Days Inn Maingate East
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Today we spent the day in one of our favorite parks, The Animal Kingdom. We slept in a little and got to the park by 11:00. Our first attraction was the Safari. As usual, it was great. Since we were going to have a late lunch, we got a snack at Yak and Yeti counter service. We split the honey chicken, fried rice, and chocolate pudding. The fried rice was actually pretty good. Next up was Dinosaur. We knew this ride was very bumpy and loud, but it seemed a lot more ...
... theme, I really liked the buildings and stone bridges and snow/ice capped roofs and pine trees every where. Typhoon Lagoon was very tropical & nautical in style but it lacked shade. Blizzard Beach had lots of broad trees with lots of shady spots.
Typhoon Lagoon (TL) definitely has the better wave pool, it's surely the largest I have ever seen an the surf waves are great...Blizzard Beach (BB) had a smaller wave pool, but you could take the inner tubes in the wave pool ...
... characters and songs from the classic Disney film Song of the South."
Here are some more attractions that we saw and rides we went on:
Dumbo the Flying Elephant - "Soar high in the sky on a whimsical flight over Storybook Circus aboard Dumbo the Flying Elephant."
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin - "Fly high over Agrabah on a magic carpet around a giant genie lamp."
Walt Disney's ...
... with them hopefully in SA when they are out visiting.
On our way we took the back roads past small American towns. While on route we stopped at a small fruit stall called Dunks where Rich and Courtney got some peaches and pecan nut brittle. We drove past many pecan groves. Further down the road we stopped at a melon stall and Courtney helped me buy a big sweet watermelon for all of us. We also stopped at a ...
... After a further morning of fun and frolics we headed back in time to the 50's Prime Time Café for our lunch. Prime Time is one of those uniquely Disney restaurants that offers a one of a kind experience along with some gigantic and very enjoyable comfort food. Where else would a family go, hoping that Mummy gets told off for putting her elbows on the table or Daddy is chastised for not eating his greens. While it isn't advertised ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn Maingate East Kissimmee
Good Quality Motel
Stayed here for two weeks, no problems at all, bedding & towels changed each day before 9AM, all linen clean and fresh. The room did smell a little musty but nothing a 99c air freshner cant sort out, the staff were friendly and helpful, th epool clean and accessible, good access to ise, drinks etc.
The TV worked but the cable a little dodgy in quality, hairdyer and safe in room. All in this is good for the money, for 35$ a night what more do people expect. I thought it was fine, and people shouldnt expect a five star hotel for 2 star prices!
Would not recommend this hotel!
We got a good deal on this motel, but it just wasn't worth it! They put us in the 'back woods', the pool was not heated and the room was dark and old. Damage to bathroom door, tiles etc. dirty and cracked. Would definitely not have stayed there if we had children with us. Only good thing is it was next to Olde Town. If you do stay here, make sure you request a room at the front of the complex as they looked nicer than the section at the back! Free shuttle direct to Disney and Seaworld a definite plus.
We stayed at this Days inn on April 3-6. We had stayed at this Days INN a couple of years before and it was fine but boy does time change things. First of all, it took us about 40 minutes to check in. No, they were not very busy at the time either. There were two people ahead of us in line. We waited in line for 10 minutes and it took another 30 minutes for the clerk to check us in. After we finally make it to our room, the cable does not work. They told us that maintenance would be up in 15 minutes. 20 minutes later, we call back down to ask when the maintenance guy would be up. We informed them that we did not want to wait in the hotel all day waiting on someone. Finally, after arguing with the front desk, someone came up. The rooms are old and outdated and the bathroom is very small. Also, the rails outside the rooms are very shaky. I would not lean up against them. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU CHECKOUT. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR BILL IF YOU USE A CREDIT CARD. Upon check out they informed me that I owe them 20.95. This confused me since I paid the bill in full at the time I checked in. I didn't make any phone calls, so what else could the 20.95 be for? I asked for an explanation and could not get one. I was told that it could be tax. Who charges tax after you have paid in full. Anyway, I told them that I refuse to pay 20.95 extra for a charge that they could not explain.
A Great Hotel in a Great Location
I had a good time staying in this hotel. The location is very convienent, with a Denny's across the street, and Old Town next door.
We had an excellent experience at this Days Inn. We had some problems but they were not too bad. The light above the vanity burnt out and it took room service 45 minutes to change the light. There were curse words carved into the inside of the nightstand drawer. Also, I do not recommend eating breakfast in their restaurant, the food was so bad that I barely ate any of it. I would rather recommend to go to Shoney's, IHOP, or Denny's for breakfast. Other than that, a great value for a great room. Highly recommended!
We just returned from the days inn suites and have several comments. I was under the impression that the rides at old town were unlimited, and they are not. You have to endure talking with the lady hawking timeshares for a few minutes to get a ticket that you have to take to the timeshare store in oldtown and present your room key and id in order to get 5 tickets per person. That was ample for my family with young children but would not last the older kids long. The room itself was surprisingly large: living room, kitchen and bedroom. The beds were comfortable and clean, even the pillows were better than some. However the place has some issues with maintainance and an undeniable grunge factor. Water damage apparent, torn wall paper, unidenifiable gummy looking stuff on the plastic strip that is intended to protect the corners of the wallpapered walls. The kitchens do not come with ANY dishes, that is extra. We stayed in two different areas and I would reccommend the side that is away from old town if you like quiet.
Check Inn and right back OUT! This is digusting. Not a hotel...
Stay in the park
room was cleanand big.....but thats all the good I can say.
1.Transportation has 4 vans in the morning to Magic Kingdom. If they are full you lose.
2.dirty worn bedding.
3.Do not buy tickets there. They will try to talk you into a timeshare tour.
4.Outside railings on second floor were loose and unsafe.
5.resteraunt no longer owned by hotel.no special deals..
6.Shower drained REAL slow.water over your ankles.
7.Promised early check in.we sat with with 2 tired kids for 4 hours till we could check in.....at 4pm
email me for anymore details Gary
This hotel is right next to the Old Town and convenient for Disney, Celebration, shops and restaurants on the 192. It's basic but clean and cheap - we usually only pay around $35 per night for a room in October!! There are no coffee making facilities (you can get a takeaway from the hotel restaurant) or iron and ironing board (this is reflected in the price) but you get 2 beds, hairdryer, TV and a bathroom with towels changed daily. There is a restaurant serving buffet breakfast in the hotel or other places nearby. It does tend to be busy on a Saturday night when they have the Old Town car cruise, but we've never had a problem booking in October, and there are always loungers available by the pool. We always recommend this hotel to friends and they've agreed with our comments. We have stayed here every time we've been to Orlando and will be booking in again next year.
Good Value for the money
We have stayed there on 2 seperate occasions 2001/2002 we have stayed for 10 days both times and we have had 2 positive experiences. The suites were clean, the staff was friendly and very helpful and the price and location can't be beat. We have already booked our next visit with Day's Suites for this year. Looking forward to it.
Another plus is having Old Town (a family style amusement park) right next door to the hotel. It is a wonderful place take a evenign stroll and visit the shops and watch all the families enjoying themselves all the while feeling very safe. The best part of Old Town is that it's free admission/parking!