Liki Tiki Village
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... nations but traveling here too. In Italy there were Italian tourists speaking Italian, lots of Chinese in China, Douche Bags in France...well you get the picture.
I am going to hold off on talking too much about the WS for now because we still need to go back an visit a few counties more thoroughly. Germany was awesome but we really didn't get to explore much around that time...I felt so bad for Jodie...her feet were jacked up and she was limping ...
... high temperatures and higher humidity. Only one rumble of thunder, so far, though.
The check in procedure was long winded and slow made more so by the "oh so helpful" booking clerk trying to move us into a disabled room near the lobby (actually the room is fine it's the people who are disabled) and the need to explain the new RFID bracelets.
You don't get plastic key cards any more (well you do but only as a backup as this system is still ...
... me. So of course the way to end the trip down, it had to rain. One hour of slop to Mikey's house. Made it!! Of course, the weekly cheerleader competitions seem to be on, with all the wanna be Paula Adula doing their thing. Got part of my shopping done. HD shirt and lilac soap. Supper was fish and chips with water. Off to the Magic Kingdom ...
... luggage (at $5 each - non refundable - robbery!!)
We found bigger better Perry's at the Disney store at the airport so we swapped the one Gareth had just bought for the bigger one (we did pay!) and then went through security - Duncan thought it was hilarous the adults had to take their shoes off (we told him it was to check if we ...
... is eating Turkey leg! I have been waiting for 360 some days to have one, but I did my fatherly duties by bypassing the Turkey leg and lead my son through the web of people to get to Big Thunder Mountain. A little unknown fact about Disney World-a quarter of the population of the USA has visited Magic Kingdom this week alone. After our two hour wait for Thunder Mountain, Kaleb and I are off to find Jodi and Ray who completely ditched ...
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Loved Liki Tiki
We just returned from a week stay at the Liki Tiki Village. We had a ground floor two bdrm unit in building 1000 and found it very nice. We liked being on the ground floor because our kids enjoyed playing in the grassy area behind our unit while we relaxed with cocktails on the patio. It was clean, nicely decorated and had everything we needed. You are provided with a "welcome pack" of sorts that has a roll of paper towel, extra tp, dishwasher detergent, dishwasher soap, and extra garbage bags. There are plenty of towels both for showering and use at the pools (6 of each.) With all of this and a vacuum and broom in the unit, there was no need for maid service. The washer and dryer in the unit was great - we just ran our pools towels and suits through a rinse in the washing machine and dried them in the dryer each night. There are garbage chutes next to the elevators which was convenient.
We took advantage of the full kitchen and ate many meals there - saved lots of money doing this. There is a Walmart not far from the resort that is cheaper than the Publix. Our kids, 4 and 8, loved all of the pools and had a blast at the waterpark. It may not be "Wet-and-Wild," but it is very well done and the kids loved it. We were there the week before Easter, so the place was packed - had to get to the waterpark right when it opened at 10:00 to get any loungers. Shipwreck Sally's food is very good. We did sit through the time share presentation. No pressure at all - just lots of info presented to you. If you have committed to the presentation, I would highly recommend scheduling it near the end of your stay if you can. We did not have to take the extra time to walk around the resort with the timeshare salesperson because we had been there all week.
Would highly recommend this resort to anyone - it was easy getting to the Disney parks - 192 is much easier to navigate than 535, in my opinion, and you don't have to go through the on site resort and Downtown Disney areas to get to the theme parks.
Great stay - would go again!
Not what we expected
We had very high expectations taking our first vacation to Disney World and staying at the Liki Tiki Resort. We just got back home very early this morning. We had reserved a two bedroom town house. The house had been renovated but you could tell it was older. The guest bedroom had two small and very hard twin beds. There was not a bath included and no television. The room stayed very warm without any circulation while the rest of the house was cold. In attempt to circulate some air in that bedroom, we opened the attached door, which did not have a screen. That night my family had a war with the biggest mosquitos known to man. Kids were ducking under their covers and went out on a mission to destroy.
The stove did not work, it was replaced the next day, the fridge froze its contents, the hot water ran out, the whirl pool bath spewed out brown gunk which horrified my teenage son as he thought it was sewer and it goes on....The VCR ate our tape, the iron leaked out brown, reddish fluid and the down stairs tv's volume would not get high enough. We complained to staff and they tried to accomadate. In all fairness, I must say that the time share agency that we went through (8 months earlier) failed to tell us that they no longer went with Liki Tiki and that we should have been directed to another time share facility. Because of that fact, Liki Tiki did not expect us. I believe that they put us in that older town house because that was all they had available during spring break. I heard that the newer rooms were lovely. Too bad for us!!
We are going back!
We went in May 2003 and we loved everything about it. It is a small family resort. I heard it's growing too and eventually it will become as big as Westgate and the Vistana :( We loved the fact that they had activities for the kids everyday and the Lua's and kaoroke was fun. The pools were not crowded. There is always somewhere to park close to your apartment and the housekeeping staff were the nicest we've ever met.
The apartment we stayed in were in the 1000 buildings (one of the newest) and it was clean and everything was nice. We were so comfortable here. We had a ball. It is located away from the hustle and bustle of Disney and we are going back again in October 2004. A++++
Liki Tiki Village, Great Place for Kids
I just got back from a stay at Liki Tiki Village in Orlando, it is right on 192 and very nice (it is a little out of the way but once I found the hotel i realized it was right up the street from the other hotels and 10 minutes from disney). The pool was nice and my 10 year old loved the waterslide and waves. The music and atmosphere was just like being in the Caribean. The rooms were very nice and if you ask for a room overlooking the pool and by the pond on the ground floor, the ducks come up to your room and eat, it was really one of the best places i have stayed in Orlando. I will definately go back again.
Great for families with young kids
Our family of five just returned from the Liki Tiki. It was a nice resort. Our kids (9 and under) enjoyed the water park and the 3-year-old just wanted to stay there and play. We also enjoyed the pools and ate at Shipwreck Sally's twice and went to the Polynesian show which was great. I would return any time. It is about 10-15 minutes from Disney and close to restaurants, shopping.
This resort needs some TLC
Just returned from a week stay at Liki Tiki on February 28, 2004. Room was not ready until after 4:00. The room had a horrible odor, like a backed up sewer. I bought scented candles and room spray. Couch was ugly and 2 wicker chairs very uncomfortable. We were in building 1000 which was the furthest away from the Water Park. Better to be in room 600-800. Water Park was nice but better suited for kids 8 and younger.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food at the Cababa was inexpensive and excellent. All and all, this resort needs some TLC.
Great waterpark but a bit far out...
We stayed here in Halloween 03. It's really hard to find if you arrive late as we did... it took us over 2 hours to get from the airport and it was 3 am before we finally got to bed. It''s close to Disney world but a good 25 minutes to International Drive. The kids loved the Water park, it's fantastic although the kids playground leaves a lot to be desired. Avoid the time share people..they will ring and ask you to come for a complimentary breakfast and fill out a questionnaire in exchange for $75, and 1 hour of your time...NOT TRUE it takes hours and it's so hard to get away and as for hanging around for the $75 your so glad to get out you'd nearly pay them the $75!! The staff on the gate and in Ship wreck Sallys are so friendly and all in all it's a great spot for a holiday. The apartments are fine, we had a lovley pool view, but you really feel your at the edge of everything here...
Nice Spot for a Family Vacation
Stayed 6 nights from Jan 18 to 24, 2004 and was quite surprised when we drove up and saw that it was a gated community. At first glance the buildings looked old, but when we asked for a room over the waterpark, we were thrilled when we opened the door to our room. Booked thru CondoExpress.com and paid the extra for a deluxe one bedroom, but found out later, we actually had a one bedroom, no deluxe. We could complain about the extra 60 USD we paid and didn't get what we booked, but the suite ended up being just perfect for us and at $79 US a night, who could go wrong here??? If you go, stay in the high rise buildings, not the dilapated-looking townhouse structures (I think they might be three bedrooms - not sure though) and ask for a pool view, the sights are really quite lovely. You'll get a call asking you to come to the 'show' though and if you haven't signed up for breakfast and a tour, just politely decline. We could have paid $39 a night and done the song and dance with the timeshare people, but we experienced that on another trip to Disney and when they say and hour, don't believe it....we were held somewhat captive for almost three hours, so we've lived and learned not to do that again!!! Paying the extra and not having to worry about losing a few hours of your day was worth it to us, but you may not find it as much of an inconvenience as we did first time around. The waterpark is great for kids and they have a pool side bar with lunch menu. Calypso music to set the mood. Close your eyes and you'll think you're in the Caribbean! Suites were large with fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher...really similiar to being at home. We saved a fortune going to Publix for groceries and eating alot of meals in our suite. I would recommend Liki Tiki to anyone travelling with kids and even for those adults who want to have a balance of sightseeing and relaxation. It's all there at Liki Tiki Village.
We Loved It
We loved everything about our week stay here the 1st of November,2003. I would recommend this resort to everyone.
Not Worth the Money!
This is Definately Not a 5 Star Facility! More like a 2 star! Looks nice on the outside, but I went without bed sheets the first night because I couldn't even get housekeeping to bring sheets. Also, coffee pot was broken and they charged me for extras after I checked out!!!