[QUOTE=MissDisney;996525]I have stayed at Cypress Harbour and at Royal Palms.
PRO: Gorgeous super size room, bright colors, incredible pool area with rum bar, fun activities.
CON: A little farther from the parks so bring a car.
PRO: Same super sized room, privileges at Marriott World Center (great pool, restaurants, etc.), shuttle service around property including World Center.
CON: Can’t think of anything.
Don’t overlook the Vistana Resort (not Vistana Villages). VR has terrific rooms, often amazing prices, a zillion fabulous pools, Haagen Dazs and Pizza Hut on site, grocery delivery, activities for kids, etc. We have gotten prices at VR that are so low it was embarrassing to check out. Embarrassing for exactly one minute. Request the Springs area, but if you don’t get it, no biggie, all the rooms are great.[/QUOTE]
I have to agree, Vistana Resort is great! I own timeshare there. The Lakes and Cascades are the two newest sections, but ALL sections are undergoing refurbishment right now so it really doesn’t matter where you stay.
Vistana VILLAGES is about 10 minutes further away on International Drive…not far at all. It is GORGEOUS!!! Brand spankin new…only a couple of years old. It doesn’t have all the amenities that Vistana Resort has since it’s new, but it is a really beautiful resort.
I have timeshare both ONSITE (DVC) and OFFSITE (VR and VV). I most definitely prefer to stay onsite whenever possible. Nothing beats being immersed in the Disney magic 24 hours a day. But no matter where you stay, you will have a blast. Just make sure you have your own car when you stay offsite, the hotel shuttles aren’t that great and you usually stop at other hotels to pick up guests, which makes the trip even longer.
GOOD LUCK DECIDING!
P.S. Disney is NOT Interval anymore…we use RCI