Beta
Consumer alert!We are not involved in resales & anyone contacting people on behalf of timeshareAdvisor is doing so illegally.

Celebration World Resort

Kissimmee, FL 34747 PHONE: +1(407) 396-4005 Map it / View Street Address
1.0 out of 5
Average Review
0% of past guest
Would Stay Again
1 Past Guests
Reviews (view)

Featured Review: Celebration World Resort

by Jason Farlam, Clawson, MI 
First printed in Jan/Feb 2011

Two things should be made clear right away. The Celebration part of the name has nothing to do with the town of Celebration. The World Resort part of the name has nothing to do with the Disney World Resorts. It is ten minutes from Disney and appears to be an unaffiliated independent resort.

Silver Crown status seems well deserved, as resort features include a lakeside fitness trail, basketball and shuffleboard, children's playground, splash area and activity program along with a nice pool and large outdoor hot tub. There are fine touches like available grocery delivery to your unit prior to arrival and a good concierge service.


The resort comprises a dozen threestory buildings, with elevators, in an architectural style that pays homage to the Old Key West design school. They are creatively identified by the names "A" through "L", and contain almost 200 timeshares. The property has room to complete the alphabet. At least 4 distinct unit layouts range from a 500 square foot one bedroom up to a 1200 square foot 2 bedroom and the unit amenities are staggered through each level. For example, the large 2 bedroom unit has a 52" television whereas in our 850 square foot one bedroom we had to get by with a 46" screen. Cable package is not the usual abbreviated resort package but is the enhanced Central Florida package of 70 channels in standard definition. All units have at least a cooktop, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and screened porch.

After passing security you are sent to the large clubhouse with 24 hour front desk, guest services staffed mornings and an ongoing sales effort. We were never bothered by the sales operation. Two computers are available in the lobby. Free wireless internet service is advertised as available only at the clubhouse but I was able to get a good usable signal in my unit about 600 feet away. Most units are about that distance or closer.

The pool complex is located behind the clubhouse and includes a large freeform pool, a kiddie pool with mushroom fountain, and a large 15 person hot tub. Sanitized Caribbean reggae music plays hot tub a couple of times just before bed, as the pool complex is open till midnight. Toward the end of the week, as it got warmer, the tub began to fill with spring breakers; we left them to socialize and used our in-room Jacuzzi instead. Our in-unit washer and dryer allowed us to wash everything, so we could pack clean clothes.

Given it's location, a car is definitely required to enjoy the area. We would recommend Celebration World Resort to anyone.

in the clubhouse and around the pool but couldn't overcome the 41 degree temperatures we encountered our first night in March 2009. The next day, Caribbean music or not, it was still cold. But with the pool beautifully heated to about 85 degrees, lots of people were enjoying the water. It got warmer each day, reaching 80 degrees as our week expired. For research for this story, my wife checked out each individual store in all of the many Central Florida outlet malls, sometimes more than once, and reported that the economy, here at least, in March 2009 and with her help, is holding up relatively well.

It's hard to tell as a guest, but Disney is hurting a little, even laying off a few cast members. In case you haven't heard, there are some new programs in place that can save you money. Most on-property resorts have savings packages with discounts as much as 44 percent. If you're a Florida resident, there is a new 4 day pass for $99. If grandparents are Florida residents, they buy the discount kids passes so only the "up north" parents have to pay the full rate if the whole family group is going.

Some resorts have something that makes them stand out. This was our first resort that had specific buildings that allowed pets. We saw a few cats and it was a pleasure to see responsible dog owners walking their well groomed friends around the grounds. We did not see a single dog mess left by a single owner the whole week. Although pet friendly, they've had to impose a ban on exotics like large snakes and big cats. Who takes a large snake on vacation? I hate to imagine the incidents that caused them to impose the ban.

At the resort, we enjoyed the outdoor hot tub a couple of times just before bed, as the pool complex is open till midnight. Toward the end of the week, as it got warmer, the tub began to fill with spring breakers; we left them to socialize and used our in-room Jacuzzi instead. Our in-unit washer and dryer allowed us to wash everything, so we could pack clean clothes.

Given it's location, a car is definitely required to enjoy the area. We would recommend Celebration World Resort to anyone.

Do you manage this resort? Claim ownership & edit this page
Connect With Us

Motel not a resort of any kind

I usually stay at Vacation Village at Parkway which is great and clean. I had to come here because they're were no two bedrooms available. [more]


View All Celebration World Resort Reviews >

Timeshares near Celebration World Resort:

View All Kissimmee, FL Timeshares >

Celebration World Resort is also known as:

  • Celebration World Resort Kissimmee
  • Celebration World
  • Celebration World Kissimmee
  • Celebration World Hotel Kissimmee
  • Celebration World Hotel and Resort
  • Celebration World Resort and Spa
  • Festiva Orlando Resort
Back to Top