Thanks to a great skyauction bargain, we had the opportunity to do a last-minute trip to Orlando, and spent 6 nights at Vacation Village at Parkway. Because we were traveling as 2 adults without children and celebrating our 20th anniversary, we requested a quiet location, as well as a handicapped accessible unit. We were placed in a standard (not handicapped accessible) unit facing Arabian Nights Drive, which is the main access road to the resort - quite busy and noisy at all times of day and night, especially around showtimes for the Arabian Nights performances. When we requested a change to a handicapped accessible unit (and hopefully to a quieter location), we were told that the resort was completely booked and that no other units were available. Each morning, we checked with the front desk to see if an appropriate unit had opened up, and were told the same thing. When we arrived in our studio unit, the toilet was backed up and the phone was partially out of service - ie, we were able to call the front desk, but were unable to place local or long-distance calls, or to retrieve incoming messages via the voice mail system. 90 minutes after reporting these problems, maintenance came to resolve the toilet problem. The phone issues were never resolved during our stay - a real inconvenience, as we had a child at home who became ill and our childcare provider was unable to reach us, so we made several trips daily (and during the night) to the nearest public phone to keep in touch. We were told that the resort's phone system had been struck by lightning shortly before we arrived, but folks in other units told us they were not having any problems. When you check in, you are given an inventory of items in your unit, which you are required to verify and return to the front desk within 24 hrs. The CD player in our unit had only 1 workable speaker, and the iron was unuseable (it had apparently been dropped and was missing 1/2 of its plastic housing, and the plate was covered with sticky brown "gunk") - we requested replacements for these 2 items when we returned our inventory list, but they never appeared. Parking was limited and not well laid out for our building - we had a "dead end" parking lot with virtually no room to turn around. The property has no gated security. No on-site convenience store or cafe, though it is a large resort and could certainly support both. On the plus side...Our studio unit was large (about 500 square feet) and exceptionally clean. The queen bed was reasonably comfortable, if not plush, and separated from the living area entirely. Furnishings and cabinetry in general were showing some wear, and obviously were not high quality to begin with, but were adequate. (Frankly, I've seen as much wear in some upper-end Marriott, Hilton and Disney timeshare resorts, but furnishings are of a higher quality to begin with there.) We were surprised to discover that our studio had a stackable washer and dryer in the unit (behind a folding door, which we ourselves repaired), and that the small kitchen included a full-size refrig and a 2-burner hotplate for limited cooking, as well as a large microwave/convection oven, coffeemaker, toaster, blender and plenty of cookware, dishes and utensils. Our small balcony was unscreened (an open invitation to visiting bugs) and contained a cheap white plastic table and 2 cheap white plastic chairs, and overlooked the busy access road (used by many noisy delivery trucks and maintenance vehicles) - so we spent no time enjoying our morning coffee in this location, though some folks might. The 2 smallish pools shared by 8 buildings were sparkling clean and inviting, but very crowded with children and their pool toys - no hope of a quiet adult swim at any time during their operating hours of 8am to 10pm. Our unit had a "welcome packet," containing a roll of paper towels, facial tissues, toilet paper, dish detergent and 2 small bars of soap - again, low quality, and we were glad that we had brought our own soap, shampoo, tissues, etc. We twice attempted to use 1 of the 3 complimentary internet access computers (available 8am to 10pm - so forget using them to do an on-line check-in at midnight for your airline, and there is no printer at all for printing your boarding passes), but they are located on the unsupervised 2nd floor of the check-in building and were occupied by teens "shopping" on Victoria's Secret website. Similarly, the fitness facility is equipped with several nice pieces of exercise eqipment, but is in the same unsupervised area and seems to serve as a playground for unaccompanied small children. When we checked in, we were offered the "opportunity" to sit through their timeshare sales presentation - we declined, and subsequently received 1 brief "reminder" during our stay (which we again declined) - but no high pressure. Hmmm...all in all, this resort served as an adequate base for our daytrips. It is located just off of busy and highly commercialized Rt 192 - certainly not the most scenic area, but convenient to a nice Publix supermarket and all manner of chain restaurants and convenience stores (if that's your thing). Hypothetically, this resort should be appealing for folks who are "doing Disney" (and, to a lesser degree, Sea World and Universal) - but its efforts to economize are blatant and its staff, though primarily pleasant, is not empowered to problem-solve appropriately. If you are traveling with children, no doubt they would love the activity around the pool area. If you are looking for a romantic retreat or the postcard-perfect "vacation of a lifetime," I would suggest Marriott's Cypress Harbour or Marriott's Grande Vista - both are better equipped to handle a wide variety of age groups and interests, including adults who simply want to "decompress" and enjoy quiet time together. However, this resort is substantially less expensive (especially if you're lucky enough to catch it on skyauction), and it is certainly well worth much more than the $30/night that we were able to grab it for. I would consider another stay here, though only off-season (which we were) and only if I had plans to spend much of my time outside of the resort.