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disneyeveryyear
06-26-2003, 10:51 AM
Okay,

I can get either place for about the same price.

We are only staying two nights. First night late, late, late arrival from airport. One days at WDW and then off on Saturday a.m. for cruise.

Free breakfast both places on Friday, have to pay Saturday at Wyndham.

Five of us in room including grandma.

The two bathrooms really sound nice at Wyndham.

My big questions is - where is the Wyndham? Is 192 the road that runs in front of Crossroads Shopping Mall? If so, pretend I am standing at corner of Crossroads facing DTD. Which way do I go and how far away is it? - Please understand I am not totally map impaired, but when I am facing DTD, I don't know if I am facing south (I think).

I thought it might be fairly close, but when I checked on maps.com it said they were almost 10 miles apart and that didn't seem right.

Any help would be appreciated.

cinamin27
06-26-2003, 12:11 PM
The road you are speaking of in front of the Crossroads shopping center is CR 535 or Apopka Vineland Rd (one & the same).

the Wyhdham Palms is off of Hwy 192, the 1st exit for 192 off of I4, turn down Old Lake Wilson Rd, about 3 miles down on the right, loated on the grounds of the Mystic Dunes Golf & Country Club. I believe Hwy 192 is 2 exits west of the Crossroads shopping center going I4 West (maybe just few miles or so).

only as my opinion, comparing HIFS to the Wyndham Palms Resort & CC is possibly like comparing apples to oranges.

while I havent stayed at HIFS, from what I've read on the boards, it is *very* kid oriented & kid themed with everything geared twards kids & families. on the otherhand, having stayed at the Wyndham Palms, I will say you will not receive ANY theming what so ever. this property is geared more twards a luxury resort as it is on the grounds of a golf course. I really love this place, its huge & it has alot of extra touches & conveniences you may find at home such as a big screen tv ( 55") & a large leather sectional couch, washer & dryer & a fully stocked (with utencils, dishes, glasses, etc) kitchen. There would be a total of 3 beds (1 king + 2 queens) + a pull out couch w/ queen sleeper. Both bedrooms have tv's. You will also have your own screened in patio. I did not eat the breakfast provided at the Wyndham Palms but have read by another Dis member that it is overly crowded & did not have a very good selection.

HTH

dtauer
06-26-2003, 03:06 PM
Unless your kids are teenagers, I think they'll enjoy HIFS more. The sleeping situation will probably be similar in that in both places there are 2 "bedrooms" and a fold out sleeper. The difference being the bedrooms at the Wyndham are true bedrooms, the kids bedroom at HIFS is just a curtain door.

As far as space and convenience, Wyndham wins hands down. Lots of space, a full kitchen, extra bathroom and a beautiful living area.

But as we've seen as we travel to Disney each time, it's the theming that really makes a trip special for the kids. At our last trip to Wyndham Palms, the kids thought the hotel was wonderful but still prefer hotels with more theming such as the Disney resorts, HIFS or the Sunspree. As my son stated, the Wyndham Palms is like staying at a really nice hotel somewhere, but it doesn't feel like you're at Disney.

The theming at HIFS, the KidSuites, the special pool, the magic show and the food choices all make HIFS more "kid friendly".

If it was my wife and I, I would definately choose the Wyndham, especially for the price. If the kids are with, I'd choose HIFS.

In our opinion, both hotels are great, you can't really go wrong with whichever decision you make.