We are a family of six, with children ranging from 3 to 16. This was our very first stay in a timeshare resort, and it was a fantastic way to vacation! In the past, we've always stayed at hotels and just placed the older kids in the adjacent room- but this was a much better way to visit Orlando! The two bedroom villa was huge and the kitchen was a great money saver for us since we could cook some meals instead of eating at restaurants. I can't remember the last time we all sat at the same table for a meal before this trip.
The resort grounds were beautiful. There are pools everywhere! One of the pools was being worked on, but there were many others. The resort is huge and at least a hundred acres, but we could walk from pool to pool without any real trouble. We actually spent two days at the resort just relaxing by the pools. They were all heated, and while it was cold in the morning and evening- during the middle of the day it was very comfortable! We are from Mass, so the idea of sitting by a pool in January is just amazing. We also did plenty of activities right at the resort. There is a restaurant there, but it was just average. With so many restaurants in the area, it was easy to find just about anything you could want. We also went to the Arabian Nights Dinner Show and it was expensive but a good time. The older kids wanted either Pirates or Medieval Times, but I vetoed them as I thought those might scare the little one.
We did the Disney parks and also Universal Studios. The resort is just a few minutes from the Disney arch, and maybe a ten minute drive to Universal. The younger kids preferred Disney of course. The older kids loved Universal. My two oldest rode the Hulk roller coaster over and over again!
I just want to thank Vacation-Times for the rental. We spent less than we would have on two hotel rooms, and had a much better experience in the villa. I'll be calling for our next vacation!