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Attractions

Disney World Resort, FloridaOur villa is close to the main attractions (theme parks, downtown Kissimmee and Orlando) which saves time and reduces the length of busy "park days". The villa is 5 minutes away from I4 (the main freeway near Orlando) so getting to and from the area attractions and golf courses is very easy. We have stayed at other homes that are actually "3 miles from Disney", but it has taken us 40 minutes to get there through 10 sets of traffic lights - a real nightmare and a long drive at the end of a busy day!

There is a HUGE Wal-Mart at the entrance to the complex. This saves a lot of time stocking up for food and drink, as in other resorts a decent supermarket can be 15-30 minutes away (a real pain if all you need is some nappies and a bottle of milk!)

Our villa is close to Sanford, Orlando International, and Tampa airports. This reduces the travel time from the airport to the villa and provides options in case flights into one airport are not available on the days we want - its possible to fly into one airport and out of another to make the dates work.

Our home is in the middle of all the key tourist areas -

  • Disney, Sea World and Universal theme parks to the North

  • Tampa and Clearwater beaches to the West
  • Kennedy Space Centre and more beaches to the East
  • Cypress Gardens theme park (currently being expanded) to the South.

    Seaworld

  • Disney 20 mins

  • Sea World 20 mins
  • Universal 25 mins
  • Florida Mall 20 mins
  • Beaches 70 miles

Also nearby are museums, a zoos, and a selection of cinemas and theatres.

We particularly liked the idea that we could be within easy reach of all the busy tourist places but also be able to spend quiet days at the house or go to Lakeland or other non-tourist areas for shopping and days out.

FAQ

How do I get cheap park tickets?

    We reommend buying from a reputable, authorised source, such as www.park-tickets.com.

    You should also check prices and discounts direct from the theme park websites, otherwise you will end up paying at the gate and full prices.

    Second hand tickets are apparently available from a variety of sources, but these are not recommended - there are many stories of people buying these tickets only to find Disney etc. do not accept them at the gate, or they are damaged in some way.