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Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:03 pm
by BlahBlahson
pfalcioni wrote:Ah, thanks, that makes more sense. Although I'm wondering if another new stand-alone waterpark in the Orlando area will be a real moneymaker? We've done all the major waterparks around there and the only ones that I would say had decent guest numbers were Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, my personal fave is Aquatica and we've had a few visits there when there were more ride attendants than guests - we do visit in Jan/Feb though, so maybe summer numbers are crazy huge?


Aquatica has filled it's parking lot completely about half of the days in the last week, and Volcano Bay still keeps filling to capacity and near-capacity. There is a big demand for Waterparks here!

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:04 pm
by pfalcioni
I'm glad to hear it's just dead during the winter months!

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:07 pm
by ElvisLuv
There is definately a timeshare element to this development, wyndham is pushing it. It's going to be fairly close to Animal Kingdom.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:11 pm
by ElvisLuv
The Margaritaville Resort in Biloxi was set to expand with rides and a state official was gumming up the works as he claimed it was state land and wanted the expansion pad reserved for casinos. I need to research to see where it stands, was tied up in court last year.

Here is something recent.

http://m.wlox.com/wlox/db_330810/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=u6PM9gjX

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:28 am
by ragerunner1
ElvisLuv wrote:There is definately a timeshare element to this development, wyndham is pushing it. It's going to be fairly close to Animal Kingdom.


You are correct its only about 5 minutes from Animal Kingdom on Highway 192.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:32 am
by necoastergp
If you can get there in 5 minutes, going through those lights you must be able to teleport lol.

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Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:08 am
by Hilltopper39
necoastergp wrote:If you can get there in 5 minutes, going through those lights you must be able to teleport lol.

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Haha I was thinking the same thing. I stay on that end of town fairly often and actually like that area but the traffic can be a pain. I would guess that when this resort opens From your room to the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot will be a solid 20-30 minutes if nto more depending on traffic.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:52 am
by ragerunner1
Hilltopper39 wrote:
necoastergp wrote:If you can get there in 5 minutes, going through those lights you must be able to teleport lol.

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Haha I was thinking the same thing. I stay on that end of town fairly often and actually like that area but the traffic can be a pain. I would guess that when this resort opens From your room to the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot will be a solid 20-30 minutes if nto more depending on traffic.


I live in the area and if you just take the back road behind Chick Fil A you only have to go through one stoplight and can be to Animal Kingdom in 5 minutes. But, you are correct if you are traveling during rush hour or early in the morning when the parks are opening it will take longer.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:56 pm
by ElvisLuv
ragerunner1 wrote:
Hilltopper39 wrote:
necoastergp wrote:If you can get there in 5 minutes, going through those lights you must be able to teleport lol.

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Haha I was thinking the same thing. I stay on that end of town fairly often and actually like that area but the traffic can be a pain. I would guess that when this resort opens From your room to the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot will be a solid 20-30 minutes if nto more depending on traffic.


I live in the area and if you just take the back road behind Chick Fil A you only have to go through one stoplight and can be to Animal Kingdom in 5 minutes. But, you are correct if you are traveling during rush hour or early in the morning when the parks are opening it will take longer.


I know exactly the short cut you speak of. I've used it dozens of times when we stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Re: Margaritaville Resort Orlando - $750 million complex

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:12 am
by ragerunner1
Waterslide pieces have started to arrive at Margaritaville Resort Orlando for the new water park that is scheduled to open in March of 2019. Infrastructure work is well underway along with site work. I am not sure, but from the plans I have seen of the park I believe the slides and attractions maybe from Whitewater West. Tower construction should begin later this summer.