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Central Florida - Close to Disney - Four Corners Area of Florida

Everyone's heard of Disney - millions travel to the central Florida area every year to enjoy the various theme parks created by the Disney empire.

The best area to stay in is south of the Disney complex along the six-lane highway called the 192. As with other areas in the US, the actual place name is Kissimmee but the downtown area of the city is many miles to the east. There is a huge choice of places to stay ranging from top quality hotels to cheap motels. But by far the best option is to rent a villa. This gives you a huge amount of space, your own private pool & costs no more than a reasonable hotel. In fact, for large families it's the best option.

There's something for everyone in the Disney area. There are four main parks - Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT & MGM Studios. There are also water parks & themed resorts. At various times of the year there are special events which certainly attract the crowds. For example, Halloween, Easter & Christmas - There's always a "Mickey's something or other" to enjoy (although at an additional cost). It's a good idea to book early (by which I mean months early!) to ensure a ticket.

Eating out - certainly an experience in the 'States. The tastes of every nation are catered for & you can easily eat your way around the world. The portions are huge & normally there are free refills for most drinks (non-alcoholic). Choose carefully though - there are good & bad. Most are part of a large chain & are normally consistent quality but check out the cars outside before you go in. Lots of shiny hire cars means popular with tourists, a few scruffy cars usually means avoid it like the plague! Certain places are best avoided - Cracker Barrel is supposedly genuine local cuisine but generally its grits & something stodgy - very bland. Also, be careful with their "wait for a table" idea - you wait in their dedicated shop whilst the restaurant is half-empty!

If you're staying in a villa the best supermarket is the huge Wal-Mart on the 27, just a couple of miles west from the Four Corners area. Everything is available although imported goods are very dear. A point to bear in mind is if you take something home to the UK & want a refund if the item breaks, take it to ASDA.

Overall, a fantastic place to spend a holiday but you'll need at least two weeks & deep pockets when you're in the theme parks. Save up your pennies & have a great holiday!

Written by Geoff Manns - Owner of Property 90311 in Encantada Resort, Florida

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great house and facilities

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved the house and all the facilities! Great area - very close to the Disney Parks!! The house and all the services provided by iTrip Premier Resort Properties exceeded our needs and expectancy. We hope come Back soon!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing Holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay at Encantada in Florida. The villa itself was superb, with a beautiful view overlooking the lake and a lovely pool.... We also had the full afternoon sun, which was great as I think villas on the other side of the lake would lose theirs. We only used 2 of the 4 bedrooms, but found the villa to be very clean, with everything we needed and more than enough space for a family of 4. We hadn't expected to use the communal pools and clubhouse, but were really impressed with all the activities for the children and adults alike. The staff at the Marina Club, were so lovely, and made our girls feel welcome. They aren't used to kids clubs and childcare, but wanted to get involved with the variety of arts and crafts, pool games and ice cream making that they offered. This provided us with an unexpected, but very welcome break, and really enabled us to relax on the days that we weren't at the parks. The location for the Disney Parks was amazing, just 10 mins to all of them - we didn't do Universal, but did head out to Kennedy Space Centre, and again it was easy to get onto all the highways. I would definitely recommend this villa and resort if you want a relaxing stay at Disney, and want to come home refreshed and not exhausted! Thank you Lisa and Steve we would definitely like to come back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      The house was in good conditions!!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything was good. We were well received in the front club or the clubhouse. Everything in the house was in good conditions. And my family loved the staying there. They want to come back to the house.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016