Mike Ditka Resorts Runaway Beach Club
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... a leisurely stroll in our own queue. Later, we decided to go through the tour again, but this time I talked to the outside attendant at the end of the line. He, too, directed us to the tour line, which, this time, bypassed the 15-minute, sun-drenched wait in the line outside. Okay. Live and learn.
There are two theme parks at Universal: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure (or "IOA", which is also a state in the ...
... our laundry and relax before going out for dinner with Chip, Dale and friends at Garden Grill. Supper was very good, but we probably won't go back to that particular restaurant again. There are too many other places we would rather eat at. Total cost for this meal would have been $111.80 if not for the dining plan. After we finished eating we rode Soarin for one last time for tonight. Then ...
... make a plan to cook our braai meat. I had make enquiries of everyone from the WA staff to the maintenance man in an attempt to locate a braai (it took some communication effort, but once I figured out that they referred to it as a grill, we made some progress) We found a pit complete with old rotting wood about 1/2 mile from the apartment in an RV park which could be used, but ...
... such the Dragon Challenge and the flight of the Hippogriff. But by far our favourite ride was the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, where we got to travel into Hogwarts itself and fly with Harry Potter. Mum figured out a brilliant plan - if we lined up in the singular riders line, we would get on the ride faster, that way we got to do the rides an extra 3 or 4 times.
All you could hear was ...
... bareness was a key! Which I hesitantly assumed was mine. Throughout my day I had amazingly blessed timing with show times/bus times/any kind of scheduling. I feel like I had a Divine Secretary after the last two weeks of 54 hour work weeks.
Much later in the day, I also discovered that there was about 3"x5" of ripped fabric beneath my back pocket and so about 10,000 people had probably discovered what kind of boxers I was ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Mike Ditka Resorts Runaway Beach Club Kissimmee
Great experience -Runaway Beach
The condo was very nice. Our family had a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo on the upper level. It was nicely decorated with a south Florida decor. It was close to the theme parks. Overall, my family and I were quite satisfied.
Perfect place to stay
We stayed at the Runaway Beach Club for 3 nights, Dec 28 - Dec 31. We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bath and it was huge!We were three generations on a Disney trip. Check in was smooth and front desk wrote us out driving directions to Disney. We picked up breakfast items and snacks - made coffee every morning. Unit was clean and quiet. Only problem was with wireless internet - couldn't get on- front desk gave us a number to call - yes there was a problem - they fixed it, called us back and said it was ready to use. We used it for about a half an hour and it went down again. We switched to dial-up for rest of stay with no problems. Didn't use the pool - Disney was main reason to be there and just wanted a quiet place to come home to. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
We visited the resort in late December after the holiday's and were throughly impressed. We stayed in a 2 bedroom/2 bath suite it was wonderful, our kids enjoyed it as well. I really can honestly say I have no complaints, the service was wonderful any questions I had they answered immediately. Our DVD wasn't working either but maintence came right in and show us what to do. The rooms are so spacious with walkin closets that speak for themselves. Both couches let out into queen size beds which was a welcome surprise for us(we only expected one to pull out) since we had and additional family come with us on our trip at the last minute. The only regrett I have is that I didn't spend alot of time in our suite to get the full experience of the suite, but next time(I plan to book with them again) I'll make sure that I have the full experience.
We stayed in a two bredroom/two bath place this last November for the holidays and it was lovely - Very spacious! Everything is large, including big walk-in closets. And the kitchen was fully stocked with so much, it was great! The staff were friendly and the drive to the parks was only 10 minutes. However, there were a few negatives that bothered me a bit, but may not be much of a big deal to others. We could tell they didn't hire a very good contractor to paint the rooms in this resort as there were paint splatters and drippings in many different areas, such as the carpet, cabinets, counters and walls. It looked quite sloppy and a turn off to see that they thought of this to look acceptable. We also had a dvd player in the living room not working, but not much of a big deal as someone responded to us immediately and brought us a new one, and this was almost 11pm. And then we saw that we had phone messages awaiting for us on the room phone, but the phone nor the staff would allow us to retrieve them. But the biggest disappoinment of all is that the Runaway Beach Club Resort FALSLY advertises (on their website and on our internet printed reciept) that they have a shuttle going to the Disney parks. Well, No. They don't even have a shuttle, period! We had our own car, but what if we didn't? Especially since when I called them in the summer they said that they would have one running by November. And actually, we were going to use it! Anyway, I definately find faulse advertising irritating.
This resort had everything that we were looking for. Its amenities were awesome, except for the fact that the area by the pool was under construction and the heater was disconnected, but nonethe less, it was terrific. The hotel is close to Disney and all other attractions, it holds a wonderful location to area reasturants and other shopping areas. The staff was more the willing to help me with whatever I needed, whether it be transportation or other room needs. They were all very helpful. The rooms are spacious and had all the utensils, appliances and very comfortable beds. Tho there was no daily service to the room, if we requested it, we got it. I was told that this was something that would be changed after the first of the year, as it was a new management company that took over, and they are making critical changes to the hotel to make it much more enjoyable for the guest. It already made my trip enjoyable and I will be returning there every time we come to Orlando.
First of all, I want to say that our condo was gorgeous. It was spacious, had surround sound and TV's in the bedroom and living room, the kitchen was great, the bathroom large. However, many of the 'amenities' that were on their website were found to be lacking. The hot tub was blocked off because they are doing construction. The basketball court had a sign on it telling us it was closed, yet we saw several employees using it. There was no shuttle service to Disney, or anywhere for that matter.
Great Stay At Runaway!
My husband and I recently stay at the Runaway Beach Club, and the resort was like no other in the area. It has a great location to all the area attractions, but also offers privacy from the busy city. Our suite was absolutely wonderful, including a full kitchen, private bedroom, two TV's, and a very spacious living area. The suite was immaculately kept and in a great location overlooking their own private lagoon. My husband loved the indoor basketball court for a little recreation, and I enjoyed the beautiful outdoor atmosphere of the resort. The front desk staff were very helpful in making our reservation and setting up transportation to local hot spots. Overall, we were very impressed with the resort and will definitely recommend it to all of our family and friends.
Brilliant stay at Runaway Bay
We stayed here for 5 nights recently & the apartments were brilliant. Everything you could need was there including washing machine, dryer & dishwasher. I loved the New England beach style of the furniture & decoration. It was in a good position with easy access to Disney, a Wal-Mart very close by to get provisions & Lake Buena Vista Outlet Mall was within 2 miles. As it was off-season we got a very good rate through hotels.com. There was a free business centre which we found useful for e-mails.
Stayed at the Runaway Beach Club for 2 nights in late October. Had a wonderful experience.Stayed in a 1 bedroom condo for $89 per night---condo was luxurious and clean. Condo was selling for $299,000! Everything in the condo seemmed brand new---carpeting, appliances, furniture, bedding, etc. ----even had a washer and dryer.
We had the opportunity to spend a week at Runaway Beach Club at the beginning of June, and I have to say that it is the best place I have ever stayed in the Orlando area. We had a two bedroom villa that easily fit my husband and three kids. What's more, the villa had a loft area with an air hockey table and a Playstation game system that was great for occupying the kids when we weren't at the parks.