Margaritaville Resort Orlando is coming more and more to life, as the first major retail locations have been announced to join the shopping, entertainment and dining portion of the resort. [Read more…]
Lisa Ann Schreier is a local expert in the business of buying and selling timeshares. We met Lisa Ann at a recent travel expo and thought her insights would be of interest to our readers. Unfortunately, we didn’t have room for her article in the magazine, so we bring it to you here in its entirety.
What You Need To Know About Timeshares and Timeshare Offers
By Lisa Ann Schreier
So, you’re visiting Orlando. Whether this is your first or 51st visit to our area, we welcome you and appreciate that you’ve chosen us to be your vacation destination. No matter where in the area you visit; theme parks, restaurants or shopping, you are bound to encounter the timeshare offers that our little slice of vacation paradise is rife with.
First things first – timeshare, or vacation ownership as it is sometimes called, is nothing more than the difference between renting your vacation accommodations, such as a hotel or motel; and owning your vacation accommodations. And while you can of course return to your home resort every year, timeshares offer you upwards of 6,000 resorts worldwide that you can trade into. While that seems straightforward enough, the various forms of ownership and how to use those products can be confusing. [Read more…]
The new Kidani Village expansion wing is scheduled to open Sept. 1. It will feature 160 two-bedroom equivalent vacation villas. The additional rooms complete the build-out of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas for a total of 449 two-bedroom equivalent vacation villas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
The new six-acre Pembe Savanna, adjacent to the expansion, will treat Kidani guests to a rare look at okapis, a typically shy animal closely related to the giraffe. The distinctly marked okapis, along with red river hogs, impala, waterbuck, blue cranes and spur-winged geese, will claim Pembe Savanna as their new home.
For more on Kidani Village and its new restaurant, Sanaa, get your copy of the Summer 2009 issue of Orlando Attractions Magazine.
Photo by Gene Duncan