Orbit One Vacation Villas
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... site - little change in the past 13 years. revisited some of the old attractions - Helen liked the Bears but felt it was shorter than previously.
Found a good place for lunch and met a older couple from New Jersey - they come to Disney every year.
... once we were in the water we realized that it was warmer than being out of the water.
We were not brave enough to take another wave hit (yet) so we went back to the "Castaway Creek" and rode that for a loop around the park. As soon as we got in we were both like... Hey, this water is actually warm once your used to it!
After that Jodie rode the Castaway Creek for another 30 minutes to an hour...I'm not sure because I was fast asleep in a beach ...
... was quite good.
On our last day here we took a behind the scenes tour of the Disney facilities. This was a highlight of the stay here. We started at Epcot with a view of the USA pavilion before it is open to the public. We also saw backstage and under the stage to understand how the animatronics work. From there we went to the costume department at Hollywood Studios. We also saw the underside of Tower of Terror. At Animal Kingdom we saw the ...
... the air for the command centre.
Earlier during the Civil War (which actually started at Charleston, and Fort Moultrie fired the first shots across the harbour mouth at the opposition held Fort Sumpter eventually demolishing it.
We carried on from the Fort to have a late picnic lunch at Shem Creek, near the awesome bridge to the Charleston peninsular. We walked the boardwalk over the tidal sea grass flats to seaward, and watched "shrimp ...
... comes down really close to your face, so it is not recommended for claustrophobics and I know why! We did the green version, which is a little gentler than the orange, which is rougher and you experience G forces (the 3 boys did that later in the day when there wasn't much of a wait). Story is that you all have a job (depending where you sit in the capsule) and you are on a mission to Mars. It is a simulator, so you feel like you are taking off and flying ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Orbit One Vacation Villas Kissimmee
Just what we were looking for--a great deal for the price
We stayed here while in Orlando over New Years. For an extremely reasonable price we were easily able to accomodate four adults and one child in a safe, clean, decent place that was super close to Disney.
The rooms were clean and brightly decorated with full kitchen. Staff was pleasant and we were never bothered. I'd try to not get a room in the first floor as we were right under the stairs and could constantly hear people going up and down. Those in the master bedroom didn't have this issue. We were pleasantly surprised and thought it was great value.
Not Perfect, but Close
Ok, the reviewer that stated it needed to be upgraded, well they must have listened, because they got a new putting green, new basketball court, new shuffleboard, nice new play area for the kids and beautfully landscaped grounds everywhere, the water slide in the main pool and the big hot tub was very nice also. They were in the midst of refurbing the kiddie pool. This resort is about 1 mile from disney and comes with everything you could possibly need to have a great extended stay. You can get hot coffee and donuts in the morning, but if you want to cook, the kitchen is adequately equipped and they even supply salt/pepper, detergent, and washing powder for your clothes, the hot tub in the master suite was heavenly after 10 hrs at the theme parks, 3 tv's means everyone gets to watch what they want. 6 people can stay quite comfortably here and never feel crowded. We will definately be back, matter of fact we've already booked next year. The not perfect part? Room safe wouldnt work for me, Dishwasher leaked, The sprinkler system would spray water on the back porch, (Did I mention it had a screened in back porch with a table?) And to the grillers, the sprinkler will spray directly into the permanent mounted grills in the common area and comes on about 3 times a day. I could nitpick it some more, (like the master king bed sagged on the sides from people sitting on it, and needs to be replaced. Also, no maid service, But overall it was comfortable, clean and more than adequate. Just FYI,if your staying here you can go to their sister resort (a waterpark based resort) for 5.99 a carload. Unfortunately we did not learn about this until the last day of our trip. So that's a - and a + since they have it, but didn't tell us. But with shuffleboard, putting greens, and basketballs, all available, the kids had plenty to do. If you can't tell I really liked this place.
What an incredibly large Condo suite, and quite reasonable. Two bedrooms, large fully stocked kitchen; hot tub in Master bath; Screened in porch, and two pools. Near all major attractions and close to all major highways. Lovely, helpful staff. I would most definately stay here again.
My family and I travel through a military club that offers RCI resorts. When we decided to take a week long vacation (which we haven't done in many years), Orbit One was one of the resorts that was offered to us. Some of the internet reviews and descriptions of the resort were not the best in the world, describing it as an "older" resort. We were a little nervous about the situation overall. Upon arriving at the resort (early in the day) I was well pleased with the hospitality of the front desk clerk. When we got to our villa, we were even more pleased. It was very spacious and had all of the comforts of home. It was clean and had one of the biggest whirlpool tubs I have ever seen. I have to admit that spending 12 hours a day at the Disney parks didn't leave us much time to spend at the resort, It was nice to come in at night to such a place. The pressure to buy a condo was a little much, but being away from the villa all day, they were not able to reach us anyway. There were about 5 messages a day from the salesperson, and when they finally reached us we told them that we were not going to buy anything and were not interested in a condo deal, so they left us alone after that. The pools were great and my kids loved the game room. We even got to take some film footage of some unexpected guests....4 racoons that would come up and down the stairs at night looking for food. Maybe some people would be turned off by roving racoons, but we loved it. It is upsetting that this year we will not be able to go to Orbit One, because it did not become available, so we will be staying at another RCI resort in the area. I only hope we are as satisfied.
Loved Orbit One!!!
We stayed here in March for four days. The accomodations were clean and the heated pool was a pure joy. It's always great to be able to cook your own food and do laundry at night when you get back from the parks. We have stayed at other condos in the past and this was by far the most relaxing and enjoyable. The price was great and nobody bothered us regarding a timeshare. We plan on staying there again on our next trip.
Nice Stay...until the last day
Stayed the 2nd week of March 2005. Unit was clean, big, and well equipted. At Disney in 15-20mins, Great location. Only problem was the day of check out, check out is 10am, the housekeeping staff is in the parking lot under your room at 7am waiting until you leave. approx 10-15 people just standing around waiting for the rooms to empty out, VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.
Clean, but a few problems
We stayed at Orbit One villas in January 2005. We had made out reservations for a condo at the last minute and Orbit One was what was available. The condo was clean and was of a decent size. Our stay was pleasant, with just a couple complaints. The first night, we went to the pool with our 1 year old and 3 year old. The temperature was in the upper 70s and the regular pool felt great but the baby pool was FREEZING. We were very disappointed by this as we had big plans to spend lots of time at the pool. Also, there were no clean towels at the pool. The next day, I was doing some laundry, and the dryer wouldn't work. The day after that, I discovered our dishwasher wouldn't latch. Both problems were fixed quickly by maintenance, but the dishwasher repair was done during naptime which woke up my 1 year old way earlier than he should have been up (which means he was grumpy the rest of the afternoon). All of this and our view was over the back of some restaurant or strip of gift shops and an employee/cook was always standing outside the back door, with the view right into our second floor condo. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but these were some particular issues we had with the condo.
Had a good stay
We had a lovely stay at Orbit One Villas in 2004, it had all we needed for a family of four visiting the theme parks . We felt safe compared to other previous Florida holiday accommodation. Some shops and restaurants were with in walking distance and the pool and hot tub were wonderful. The only drawback was the early morning calls for timeshare visits, which we declined. The free tickets to 'Water Mania' for two weeks made up for this!
Had a great stay
We just came back from a nice stay at Orbit One. Our roomy two bedroom villa was nicely tiled and decorated and everything looked new. The tile floor made the villa look so much better and cleaner than the rugs at most resort which tend to get dirty over time. The resort is small and not much to look at from the outside, but it's size and proximity to Disney, allowed us to get in and out of room very quickly. This came very handy after a long day at the parks. The staff is very nice and friendy and our 4 year old daughter really enjoyed the heated pool with the slides.
One of Orlandos Oldest.....But pretty Decent
This resort was one of Orlandos best the first time I stayed there 15 years ago. We were some what forced to stay there in July 03 because of the high demand during the summer months. We were a bit apprehensive at first but the property looked old but it wasnt bad. Most of the building exteriors need to be painted but luckily we were placed in the most recently renovated building. The property is kept neat and clean but the amminities need to be upgraded ( pool area, basketball courts ). The unit we had was nice but only about average ( much better then we thought we would get ) very comfortable. Staff was very nice. The resort located very close to Disney and a Publix grocery store. Again this would be one our last choices but you can have a comfortable stay here.