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I am new on here. I've been a member for a couple months. My home resort is Destin, FL. 2012. Originally Orlando from 2011(If there is a more proper place to blog about that experience of buying let me know). Anyway I just did a exchange with RCI in Orlando at Vacation Village at Parkway. So if anyone has been there I would appreciate any info on the unit. I know from what I have read they have built a new building, 21, I believe. Just was wondering if one of the other buildings is closer to pool view(and good shape (building wise)) since our 5 year old granddaughter is coming with us. Also is there a time frame I should call and request a certain building?? Also would the Holiday Inn club vacations at Orange Lake Resort been a better option? They only had a studio available and I was 11000 points short of a 2 bedroom..
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James
 

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Welcome - a great place for resort info. is the TUG Resorts and Reviews, linked in the red bar at the top of the page.
 

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If you stay in bldg 21 you will have a bit of a walk to a pool (by bldg 3-4-5-6)as I don't believe the pool for the new building is done yet (or even planned). Check the posts (search for them) in the Florida section about VV@P, lots of information and even a resort map in there.

The buildings (17?) at the north end have a great pool for kids with a splash/play area and zero entry but its quite a hike out to US-192. If you have a 2 bedroom booked you'll have lots of space for your grand-daughter as they are all lock-off units. She'll have her own bathroom, kitchen & living room so her bedroom will be in the other unit (common door) which could be a problem given her age.

When we go (almost annually) I call about 2 weeks prior to check in to request a certain unit/floor and make note of who I spoke with. Of course the type of unit (A/B or A/C) you booked will determine which buildings you will be able to stay in.

Have a great vacation!

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I am new on here. I've been a member for a couple months. My home resort is Destin, FL. 2012. Originally Orlando from 2011(If there is a more proper place to blog about that experience of buying let me know). Anyway I just did a exchange with RCI in Orlando at Vacation Village at Parkway. So if anyone has been there I would appreciate any info on the unit. I know from what I have read they have built a new building, 21, I believe. Just was wondering if one of the other buildings is closer to pool view(and good shape (building wise)) since our 5 year old granddaughter is coming with us. Also is there a time frame I should call and request a certain building?? Also would the Holiday Inn club vacations at Orange Lake Resort been a better option? They only had a studio available and I was 11000 points short of a 2 bedroom..
Thx
James

VV at Parkway is a great resort... Did you get a 2 bedroom????

I think this wound be much better than Orange Lake because when we went there, the pools were far far away from our unit.. Barely even walking distance .

Friends have been at Parkway many times, maybe they canard use on buildings.. I'll ask

When are you going?
 

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We stayed there for a week summer before last on an RCI Last Call. Last Calls seem to usually be available there.

VVP was fine, but nothing like Bonnet Creek. I think we were in Bldg 9 and we had a small pool right outside our patio.

The resort itself is conveniently located. It's only about 15 minutes from most of the WDW theme parks and just off I-4. Just down the road are a wide range of restaurants and grocery/drug stores are also very nearby. The best grocery is a BIG Publix just a couple of blocks away.

VVP is also just down the road from Celebration, which has a number of nice restaurants. Even when we're staying on the other side of Orlando for non-WDW stuff, we come down to Celebration to eat at Columbia.
 

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VV at Parkway is a great resort... Did you get a 2 bedroom????

I think this wound be much better than Orange Lake because when we went there, the pools were far far away from our unit.. Barely even walking distance .

Friends have been at Parkway many times, maybe they canard use on buildings.. I'll ask

When are you going?


We are going july 16 to the 23rd. Our anniversary week. We are raising a 5 year old granddaughter. She doesn't know she is going to Magic Kingdom yet.
 
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