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Which of the three orlando options

Jason245

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It looks like the DW and I are going to be going to see the Mouse in a couple of months. Since the point cost is identical, I am trying to figure out which of the three options is better for that type of a visit.

I am leaning towards the I drive options since it is near the mall and restaurants and grocery options and seems a short drive from Disney. Does anyone have an opinion as to which is better (they all seem highly rated on tug reviews, and other sites).

Details of trip:

Room Size: 1 BR
Persons traveling: 2 Adults (1 who is expecting) and a Toddler
Length of stay: 5 or 6 nights.

This trip will only be Disney (No Seaworld or Universal). We will be traveling around the end of Jan beginning of Feb, so Pool/swimming isn't really a priority (mostly because it is/can be pretty damn cold in Orlando that time of year... at least for a Floridian...what can I say... anything under 80 is a cold day in miami)
 

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Normally I would suggest Parc Soleil with a toddler because the pool is great for them as it has a huge zero-entry and shallow section that is perfect for small kids, but since swimming isn't a priority for you... PS is a bit closer to WDW (you don't have to mess w/ crossing the interstate), but I-drive has a bit more of a "resort" feel, IMO. And as you noted, closer to restaurants, shopping, etc. I'm sure you will be happy at either location.

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I also second the I-Drive location, We stayed at PS last month and although it is a beautiful resort, it seemed a little too "isolated" for my tastes.
 

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Parc Soleil is closer to Disney, but part of a multi-use development that failed.
I-Drive more adult-oriented, and next door to (across a pond from) an outlet mall.
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It looks like the DW and I are going to be going to see the Mouse in a couple of months. Since the point cost is identical, I am trying to figure out which of the three options is better for that type of a visit.

I am leaning towards the I drive options since it is near the mall and restaurants and grocery options and seems a short drive from Disney. Does anyone have an opinion as to which is better (they all seem highly rated on tug reviews, and other sites).

Details of trip:

Room Size: 1 BR
Persons traveling: 2 Adults (1 who is expecting) and a Toddler
Length of stay: 5 or 6 nights.

This trip will only be Disney (No Seaworld or Universal). We will be traveling around the end of Jan beginning of Feb, so Pool/swimming isn't really a priority (mostly because it is/can be pretty damn cold in Orlando that time of year... at least for a Floridian...what can I say... anything under 80 is a cold day in miami)

If you're only doing Disney, what about staying onsite?
There's January availability right now at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa via RCI. :whoopie:
It will cost you an RCI exchange Fee + a Disney Resort Fee + 3400 Club points to stay onsite for a week.
Onsite Benefits - http://allears.net/acc/onoff.htm

David's DVC Rentals (dvcrequest.com) does a detailed walkthrough of the various DVC resorts & rooms.
Here's a link to his Saratoga Springs Videos
Room Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-eCGRfgQmA
Resort Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiytjSf5mBM

SSR One Bedroom Layout
SSR 1 bed room best location - http://tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225364
 
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I can't justify the extra cost of staying on DVC property or paying 300 bucks in exchange fees when I can get a reservation for the week from hgvc. . Parking is already included in my annual pass. ... so 300 bucks is a lot of extra cash I can hold onto. .

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I agree with everyone else. We choose I-drive/Tuscany whenever we can. Traffic can be challenging, but PS is so desolate, and SW is just average in amenities.
 

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I agree with everyone else. We choose I-drive/Tuscany whenever we can. Traffic can be challenging, but PS is so desolate, and SW is just average in amenities.

I would choose Tuscany, looks nice!
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I would choose Tuscany, looks nice!
Silentg


I have booked it.

Thanks for your input everyone.

We are going to SW next month, so I will then have experience at both of those locations... :)

Only one left will be PS, which I doubt I will go to until they build something in that area.
 
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