to block out the lights. That worked.

      Other reviews are right about the sales people. We were told in order to get our parking pass we had to go "that counter". It was really a way to force you to hear the pitch about taking a short "survey" about the property. We too got a nice breakfast in Celebration. But when it was time to leave our sales rep told us to leave the tip. Which was fine BUT it was pure luck that we had cash on us. Didn't plan on a "free" breakfast costing anything. VERY, VERY pushy sales people/manager. We didn't ask questions, we knew not to. Manager came back 3 separate times and we finally had enough. Never gave them an indication of interest. Actually, the manager never looked at us he was like a robot that just wrote numbers on paper. It was kinda weird. When we thought we were heading out, they wouldn't give us our gifts until we entered an exit room. In there it starts out as a request to answer another survey about the sales rep to see if they did their job. Seated at more round tables with a "NEW SALESMAN" they started over with a whole new sales pitch/cost. Of course at about half the price that was just quoted. But by that time we were so annoyed that it didn't matter what the cost was. We had 2 young children that were ready to go. It was now 3 hours and I had to finally say I don't mean to be rude BUT..... So we ended up missing the National Anthem at baseball Spring Training.

      We ended up with the Arabian Nights tickets for our 3 hour sales pitch. Would not recommend it. We walked out of there and we said we were glad we didn't actually pay for those tickets. Spend your money at a nice restaurant. Show was OK, one time but definately don't go for the food. Frozen vegetable, boxed mashed potatoes, wine/beer in a big kitchen plastic cup, and a primerib that was something-not really sure what it was. I lost my knife trying to cut into it. Waiter was friendly and hard working. The picture they take of you when you enter the facility was just another thing to sell you. They come around actually during the show, in the dark, to try to get you to buy it. Not a hard sell though. The horses were beautiful but the story......still don't know quite what it was. I think my boys would have preferred the joisting show down the street. Girls may have liked this more.

      Property location is very close to all the parks and easily accessible. Very clean.

      Didn't use anything but the pool & hot tub just because were spent our money at the parks and somehow felt obligated to get every last minute for our dollar at Disney.

      We would easily stay here again, but next time would avoid the sales pitch. Don't think I would buy here because it is Very pricey. Can rent a lot cheaper from redweek.com.

      Jun 2, 2006 (Updated Jun 2, 2006)
    • Avatar for brenda38 brenda38
      Avatar for brenda38 brenda38

      We just came back from Vacation Village at the Parkway and my family and I had a wonderful time. This really was the best of the best even though I was tricked into scheduling a free breakfast when they really wanted you to go to the tour, but of course neglected to say that at time of appointment. But overall this is a beautiful place to stay. Clean and well maintained. I would stay again in a heartbeat!

      Apr 24, 2006
    • Avatar for fs5 fs5
      Avatar for fs5 fs5

      We were pleased with these accomodations. Everything here was clean and maintained. The location was close to all, and the town of Celebration was across the road. The outdoor pool was heated and the kids truly enjoyed it at night after returning from the parks. The calls for timeshare sales was a bit annoying, but after finally going on the tour and recieving a great breakfast in Celebration, and $125.00 in CASH,(about an hour and a half total including brreakfast...don't ask questions)we told them we were not interested and the calls stopped. We had the two bedroom lockoff and had both sides A and B. Plenty of room. We would stay here again.

      Feb 27, 2006
    • Avatar for lynaegd lynaegd
      Avatar for lynaegd lynaegd

      My husband and I stayed here for a week in March 2005. It was our very first timeshare experience ever, and we were very impressed. Our unit was a one-bedroom lock-off, and everything was clean, quiet.Location was very convenient. It is right across the street from the Arabian Nights Dinner Theatre, which we highly recommend.

      Feb 15, 2006
    • Avatar for chris460 chris460
      Avatar for chris460 chris460

      Just got back and overall was pleased. The unit was gorgeous featuring a jacuzzi tub in the master. We only used it twice as with everything else, a new toy only gets played with for so long then gets boring. This is a 1 bedroom lock-off complex. Do not be fooled about 2 bedrooms. The 2nd bedroom or "b" side is the lock-off portion. I own 2 bedroom lock-off units elsewhere... which in fact is 3 bedrooms. Anyway... I was very disappointed with the internt situation. If you are an AOL subscriber, you have access in your room... if not, you have to go to the check-in building and use 1 of there 3 ( haha ) computers that is on dial- up!!!! Hello, 2005 calling!!! We sat through a presentation here to basically get the cash! On that note, when you check-in do not schedule an appointment as they will call you later in the week and up the kitty. ie: at check-in they told us we would get $50 cash. We ended up with $124!!! Would definately stay here again but never buy here!

      Mar 8, 2005
    • Avatar for ewawi ewawi
      Avatar for ewawi ewawi

      The best of the best. Clean Clean convinient. I love it

      Mar 6, 2005
    • Avatar for starburst starburst
      Avatar for starburst starburst

      Our sleep was interrupted the whole weekend with check-ins and check-outs rolling their carts along the long corridor on ceramic tile floors. The entrance was a long way from our unit - once we were inside the other exit doors locked behind us. Each time we left the unit, it repeated itself. We are non-smokers and the smell of smoke still infiltrated our unit through the vents. We checked-out early in the week in view of these conditions.

      Feb 13, 2005
    • Avatar for art101 art101
      Avatar for art101 art101

      The place was clean, roomy and friendly. They could have had a restaurant or bar on site however.

      I would go there again in a heartbeat!

      Jan 14, 2005
    • Avatar for myrsc myrsc
      Avatar for myrsc myrsc

      new...rci - gold crown, great location

      Aug 30, 2002 (Updated Aug 20, 2004)
    • Avatar for jerry359 jerry359
      Avatar for jerry359 jerry359

      Excellent .... Very Clean and very up to date.

      Jun 30, 2004
    • Avatar for maryellen30 maryellen30
      Avatar for maryellen30 maryellen30

      We were so pleased with our stay. The folks there could not have been nicer. We were close to EVERYTHING. 5 min to Disney. (really) The condo was beautiful. Furnishings/decor were elegant but casual, not a bit formal or stuffy. I adored the bed linens! 2 Pools,kiddie pool, 2 hot tubs,bbq grills, beautiful landscape, all you could want.

      Clean beyond belief and well maintained. The nature walk was an unexpected treat. Don't miss this RCI Gold Crown Resort. Exceptional value.

      Mar 26, 2004
    • Avatar for sangjo sangjo
      Avatar for sangjo sangjo

      Amazing, Amazing....

      It has everything you could possibly want. Beatiful interior, nice pool, in-room jacuzzi... This is th place to be in Orlando. You'll not regret one bit!

      Dec 12, 2003 (Updated Dec 12, 2003)
    • Avatar for sanchezjay sanchezjay
      Avatar for sanchezjay sanchezjay

      Great resort in a very good location. Brand new and across from Disney's Celebration community.

      Apr 2, 2003 (Updated Apr 2, 2003)
    • Avatar for justax justax
      Avatar for justax justax

      Property was maintained very well. Some of the amenities require a walk, but nothing unduly arduous. Very close to Disneyworld Maingate and restaurants. Just off freeway, so driving time to anything in Orlando area is very convenient.

      Only problem was some of the items in the rooms were missing, so be sure to do your inventories!

      Feb 28, 2003
    • Avatar for gr8skot gr8skot
      Avatar for gr8skot gr8skot

      great location...very nice!!!

      Jan 17, 2003
    • Avatar for sweetduck sweetduck
      Avatar for sweetduck sweetduck

      excellent location and very clean

      Dec 25, 2002
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    Kissimmee, Florida 34747
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