★ Gated community with clubhouse and communal pool
★ Walt Disney World Resort via US192
★ Seaworld, Universal Studios and Premium Outlets and shops via Interstate 4
★ Publix supermarket and shops very close on US27
★ Selection of restaurants on US27 and US192
Regal Palms Resort
The Regal Palms Resort & Spa offers a collection of 3,4 and 5 bedroom rental homes and differs from the more traditional villa communities, in that it is based around a central pool complex and clubhouse. The pool area has 2 large heated pools, a shallow walk-in pool for small children, a lazy river, water slide and hot tub. Together this makes a fantastic place for families, especially when looking for a relaxing break from the theme parks and shops.
For a double-dose of relaxation, visit the spa or for the more active, a well-equipped fitness room. All of which are only available to guests staying in the resort. The clubhouse has a restaurant, sports bar, internet cafe, arcade games room and reception. There is also an outdoor activity play area for children and volleyball court. For golfers, there is absolutely no excuse as the Highlands Reserve course is just the other side of the main road.
When staying at Regal Palms, those day-to-day essentials can be purchased from the local Publix supermarket that bordes the community. The shopping complex also has a number of eateries including Applebees, Quiznos, an Indian take-away and a wine & bistro parlour. As this is within walking distance, it is ideal when you want to stay local in the evening. The nearest Walmart is around 3 miles north - just past the junction with US192.
For more shops and eateries, head south on US27 towards the intersection with Interstate 4. This is where you will find the Posner Park shopping centre, which has a number of major stores including JC Penney, Target, Ross and Dress for Less. For more restaurants and shops, the ChampionsGate development is located approximately 7 miles south-east of Regal Palms (alongside Interstate 4). This is also where you will find the Omni Resort hotel, which offers fine dining for any special occasion.
Nearest Walmart, Publix or Target Supermarket
Premium Shopping Outlets, Vineland
Regal Palms Resort & Spa is located on highway US27, around 2.5 miles south of the intersection with highway US192 (the main road through to Kissimmee). The most straightforward driving route to Walt Disney World is either US192 or as an alternative, the less-busy western route SR429. For Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the International Drive area, head for Interstate 4 then north towards Orlando. Orlando International airport is accessible from Interstate 4 and the Beachline Expressway SR528. This is also the route to Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach.
For the Gulf coast and Busch Gardens, head south on Interstate 4 towards Tampa. For Legoland Florida, head south on highway US27 passing the intersection with Interstate 4.
Disney Springs and Market Place
Disney's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sport
Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios, Volcano Bay
Seaworld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica
Busch Gardens, Tampa
Old Town and Fun Park
Orlando International Airport
Sanford International Airport
Driving distances are taken from Google Maps and reference a central starting point in the community. When quoting distances to Walt Disney World Resort, these are not taken to the 'gates', but are representative of the actual distance to the specific attraction. Driving distances are not biased to any villa community.
This is the mid-section of highway US27 and encompasses a number of rental communities from the intersection with highway US192 then south towards Interstate 4. With this area fast becoming where the majority of visitors to the Orlando area will stay, improvements to the roads have made them wider to cater for the additional traffic. Access to the attractions, shops and restaurants is via Interstate 4 or US192. Likewise, a visit to Tampa or the Gulf coast beaches is equally as straightforward via Interstate 4.
Staying in this area means a car is essential when visiting the theme parks, area attractions and the local shops.