|Minimum Stay||8 nights|
Fantasy World is a family friendly vacation resort in Kissimmee FL offering spacious vacation villas to visiting families at an affordable rate. Located just south of Orlando, our Kissimmee vacation villa is a great alternative to cramped hotel rooms. Just 3 miles from Walt Disney World Resorts. 2BR, 2BA, Sleeps 6, Fully equipped kitchen and living room. WIFI, and scheduled transportation to them parks. Amenities include: 3 pools, zero entry pool, lazy river, 3 hot tubs, water slide, game room, workout facility
We stayed at the property for 7 nights, from 12/25 to 1/1. We have two children, ages 10 and 9. Here are my pros and cons of our stay:
Location - The property is located away from the crowds, but accessible to Seaworld, Aquatica and Disney (we did not visit). Universal is a tad further. It is about 3 to 4 miles from I-4. It is VERY close to a supermarket (Publix), Walmart and Target, and multiple low cost gas stations, all within a one to two mile radius (or less). There is also the smaller Lake Buena Vista outlet about a mile away.
On-site amenities - There is a 3 story water slides, a lazy river, large swimming pool, jacuzzi and kiddie zone. This provides an alternative to the water parks, and adds an element of variety for heat relief. We ended up staying on site for 2 days to enjoy the facilities instead of going to Aquatica to avoid the long lines.
Cockroaches - We killed 3 large cockroaches that were in the unit. These roaches are about the size of an adult finger and scary if you've never seen them - one was in the kid bedroom, one on the kitchen counter, another on the living room floor. Fortunately, they are not very fast and we killed them, but they have a hard shell, so you really need to smash them. The kids were not freaked out, and since we already settled in, did not want exterminators or other strangers in the unit.
Condo size - My expectation on Florida condos is a large space, at least 1500 square feet for a 2- BR condo. This unit is smaller, about 1200 sf or less by my estimates. We had just checked out of another property that was close to 1600 square feet, so this unit DID feel smaller. The washer dryer is also on the small size - capable but we had to split loads that other washers could handle in one load.
We are on the fence as to whether we would stay again.
No pets allowed.