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Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort

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This sprawling resort, bordering Animal Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World Resort, offers so many amenities and activities you never actually have to set foot off property! Enjoy 54 holes of challenging golf, 3 video game arcades, a family-fun centre and 3 fitness centres. There is also a 12-acre waterpark with unique water features, water slides, swimming pools and a 1,200ft lazy river-style pool, plus spa tubs. As if that’s not enough, there are 7 pools in all to choose from across the resort and a sandy beach adjacent to the property's 80-acre lake on which to relax and soak up that Florida sunshine! And the fun doesn't stop once the sun sets, on the contrary, the pace livens up with a variety of nightly activities including the daily Sunset Celebration with live entertainment, Comedy and Dinner Show, family and adult karaoke contests, Legendary Live Trivia and more. Although each apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen, there's absolutely no need to cook if you don't want to with a choice of 9 restaurants quite literally on your doorstep! For delicious fare from around the world, head to Breezes in the West Village. There's also grilled specialities at River Island Grilling Company and casual fare at the Legacy Grille. 2-Bedroom Apartments cater comfortably for up to 8 and 3-Bedroom Apartments can accommodate 12. You'll feel so at home, you may never want to leave!

At a glance

  • 5-min drive to Walt Disney World Resort
  • 20-min drive to SeaWorld® Orlando

Where is it?

Close to all of Orlando's fun attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, shops, restaurants and diners. Transfer time from airport: 55 min.

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Getting around

5-min drive to Walt Disney World Resort. SeaWorld® Orlando and Universal Orlando® Resort are each a 20-min drive away. Complimentary self-parking available.

Room information

2- and 3-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, a separate dining room, a family room with pullout sofa sleeper, full-size washers and dryers, oversized spa tub, TV with DVD player, coffee makers, furnished balcony or patio and in-room safe. 2-bedroom apartments offer over 1,200 sq ft and sleep up to 6 adults and 2 children. Each 2-Bedroom Apartment comes equipped with 1 king-size bed in the master bedroom, 2 queen-size beds in the guest bedroom, a pull-out sofabed in the living room and 2 full bathrooms.

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3-Bedroom Apartments feature over 1,700 sq ft of space and can sleep up to 10 adults and 2 children. Each 3-bedroom apartment comes equipped with 1 king-size bed in the master bedroom, 2 queen-size beds in the second bedroom, 1 queen-size bed and 1 pull-out sofabed (size can vary) in the third bedroom, a pull-out sofabed in the living room and 3 full bathrooms.

2-Bedroom Apartments with Island Views are located in the resorts new 12-acre waterpark village, sleeping up to 6 adults and 2 children. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, and family area with double pull-out sleeper sofa.

Eats and drinks

9 restaurants and bars including Paisan Pizzeria and carryout located within the Marketplace store in the West Village (pizza and Italian favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Breezes Restaurant & Bar located in the West Village (serves lunch and dinner for casual family dining), River Island Grilling Company located in River Island (serving fresh fish and salads for dinner only), Tradewinds Bar located in River Island and adjoining to River Island Grilling Company (casual fast food for lunch only), Legacy Sports Bar & Grill located in the East Village (serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features pub food and sports), Anchors located at River Island (burgers, chicken fingers and fast-food favourites for lunch only), Terrace Cafe´ located at North Village Splash Lagoon Pool (cocktails, poolside sandwiches and grilled specialties for lunch only), Windward and Leeward Pools Bars located at River Island Village (cocktails and small snacks serving lunch only), Currents Cafe´ located at River Island Exchange (coffee and tea, pastries, sandwiches and ice cream for breakfast and lunch).

Fun and games

12-acre waterpark with water features, water slides, pools and lazy river-style pool (7 pools in all across resort), plus spas, interactive fountains, 80-acre beach with water sports*, River Island with Fun zone, 54 holes of challenging golf*, 2 miniature golf courses*, 3 video games arcades, a family-fun centre, cinema*, 3 fitness centres, tennis courts, basketball and racquetball courts. Live entertainment. Activity centre offering a retreat for kids and teens with age-specific activities and events.

Entertainment

Daytime includes The Gatorland Show®, Bingo and FUN Team poolside activities. Nighttime entertainment includes the Sunset Celebration with live entertainment, Comedy and Dinner Show, family and adult karaoke contests and Legendary Live Trivia.

Handy stuff

Free on-site shuttle. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge service. Business centre.

Additional information

Please note: Due to the size of the resort, car hire is essential.

At least 1 adult must be 21 years or over to check-in.

Local charge for tubes on lazy river.

*Denotes local charge.

Minimum stay

Minimum stay: 3 nights at all times.

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Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 3.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.0 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1608)
    • Very Good (1238)
    • Average (471)
    • Poor (288)
    • Terrible (292)

They (RCI) said this was a 4 crown resort when I booked the week as in exchange on my St. Maartin timeshare. I think they stretched it just a bit. Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake is a...

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3 of 5 stars
Apr 16, 2015 - James C - Fall River

They (RCI) said this was a 4 crown resort when I booked the week as in exchange on my St. Maartin timeshare. I think they stretched it just a bit. Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake is a... Read more large resort that boasts 9 restaurants, golf course, multiple mini-golf courses, a lazy river and more. This is definitely a family oriented resort in Kissimee, literally minutes from Disney World. Check in was quick, but then we went to a second desk for our parking pass. We didn't have a car due to Hertz trying to screw us over but we went over. OK, this is the "let's get you signed up for a sales pitch" desk. They said 60 minutes, it includes a tour and I'll get 2 tickets for "7 Days of Fun". Basically access to the floats for the lazy river, unlimited mini-golf and access to the inflatable 40' water slide. There was no tour, it's a 90 minute "presentation" and when I mentioned the fact that I was told it was 60 minutes and tour they said "no it isn't". OK. I did get my tickets and they didn't push me *too* hard because they knew I was absolutely not interested. The hallway to our room was very musty smelling, I guess they never heard of air fresheners. The room was nice, clean and a little musty smelling when you first walk in. The balcony overlooked part of the golf course and is screened in, which is really nice. There is NO maid service. No mid-week towel and linens refresh, no trash pickup... nothing! I found this very weird. Plus, there's no where to dump your trash so you've got it in your room the whole week. Not bad for 2 people, but what if you've got kids and you're changing diapers? The coffee pot was broken. Luckily I noticed this at 10:00 PM, I called and they by 10:15 I had a new pot all setup and ready to go in the morning. Coffee for 1 day is provided, no refills. The drying machine (the room had a washer and dryer) had a broken timer. So if you threw our clothes in and went off to Disney... the dryer would still be running when you returned hours later. The shuttle service for the resort is erratic at best. You really need to get a car for the week. The shuttle to/from Disney is $20.00 per person per day. The lazy river had showers that were broken and was a fraction of the size we were told when we registered. Breezes is the restaurant near registration and has good food, entertainment and friendly servers/bartenders. We like Breezes and found it affordable; we really liked the refillable drink cups so the price of alcohol was very reasonable. Legacy, on the other hand, is very expensive and has a really crappy breakfast buffet. If you don't like eggs or can't eat eggs then you better like fruit for breakfast. Disappointing to say the least. What am I supposed to do with the pizza boxes from Wednesday night??? The towels at the pool are small bath towels and the bins run out pretty quickly. Other places we've been, the pool towels have been full size beach towels 6' long. There were small... smaller than my bath towels. And thin like a dish towel. That's when you could actually find them. Shower supplies (soap, shampoo,etc) also do not get replenished. You are expected to bring/buy your own. They have an on-site store that sells everything, with a Starbucks and a pizza shop. I called for additional towels and got them without a fuss. I guess you're expected to wash your towels. To that I say... Hell no! I am NOT washing resort towels when I'm there on vacation! The place was quiet. We had no trouble sleeping at night. As I said the room was clean, the hallway smelled and outside/landscaping could use some work. I don't know, am I spoiled by Divi?? Is all this typical of a resort in the US? So, to wrap up I would say the resort was nice, not great and certainly not a 4 crown resort. We won't go back as we are use to receiving more from a resort and just didn't feel this one was for us. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2015 - Shenny G

I was sent an invitation to stay at the 2/2 villa if I attended their 1 hr presentation. It wasn't a bad deal so I booked it. After booking I read some horrible reviews about the place being... Read more outdated, appliances not working, bugs, no housekeeping, keys never worked, etc. I went there with low expectations but found it to be really nice. We ended up in a 6-story building in the East Village on the top floor. It was still a 2/2 so I didn't mind. The place was immaculate and seemed like fairly new construction or recently remodeled. The only thing that bothered me the most was at check in we were told the presentation was 90 min long. Well after attending and turning down 5 of their salespeople it turned out to be 2 hrs and 15 long. I really didn't take advantage of any of the amenities except the pool so I cannot comment on that. Pool at the River Village was beautiful and landscaping was lush. I didn't visit any of the other villages. Oh and a plus...we got to see the Magic Kingdom's nightly fireworks from our balcony every night!! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2015 - Jami W

Very large time share property. The rooms are spacious and modern and very clean. We stayed there as hotel guests and were bombarded by time share salesman upon arriving to check in. Apparently they... Read more don't do room make-ups because not once in the 3 days we were there did we get fresh towels or the beds made up while we were out. The central location to Disney World and Universal was great. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. We ate at Breezes inside the hotel grounds. It is right by the pool and had a band playing. Decent food. Many people told us they will come and stay for weeks and never leave the area because there are so many different amenities. Golf, different pools, several different restaurants and your room has a kitchenette for staying in. We will definitely be back and will bring our kids along for the stay! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2015 - AbBa505

I've stayed here twice and I can say both times the resort was brilliant! Disney is not far away which is a bonus but the multiple pools, slides and the lazy river at the resort are fantastic meaning... Read more it doesn't have to be a Disney day everyday! I would definitely recommend this place and hope to return in the near future. Read less

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