Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista
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... a reserved seating area for the DHS fireworks and water pageant. The food was delicious.... Simple, fresh and beautifully prepared. Ben wolfed down his calamari starter and managed half of his pizza, Sam loved his Caesar salad and voted his pizza the best ever. Ed would have loved our antipasti starter, we took photos specially for you:) We were finished just in time to walk through Streets of America, a photo-op under an umbrella attached ...
... Lucie) had really been looking forward to. We started with another water park, this time Typhoon Lagoon, before heading over in the early evening to the "real" Disney - Magic Kingdom, the self-professed happiest place on Earth. Lucie got to experience her first ever log flume, take a look around the Princess' castle and go on Space Mountain - her first proper roller coaster, although my ears were a bit sore at the end ...
... with nice people today! So after getting both of them done there wasn't a lot left to do! So we went into a shop I had been going on about for the whole time we'd been here cause I had seen an awesome china honeymoon ornament! So got that and we were done! Didn't need a whole day after all :) back to the resort for our 4pm nap :) we woke up and decided on dinner and bowling at downtown disney! Went back to the place with good pizza and then off to bowling! ...
... requisite enthusiasm for The Happiest Place on Earth™ was slightly more difficult for Laynni and I, having only just returned to Canada 3 days prior after 4 straight months abroad (and 8 of the last nine). Of course, it would have taken a coked up monkey loose in Sobey’s to match the excitement level of the various Dupres and Poulins that had been counting down the days until this monumental occasion throughout the long, depressingly snowy, months previous. We ...
... do the rides..
D and I went to Fantasyland - the others went to Splash Mountain Thunder mountain and space mountain. We had fastpasses for Philarmonic (a bonus fast pass which had come out with both Peter Pan and Winne the Pooh fastpasses) Voyage of little mermaid,Winnie the pooh and
Peter Pan as we had used all 6 of our tickets to get passes for us.
After a lovely relaxing time on the rides with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista Orlando
We stayed at the Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista on May 8, 2004 for a week. Our room was extremely nice, better than any pictures that I found on the web. It was modern, clean and had many ammenities. We got a 2 bedroom (master w/jacuzzi), 2 bath, full kitchen w/dishes etc., washer/dryer, dishwasher, icemaker, screened in patio etc. The resort's pools, game room, exercise room and the grounds were very well kept. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The only downside that I can think of is that they didn't have internet access, but we ended up getting a free AOL CD from a local store and used the local dial in number to connect.
What a dump!
checked into blue tree LBV on 4/25/04. My first impression was a musty smell. I thought turning on the air would help , it didn't the musty smell was there to stay. The carpet was filthy, floors were filthy. Bathtubs ( both tubs) didn't drain very well and backed up. Air vents all rusted and mildewed. linens were old and worn. there were stains on the couch. Security? what security there was none and if there was we didn't see it. finally on our fourth nite the icing on the cake. I killed a 3 inch cockroach which had been crawling on my sons headboard while he was sleeping, that did it WE CHECKED OUT!!!!!!!!!!! I will never stay there ever again and wil never consider buying a time share!!!!!!
My wife and I are ex-pat's. We live in Taiwan. We have been an owner at the Blue Tree Resort for close to 12 years. Over the years we have come here 7 or 8 times and found it run very well. When we come we usually bring friends from Taiwan with us.
Over the last 2 years the old homeonwers assoc. has been getting poor mgmt service and been led in the wrong direction by the homeonwers leaders. to bad that I see this fighting between the old homeowners assoc and westgate. In any case those rank and file employees at Blue tree have always made us feal at home.
We ued to own a week here and ever once had any problems.The staff was extremely wonderful!We have been here many times and absolutly loved every second.I wish we still had our time share but because of the exchange rates for the maintance fee we had to sell our time.We are very sad that we still don't own.We bought it on our Honeymoon and had 7 wounderful years there.The rooms were great and the pools inviting.The fitness room was also great.We used everything there that they had to offer.It was close to everything!Loved our walks.
It is not like westgate lakes resort and spa, that we went to last year. we decided to try blue tree because it was cheaper then westgate lakes and though since it was a westgate, that it would be just as nice. well, we thought wrong. first thing was the air. right when we walked in it felt stuffy, muggy and the floor felt damp. we called for someone to fix it, and the man really didn't do much, b/c later on after we came back, the same problem again. even though it was 2 am no one was answering the phones, and it ended up we had to call a security man to take a look. Surprisingly, he found out the problem. So everything was going fine until the refrigerator started to leak from the freezer. we demanded another room b/c of all the problems one after the other. after a couple hours later, they decided to help by putting us in the room right next door, and had the same exact problems. My boyfriend called the front desk to tell them this and said we are just staying and we wanted something complimentary, and waited for a while for a supervisor to call back, which they never did. we are never going there again!
SUPERB! The best in the Disney area!
My family and I have been to Orlando three times! We stayed @ Blue Tree, and WOW! It was the best resort we have ever stayed at anywhere.
We will return.
Time of my life
i stayed at the Blue Tree Resort it was the best vac. my family has ever gone on...never been another like it thigns were kept up very good. lots of things to do for everyone
Best Deal for Disney Vacation
My husband and I stayed here in Oct. 2001 and loved it. It was a much better price than staying in Disney yet was so close to Disney we felt like we were staying in Disney. It really cut cost staying here also because with the kitchen we could cook some meals ourselves and didn't have to eat out all the time (Which helped since we had two kids 3 yrs and 2 yrs old). Also, the 2 bedroom deluxe was great because we didn't all have to sleep in the same room but we didn't have to purchace to different accomadations. Much more room to move around than in a hotel.
I stay in westgate the room was terrible. no fitnesroom ... I will not stay there anymore
No HOT WATER
Stayed at The Blue Tree 11/02.Checked in to find no hot water.Staff said it was being fixed.10p.m. that night still no hot water.Was told it was fixed and just needed to heat up.Next morning,no hot water,was told other units were booked and I couldn,t move suites(not many cars in the parking lot).Went off to parks after heating water on the stove.Came back at 4pm.water was fixed but scalding hot and now we had no cold water!!!Still couldn't shower! Empty coke machines,empty laundry soap dispensers,a beautiful place but poorly operated.