Located 1.5 miles to the main gate of Walt Disney World resort. This home is within minutes of all kinds of activities and attractions. Universal Studios, Sea World, downtown Orlando are very close. Also within easy driving distance are many golf courses, spring training baseball camps, Cocao Beach, Tampa, and Cape Canveral. Going on a cruise? This is a great place to spend the rest of your vacation. Excellent for business trips to orlando, golf getaways, girls or guys trips, family vacations, romantic getaways, or just to kick back and relax. Come stay with us soon and know that you will love the house.
Disney's Blizzard Beach is a welcome retreat from life's realities. You can leave behind early winter temperatures of 30-40 degrees and hit 70- 80s in a matter of hours. Christmas music serenades you while you soak up the sun, zip down the slides, and drink bottomless diet cokes (my drink of choice). The
Tike's Peak is a 2 year old water paradise. Part of this area includes a large two foot wading pool, containing water jets and plastic riding horses. Toddlers enjoy frolicking for hours, trying to catch the shooting water and jockeying for a spot on the horses. Children ages 2-5 will enjoy the two vertical slides, ending in two feet of water. Parents and grandparents are occasionally found on these. A couple other slides meander down the hill. Children beware - you have to be under 48' to enjoy this thrill. A diligent lifeguard sent many crestfallen children away as he found them too tall for this ride.
At the highest park of Tike's Peak, they have some baby slides good for 1-2 year olds. The slides are super sticky so the kids go slow. Some toddlers found it more fun to walk the slides. The sticky spot at the bottom didn't dampen one toddler's spirits. After finding himself on his behind, he got up, climbed back up the steps, and waked the slide again.
Ski Patrol Training Camp:
If you have children between the ages of 5-11, they will have a blast on the icebergs located in the Ski Patrol Training Camp. Children line up to grab the rope lattice and leap the icebergs as they traverse the pool. Additionally, in this training camp pool, stand two lone icebergs. These seemingly inconsequential icebergs actually provide endless hours of fun. Children jockey for position on top of the berg, shoving their contenders at all sides. The trick of staying on the iceberg begins. There are also many slides in this area that accommodate elementary age and younger children. Children in this area need to be competent swimmers or wear life vests as the pools are 8 feet deep.
For the teenager, Summit Plummit hits the top of their list, giving them butterflies until their conquer their fear of plunging feet first from 12 stories high at speeds of 50-60 mph. Slush Gusher is another popular slide on the same mountain. While it's descent is considerably less, you get more air as you go from one bump to the next. If you want a good ride with your family or a group of friends, Teamboat Springs is also in this area. This group raft ride accomodates 4-6 people at once and takes you down a much gentler slop.
As with many things in life, the early bird gets the worm. The same follows for Blizzard Beach. In this case, those arriving when the park opens at 10 a.m., get a lounge chair in the sun, close to the water. Those sleepy heads, who can't lift their heads off their feather downs, get to circle the park, scrounge for straight back chairs (the lounge chairs are all taken), and settle for a shady spot deemed undesirable by the 10,000 guests who beat you there. And don't think you can get around it by sitting by the edge of the pool. The lifeguards or other Disney patrons will sooner or later apprise you of the rules. However, if you slept late, all is not lost. Around 4 p.m., an hour before the park closes, the crowds begin to fade and you can get in a nice hour of sun and relaxation without having to worry about finding a good spot in the sun.