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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, Won in 60 Seconds 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!
Close to all of Orlando's fun attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, shops, restaurants and diners. Transfer time from airport: 55 min.
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.
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 double beds in the guest bedroom. 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 in the third bedroom and a pullout sofa in the dining room.
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 and Breezes Express 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).
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*, 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.
Daytime includes Swampy’s Character Breakfast Buffet, 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, Legendary Live Trivia, Won in 60 Seconds.
Video rental library*. Free on-site shuttle. Grocery delivery. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge service. Business centre.
Please note: Due to the size of the resort, car hire is essential.
Local charge for tubes on lazy river.
*Denotes local charge.
Minimum stay: 7 nights at all times.
Wheelchair-accessible 2-Bedroom Apartments with roll-in shower or bath/shower.Book this hotel Back to top
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just returned from 9 night stay - was a bit worried about reviews to do with time share. we checked in and were sent to another desk to have our discount voucher 'validated' - this is where they try... Read more to sell you a pass for the mini golf, lazy river tubes etc. i said we had bought all our tickets in uk and wouldn't have time to stay on resort - they reduced price by half - but we just said we would think about it. think they could see we were all tired and weren't going to have any success with us so that was it! got to our villa in the east village - really big, very clean and everything we needed. we unplugged the phones as suggested on other reviews and had no problems at all. the resort is massive and you could drive for 2 miles before leaving the place, however 15-20 mins from universal, seaworld, aquatica etc so fine for us. only ate on resort once at legends (on night of arrival for quickness) but took ages and was very average. overall very happy with everything. Read less
My husband and I were invited to "tag along" with our parents. I must say that I was VERY surprised by each element. Attention to detail was quite evident. The staff go above and beyond to... Read more demonstrate what the "Signature Experience" is all about. Upon their arrival, my parents were ushered into a separate (and very fast) check-in area. They were given special silken lanyards for the 4 of us. Signature suites have a private elevator, and all of the staff personally greeted us EVERYWHERE we went. We only had to sit through one presentation...which we were able to schedule ourselves. (Did not sense a high degree of "pressure.") The hotel "woods" view actually provided a direct view of the WDW fireworks!!! (Totally did not expect to see anything, as it is located closest to AK). Oh...and the suite? It is EXACTLY as phenomenal as advertised in the video. Actually, even better! Tiled floors, granite counter tops, fully stocked kitchen with TOP appliances, leather sofa, beautiful dining area, plush bedding, high quality toiletries, huge screened patio...I cannot write enough to give it justice. The washer/dryer was terrific! They provided some detergent for this purpose, but we have another brand we preferred. Publix is literally around the corner (2-minute drive), so if there is anything in particular that you want, you can go for it! The amenities were OFF THE CHAIN (this is a compliment). There is a pool for everyone...we preferred the more romantic setting, but if we brought our nieces, they would have had a blast as well. The restaurants each had their own ambiance...just reinforced the resort feel. It is only 15 minutes away from Walt Disney World (if that), but you could spend a week at on this property and still not have exhausted all of the fun opportunities. Needless to say, I LOVED IT!!! I am REALLY hoping we can return this fall (2014)!! (Side note: My trip was actually in October of 2012, but I was unable to post due to a medical emergency. My tardiness in posting this is NOT a reflection on this establishment. My parents, husband, and I truly enjoyed ourselves! Can't find my hotel photos, but will add them to this review if I locate them. Read less
Looked forward to a really nice evening at the legends restaurant with our large family of 9. However, turned out to be a disaster. Arrived and requested a table for 9, after a short wait escorted to... Read more our table, only to find there were only 8 seating arranged. Thought ok anyone can make a simple mistake, so they created another table and made it for 9. Ordered drinks, and arrived ok, however the the draft beer was flat, so notified the waitress only to be told, " oh yes someone else complained earlier!!" No apology . Asked if we wanted bottle of beer instead, dah. Ordered food, asked for New York steak but with fries not garlic mash. Arrived with garlic mash no fries also meal was warm not hot, asked about fries, " oh yes I put that on the order" no apology. Just placed the fries on the table in separate bowl not removing the meal. Had to complain that food was warm, just removed and sent back to kitchen, came back with fresh vegetables and yes garlic mash with the plate extremely hot as if blasted from a microwave. Passed beyond hunger accepted and carried on. Didn't complete the meal as tasted disgusting. Requested the bill and noted 2 extra meals had been added, could this get any worse...... Complain to the waitress who thought I was being awkward and also mention that I was an owner and no discount was taken off. Finally removed the offending extra meals and discount added, with no apology. The whole service was a disgrace and the food also. Had better service and food from IHOP on the 192 hwy Read less
My daughter, her best friend and I spent a week at this lovely resort from March 31 - April 5. We had a great time. Our villa was comfortable and spacious. The property offered something for... Read more everyone, pools, lazy rivers, arcades, fitness centers, golf, food, min golf and water sports!! There is no way you will be bored. There was no need really to leave the property. There is a Publix grocery store, Wlagreens as well as a Super Target minutes away and a ton of restaraunts. Perfect location for everything, they are even minutes away from the Disney Theme Parks. Oh and the Orlando Premium Outlets are about 25 minutes away....ahhh!! Read less
Our family of four stayed at this resort over spring break. Upon arrival, we were prepared for them to pressure us into their one and a half hour tour. Randy was very nice and tried every angle to... Read more get us in, but we didn't bite and after about 5 minutes we were on our way to our room and never bothered again. We had a two bedroom suite which was very spacious with a full kitchen and washer and dryer. There was a slight musty smell when we entered, but seemed to resolve when we turned the air conditioning on. The beds were very comfortable and it felt like a home away from home. We saw one bug the whole time we were there, which I wasn't surprised since it is Florida. We loved having the washer and dryer, however the dryer did not work properly. It either didn't dry at all or got stuck in the dry setting and was still drying our clothes when we returned home from Disney after an 8 hour day. The water area is very nice, but I would not call it a waterpark. There is a lazy river that connects 2 pools. Each pool has a small tube slide that the kids (10 and 13) enjoyed going down a couple times. You can enjoy the lazy river without the tubes if you don't want to spend the money on them. The one thing I did not enjoy about the lazy river was that there were areas where water sprayed down from above and it was almost impossible to avoid. Sometimes I like to enjoy a lazy river without getting drenched. If you want a spot by the pool, get there early to reserve a spot. It fills up fast. We did not go to any of the other pools, so not sure how busy they are. Overall, we had a pleasant stay and would return again in the future. Read less