Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria is the perfect theme park resort. It’s within close proximity of top tourist spots and all without the price tag. If you have little kids in your family and are planning a trip, chances are you’ve heard the vacation plea. You know how it goes. It’s some variation of, “Can we go to Disney World?!” repeated several times in quick succession. Heading to Disney World is a big deal (and a big expense) but there are lots of ways to mitigate the cost while having an unforgettable vacation.

Luckily, there are plenty of resorts near Disney World without being on Disney property. If you’re planning a trip and looking for ways to get out of the Disney bubble while still giving the kids plenty of time to enjoy the land of Mouse, consider vacationing at Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria.

Summer Bay Orlando Amenities

At Summer Bay Orlando, the kids can have fun even after visiting Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studios. Set on 400-acres of lush landscaping and surrounded by the 64-acre freshwater lake, you’ll never run out of things to do. Besides enjoying the great outdoors, Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria is packed with exciting activities and excursions for guests to enjoy.

Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park

Guests of all ages are welcome at Summer Bay Orlando’s Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park. The shipwreck theme combines refreshing water features with exciting activities to jump, zip, swing, and bounce! Take on the motorized bumper boats at Sail Ho, or take the Pirate’s Plunge on two 1000′ zip lines through the property. After an afternoon of fun, the Shipwreck Cafe at Buccaneer Bay serves delicious treats and meals. Not to mention, the Pirate Palooza Party occurs on a weakly basis and includes extra family fun experiences.

Recreation Pavilion

The brand-new Recreation Pavilion at Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria offers indoor, air-conditioned activities. Watch a movie at the state-of-the-art movie theater, work out at the fitness center, and redeem tickets for prizes at the arcade. The pool decks outside of the Recreation Pavilion also have regular games, karaoke, and scheduled entertainment to partake in.

64-Acre Lake

Unlike other Orlando resorts with “water parks,” we mean it. Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria has a real, actual water park. Take the kids and head to the marina on the lake and let them loose! They’ll enjoy climbing the giant inflatable structures or hopping from one to the next.

Rent a kayak and go fishing for bass, lounge on the “beach” next to cozy firepits, or take a swan boat out for a peddle through the water. Around the perimeter of the lake are maintained trails for jogging or taking a stroll with a relaxing water view.

The Summer Bay by Exploria resort is so close to Disney World, there’s not enough time in the car for the kids to ask “Are we there yet?” The drive from Summer Bay to Walt Disney World is just over ten minutes from start to finish. The area doesn’t see a lot of traffic so those ten minutes are pretty dependable. No need to get the kids up at the crack of dawn to beat the crowds!

Summer Bay Orlando Restaurants

Got a picky eater (or 3) in your traveling party? Don’t fret. At Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria, you will have plenty of dining options without even leaving the resort grounds. There are two on-site restaurants and a coffee bar that’s perfect for the oh-so-necessary parental caffeine fix.

Big Kahuna’s Poolside Bar and Grill

First up is the Big Kahuna Grill and Bar. With reasonable prices and a wide selection of kid-friendly items, the Big Kahuna Grill is a great option for dinner when you don’t want to eat at the parks. Grown-ups can enjoy pub favorites like chicken wings and jalapeno poppers while kids can order hot dogs, chicken fingers or grilled cheese. What’s for dessert? The all-popular kids favorite: ice cream bars.

The Italian Kitchen

Another dinner option is The Italian Kitchen, which serves up fresh-baked pies and oven-roasted subs every day. Opt for a plain pepperoni pizza or go big with a rancho veggie blanco, which is described as, “just like a fettuccine primavera without the pasta.”

Hello Coffee Shop

Finally, there’s Hello Coffee Shop, the onsite coffee shop can give you the caffeine boost you need. Hello serves the Starbucks coffee products you know and love like Frappuccinos, macchiatos and espressos in addition to small breakfast and snack items like fruit cups and sandwiches.

Accommodations at Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria

There is a variety of accommodations at Summer Bay Orlando to comfortably fit your entire family. Choose from spacious villas and condos for extra space, or stay in traditional hotel-style suites for a quick getaway. Villas and condos have private bedrooms, so all of your guests can sleep comfortably after a long day at the parks. They also feature fully-equipped kitchens, complete with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, and dishwasher. You’ll be able to enjoy home-cooked meals together in the dining room area, or stretch out in the separate living room area.

Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Timeshare Resales

There’s plenty to love at the Summer Bay Orlando resort. If you’re ready to say, “Yes, we’re going to Disney World!” without breaking the bank, you can buy or rent on our resort marketplace. Take a look at Summer Bay Orlando timeshare rentals for your next getaway. If you’re looking to join Club Exploria and enjoy their fantastic vacation ownership program, make an offer on Summer Bay Orlando timeshares for sale.

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Mia Reid is a University of Central Florida graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing. She specializes in writing, editing, search engine optimization, as well as graphic design and digital marketing. Mia's past experience is diverse, with a history of interning at UCF's own literary magazine, blog writing for local nonprofits and making weekly op-ed pieces for The Odyssey. She has lived in Orlando, Florida for 21 years and enjoys hiking, spending time at her local lake and being with her family.

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