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How close are the vacation home communities to Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

On-site resorts at Disney, SeaWorld and Universal eliminate the hassle and expense of traveling to local attractions, but they’re usually priced much higher than the typical Kissimmeee vacation home or rental condo.
Fortunately, you can find a vacation home community located within a couple miles of Orlando’s most popular theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Sea World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Wet N Wild, Aquatica, Discovery Cove, the Orange County Convention Center, and other attractions.
Key roads to look for near your lodging include Interstate 4, Universal Boulevard ,John Young, Kirkman road State Road 192 ,International Drive and Vineland Road. Each of these roads leads to at least one of the major theme parks.
When you’re browsing through the various vacation home communities, be sure to check their location in relation to one of the aforementioned roads. For example, if you find a home in the Orange Lake subdivision, you’ll notice that it’s located right next to state road 192, which will take you straight into the heart of Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee, home of Disney World. Orange Lake is one of the most popular choices for vacation homes in Orlando because it’s only five minutes away from Disney.
If you find a town home in a subdivision closer to downtown or east Orlando, such as Lake Nona, Baldwin Park or Winter Park, you’ll be closer to the airport, but further from the main theme parks, approximately 30 minutes from Walt Disney World. Main roads near subdivisions in East Orlando include Colonial Drive, Semoran Boulevard, Narcoose Boulevard and Lee Vista Road.
If you are looking to save on your lodging budget or you prefer to stay close to the airport for piece of mind about departing on time, you may opt to stay in East Orlando, but you risk losing valuable time on your journey to and from the theme park. Interstate 4 is known for extremely long delays during rush hour traffic and those delays can ruin an otherwise great day at the theme park.