Vacation Village Parkway Resort
Vacation Village Parkway Resort is a in Kissimmee, next to Orlando and extremely close to Disney World. I booked it through our timeshare exchange company RCI. This resort offers a shuttle service to the theme parks.
When I was booking there were a handful of properties available and despite the reviews being totally sporadic I decided to book this one. The pool looked great and some of the reviews were awesome. This tends to happen when part of the property is new and part of the property is old, which was the case with this resort.
The building we stayed in was brand new and happened to also have the nicest pool on the property. In fact the pool and building we stayed in is the exact building and pool that is in the cover photo on RCI’s website.
We loved our stay here. The one bedroom we had was huge. It was plenty of room for our family of five. Pictured above is the living room. The coach folded out into a bed. I thought the mattress was awful, but for kids it must have been okay since they didn’t complain.
The master bedroom was large too with a king size bed and a jetted tub in it. The radio clock is able to charge an iPhone 4.
We basically did not use the kitchen, but you can see that it is large. There is also a stacked washer and dryer in there. It did not have an oven or stove. There was a two burner hot plate. I did use it to boil some water and it worked fine. Other than that it seemed to be fully stocked, there’s a refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave convection oven, drip coffee maker, blender and toaster.
I liked the large dining table even thought it only had 4 chairs. The table on the patio only had 4 chairs as well.
No matter what time of room you book it will have an individual living and dining rooms.
The bathroom had a huge shower in it. It was nice that the bathtub was in the master and the shower was in the bathroom, because two kids could be getting cleaned up at the same time!
Then there was the pool! The swimming pool was fantastic! I loved the fact that it is zero entry. This makes things so much easier with young children and babies.
Amenities at Vacation Village Parkway Resort
- Seven outdoor heated swimming pools
- Two children’s pools & splash play areas
- Seven hot tubs
- Poolside activities
- Activities center
- Nature trails – There are 3 nature trails.
- Barbeque grills – Plan to utilize the grill while staying here because there are 22 barbecue grills!
- Picnic areas
- Children’s playground
- Fitness center
- Business center
- 24 Hour security
- Shuttle service on property and to local theme parks*
- Concierge services
Directions From the Orlando Airport
Follow the signs to toll road #417 (Greenway). Take South #417 to exit #2 (Celebration Avenue); turn right to US 192. Turn left onto US 192 (west) to first traffic light (Arabian Nights Blvd). Turn right onto Arabian Nights Boulevard and follow it to the resort on the right-hand side.
Address: 2975 Arabian Nights Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747 | United States
Should you attend their timeshare presentation?
I personally did not attend their presentation. I would never recommend sitting through a timeshare presentation and this is why. They promise gifts, which seem great, but they always talk to long. They keep going and going, well past the 90 minutes. Why waste your time doing this when you can be off enjoying yourself.
I searched around and found a video tour of a room like the one we stayed in. Here it is.