Marriott Orlando World Center Resort & Convention Center
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... called the Tower of Terror. This ride was in a haunted house as if you were in the elevator and it made big drops all in the dark!We had an hour or so before we could do our next fast pass ride so we had a look around other areas of the park. While wondering around we came across The Great Movie Ride. This was a guided tour through different sets of some of Hollywood's best known films such as Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Alien, Indiana Jones, ...
The plan for today was to head to Epcot, but it rained for most of the night and looked like it may not be all that nice a day, so we changed the plans and opted for Animal Kingdom instead. The main reason was that AK has no fireworks or light show so we wouldn't feel as though we had to stay until late if the weather wasn't good.
We arrived at the park around 0845 and headed straight to arrange our fast passes, ...
... escape’ experience and then the weather took a sudden turn so I went on ‘Space Mountain’ while Amanda waited at the front. I then gave into the temptation of ‘Guitar Hero’ in the arcade which I refused to stop playing until I had a high score.
It was then time to head back to Main Street where we scoured the many gift stores for a suitable gift for Sophie. As it got darker, the center of the park got busier and we decided ...
... them before with no problems) and they quoted me a ridiculous $1200 for a basic car for 5 days... The stress of the situation was hitting me and my mind frantically dashed from futile idea to futile idea.
Amanda, however had managed to keep her cool in the situation and suggested the ingenious solution of a Greyhound bus. We looked up the info online and it seemed that not only was this the logical option, but it ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Orlando World Center Resort & Convention Center
A fabulous alternative to Disney!
This Marriott is an excellent choice. The staff was wonderful and the accomodations impressive. The pools (I think there's 4 plus 6 hot tubs) were great. There is a fabulous workout facility and a gameroom for the kids. Everyone here was friendly and focused on the guests. It is extremely close to Disney. We could even see the Disney fireworks from our hotel balcony. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area.
The hotel looks impressive from the entry. I'm a do it yourself type so I grabbed a luggage cart an started unloading at the front door area.
Marriott Orlando World Center has a great pool
We stayed here during Easter 2003. We had a nice view of the pool area.
The pool is huge, with a slide, a water falls and numerous hot tubs.
Rooms were very nice. My daughter and I took advantage of the spa for massages. Very nice and relaxing. We had heard of the high restaurant prices so we ate out quite a bit but room service actually wasn't too bad price wise. We had saved up Marriott points so were happy to use them during such a busy holiday time. For an upscale hotel I would definitely recommend this hotel. The conceige was also very helpful giving information and booking events for us. We parked in the back of the hotel which I feel was closer then the parking to the right of the hotel. Was very convenient as we were staying in that part of the hotel.
Upon my arrival to the hotel, paying a taxi $40.00 and exhausted from the trip our bags were unloaded as we went to check in. I had a guaranteed reservation that they did not honor. Since I had made my reservation way in advance I was offered a discount rate on my room.
Huge Hotel....Like something out of Vegas....
I stayed here in 2000. just found this site recently but want to add review.... Hotel is beautiful. We came in on the ballroom side and had to walk the entire way down so I havent forgotten how huge it was. Nice restaurants on property especially the steakhouse. Pool is enormous! I have never seen as many chaise lounges in my life. They seemed to never end. Very close to the Disney parks driving distance. Our room over looked the glass lobby. The hotel was still under construction when I visited. Room was very clean and nice. Would definately recoomend to anyone.
Worth The Money!
I stayed at the orlando world center marriott about a month ago and I was amazed! The hotel is huge and gorgeous! The service was wonderful, the staff was very efficient and everyone was very friendly. The hotel rooms are a bit on the pricey side but you get what you pay for; if you want cheep go to a Holliday Inn. It was definately worth the money. I can't wait to return
When we arrived at the Marriott tired after our trip, we were told that the convention had decided to stay an extra day and they did not have our guaranteed room available. However, Marriott paid for our night at the Caribe Royale. We returned the next day, received two excellent ajoining rooms looking out at the pools and had a great stay. The hotel is very close to Disney, has a huge pool for the kids, and an excellent breakfast buffet (which was included in our government rate, a huge bonus!). Expect to be staying in a large hotel that caters to conventions. That said, it was by far the best value for us outside Disney property.
I had pre paid reservations for two nights at the World Center Marriott, upon arrival to the resort we unloaded the car and had it valet parked. checking in at the front desk we were informed that there was a group/convention at the hotel and that they had exended there stay for one more night therefore anyone checking in that evening was being sent down the road to another hotel. We were offered a hospitality suite for the night and agreed to look at the room (which had no bed) and upon returning to the front desk we were informed that someone else had just given that room away. At that point we were exhausted and disgusted after having just driven there from Tampa and decided to cut our loses and check into the other hotel down the road. As we informed the valet that we needed our car- we waited an unbelievable 30 mintes for them to get the car. The entire experience was crazy and we were outraged! The next day we did return to the hotel and had a wonderful room overlooking the pool and really enjoyed the hotel facilities - it is a beautiful resort I just wish they knew how to deal with people a little better.
FEB.15 - FEB. 19, 2003 Just returned from Marriott World Center and did not think it was worth the money! Standard size room with king bed and a pull-out sofa. Called several times to request a non-smoking room due to asthma, in addition to a king bed vs. 2 full beds. We got a room with a king bed but it was not non-smoking. Since the room did not have an odor of smoke, we let it go. However, first full day, we were gone for over 12 hours and returned at 8pm to find that our room was exactly as we left it in the morning. Called front desk and said they would contact housekeeping. A half hour later when no one called or came, called housekeeping ourselves and were informed that they were never contacted. So at 9pm, we had our room cleaned and fresh towels brought and turn-down service at the same time! Each day after, we did not get room service until 3 - 4 pm or later. We always had turn-down service. Then, on our last day, at 8 am, housekeeping came to clean the room! Go figure! We told her to come back after the 11:00 a.m. check-out! At $169. per night (We had the $152. AAA rate), we did not feel that it was worth the money. It was a nice resort, don't get me wrong! But, service is not one of their main priorities! A lot of people behind desks, but of little assistance!
Can't Wait to Visit Again!
We stayed at the Marriott Resort 16-18 August 2002. Wonderful place. Ammenities are numerous and if you like to swim all of the pools/spas will keep you happy. Rooms are lovely and we had a great view of the golf course and could see the fireworks at Pleasure Island at night.
Hope to go back there again real soon for another relaxing weekend.