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We had another weekend getaway to Orlando planned, but sometimes things do not always go as planned. We did make it as planned to Orlando, but we had a few dissapointments. First of all Vera and her two beautiful girls (Jennifer and Melanie) were not able to make it with us :o( and then we were supposed to hang-out with Rodney and family and his …
We booked our resort through RCI, a timeshare company. It ended up being The Fountains by Blue Green. We were very satisfied. The entire complex is being renovated (no noise at night, just a little in the day) so we had a brand new room. FULL kitchen, 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, washer and dryer, dishwasher. Everything you need to make your trip easier …
... just has the skip the line pass and normal queue line. This theme park has 3 water rides and yeah nothing has changed timmeh didn't want to get wet even though they had big dryers after the ride. He is such a baby...lol We first went on storm force ride were you spin around and around felt really dizzy. The Spider-Man ride was a 3D thrill ride that moves whilst you sit in a car like ride. ...
... the people mover, a moving carriage that took us round the whole of tomorrowland. It took us through Space Mountain an indoor roller coaster ride and I could hear the screams of all the people on the ride. I was very scared as it was in the dark. I'm not going on that!
Whilst on the people mover we saw people in race cars racing round a track and that's what we did next. The race cars we're real cars with engines with ...
... for the day!
What do you do when you are standing in a line at Disney World? In our family you play bubble pop. Never heard of that game. For a small fee I can teach you! Its a fairly complicated game that requires sticks of gum and a little bit of courage, because as you blow a bubble with your gum the kids are swinging at full force to pop the bubble. This game became a hit as it was created by Amanda. My favorite part of ...
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The Fountains - Very nice, but a few problems
Our family spent four nights at The Fountains recently, and for the most part we thought it was beautiful, clean and a great place to stay. A few problems we encountered were: (1) We were in Building 5, right across from construction of their newest building, and the construction noise started quite early in the morning. (2) When returning to the condo each night, there were no parking spaces in front of our building. We had to park by the main building the other nights and walk down. (3) The plastic mattress covers on the bed were uncomfortable, noisy and because they were slippery, caused the sheets to come off the bed in the middle of the night. All things considered, I'd stay there again. The condo decor was very pretty, had everything we needed, and was a great bargain. The indoor-outdoor pool was lovely.
Nice, a few minor things to mention...
I have to agree with the high ratings of this resort. We just returned 3 days ago from a week long stay here. All the positive things mentioned in the previous reviews are true..the rooms are nice, activities for the kids, central location, easy check in, etc. I do have a few words of caution based on our stay. If you are going in the near future, ask to not be in Building number 5. It is their newest building and is currently having some electrical issues. The first 2 days of our stay, the air in our room did not work...then, the fire alarms for the whole building went off a total of 4 times in 2 days...once at midnight, once in the early morning hours. Each time, we had to leave our rooms and proceed to stand in the parking lot. Having a small child, this is a scary thing for her to have happen. After the 4th alarm, I went and talked to the manager, Kristen. I will have to give her credit in that she did apologize and moved us to another building quickly. The only other word of caution would be the security entrance. True, it is manned during the daytime hours and they will not let you in without your tag or your name on their list. All of this effort seems to be in vain, since everytime we returned to the resort after 9:00 PM, the gates were open and no one was in the guard station. It does seem like a safe area, but they do advertise security features, which appeared to be lacking in the night time hours. And, one last thing. Although they advertise wireless internet access, when I called from the room to inquire where to access the "hot zones" for wireless, I was told it is still being worked on and is not available yet. All to say, this is a nice resort and place to stay. There's just a couple things they need to work out, or at least change their advertising of the resort to more accurately reflect the amenities they offer. All in all, for the same rate, I would stay again.
Fantastic Place to Stay!
Our family stayed at The Fountains for a week beginning October 4th. Our check-in was a breeze and parking was ample. Our room was on the top floor at the end of the walkway so it was extremely quiet. The unit has 2 bedrooms -- 1 with king bed (in the master) and 2 doubles in the other. The master has a large in-room jacuzzi and a large shower that is in the bathroom. The 2nd bedroom is just like a master with its own bathroom (tub/shower combo) that can be closed off from the rest of the unit. There are 3 large TV's, a DVD player and nice 5-disc stereo. The decor is modern and upgraded and nothing like a hotel. The countertops are all black granite-like with light wood cabinets. There are lots and lots of towels provided and also towels at the pool. They even provide all the things you may need such as dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, extra garbage bags, coffee, etc. There is a nice screened-in balcony. There are activities every day for kids and many are free or a reasonable fee. The pool is huge and very nice. The food at Mug 'O Joe's was good and not too expensive. I accepted the welcome bag and there was no mention of me buying into the timeshare. If I can get the same rate or one even a bit more, I will always stay at the location. It's the best place I've stayed in 4 visits to the Disney area.
Wonderful accomodations and great location!!!
We stayed at The Fountains off International Drive for 2 nights in a 2 bd/ 2 ba condo and loved it. The location is fabulous! There is a Walgreens and Publix grocery store less than 3 minutes away, as well as the Premium Outlets and the I-4 interstate.
There was a 2 person whirlpool tub in the master bedroom. The condo was very clean and modern (it looked like a brand new unit!) and had a DVD player and CD player in the living room. The kitchen was well appointed and had a microwave, electric stove and oven, blender, dishwasher, toaster, electric can opener. They provide you with paper towels, dishwasher soap, dish soap, and laundry soap. The unit also had a stacked washer dryer combo. We really enjoyed the large indoor/ outdoor pool and plan to return to this resort! We were never pressured or even asked to hear their sales pitch and except for a phone call to make sure everything was ok in the condo, we were never bothered at all! Highly recommended!
Beautiful place to stay
Fantastic resort, huge rooms and a massive indoor/outdoor pool. Our suite had a whirlpool bath in the main bedroom, 2 bathrooms and more TVs than we knew what to do with.
Very tidy resort and well maintained, with an I ride stop right outside.
My only slight concern is the lack of variety on the clubhouse menu, but the poolside barbeque more than made up for it.
We stayed here for a week and I have to agree with the others--the place is beautiful! We had a 2-bedroom and 2-bath condo that is approximately 1,100 sq. ft. Apparently, all of the current "rooms" are this size. There is construction going on, and those buildings will have smaller 1-bedroom and studio condos. They are also building an on-site (small) waterpark for guests. Anyway, the pool was fantastic. It was an indoor/outdoor pool and was huge. The downside to it was that it closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and they were pretty strict about that. There were 2 hot tubs--one inside and one out, as well as 2 saunas/steamrooms. The pool and clubhouse face the lake on the property. They have a couple of piers on the lake that are connected by a nice, big boardwalk. You can use their paddleboats and watch the fireworks from SeaWorld every night (it's just across the lake). You can also see them if you are by the pool/clubhouse or in the right buildings (3 and 4, I believe). We were in building 2, which you could not see them as well. Also, building 2 is across the parking lot from the clubhouse and pool area where the lake is. Our view was of a man-made pond, but nice nonetheless. Every room has a patio/balcony, with screen so the mosquitoes stay away. The master bedroom came with a jacuzzi bath tub for 2. The shower in the master bedroom also was for 2. The living room and dining room and kitchen were all very nice. The second bedroom had 2 double beds and their own bathroom. All together, there were 3 TVs in the condo. It had a dvd player and cd player in the living room as well. The kitchen had garbage disposal, dishwasher, fridge, stove, blender, microwave, coffemaker, and all kinds of glasses, bowls, etc. There also was an apartment size washer and dryer in the closet as well as vacuum, iron and ironing board. The place is 6 years old and in very good shape. The staff is friendly and only once did they ask if we wanted to go to a timeshare presentation and were fine with you saying no. (They ask when you check in and get your "welcome bag with amenities"). They called twice during the week to see how we liked it and if we needed anything. Very nice, I thought. Later in the week we voluntarily decided to take them up on the timeshare presentation (which they call vacation ownership). They give you several choices of gifts if you do--we took the $75 in Disney gift certificates. It was interesting, especially after saying "no". They aren't high pressure AT ALL, but will offer you a better deal if you keep saying "no", which we did 3 times. I like to do that just to see how cheap things get. It started out with 20,000 points offerred at $2.25 a point. Then it went to $1.50 a point plus a week at The Fountains for $59 a night to use anytime if you buy their "pre-construction" deal. Then it stays at $1.50 a point but they throw in UNLIMITED nights at the Fountains for $59 a night for FOREVER. That is not a bad deal. But we are not timeshare people at this point in our lives. If we were, that would be the place to do it. I would recommend The Fountains to anyone and everyone. It was the best stay we ever had in Orlando.
We stayed at the fountains from September 10th-17th and had a wonderful time. If you're traveling with children, this is the resort for you. From check-in to check-out my kids were very happy and wanted to know when we could come back. It was hard to get them to go to the theme parks because they didn't want to leave the resort. They had activities by the pool all day long, S'mores on Monday night, a game room, steam room, sauna, kiddie pool, indoor-outdoor pool and 2 hot tubs. I couldn't have been happier.
In July 2005 we had the pleasure of staying at the Fountains in Orlando. It was absolutely beautiful. Everything about it was wonderful. We stayed in a two bedroom, two bath condo. It was very large and very clean. It was the perfect size for my family of 5. It also had a stocked kitchen, small laundry facility in the room, living room and two balconies. One balcony was screened in and we had a patio set and lounge chairs to enjoy as well. We also had three TV's and one VCR and a very nice stereo system. Seems to good to be true, right? Well, did I mention the two person shower and separate two person jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom. I'm not kidding....Also, it was a timeshare place, but the sales staff asked us once if we wanted to attend the sales meeting, I politely declined and they never asked again. The hotel also had a beautiful pool, indoor and outdoor, a children's pool, a pool bar, a game room for the children, a restaurant, bar, and little ice cream/dessert/bakery counter. The activities for the children were constant at the pool. My kids ages 6 and 4 were also moving and had the time of their life. The hotel was about 15 minutes from Disney and Universal. It was located about one mile from a supermarket, McDonalds and the Outback. But here is the best part....we were across the lake from Sea World, so every night at 10pm, we would sit out on our balcony overlooking the lake and experience a perfect view of the Fireworks from SeaWorld. I don't think you have this view from every building. But definitely from buildings 2 and 3 and also from the clubhouse and the pool deck. Everything about this stay was great. No complaints from my family at least. They are doing some construction, but I never heard anything nor did I see any construction vehicles the entire week.
During the week of July 31st -Aug. 6, 2005, My family and I went to orlando. We stayed at The Fountains. It is the most beautiful resort. The staff was nice and courteous. The rooms were spacious and clean. Very clean. The resort is adding more buildings. So there is some construction going on, but it didn' interfere with our vacation. This resort is a HOME away from HOME. The only thing you have to bring from home is your clothes. I will go back again. The resort overlooks lake eve, the pool is 6000sq ft., and if you ever vacation in orlando, stay there. It's on International Drive. Beautiful, Beautiful, I recommend it to all. You will be pleased.
The resort is absolutely gorgeous. The rooms were beautifully decorated and spacious. I originally was planning to stay 3 nights but extended my stay by 2 more nights. The pool and clubhouse were great. The staff was exceptional. The head of housekeeping even stopped at our room the first day make sure everything was fine. I can''t wait to come back again.