A huge thank you to Westgate Resorts who hosted my family and I on a Westgate Town Center Resort Trip and visit to Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida! All opinions are my own.
If you have been around here a lot, you know how much I love ALL things Disney. From the thrill of theme parks to the sweetness of characters like Mickey Mouse, I’m always looking forward to visiting Orlando, Florida.
I’ve stayed both on Disney property and off, as there are advantages to both, but this last time we stayed at the beautiful Westgate Town Center Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, just a hop, skip, and jump away from Walt Disney World.
The entrance is inviting. The grounds are simply gorgeous with palm trees everywhere. I couldn’t put my camera down. It was just what my family and I needed for a quick weekend getaway.
Westgate Town Center features more than 2,800 luxury villas filled with incredible amenities you’d only expect from home.
The villas range from efficiencies to five-bedroom villas, so you know you’ll find just the right size for your family no matter how big or small. The balconies were even screened in so there were no worries about mosquitos – LOVE that, especially since those little critters seem to adore me.
We were placed in a two-room villa and the sleeping arrangements ended up a bit different. My husband caught a cold unexpectedly and we placed (SECLUDED) him in the smaller bedroom. But though his room was smaller than the master, it still featured its’ own bathroom. SWEET! No germs for us!
Let’s talk about the luxuries of home which you’ll find at Westgate Town Center.
- Kitchen – You have a full kitchen complete with dishes, cookware and utensils. This saves you money. Not only can you go to the grocery store and purchase food to cook in the hotel room, but you can even grocery shop on-site!
- Washer/Dryer – Yes, there is a washer and dryer in your room. Perfect for drying those swimsuits before packing to go home. Ideal for parents with little ones who have accidents. Oh, I could have used this during several trips.
- Bathroom – While you don’t have daily maid service like at a typical hotel, there are plenty of towels tucked away. You won’t need to be making any phone calls. You’ll even find a magnifying mirror, which is a must have for those of us over 40! LOL The only thing lacking is lotion, so be sure to pack your own!
- Jacuzzi Tub – You’ll love the jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom, complete with curtains around it for extra privacy. This is in addition to the shower.
- Living Room and Flat Screen TVs – Yes, these villas are spacious!
And though the rooms were incredibly nice, while in Florida I certainly intended to be outside and soaking up the sun with some fun! And thankfully, Westgate Town Center was just the place we needed for family fun. So much fun that you really never need to leave the resort at all. And I’m not kidding.
I’ve never visited a resort which had so many activities to choose among, all on-site. Perhaps one of our favorites, Jurassic Golf, which featured a miniature golf course along the lake with dinosaurs at each stop. So fun for kids and adults alike.
PHOTOBOMB: If you look closely below you might spot one dinosaur who decided to photobomb me!
From playgrounds and crafts to bike rentals and boat rides, there’s something for everyone. We had so much fun enjoying our boat ride in the Swan Paddle Boats, playing miniature golf at Jurassic Golf, painting a birdhouse, watching “Frozen” yet again while coloring sheets, swimming, enjoying an ice cream break and more!
All that was in just one afternoon! We were busy and loving every minute of it.
One of our favorite relaxing activities was catching the train that goes around the resort to all the buildings. The resort is so large that we never made it completely around.
Don’t you love the Thomas the Train TRAIN? It will take you throughout the resort grounds to the restaurant, the pools, the activities center, etc.
And there will be more fun to be had in the future as a water park and more restaurants are being worked on now!
But no trip to Orlando is complete without a trip to Disney in some form or fashion (told you I was a Disney fan). The best part is that you can purchase your tickets right at Westgate Town Center, where you’ll find a Disney castmember willing to answer any questions and help you plan!
In fact, we were lucky that weekend. We were heading out with some other bloggers to Downtown Disney for a night on the town!
I will NEVER turn down a trip to Downtown Disney.
Neither will this girl of mine.
We ate a quick dinner at Earl of Sandwich since we didn’t want to waste any time on our Disney fun! We shopped at our favorite toy stores, watched fireworks (you could see the Epcot ones from Downtown Disney) and yes, we had Disney treats! Always a favorite – Mickey Mouse ice cream sandwich!
It was hard to say goodbye but we’ll back again one day!
Be sure to visit Westgate Town Center Resort online to learn more and as always visit my Travel Tab above for more travel posts!