Upon driving up to this place, we were all really disappointed. It looked a bit dated or run down so we were not expecting much. To our surprise this place was fantastic. There were two adults and two children (ages 11 and 13). The kids really enjoyed the pool, waterslides and the free surfing.
The unit that we stayed in was fully renovated. Brand new stainless steel appliances, in fact the oven still had the protective stickers on them. It was a great kitchen fully stocked with dishes, silverware basically all we needed to do was go grocery shopping across the street. We saved a lot of money on food that way. The bedrooms / bathrooms were nicely decorated and very clean. The windows were all new too. There were a couple of minor fixes that needed to be done (screen door wouldn't slide open, back screened in patio door was jammed) but it was nothing major. We would stay here again without question. There is a small arcade, nice workout facility, billiards, tennis court, office center with complimentary computer/printer use.
If I have anything negative it would have to be the Wi-fi. The connection is not all that great and when you do get connected it is very slow. However, being on vacation it wasn't a huge problem for us. The location is nice and you are within walking distance of a pizza place, Arby's, Taco Bell. There is every tourist trap shop that you can think of within five minutes. In fact if you are looking for souvenirs buy them in this area (Kissimmee) it is much cheaper than buying them at the parks. In fact, at the local Walgreens they had a deal for three Disney shirts for $10. Another great area a few miles down the road is a place called "Fun Spot", you can see it from anywhere in the area especially at night because they have these huge sling-shot rides. The park itself it a bit dated and daily wrist bands are a bit pricey ($40), but there is an attached area called "Old Town". This is the place to find some unique shops with reasonable prices for shirts, keychains, gifts, etc. It's actually a pretty neat little place tucked behind a creepy carnival-like park (Fun Spot).
Back to the condo...We didn't have too much contact with the staff but the check-in people were friendly. Don't let the outside of these places deceive you, they are very nice (as long as you have a renovated unit). I see others have complained about bed-bugs/palmetto bugs. I did a very thorough check before we unpacked and our condo was clean and bug free. The location is only about a 15 minute drive to most of the parks and there are plenty of other things to do in the area if you do not want to sink all of your money into park tickets. If you do not rent a car they have a shuttle that will take you to any of the parks. Great place to stay for a week with the family, I would highly recommend staying here instead of a hotel, you will not be disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Vacation Villas At Fantasy World i Hotel Kissimmee
- Vacation Villas Fantasy World
- Fantasy World Resort
- Vacation Villas Fantasyworld
- Vacation Villas At Fantasy World I Kissimmee, Florida