Bonnet Creek vs. Orange Lake

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  1. Jovigrrl

    Jovigrrl Earning My Ears

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    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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  3. meeshkamooshka

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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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    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
     
  6. FayeW

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    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!
     
  7. meeshkamooshka

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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_Review-g34352-d120242-Reviews-Holiday_Inn_Club_Vacations_Orlando_Orange_Lake_Resort-Kissimmee_Florida.html
     
  8. meeshkamooshka

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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_162-57463124/11-year-old-n.y-girl-electrocuted-while-playing-mini-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
     
  9. Detailor

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    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.

    Dick Taylor
     
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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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