Operations Update

5/20/2020 – 5pm EDT.

The FantasyWorld Resort has strengthened precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. The health and well-being of our guests, team members, and all who visit our property is of paramount importance to us. We will do everything that we can to ensure that our guests have a safe and pleasant stay.
• Group Activities: All group activities of any kind are limited to the occupants of a single townhome (family units of no more than 6 people). Please be considerate of others. If you aren’t feeling well, stay in your townhome. All guests are required to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from any other guest who is not staying in the same townhome.

• Open Aquatics: The Lazy River, the Zero Depth Entry Pool, Slide Tower, and Splash Pad located near the lobby and activities building are currently open from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The Lap Pool located at the Water Mania courtyard is also open from 10:00am to 6:.00pm. Effective May 21, 2020 the Lazy River, the Zero Depth Entry Pool, Lap Pool, and Splash Pad will operate at extended hours of 9:00am to 9:00pm daily. Also, effective May 21 the slide tower will operate from 10:00am to 7:00pm daily. Please follow posted rules and keep at least 6 feet between family units.

  • Closed Aquatics: The Hot Tubs are currently closed. They will re-open in accordance with guidance from Federal, State, and local authorities.
  • Food and Beverage: Oreo’s Poolside Café is open for outdoor food and beverage service. Effective May 21st the café will offer the full menu from 12:00 to 6:00pm daily. Please keep at least 6 feet between family units. The inside dining area remains closed for now.
  • Owner Services: Owner Services is currently only available by phone or e-mail. Weekly owner meetings are suspended. Owner Services materials are available on-line or can be mailed to you.
  • Other Closed Amenities: The Fitness Center is currently closed. Protective social distancing dividers have been ordered for the fitness center and it will reopen after these arrive and get installed and will re-open in accordance with guidance from Federal, State, and local authorities. We anticipate this should be no later than the 2nd week of June.
  • Other Open Amenities: Mini Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, the children’s Playground, the Batting Cage, the Game Room, the Sauna, and the Recreation Building are currently open. Equipment is available in the recreation or at the Front Desk.

The recreation building will open Thursday May 21st from 9:00 a.m. until 7:oo p.m. daily. Many but not all activities will be available due to social distancing regulations. The sauna, located on the 2nd floor of the recreation building, will be available from 9:00 am until 6:00 p.m. with a maximum capacity of 2 persons. Protective social distancing dividers have been ordered for the fitness center and it will reopen after these arrive and get installed. The first-floor game room will also be opened during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 pm. CDC approved disinfectant spray bottles will be available in the game room. Please wipe down all games before and after use if an attendant is not present.

Pool deck activities such as t-dye, snow cones, karaoke, bingo, movie night, and glitter tattoos will be conducted using responsible social distancing. Please be prepared to fully co-operate with our staff and adhere to these guidelines. The batting cage will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the helmets and bats will be disinfected between each use. All other equipment that is checked out for use such as mini-golf putters, tennis rackets, volleyballs and basketballs are also sanitized between each use.

The Expedia tour and reservation desk will reopen beginning Friday May 22nd. during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
All above activities and hours of operation are subject to change without notice.


Notice of Potential Scam!

Fellow Owners,

Be Alert!

We have gotten reports from owners that they have been contacted by somebody claiming to be with “Festiva” (which is probably not accurate) which “owns the Resort” (which is definitely not accurate). This person is offering to sell “Rental Protection” to our fellow owners. Owners are asked to pay this person $1,195. In return for that payment, the owners’ week as well as two additional “getaway weeks” will allegedly be rented in the owners’ name. Supposedly, the proceeds from the rental of the 3 weeks (totaling $13,000) will then be paid to the owner.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If we could turn a maintenance fee plus $1,195 into $13,000 we’d all be rich.

You own the Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld Resort, not Festiva nor any other developer. We do not believe the people contacting our owners with this offer are actually associated with Festiva. We don’t know who they are. We don’t know anything about “getaway weeks,” nobody gets 3 weeks for 1 maintenance fee. These people do not represent us. We did not sell or give anybody your phone numbers.

There are lots of scams out there.


Warmest Regards

Jeff Weinland, President
on behalf of the Board of Directors and Management Team of Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld Time-Share Owners Association Inc.

2020 Maintenance Fee Season.

September 30, 2019

The 2020 Maintenance fee assessment was adopted in August and invoices have been sent to all owners.

As with all prior years, the invoice is not due until January 1, 2020, but our intent to to provide owners with as much notice of the amount payable as possible. Also, many owners seek to take advantage of the opportunity to confirm their 2020 reservations early and to confirm their airline tickets while advance booking discounts still apply.

Owners seeking to take advantage of the early deposit bonuses offered by Interval International or other exchange providers are welcome to pay early and request their confirmation numbers immediately. The resort staff is aware of the current offers and are processing reservation requests as quickly as possible. If you are seeking to participate in one of the bonus programs, please be sure to read the fine print of their offer carefully. In most cases the exchange companies have conditions and limitations on their offers and owners need specific dates reserved to participate. Also, please be sure you understand the bonus you will receive. Our owners association has no control over the offers made by the exchange companies and we can not fix any misunderstanding that occur between owners and their exchange provider.

When you are ready to pay your fees, you can do so online at FantasyWorldPayments.com. Payments are processed through PayPal, but owners do not need to have a PayPal account to pay. There is an option to simply pay with a major credit card.

We recommend owners make their reservation request immediately after making their payment. Request your reservation at FantasyWorldReservations.comWhen making your reservation request, please remember the following:

1. Reservations are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Owners who request early get the pick of the best weeks in their season of ownership. Owners who request late must choose for the weeks which remain after other owners made their selections. It pays to request early.

2. Everyone must select specific dates. Owners who plan to deposit their reservation with an exchange provider are depositing a specific reservation at our resort. Choosing the most valuable week available within your season of ownership will improve the value of the exchange you can negotiate for with your exchange provider.

Owners are welcome to mail a check if they prefer not to use a credit card. Please write your owner number on the check. The mailing address is:

Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld
5005 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746

Anyone needing the breakdown of maintenance fee expenses for tax purposes should know that the annual owners fee of $909.93 includes: Operating Fee $671.38, Reserve Fee $147.92, and Property Taxes $90.63. The biennial owners fee of $413.17 includes: Operating Fee 335.69,  Reserve Fee $73.96, and Property Taxes of $45.32.

Warmest Regards

Jeff Weinland, President


Historical Breakout of Operating. Reserve,
and Property Tax Assessments

2020 Annual Owners Biennial Owners
Operating Fee  $                671.38  $                335.69
Reserve Fee  $                147.92  $                  73.96
Property Taxes  $                  90.63  $                 45.32
Total  $                909.93  $                454.97
2019 Annual Owners Biennial Owners
Operating Fee  $                609.68  $                304.84
Reserve Fee  $                134.33  $                  67.16
Property Taxes  $                  82.34  $                  41.17
Total  $                826.35  $                413.17
2018 Annual Owners Biennial Owners
Operating Fee  $                609.68  $                304.84
Reserve Fee  $                134.33  $                  67.16
Property Taxes  $                  82.34  $                  41.17
Total  $                826.35  $                413.17

Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld Timeshare Owners Association Inc.

5005 Kyng’s Heath Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Fax 407-396-6737



Questions? Feel free to ask. Reservation Request? Please follow the link above.

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What All Owners Should Know About Reservations

  1. All reservations are confirmed on a first come / first served basis.
  2. The timeshare owns 205 townhomes.
  3. The maintenance fee associated with the owner usage must be paid before a reservation can be confirmed.
  4. Owners may pay an amount equal to the prior years maintenance fee if they want to confirm a reservation before the amount of the maintenance fee is established for the year (late summer or early fall; at the annual meeting). Any difference will be bill when the final amounts are established.
  5. The first 205 eligible deed owners who request any specific week are assigned a reservation.
  6. The 206th and all subsequent owners who request a week will be asked for an alternate selection.
  7. Owners are eligible if they are requesting a reservation within their season of ownership (owners of Platinum deeds requesting Platinum season weeks, or owners of Gold deeds requesting Gold season weeks).
  8. Owners may request  out-of-season  reservations 45-days prior to the planned arrival (Gold Owners pay a $175 upgrade fee; Platinum Owners paid more for their deeds and this benefit was included in the purchase price they paid). This rule is in place to ensure that all owners have the first chance to confirm a reservation during their season of ownership. This rule works well for reservations in January, February, and sometimes as late as April. Owners seeking out of season reservations later in the year are better served to use the services of an exchange company to trade into another season.
  9. Every owner needs a specific reservation at the resort to make use of their ownership.
  10. Owners wishing to exchange their reservation with an exchange provider, must first obtain a confirmed reservation from the resort and provide the details of the reservation to their exchange provider. The reservation is the medium of exchange providers. This applies to same year exchange and to owners wishing to bank their usage for a future year. Owners are encouraged to contact their exchange provider as soon as they know their plan is to deposit and they have their confirmation email.

Platinum Season Weeks

Gold Season Weeks


Notice of Authorization
for Non Judicial Foreclosure

If a timeshare owner fails to make timely payments of timeshare plan common expenses, ad valorem taxes, or special assessments, an assessment lien against the timeshare owner’s timeshare interest may be foreclosed in accordance with a judicial foreclosure procedure or a trustee foreclosure procedure, either of which may result in the loss of the timeshare owner’s timeshare interest. If the managing entity initiates a trustee foreclosure procedure, the timeshare owner shall have the option to object pursuant to Florida law, and in such event the managing entity may thereafter proceed only by filing a judicial foreclosure action.