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Virgin Atlantic Downtown Disney Check-in

Virgin Atlantic Downtown Disney Check-in

This could be an interesting time-saver and extend your holiday a little on your last day.. On the Westside area of Downtown Disney (Parking Lot L & M) Virgin Atlantic offer facilities allowing you to check in for your Virgin Atlantic flight, get your boarding pass and drop off your bags for their secure delivery to the airport – so you can enjoy more time with the family at Disney and then arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight’s due departure. The service is free to all Upper Class passengers, Flying Club Gold cardholders and Virgin Holidays passengers.  There is a charge of $10 per person for all other Virgin passengers (providing they hold a confirmed seat).  If you’re interested in taking up this service on your last day of your holiday in Orlando please read the full terms and conditions on Virgin’s Downtown Disney Check-in.

Downtown Disney is located about 15-20 minutes from most of our 500 Orlando villas, so why not drop off your bags and spend your last day at Disney.

Downtown Disney Orlando

Downtown Disney equals lots of entertainment and nightlife all in one Disney hotspot. Situated on Buena Vista Drive, follow the signs for Walt Disney World and then you’ll see signs for Downtown Disney, taking you to the free parking lots. The majority of our Florida villas to rent are within a 20 minute drive away.  You can stroll along the scenic walkway of the 3 distinct sections, all bordering the village waterfront and experience the dining, shopping and entertainment on offer. On the West side – you can take in a live theatrical show of breathtaking acrobatics at the Cirque du Soleil theatre – tickets can be purchased at the box office in the theatre or by calling 407-WDW-SEAT. Or perhaps see the latest Hollywood movie at the AMC Pleasure Island 24 screen cinema – we have a handy post on our Florida Villas blog for film showtimes. Soak up the party atmosphere on Pleasure Island with the bars, discos and eateries. You’ll also find the very best Disney souvenirs and gifts for friends and family at the World of Disney store (largest Disney character store in the world) in the shopping hub of Downtown Disney Marketplace on the East side. Featured in the store is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique salon for girls and boys who want the ultimate princess and knight fairytale makeovers. This is extremely popular with young children over 3 years and we would advise calling in advance to make reservations. Makeover package prices vary.  The marketplace also has a fine art gallery which is fun to browse called The Art of Disney.  There are an abundance of themed restaurants for the family – the Rainforest Cafe has casual dining in an amazing tropical rainforest setting. For an unforgettable experience, try the T-Rex Cafe – a prehistoric adventure where you can eat, shop and gaze at the moving T-Rex dinosaur.

For music lovers, back on the west side, the House of Blues offers southern-inspired food along with live music from Rock ‘n’ Roll to R&B in their Music Hall adjacent to the diner. Once you visit, you’ll be coming back again and again. Check out Leona Lewis below…..

Why not try a 400ft balloon ride in the Characters in Flight open everyday.

Cinemas in Orlando, Films and Showtimes

Looking to take in a film during your vacation in Orlando, Florida? Here’s the local cinema details for you in one handy post. Nearly all of our Florida Villas are within 20 minutes drive from them, so great for your self-catering holiday in Florida.

Downtown Disney Cinema:

Located at Pleasure Island in Downtown Disney is the AMC Theatre multiplex cinema – its modern in design, inspired by an Art Deco style; and comfortable high-backed rocking seating along with THX Surround and Sony Dynamic Digital Sound. Its a fantastic movie experience on a weekend evening or rainy day. Downtown Disney is an attraction itself – along the scenic walkway you’ll find lots of dining, entertainment and shopping for the whole family. Closest parking for the cinema are Lots J & K, 1500 Buena Vista Drive.

Click here for showtimes at AMC Downtown Disney 24

Pointe Orlando & IMAX Cinema:

Pointe Orlando is a big hit for cinema goers in Orlando, with the popular IMAX experience available on varying blockbuster films. In an IMAX theatre, the projected images are extended to create the illusion that the screen’s boundaries have disappeared and the viewer has a more ‘immersive’ experience of the film.  Pointe Orlando is located at 9101 International Drive – opposite the Orange County Convention Center. Again you’ll find diverse dining, specialty shopping and entertainment here. You will have to pay for parking, but you can get your ticket validated at the cinema.

Click here for showtimes at Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX

Universal CityWalk Cinema:

Take your pick of the latest movies at AMC Universal Cineplex 20 and IMAX. Featuring 20 screens, stadium style, plush rocker back chairs, its another premier movie showplace along with the CityWalk’s great dining, bars, clubs and music entertainment. A general parking rebate is offered at the box office with a movie ticket purchase.  To get here take the I-4 – if you’re heading Eastbound take exit 75A, or if your heading Westbound take exit 74B – follow the signpost to Universal Orlando’s main parking garage.

Click here for showtimes at Universal Orlando Cineplex 20 & IMAX

The Loop Kissimmee Cinema:

Regal cinemas ‘The Loop’ cinema complex at The Loop and West’  shopping centre is located at the junction of John Young Parkway and Osceola Parkway; and has 16 cinema screens and stadium seating to enhance your viewing experience.

Click here for showtimes at The Loop Kissimmee Cinema