Disney Family Alert: New All-Suites IHG Holiday Inn Waterpark 25k/Night

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Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark has launched today with IHG.

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark

It is an all-suites hotel and every room has either kitchenette or full kitchen. Queen Suites and Standard Rooms, both with kitchenette, are available for IHG rewards at 25,000 points/night. They have King Suites, with kitchenette and with kitchen, and 3-Bedroom Suites with kitchen, that you might be able to sweet-talk into an upgrade.

If there is any place in the world a suite is most needed it is a Disney vacation. And as a non-parent, even I know the highlight of the trip will be the pool, so why not stay at a waterpark and hope your kid’s forget about Disney and its exorbitant tickets?

The press release lists the following facilities as well as free shuttle to nearby attractions (Epcot is 1 mile):

Guests can enjoy complimentary Internet access, the more than 20,000 square foot waterpark, poolside cabanas and the new Batman™ Laser Challenge, in which children and adults can work alongside Batman to take on The Joker as he threatens Gotham City™. The property also offers a multimillion dollar 4-D Theater where guests can enjoy a thrilling extra-dimensional experience fit for the whole family. New 4-D films include: Angry Birds: The 4-D Experience, Ice Age No Time for Nuts 4-D, and more. The property also offers family-friendly activities including pool-side entertainment and Kids Club with activities hosted throughout the day.

This is the same site as the Nickelodeon Suites Waterpark so I assume it is the same amenities regardless where you book.

Readers, have you stayed there? Do you vote yay or nay for it for an Orlando family vacation?

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I’ll chip in here as I’ve practically moved to Orlando lately. Orlando is one of the markets that is awash in excess timeshare. You can usually pick up a 1-2 bedroom unit in a decent resort for under $100/night, and sometimes you can go as low as $300/week in off season.

That said, for a day where you don’t leave the hotel the old Nick property could be a solid value on IHG- especially if you’re tripping over them due to recent promotions.


This is the old Nickelodeon Suites hotel. They were stuck with last-gen Nick characters (Dora, Sponge Bob) that current kids didn’t really connect with. I appears they’ve painted over the Nick orange, but decorations were borderline garish, and the rooms had plywood character cutouts everywhere. Not nearly as luxe as the WDW moderate suites.


25k IHG points sounds like a good deal at first glance, but there are many similar resorts with great pools for kids in the I-Drive area between Disney and Universal that run really, really cheap cash rates for much of the year. so your 25k IHG points can save you much more money in a large downtown than in suburban orlando (and kudos to IHG for actually having solid 25k hotels in many cities). the points option would be useful at peak-tourism times, though.