Shopping Mall on International Drive
This area during the day is not nearly as popular or populated as afternoons and in the evenings when everybody gets back from their day at their favorite Mickey Mouse Theme Park. go
There a lot of choices for hotels when you're coming to Orlando for a getaway weekend or better yet a full week. I would tell people that if you're going to do the full week, my pick would be one of the weekly condo rentals that are in the area of Lake Buena Vista. Those units will be more roomy and provide a high quality vacation, plus they have huge Swimming Pools just like the disney hotels. The one thing you do not get if you stay off of Disney Property is the freebies and all the add-ons that they throw into help you on your Theme Park journeys. I think the best place for a large family with a condo style feel at a good price is the Caribbean Beach Resort. The mid-level price point is A good Place to be when you're staying here. You are going to love the fort themed Swimming Pool and the buildings are spaced out. The Swan Resort has those huge views and a balcony, but it feels more like a hotel rather than a condominium. At least we have lots of choices!