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any villas close to shopping areas?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by buzzchamp, Jan 1, 2009.

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    we're talking about splitting a stay between a villa so we can shop and eat out then with another week on disney for the parks.

    is there a villa area that is close enough to shopping and dining areas that it would be possible to do that without driving?

    cabs would be ok as long as they didnt cost much to get to the places
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    Unfortunately, the greater WDW/Orlando/Lake Buena Vista area is not set up for pedestrian traffic. There are very limited areas where you can walk (DTD to Crossroad's is one) safely.

    If you are going to stay off property, you will absolutely need to take cabs (and they can be pricey) or need to rent a car.
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    Thats what I was wondering too :( sigh
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    If you could find a villa near the new shopping area on 27, that might work, but again the area is NOT set up for pedestrian traffic. 27 is a fast moving highway and there are any number of accidents along it. :(

    Truly, walking is not much of an option around here. :(
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    I can believe that. The number of times we've almost been killed trying to negotiate that road between best buy and the florida mall
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    well i stayed in a villa 2m ago...it looks miles down the 27 but took 15-20mins to the maingate aprox and shopping didnt take very long at all car has to be the way to go
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    It's not something that this area wants broadcast, but there are many people struck by cars and other vehicles and killed while trying to cross major roadways here.

    Usually, they are visitors, but not always. I often wonder how horrifying it must be to family to have a member killed on holiday. :( I can't imagine that happening, let alone happening in a foreign country. :(

    Eeeesh. What a terrible topic. :sorry:

    Needless to say, be hyper alert while walking in any area without sidewalks. :(
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    By the same token, if you're unaccustomed or afraid of driving in the US, getting behind the wheel of a vehicle can be equally dangerous to yourself and those around you.

    Cabs, while potentially costly, may be your best choice.
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    tbh its easier by a loooooooong way than driving here becca
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    It's all about perception though, mate...we can psych ourselves out something fierce from time to time...
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    if you can drive here, you would easy be ok there its so much better its dog eat dog on the roads here, florida is a walk in the park by comparison

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