We are also owners at Orange Lake. The first time we went to Disney we stayed at Days
Suites next to Old Town. We were not very pleased and we looked at Orange Lake and
bought a week that year. A few years later we bought a second week. We love it!
We rent a car when we go through Orange Lake so from the airport we take Mears to
Orange Lake and check in- the car is waiting for us there. Then we call one of the on-site
restaurants and order supper for delivery to our condo while we unpack. After that we go
to Publix to get groceries. We have it down to a science!
One year it was raining when we arrived and my daughter was looking outside the door.
The phone rang a few minutes later. It was the on-site security. They saw her looking out
the door and wanted to make sure everything was okay.
It's very convenient to Disney, we feel very safe there and there is alot to do. They have
4 or 5 swimming pools (I've lost count), several golf courses, mini putt, movie theatre,
several restaurants, a little grocery store, a golf store, all kinds of entertainment like
all you can eat buffet night, 50's night, etc. They also have an 80 acre lake that you
can go water-skiing, jet boating, canoeing, fishing, you name it. They rent all kinds of
equipment. They also have board games on site that you can borrow if you just want to
stay in and play a game.
Last year we weren't planning on going so we put our week up for exchange, then we
decided to go and had to stay elsewhere. It just wasn't the same, in fact we went and
visited Orange Lake while we were there. I'm sure you'll be happy. Sorry this is so long, I
just get excited when I talk about Orange lake or Disney.