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Old 03-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #16
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I stayed here with my family for our holiday vacation last year. We could not stand the place and checked into leaving immediately. It was a busy year so we couldn't check out using RCI but we wanted to. After staying at many time shares in the Orlando area including Sheraton Vistana, WBC and Vacation Village at Parkway, this one was sorely lacking. We stayed in the east village but was really far away from the pool. This was after explaining that my Dad had a stroke and heart condition and couldn't walk very far.

We got an updated room with very old, tube tv's. This was it for us. I know for some people tv's don't mean a lot but because of our modified schedule with my Dad, a good tv is important. We had one flat screen in the living room that was 32 inches.

The jacuzzi in the bathroom was very disappointing. It wasn't separate from the shower.

The washer and dryer was very loud. The worst part for me was how far away it was from all of the parks, outlets and everything else.

This year I learned my lesson booked early at WBC.
Wow our room is very different all LCD tvs, separate jacuzzi from shower, and we are 300ft from a pool. Our washer wasn't super quiet, but not too loud. And our trips to the parks were fast, even in August, I have stayed onsite and the wait for the bus+the ride was probably the same or worse. I also didn't find sheraton vistana any better.I am very sorry that you had a bad experience.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #17
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Yea, some of the villas still have tube TVs. But very few and they are being replaced with flat-screens.

It is a little further west on 192 but only a 2-4 miles from Sherberth, World Drive, and a ton of places to eat. And it's 10 mins from the Premium Outlets (which is actually closer than if you stay at most Disney hotels...)
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:37 AM   #18
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Wow our room is very different all LCD tvs, separate jacuzzi from shower, and we are 300ft from a pool. Our washer wasn't super quiet, but not too loud. And our trips to the parks were fast, even in August, I have stayed onsite and the wait for the bus+the ride was probably the same or worse. I also didn't find sheraton vistana any better.I am very sorry that you had a bad experience.
This is just conjecture but from what I have read, if you are not an Orange lake owner but checking in from RCI, one is given a different level of room. We wound up taking advantage of the black friday sales and buying another flat screen for my dad's room.

You got one of the rooms that I saw online and hoped to be put into. Oh well such is life. Dad didn't really like it and told me we are not staying there ever again. We don't go on vacation to have less than we have at home.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #19
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This is just conjecture but from what I have read, if you are not an Orange lake owner but checking in from RCI, one is given a different level of room. We wound up taking advantage of the black friday sales and buying another flat screen for my dad's room.

You got one of the rooms that I saw online and hoped to be put into. Oh well such is life. Dad didn't really like it and told me we are not staying there ever again. We don't go on vacation to have less than we have at home.
We had the same experience a few years ago when booking through RCI. We were all excited based on the pics we saw online and very disappointed in the unit we received. We had the same thing happen at Westgate Lakes on our honeymoon. We were given a very old worn unit then insisted on showing us the brand new ones we could have had before they'd sign off on our checkout papers. Needless to say, now we just book villas in rental communities like Windsor Hills or we rent points for DVC.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:58 AM   #20
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We stayed there in August 2012. We specified the River Island area and we walked out our door to the lazy river/pools complex. We did have tube TVs in the bedroom, but flatscreen in the living area. Washer and dryer were fine. We did 2 resort days seeing the guy from Gatorland who does the show at the main building and pool hopping.

We were happy there. Took about 20 to get to WDW Sea World depending on the park. And from the upper levels at RI you could see the fireworks at Disney from the balcony.
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