5 BEST Orlando Family Resorts with a Water Park Close to Disney World

Are you looking for the top Orlando family resorts with water slides, but don’t want to fork out for the high-priced hotels?

Then you should check out the resorts in the areas around Disney World. Not only are they conveniently located to the parks, they also offer fantastic amenities and great value for money.

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Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa

Today I will be telling you about some of the best Orlando family resorts near Disney World.

Although I love teaching you ways to travel to Disney solo, I do know that there are times when the adventure is great with family and friends.

These family friendly resorts near Disney World are perfect for a couple’s trip, a college reunion, or a family reunion. As you go through this article, you’ll see just why I love luxury vacation home rentals!

1. Reunion Resort

Located just 6 miles from Disney World, Reunion Resort is home to condos, townhouses and villas in a variety of sizes and price ranges. It has exciting family facilities including a 5-acre water park with a lazy river and twisting slides.

Disney vacation home rental Reunion Resort luxury home with pool. Family resorts in Orlando with water park.
Reunion Resort Vacation Home Near Disney | Photo Copyright: Reunion Resort

Other highlights are its 3 signature-designed golf courses, boutique spa, tennis courts, fitness center and family-friendly restaurants.

Your little ones will love the Kids Crew Club and the views of Disney’s nightly fireworks from the rooftop steakhouse.

Orlando Family Resorts with water slide and Water park at Reunion Resort near Walt Disney World
Water park at Reunion Resort near Walt Disney World | Copyright photo: Reunion Resort

Love doing bike rides?

You can rent bikes of all sizes and go on a family ride through the woodlands and parks. If you want to head out and about the local area of Kissimmee has great shops, restaurants and family attractions.

A 3-bedroom condo like this one at Reunion Resort starts at around $104 per night.

Reunion Resort Vacation Home Near Disney. BEST Orlando Family Resorts with a Water Park and Water Slide.
Reunion Resort Vacation Rental Near Disney | Copyright photo Reunion Resort

If there’s a group of you vacationing together, why not rent a mansion decked out with amazing amenities?

It may sound expensive but it actually works out pretty cheap if you split the cost a few ways.

Reunion Resort Vacation Home Near Disney Frozen themed room.
Themed Room inside Reunion Resort Vacation Home Near Disney | Copyright photo: Reunion Resort

2. Encore Resort at Reunion

One of the newest family resorts in Orlando, Encore is packed with fun things to do.

It has a huge water park with a lagoon pool, water slides and a kids’ splash zone. It also offers 3 restaurants, sports courts, a fitness center and a villa delivery service for its restaurant food.

Encore Resort at Reunion Disney Vacation Home. Orlando Family resorts with water slides.
Encore Resort at Reunion Disney Vacation Home

You can enjoy short stays of just three nights or more and benefit from a range of perks including unlimited use of the water park for free.

Also, unlike many other resorts in Orlando, Encore runs a free shuttle service to and from the theme parks.

Encore at Reunion Resort Orlando Vacation Home. Harry Potter themed rooms.
Encore at Reunion Resort Orlando Vacation Home

You can rent a luxury 5-bedroom vacation home with its own pool and game room from around $329 per night.

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Encore at Reunion Resort Orlando Vacation Home | Private Pool

This resort is where a family of 5 can stay at near Disney World since they have luxury homes with up to 12-bedroom floorplans.

3. Championsgate Resort

Just a 10-minute drive from Disney World, Championsgate offers something for all the family. It’s situated next to a golf club and offers family amenities including an exciting resort-style pool with a lazy river and a kids’ splash park.

Champions Gate Orlando Vacation Home Resort with water slides.
Champions Gate Orlando Vacation Home Resort | Copyright Photo: Champions Gate

Other perks include a gaming arcade, a movie theater, a restaurant and a fitness center.

Are you ready to experience a top Orlando golf course?

The nearby club has 2 championship Greg Norman-designed courses, plus a golf school, a driving range and a swanky clubhouse with a restaurant, a bar and a pro golf shop.

Champions Gate Orlando Vacation Home Resort. Star Wars themed room.
Star Wars Themed Rec Room at Champions Gate Orlando Vacation Home Resort

A 4-bedroom townhouse at Championsgate starts at around $146 per night.

4. Margaritaville Resort in Orlando

Margaritaville is a brand-new, one-of-a-kind resort located less than 10-minutes from Walt Disney World.  

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Pool. BEST Orlando Family Resorts with a Water Park and Water Slide.
Photo: Margaritaville Resort Orlando

This laid-back luxury resort is inspired by the famous lyrics of the Jimmy Buffett song Margaritaville.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Room
Photo: Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Less than three miles from Disney World and just 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport, this fun vacation community is perfectly located for a family trip.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Water park. BEST Orlando Family Resorts with a Water Park and Water Slide.
Photo: Margaritaville Resort Orlando

The amazing water park and the resort were both created for those looking to kick back and enjoy life to the max.

You can get a luxury room here from about $235 per night.

5. Windsor Hills Resort

A gated community set among natural woodlands and lakes, Windsor Hills is a top spot for families. The lagoon-style pool has fountains, slides and a hot tub.

You can play ping pong by the pool or hang out in the gaming arcade or movie room.

Windsor Hills Resort Vacation Home near Walt Disney World. Orlando family resorts with water slides.
Windsor Hills Resort Vacation Home near Walt Disney World | Copyright photo: Windsor Hills

The resort also has a sundry shop, a fitness suite and plenty of outdoor activities including sports courts, a kids’ playground and a golf putting green.

Windsor Hills Resort Vacation Home near Walt Disney World. Toy Story themed room. Orlando family resorts with water slides..
Plenty of themed rooms throughout resort | Copyright Photo Windsor Hills

You can rent a spacious 3-bedroom condo with a themed kids’ bedroom from around $104 per night.

Hipster Power Tip: Always book your Orlando vacation rental with a trusted villa specialist.

Whether you’re looking for an action-packed community or a peaceful spot to kick back and relax, there are literally dozens of family resorts in and around Orlando.

Be careful to book with a trusted villa specialist to get the best homes at the best prices as well as great customer service.

*Please Note: All prices are subject to change at anytime.

Final Thoughts

On most rental websites you have the option to book your stay online. However, I recommend working with an expert directly who can help you select the best home for your trip.

Many of the vacation home specialists have superb information on the area you want to stay in. They also know what details to mention to you, that you may not think of when choosing your home.

For lots of different reasons I recommend Top Villas, which offers 24/7 guest support. They also have an office in Orlando, which makes it more convenient to connect with them.

Read more tips for choosing the best Orlando vacation home near Disney World here!

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Have you ever stayed at a vacation home near Walt Disney World? If so, what did you like best about doing your Disney trip this way? Leave your comments below.

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

NikkyJ

(Original Article Date: June 25, 2019/Updated July 12, 2021)

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