Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios! An amazing sight to see Why spend $10,000 or more on a Safari in Africa, when you can go to Disney's Animal Kingdom and spend less than half of that!
Every year thousands of people descend on Walt Disney World Florida and I am usually one of them.
Disney World happens to be one of my favorite places in the world. I have been to Walt Disney World almost EVERY year since I was in high school.
Now that I am in my 30's I still love the place. There really is something for everyone. At the Animal Kingdom park you can get up close to stunning creatures and have a great yet SAFE time doing it. I always say EVERYONE needs to experience Disney World at least once in their life.
One day I hope to be able to take a safari ride in Africa but until then I will continue my safari rides at Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom Lodge is my favorite #disney resort for a reason. An unbelievable array of millions of lights at the sadly past Osborne Family Lights. One of Disney's greatest mistakes, removing this phenom. Our #weekendgetaway was to Disney World! Although it was a typical rainy, hot, summer Florida day, we still got a lot done in this short trip! One of the best moments was on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, where we got up close and personal to some baby elephants playing in the water (we counted about four). The animals were surprisingly active, and we thought it was quite funny that the lions were just sleeping on top of rocks peacefully while it poured. Caribbean beach resort pond in the morning Disney Boardwalk The Dolphin and its sister property the Swan are within the Walt Disney World property. Keep in mind these are Starwood hotels not Disney hotels so... the process for getting any reservations, park passes or things like linking your fastpass are going to be a bit of a hassle. I have been here dozens of times over the past twenty years working various conventions and that's primarily the hotels specialty. Expect to see large groups of conventioneers with name badges taking over every little space and then all disappearing at once into workshop and general session meeting rooms. As a business meeting hotel it works... going to the parks ? Not my first choice.
As to being a #StunningStructure ... I am always impressed by the giant lotus flower fountains and clamshell waterfalls that balance out the pyramid on the Dolphin. The walk from the Swan to the Dolphin gives a wonderful view. Lined with majestic royal palms and mirror lakes on either side the property's landscaping certainly keeps up with the high bar set by its neighboring Disney properties. Hey, you're on vacation. Go ahead and have the mac and cheese hot dog :) Last time for the beautiful Osborne Family lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let them know if you're disappointed. Our annual summer trip to Disney World! Although it was a typical rainy, hot, summer Florida day, we still got a lot done in this short trip! One of the best moments was on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, where a lot of the animals were super close to our Mountains at Animal Kingdom. 🇱🇷 Just some Christmas in July. Animal Kingdom. I know zoo's aren't very popular these days but personally I enjoy Animal Kingdom and in particular the safari ride.
#disney #florida #disneyworld #safari #zoo #animal Pure adrenaline at the Lights Motor Action show. Mickey's Sorcerers Hat #disneymagic #florida #usa The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is a spectacular collection of holiday lights that one Arkansas family collected and donated to Disney World in Orlando.
The lights have been on display for 20 years every holiday season and will cease their annual celebration as of Jan. 3, 2016, so see it while you can!
The lights are in the Streets of American section of the park. Access is and are included with the regular admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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#Orlando
#FLorida
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#colorful #thetreeoflife amazing piece of engineering and art. Great morning Don't miss the Indiana Jones stunt show, great entertainment and a nice shady spot to sit. Tip: get there a few minutes early and raise your hand for a chance to be an extra (speaking from 1st hand experience, it's lots of fun! ) The super fun swimming pool at Disney's Boardwalk inn. Once you tire from the water slide you can take a lovely walk along side the boardwalk filled with shops and restaurants. I love this little discovery at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's tucked away in one of the most bustling areas of the park. What a happy message :) Morning explorations Scaaaaary! Pool side view of a beautiful Florida day. One day I will get to see real prayer flags in Asia, until then these will have to do!
#prayerflags #asia #disney One of my favourite rides, really enjoying all the new Star Wars additions to the park too.  Disney Tip: Visit the parks mid-week for smaller crowd sizes. #LifeAtExpedia Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite places to photograph in the evening, especially when there's a beautiful sunset as the backdrop. #lifeatexpedia #waltdisneyworld #animalkingdom Riverof lights depicting river ganga and mount everest india,Asia. Lightshow. Sunrise on the lake this morning A full school of exotic baby fish. An Italian eatery within Disneyworld's Hollywood Studios that's a refreshing change from the many other cafes that pepper the theme parks. The food is served hot and fresh off the stove, cooked just for your order. This is the Penne Alla Vodka with chicken, with Red Sangria and the Mama's Margherita in the background (2nd drink not mine :P) The spectacular Christmas lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios...literally millions of lights, accompanied by music and real snow. Well worth a trip to Orlando at Christmastime. As I was shooting this pic in Animal Kingdom, I visualized I was in Africa, where lions run free! Play with Woody, Buzz and their Toy Story friends in Beautiful lobby at Animal Kingdom Lodge in Disney World. This was a must on my bucket list. Art of Animation @ Disney world. Coolest resort for all ages. 😍
Perfect pool day... no rain today, skies are beautiful. Got to love Disney Animal Kingdom.... Expedition Everest is not for the faint of heart. This is an awesome roller coaster that not only has twists, turns, and drops but also goes backwards. It also has amazing views of the greater orlando area.
#expeditioneverest
#mteverest
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#orlando Tree of life #green When I see Flamingos, I think of Florida. #EndlessSummer On the safari with the giraffes Great wine with great friends. Main lobby Which way did he go, George...which way did he go? the Muppetational fountain at Muppet Vision 3-D! Take a stroll on the Boardwalk or rent a family bicycle. Lots to do along the boardwalk. Pandora Calm and composed ... I saw the yah-tee! Such an awesome BUT short ride Great place for a walk Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Seeing the gate that marks the entrance into Disney World has brought joy to the hearts of countless children and adults Check in, in the Radiator Springs neighborhood at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Boardwalk Bay Breeze cocktail at Flying Fish Cafe. Refreshing choice on a humid summer evening! Who doesn't love these guys?! Disney's Hollywood Studios #disneymagic #florida This little fella is perched atop a 2 Taken at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park early one morning. Catching a beautiful sunrise over expedition everest Safari sky evening in Orlando, FL 🦁🌳🐘 © HBR Just love this place 😁 Probably the coolest place I've ever been. Unique dining experience at #disneyworld Pandora Pandora Pandora Snapped!! G-Force Records Bert's Men's Fashions, BOGO. Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Disney World's Animal Kingdom Spotted a lion on the safari tour! No animals in this pic but I love the landscape! Clock at the train station. A lovely summer sunset in a perfect little town. My favourite town The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Buzz Lightyear statue Pandora Entrance to Navi Pandora Pandora. world of avatar. Luminiscent landscapes. Preserve wildlife. GoGreen. Pandora at Disney World Th floating mountains of Pandora at Animal Kingdom. What an incredible world! Disney Animal Kingdom
Pandora Good atmosphere, fast service It's not in Africa but the closest thing :) Got up and close to some Giraffes During the rain my family and I had a ball relaxing in the eatery!! We laughed the whole time. A great pic to show something you don't see normally when you visit Disney World. Christmas at the Animal Kingdom at Disney Lake Buena Vista, FL - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Sunset Blvd - Art Deco Building Detail
Visit Sunset Blvd, eat at the Brown Derby, fly through space, watch Stormtroopers marching, see the Muppets, or hang out with Ariel. Your inner child will be brought to the surface by a visit to this park!
#Green Definitely my favorite out of all their theme parks! Can you find this restricted Customs area in Star Tours? As a Customs broker, anything related to Customs catches my eye....
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star motel with 4 outdoor pools and restaurant

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Popular property highlights

Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pools

Location

Located in the heart of Kissimmee, this motel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course. Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and Disney's Hollywood Studios® are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

This smoke-free motel features 4 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free theme park shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, an outdoor tennis court, and a microwave in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 516 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. IPod docks, premium bedding, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Languages Spoken

Red Lion Hotel Orlando - Kissimmee Maingate

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Red Lion Hotel Orlando - Kissimmee Maingate features 4 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, a fitness center, and a children's pool. The motel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. This business-friendly motel also offers tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room. For a surcharge, an area shuttle within 10.00 mi is available to guests. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Red Lion Hotel Orlando - Kissimmee Maingate is a smoke-free property.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Local Expert Concierge 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Children's pool 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shared microwave 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 516 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 14 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Towels included 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 11 AM.

Red Lion Hotel Orlando - Kissimmee Maingate has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor tennis court and complimentary bicycles are featured at the motel. 4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Beach volleyball on site 

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Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night
  • 2 per room (up to 20 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
Guests should be aware that 1 dog resides at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 40.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 9.08 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 7.99 for adults and USD 5.99 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 35.00
  • Late check-out fee: USD 35.00
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 5.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Maingate Resort
  • Red Lion Hotel Orlando Kissimmee Maingate
  • Red Lion Hotel Orlando Maingate
  • Red Lion Orlando Kissimmee Maingate
  • Red Lion Orlando Maingate

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

20% Off Excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando

Book a stay now-June 30, 2018, in any room or rate category for travel now-July 31, 2018, and receive 20% off the price of excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando.

Full details provided at check-in. Reservation for excursions must be made by visiting the Local Expert concierge desk located in the hotel lobby. Excursions must be purchased by June 30, 2018, for redemption by July 31, 2018. A maximum of 2 tickets per excursion may be purchased using this offer. Offer is only valid for excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando carried by Local Expert. Additional tickets may be purchased at the regular retail rate. Taxes are included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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