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Being one of the
biggest destinations for Disney Travel, Orlando can be an awesome place to spend
quality time as a family. However, it’s best to know a few “tricks” in order to
maximize your enjoyment.
Vacation Lodging in Orlando FL
Travel Lodging: Location Is Key You have already decided to come to one of the most beloved vacation spots anywhere, Central Florida. Now, you are left to decide what fabulous restaurants you want to dine at and what area attractions you want to visit. Once you have decided, you should choose a location centered in the middle of the action. After all, vacation is about relaxation and convenience. Your vacation lodging should be close to the action. Your vacation lodging should, also, be a wonderful and comforting home away from home. Central Florida’s travel lodging is at your fingertips. Planning your vacation is easy and just a few clicks away.
A lot of vacationers only
think of one type of vacation lodging, the hotel. The Orlando, Florida area has
a wide variety of choices for travel lodging, including luxury hotels, discount
hotels, villas and time share resorts. Explore your options to ensure that you
will be a happy and relaxed traveller. No matter what your decision, there are
attractions all around you to put you in the middle of the action, including
Walt Disney World theme parks, Universal Orlando theme parks, water parks,
shopping and exhibits.
Travel Lodging: Luxury Hotels
Do you want to stay near the Walt Disney World resort area? Walt Disney World resort has over 20 hotels to choose from and the surrounding Lake Buena Vista area has even more. Disney’s Grand Floridian luxury hotel has been a favorite for decades. The hotel sits right in the middle of Walt Disney World property, leaving you only moments away from the theme parks. When you walk into this grand hotel lobby, you will be whisked away by the sounds of the live orchestra, arch windows, gas lamps and breathtaking chandeliers as if you just walked into the turn of the century. The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is truly a grand choice for your travel lodging. The staff is friendly and ready to accommodate you in any way they can. The Grand Floridian has over 900 guest rooms, with accommodations for guests with disabilities, also. Choose between the garden view, lagoon view or lodge tower. There are 5 restaurants to give you plenty of dining choices. Visit www.wdw4me.com/resorts/grand_floridian.htm for more information on this luxury hotel.
The Portofino Bay Hotel onsite at Universal Orlando is a newly built recreation of Portofino, Italy, decorated with cobblestone paths, sidewalk cafes and shops. Visiting either of the Universal Orlando theme parks is a breeze with your free water taxi trips. All rooms are decorated with an Italian flair and the hotel offers eight different restaurants and cafes to choose from. Think Universal isn’t close enough to the action? Think again because the Portofino Bay Hotel is located just 12 miles from the Walt Disney World resort, 7 miles from Sea World Orlando and shopping is only a short walk away at Universal’s Citywalk. Check www.orlando.com for 360deg tours of the resort, rates and availability.
Travel Lodging: Discount
Travel Lodging: Vacation
Island Club Resort and Spa offers luxury town homes, where the comfort of home shines through with its cozy atmosphere, charming appeal, fully equipped kitchens and dvd or vcr players in every room. Need a day of rest and relaxation from all the Orlando area activity? You will feel as comfortable as if you were in your own bed at Island Club Resort. The luxury town homes offer a wide selection of rooms from small/economy for the vacationing couple to 5 bedroom, 3 bath villas for families. You don’t have to worry about not having the luxuries a hotel can offer because Island Club Resort and Spa has an on-site 24-hour staff to accommodate whatever needs you may have, as well as a restaurant, fitness center, resort style pool and relaxing spa. Visit www.island-club.com to book your reservations today.
Travel Lodging: Time Share
Many familiar names are now taking part in this wonderful opportunity for you, including Fairfield, Sunterra, Marriott and Hilton. Marriott’s Grande Vista time share resort sits on 160 acres of land, with convenient access to golf, theme parks and thrilling nightlife. The resort has over 20 buildings and 726 villas. This is one of the largest resorts that Marriott’s Vacation Club has to offer. This resort offers a 9 hole golf course with a 35 acre practice area, as well as a neighboring state of the art 18 hole course for the active vacationer. The activities of theme parks, nightclubs, shopping, attractions, restaurants and sports are never ending in Central Florida and this resort puts you right in the middle of it. Visit www.vacationclub.com for more information on time shares.
Vacation Lodging: Travel
Written by: Art McCarty
The enjoyment is directly proportional to the time spent in the parks, having fun, and the frustration is directly proportional to handling logistics so a great vacation must begin with good logistics. Find time to plan everything. Purchase a pair of walkie- talkies so you can keep in touch with the kids.
Eat in your hotel. Always choose the dining plan included so you won’t have to worry about the places to eat. Always carry a backpack with snacks and water when you visit the parks.
The Orlando destination houses four major theme parks, two water parks and a lot of other attractions.
Magic Kingdom – is home to attractions like Haunted Mansion and the three mountains (Space, Splash, and Big Thunder). It’s a Classic Disney park with parades and fireworks.
EPCOT – is an international pavilion with expositions of the Future World. One of the attractions is “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”. Epcot is the single park where Disney sells alcohol so, don’t be surprised. It is also home to excellent night parades and fireworks.
Disney/MGM Studios – is great, containing Asia and Africa sections. The best attractions: Kilimanjaro Safari, “It’s Tough to be a Bug” show and the live “Festival of the Lion King".
The Orlando vacation is not complete without a tour of the water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
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