Posted on April 05, 2022
Vacation travel planning is back in full swing, with a new report from loyalty program provider arrivia stating that 69 percent of Americans plan to travel this year. Of those travelers, 80 percent will travel more or about the same as they did last year.
Reports from the Orlando Disney theme parks are that wait times for some of the most popular rides are as much as three hours. Even though officials will not comment whether the capacities are back to normal, the demand is definitely back to visit the parks. And just wait until the new Guardians of the Galaxy coaster opens at Epcot next month!
All of this is great news for Orlando and Orlando timeshare resorts.
Orlando has traditionally been the number one visitor destination in America. Even at the height of COVID in 2020, 21.6 million people came through Orlando airport with over 35 million visiting the region according to Visit Orlando.
By the end of 2021, Florida was exceeding pre-pandemic 2019 visitor numbers for Q4. While the overall 2021 visitor numbers for Florida still fell short of 2019 record levels, over 122 million people visited the Sunshine State last year.
Just to give you an idea of how important Orlando is to the Florida tourism sector, in 2019 out of the 131 million people visiting Florida, nearly 76 million went to Orlando, or about 58 percent of the total number of visitors. The big boost in Florida’s 2021 total is sure to be reflected in Orlando visitor numbers due to be released later this Spring.
So, with a big bounce back in travel to Orlando, the reigning “timeshare capital of the world” is sure to see impressive visitor growth in Orlando timeshare occupancy.
Every major timeshare company has a presence in Orlando, with timeshare resorts all across the resort sector which straddles Orange and Osceola counties. Whether it is an Orlando, Lake Buena Vista or Kissimmee address, timeshare resorts provide some of the best and most popular accommodation in the region.
You’ll find some of the leading hospitality brands in the world on our list such as Marriott, Wyndham, Disney, Hilton, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn. Top timeshare brands Bluegreen, Westgate and Diamond (which is now part of Hilton) are also found below.
Keep in mind that some timeshare owners are part of pure-points programs such as WorldMark, so their inquiries wouldn’t necessarily show up on this Orlando resort-specific list. Same for owners of Marriott Destinations Points or members of Capital Vacations Club.
According to the buyers looking to place offers and inquiries through our platform, the top Orlando timeshare resorts are shown below (counting down to the most popular):
20) Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve (Orlando)
This impressive collection of accommodation ranges from condo-style villas to townhome accommodations. Located east of Interstate 4 off John Young Parkway near Central Florida Parkway, you’re next to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and around the corner from SeaWorld.
19) Marriott's Cypress Harbour (Orlando)
On the southern end of International Drive and close to Discovery Cove, this resort is made up of multiple buildings with condo-style units set around a private lake for a tranquil getaway. The onsite Spa lets you massage your cares away – perfect for a break from the organized chaos at the parks.
18) Diamond Resorts Polynesian Isles Phase I (Kissimmee)
A great spot off Osceola Parkway and across from the Falcon’s Fire Golf Course, you are a straight shot down the parkway and onto Disney property, where you ride under the famed Walt Disney World Welcome Sign. Multi-room villas provide all the comfort you need.
17) Disney's Old Key West Resort (Lake Buena Vista)
Staying on Disney property is the priority for many timeshare visitors, and you’ll have that and more at Old Key West Resort. Just around the corner from Disney Springs and seven minutes’ drive from Epcot, everything Disney is an easy shuttle ride away from your studio or multi-room villa.
16) Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld (Orlando)
The name says it all, combining Hilton quality with a location just a stone’s throw from SeaWorld. Just off Central Florida Parkway near International Drive, you’re centrally located to Universal as well as Disney World. Studio and multi-bedroom suites have it all for comfort and convenience.
15) Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas (Lake Buena Vista)
One of the most unique resorts anywhere in Florida, you’d swear you were in the midst of an African safari – and you are! Studio and multi-room villas in either Jambo House or Kidani Village let you view wildlife like giraffes and gazelles on this 33-acre wildlife preserve - right on Disney property.
14) Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Tuscany Village (Orlando)
For the shopaholics, you’re next to the great deals at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets with access to International Drive and more amazing choices. With Italian-inspired architecture befitting the Tuscany name, the studio and multi-room suites are perfect Orlando timeshare options.
13) Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (Lake Buena Vista)