The Internet's Largest and Friendliest Disney Community WDWinfo.com | DISboards.com | Dreams Unlimited Travel
DISboards
Sheraton Resort Orlando
Beautiful Rooms and Atmosphere

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Orlando Hotels and Attractions > Hotel & Accommodations Reviews
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
2goofykiddos
Budding Disney addict
 
2goofykiddos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 308

Vacation Village at Parkway Review

We stayed here this last weekend and really enjoyed ourselves. We timed it and it did not take more than 12 minutes to get to any of the parks (we did not do AK this trip though). We stayed in Tower 16 on the first floor. The room was clean and new...almost as though no one had stayed there! Security was very present so we always felt safe, even though we were on the first floor. Now, I would definitely NOT recommend the first floor as the people above us were loud!! Other than their chairs scraping the tile floor at breakfast, though, we did not hear anything from anyone. It was quite and pretty empty.

We did get out and use the pool. There are free towels and a huge hot tub. Also a splash pad and zero entry pool for kids. There is no bar or food onsite and this created a bit of a problem. The CVS next door is well stocked and it looks like they are about to open a Publix across the street, but it was no where near ready (or had just closed) as of Oct 2012. We had to drive several miles to find a grocery store.

Check in was relatively easy and there was no pressure to buy anything. We did have to pay a $20 cleaning fee and a $25 resort fee which includes free wifi and a FREE shuttle to some of the parks. The shuttle had rather limited times and the wifi was slow. We were offered some opportunities for "free gifts" but we avoided these events and did not answer the phone when it rang so we never received a pitch. This was an RCI trade for us and it was a good experience. I would recommend it.

Let me know if you have any questions!!
__________________
+ = (6) and (3)
__________________________________________
June 2001- CSR Honeymoon
May 2010- 3 days off site
May 2011-- 6 nights POFQ
May 2012- 7 nights VWL!!!!!
Oct 2012 Adult's only F&W trip
Dec 2012- Bonnet Creek with extended family,
1 night CBR
March 2013- off site
May 2014- Bay Lake Tower
2goofykiddos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
lacrossemom13
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 27

We are staying here in May. So I should request a top floor? Did your building have a pool or did you use the main one? Are there lots of restaurants close by? We need to use pullout couch, was it comfortable or should I order a rollaway?
Sorry for all the questions, we are coming with 4 kids, it's our first time offsite
lacrossemom13 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-27-2013, 11:17 PM   #3
spiceycat
Own at BWV, VWL and BLT
It happens every night on the Bay Lake side
 
spiceycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: birmingham, Al
Posts: 36,907

if you turned left and went under the overpass - turn left (international drive south) there is a publix there - or it should be

you can actually walk to it - just turn where the walgreens is

look at pubix and it looks like it is closed. that is just sad!
__________________
Pat J

spiceycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
cleophus12
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 912

Just got back

Spent a long weekend at Vacation Village at Parkway. Nice place. Too cold to use the pool, but I did use a hot tub. Very soothing. Location is just outside WDW gates almost (maybe 1 1/2 miles away). From upper floors (of buildings 16-17, I think) you can see Tower of Terror and the Ear-fle Tower, but I didn't go up to see if fireworks were visible. We were on the 1st floor which was good because elevators were rather slow. I'd stay here again. However, I prefer to be onsite at a WDW resort. JMHO.
cleophus12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
Jennybump
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 168

I was just coming to look for reviews on this! We might be staying here in November as my brother and SIL have a timeshare and lots of time saved up on it. Glad to hear it is nice. :-). Wondering if the pool is heated, anyone know?
Jennybump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
TamaraQT
Mouseketeer
 
TamaraQT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 442

I stayed at VVP back in 2007. It was my first time in Florida and first trip to Disney. Vaction Village at Parkway made me question why anyone EVER stayed at Disney in a motel like room when this place had so much to offer. At that time building 13 was being completed and we stayed in building 12 which was newer. I loved it there. It took less than 15 minutes to go from the resort to the parking lot in Magic Kingdom. Believe me, DH timed it everyday. He was very impressed. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Have a GREAT trip.
__________________
TamaraQT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #7
Jennybump
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 168

Bump
Jennybump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #8
SnowWhite12
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 727

So glad to see these good reviews!! We are staying in October for a week. Used RCI to trade for it.
SnowWhite12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 06:33 AM   #9
Disneystorymania2
Earning My Ears
 
Disneystorymania2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 10

Vacation Villiage

We are staying here in May 2014, My cousin had a timeshare and offered it to me to purchase for this vacation. This is our first time off property, but with all the great reviews, I am planning to stay here again in the near future..

So can you please explain RCI trade, just in case my cousin does not have the time available next year
Disneystorymania2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 04:06 PM   #10
Jennybump
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 168

I should have come back and reviewed, sorry! We were NOT impressed. We had a full lock-out and between the two units half the stove eyes and the electric skillet didn't work, and the sofa bed mattresses folded up like tacos and were miserable to sleep on. We will not be returning. The location, however, was pretty much optimal, with an easy drive to the parks and lots of places to eat.
Jennybump is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.