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The Villas at Disney Institute -- 584 all-suite accommodations including bungalows, townhouses, fairway villas, grand vista homes and treehouse villas. Amenities include a 38,000-square-foot sports and fitness center, full-service spa, shops and dining at The Gathering Place. Located adjacent to Downtown Disney Marketplace which includes shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter -- 1,008 moderately priced, French Quarter-style accommodations adjacent to Disney's Port Orleans Resort-Riverside. Located on a 325-acre woodland site between Epcot and Downtown Disney Marketplace. Sassagoula Floatworks food court and pizza delivery. Themed pool, boat rentals, lounges, game room and retail shops. Riverboat to the Marketplace and Downtown Disney Pleasure Island. Linked by motor coach to all other Walt Disney World resorts and entertainment facilities.  Photo

Disney's Port Orleans Resort-Riverside -- 2,048 rooms in three-story southern-style mansions and two-story rustic bayou dwellings. Dining includes Riverside Mill food court, Boatwright's Dining Hall, and pizza delivery. Recreation includes Ol' Man Island, a 3 1/2-acre old-fashioned swimming hole with slides, rope swings and playgrounds; quiet pools; boat rentals; game room; lounges and gift shop. Riverboat to Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island. Transportation via motor coach to other Walt Disney World attractions and resorts.  Photo

Disney's Old Key West Resort -- 761 villas in a Key West setting (part of the Disney Vacation Club). Accommodations include deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom homes and two-story, three-bedroom Grand Villas that sleep up to 12. Dining includes Olivia's Cafe, a family-style restaurant and poolside fare at the Gurgling Suitcase or Good's Food to go. Rooms include wet bar, microwave and small refrigerator, or a full kitchen. Health club, tennis, swimming pool, sauna and planned recreation. Linked by motor coach to all other Walt Disney World resorts and entertainment facilities.

Disney Vacation Club at Eagle Pines (opening spring/summer 2004) -- 600-villa resort designed to complement and enhance the beautiful setting found at the award-winning Disney's Eagle Pines golf course. This as-yet-unnamed proposed ownership resort is inspired by the architecture of Addison Mizner, a celebrated early 20th century architect who led the renaissance of Florida resort architecture. The atmosphere and elegance found in the coastal communities of southeast Florida (i.e., Palm Beach and Boca Raton) will be found in the resort's design, ranging from tile roofs to fountains to lush, tropical landscaping. All rooms will feature either a pool, golf course or forest view. Initial plans call for the construction of a main inn building encompassing a check-in area; restaurant/lounge; themed pool with feature slide; retail space; common living room; video arcade and health club; as well as villa buildings containing vacation home accommodations.

*Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa -- 1,013 rooms and suites and 90,000 square feet of meeting space in a 27-story, lakeside setting. European-style spa, beauty salon, fitness center, nine restaurants and lounges, three pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a marina with boat rental, and children's playground.

*Grosvenor Resort Hotel -- 626-room lakeside resort. Many recreational opportunities including tennis, racquetball, shuffleboard, basketball, two swimming pools, playground, game room, two restaurants and lounges. More than 17,000 square feet of meeting space.

*Doubletree Guest Suites Resort -- 229-room resort consisting entirely of suites with living room and separate bedroom, three color televisions, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Swimming pool, whirlpool, game room, children's theater and tennis courts available. Dining at Streamers Restaurant and the pool bar.

*Courtyard By Marriott -- 323-room high-rise hotel featuring in-room coffee makers, full-service restaurant and two swimming pools.

*The Hilton -- 814-room resort with seven restaurants and lounges, two swimming pools and tropical outdoor spa. Play area, video room and "Youth Hotel" accommodating 4 to 12 year olds. Offers more than 61,000 square feet of meeting space.

*Hotel Royal Plaza -- Features 394 newly renovated rooms, versatile conference facilities, on-site dining and entertainment, swimming pool and tennis courts.

*Best Western Lake Buena Vista -- 325-room Caribbean-style resort featuring a game room, swimming pool, playground and shopping. Dining opportunities at a variety of restaurants and an 18th floor nightclub offering a fantastic view of Walt Disney World Resort.


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