Orange lake owners or goers ;)

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  1. Aytons4him

    Aytons4him ~Blessed mama of many~

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    Just nabbed a great deal for the first week of march at Orange lake resort from an owner. We are just going to take the kids down from our home in cold Canada and just stay on the resort for a week. Can't afford to do Disney but will hit up Disney springs and see what else we could do that's free but still has some Disney spirit.

    We don't know much about this resort so I have a couple questions for the experts!

    Activities for children ~ is there a charge? How much?

    Do they put a cap for large families and allow a family price or is everything per child?

    I noticed the lazy river has all matching tubes. Are those for first come first serve for guests or do you have to pay to use them?
    Are you allowed to bring your own tubes that are the same?

    I'm just now worrying after showing my children the pictures and thinking if there is a cost for everything this will get expensive fast (6 kids)

    Thanks for any help or advice or tips!! Super excited!!
     
  2. greenclan67

    greenclan67 Callie35

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    We arrive March 5th. Lots of free activities for kids. If you go to experienceorangelake.com you should be able to find the activity schedule. Every night but Sunday is sunset celebration at west village pool. Hula hoop competition, dance offs, magic, stilt walkers.
    As far as tubes, you can not bring your own, and they cost per child. We honestly prefer swimmimg/floating the river. Not sure how old your kids are but they could float with puddle jumpers.
    Any questions just ask. We go twice a year & own there as well.
    Fellow Canadian & cant wait to get out of winter for 12 days.
     
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  4. Aytons4him

    Aytons4him ~Blessed mama of many~

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    Thanks so much!! I'm sooo excited!! The celebration nights sound like a ball! All of our time will be spent at resort so I'm glad there is so much to do. I looked at those prices ( thanks for the link!) boy, those are steep.
    6 kids that will add up fast. I'm going to have them look now and we will plan ahead for a family game of mini golf once and then maybe one other thing each.

    Are there daily free things to do besides pools? I noticed one pool has a slide, is that free?
    One kid could definitely do a puddle jumper in the lazy river but others would probably love a tube. It looked so nice. If we rented 2 for day can we rotate and take turns using them as a family ?

    Anything I should think to bring for our room that might not be stocked in kitchen? I'm going to make all of our meals. This is a major budget vacation this year lol

    You own here? That's awesome! Did you buy resale or from developer? How's the maintenance fees? My hubby and I have been researching wondering if this would be a good idea ourselves.
    Getting away from winter in Canada for a week every year just sounds amazing. I've always associated going to Florida as going to Disney and couldn't separate the two in my mind. It's just not possible for us financially to do Disney every year. Hubby suggested we go to Florida for a week this year at a nice resort without Disney and see if we could remedy my addiction
     
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    greenclan67 Callie35

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    Join the OL board on fb. Some people will have a day left on playpasses and give them away theres always tubes floating in river. You use it they see you at checkpoints without a bracelet and just grab another later.
     
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    tbssenterprises Mouseketeer

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    River Island Pool Renovations
    River Island’s lazy river-style pool and hot tub, as well as the Leeward and Windward pool bars, will be closed for renovations Jan. 2, 2019 – Feb. 26, 2019. At times, this work may mean excess noise and vibration for poolside villas, but we will do everything possible to minimize the impact on guests. The Fun Zone, restaurants, retail shops and all other pools on property will remain fully operational and available to all guests during this time.

    Villa Renovations Update
    Please note that updates to select villas in River Island will continue through April 4, 2019. We are making every effort to minimize the impact on our guests. All work will take place between 9 a.m. and sunset, but please be aware there might be loud noises during those hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.
     
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    greenclan67 Callie35

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    River island is supposed to be done end of feb. North village is one of my favourite pools.
     
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    js Been around since before the disboards 90s crash

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    Thank you so much for this information! I am an owner of a fix week (week 12) at OLCC and NEVER even thought there may be a FB group for OLCC.
    Is there one board that is better than the other or is there just one? I will look now. Thank you!
     
  9. greenclan67

    greenclan67 Callie35

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    There is the orange lake resort owners no solicitations. Not affiliated with corporate. We are there week 10 & 11.
     
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    Jennny Mouseketeer

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    Just wondering how we could get in touch with an owner to rent.
    Looking at week 10... we are in Canada ... thanks!!
     
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    greenclan67 Callie35

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    I will PM you.
     
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