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Old 08-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Bonnet Creek vs. Orange Lake

I'm curious if someone can help with pros & cons of these 2 resorts. We are currently booked at Orange Lake River Island in a 2-bedroom for 3 nights then we are moving to OKW for 5 nights.

I know people who've stayed at both. Would like some more input.

Thank you!
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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sorry , I have not stayed at either but will be staying at Orange lake resort - River Island
will get back to you on how it was in a few months..
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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Here are some picturesin the meantime....

I am staying at a friends time share at:

Orange Lake - River Island - Signature Collection

photos below:













just go here for more pictures:
http://www.holidayinnclub.com/pressk...oFL/index.html
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #4
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restaurants near orange lake...

I did read that the restaurants weren't so great , may give one a try, but there is a publix ( grocery) and a SUPER TARGET close by

and a number of restaurants NEARBY:

OUTBACK ( will be getting my wings for sure!)
OLIVE GARDEN
FLIPPERS PIZZA ( which I heard was good)
Carrabbas Italian
BUffalo WIld WIngs ( more wings for sure!)
Long Horn Steakhouse
Craker Barrel
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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Here are some picturesin the meantime....

I am staying at a friends time share at:

Orange Lake - River Island - Signature Collection

Oh my! WOW, that place is stunning!

OK, now I have a new mission: To find the best price on that resort so I can stay there in Feb!
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:58 PM   #6
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I hope it is as nice as it lookS!

the signature collection seems to be the top end , but there seems to be alot of choices at orange lake...

also, those are the pro pics...Ive seen places look so good and then I get there and I am like...are you kidding this was the same place as I saw in the picture LOL and I immediately CHECK OUT and find somewhere else...

but this is a first for me staying off site ( ok second time actually, did the waldorf astoria for a day or so at a deeply discounted rate!)

ANYHOO, below are non professional pics from TRIP ADVISOR to balance it out...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...e_Florida.html
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #7
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I forgot to add, there was a horrible accident not to long ago at the orange lake putt putt

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...i-golf-in-fla/

Ill be honest I thought twice about it after reading that, but it really was an accident that could happen anywhere...seems a GFI outlet ( where it trips the breaker ) was not used by a contractor, it was around a water feature and the water at the put putt was "live"

I feel horrible for the parents of this little girl...even the money they get from the lawsuit will not replace the emptiness of losing their daughter
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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I did read that the restaurants weren't so great , may give one a try, but there is a publix ( grocery) and a SUPER TARGET close by

and a number of restaurants NEARBY:

OUTBACK ( will be getting my wings for sure!)
OLIVE GARDEN
FLIPPERS PIZZA ( which I heard was good)
Carrabbas Italian
BUffalo WIld WIngs ( more wings for sure!)
Long Horn Steakhouse
Craker Barrel
Add to those, an Applebees, a Bahama Breeze, an Orlando Ale House, a Sweet Tomatoes and a China Star either at the Orange Lake east entrance or across the street on the property in front of Target. And Giordano's, Chick fil A, Red Lobster, Burger King, McDonalds, and others just down SR-192.

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Old 09-09-2012, 02:10 PM   #9
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THanks Detailor for this more complete list !

RESTAURANTS NEAR AND AROUND ORANGE LAKE RESORT

OUTBACK ( will be getting my wings for sure!)
OLIVE GARDEN
FLIPPERS PIZZA ( which I heard was good)
Carrabbas Italian
BUffalo WIld WIngs ( more wings for sure!)
Long Horn Steakhouse
Craker Barrel
Applebees
Bahama Breeze
Orlando Ale House
Sweet Tomatoes
China Star
Giordano's,
Chick fil A (and yes even more chicken!)
Red Lobster,
Burger King,
McDonalds,
and others just down SR-192.
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