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Embassy Suites - LBV or I-Drive

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Embassy Suites - LBV or I-Drive

Have been trawling through reviews for suite style accomodation with breakfast inc & free parkingand think I have settled on Embassy Suites now my question is which one? What would be the approx driving time from Lake Ave,LBV or 8978 International Drive to the 4 disney parks and IOA.

And one other question which is the best park to visit on a Saturday IOA or Epcot?


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1. Re: Embassy Suites - LBV or I-Drive

Have stayed at the I Drive Embassy Suites. Driving time to Universal was approx 10mins if traffic light but 20mins at peak times. Approx 20-30 mins from the Disney parks. We liked it because you could walk from the hotel to a variety of restaurants, shops etc.

Can't comment on the location of the other Embassy Suites.

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So if I stayed on I-drive it would take about 30 mins to each of the Disney parks? I like the sound of being able to walk places, the LBV one seems like we would have to drive everywhere but would be closer to the disney parks which is where we will be spending the majority of our time. Thanks.

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We've stayed that the LBV Embassy Suites and it is a drive to anything really, but a short one at that. About 10-15 mintues to Disney. Within minutes to many resturants...Olive Garden, Pizza Hut, Joe's Crab Shack, Steak n Shack, etc.

The hotel breakfast and managers reception is very good value. The rooms are showing some wear, but they are clean and the size of the rooms is very accomidating to families sharing a room.

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If you are spending most of your time at Disney, then the LBV Embassy Suites would be a better option. The entrance to I-4 is very close by, so if you have a car simply take I-4 East to exit 74B and you are at Universal.

Driving time would be about 15 minutes...walking from the car park to the OIA/US would be another 12-15 minutes!

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Have stayed a few times at the LBV location and agree with other posters, that that may be a better fit for you. In regards to your other question...have read in the past that Thurs. or Fri. is a good day for IOA and Sat. is one of the good days for Epcot. We've tested this theory during our last 3 visits and found it to be pretty sound advice. Our visits are usually during peak season with heavy crowds, but we found this schedule worked quite well. We were able to see and do everything without standing in horribly long lines. I recommend following the game plan from other posts...get a Soarin' fastpass straight away, and head over to Test Track. You would have to wait 2 hrs. to get another fastpass for Test Track, but if lines are too lengthy... jump in the line for 'single riders'. Your party can still wait together, but you'll ride separately and this line has a much shorter wait than the 'standby line'. We always invest in the Express Pass for Universal. It's great for bypassing long lines and if there is no long line...you can ride using the 'standby line' and get a second quick ride later using your pass.

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6. Re: Embassy Suites - LBV or I-Drive

We stayed at i-drive suites last year.

It was great for walking out to restaurants at night as it is over the road from bahama breeze and next door to olive garden.

It didnt feel like long drive to parks at all as i like to be there early.

This year stayed at LBV and you had to drive everywhere.

Next year we are booked on i-drive as its easier at night time for us all.

Yhats just our opinion though.

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