President's Message

September 1, 2021

My Fellow Owners,

As the summer draws to a close, I am pleased to report on several changes underway at our Resort. Last year I wrote about COVID and the new policies and procedures introduced to make our Resort safe for our owners, guests, and staff. These past 6 months have demonstrated the success of those efforts as the Resort has been packed full of happy families.

Going forward, our management team has identified and tracked a change in guest behavior which started several years ago and needs to be addressed. We found that owners, exchangers, and guests visiting our Resort were spending more and more time on property using the resort amenities. Owner feedback indicated that our 2010 amenities renovation made the Resort a place where families could relax and have fun all day. Due to ever-increasing costs, families are spending fewer (but longer) days at the attractions to get the most experience for their money, and they are spending more days at the Resort, taking advantage of the amenities, and resting their feet and their wallets. This shift put pressure on the existing amenities and infrastructure. It was not uncommon for all the pool lounge chairs to be taken or for people to wait over an hour for food. We need to expand to meet the increasing demand. Over the fall 2021/winter 2022 season, we will be adding more seating to our main pool deck, additional activities and features, a larger food and beverage operation with more options, and expanded entertainment areas will also be added. We believe these changes will improve the Resort experience for those coming to FantasyWorld and increase exchange value for those Owners travelling elsewhere.

Each year, Owners ask the board of directors for assistance in ending their timeshare ownership early. As most Owners are already aware, 2030 is scheduled to be the last year of our timeshare. After 2021's vacations are complete, annual Owners will have only 9 vacations left (odd-year biennial Owners will have 4 left, and even-year biennial Owners will have 5 left).
Most Owners are already familiar with our Wind Down Plan, which allows Owners in good standing to pay a portion of the future maintenance fees to end their timeshare ownership early without their exit creating a burden on the remaining Owners. We are introducing a new program as an option to the Wind Down Plan. We call it the Speed Up Plan. Beginning in 2022, we have limited opportunities for Owners to use their remaining vacations faster and thus end their ownership sooner. It works like this: An Owner can pay the maintenance fees for their future weeks at the current rate and then use those weeks at any time within the next two years (based on ownership season and availability, as always, first-come, first-served).
For example, an even-year biennial Owner has 5 vacations left through 2030. That Owner could pay 5 weeks of maintenance fees at the current rate ($1,000.91 per week), then book those 5 weeks in 2022 or 2023 and be done with this timeshare forever. These 5 reservations could be a single townhome for 5 weeks in a row (consecutive usage) or an Owner can choose to reserve up to 2 townhomes for the same week or weeks (overlapping usage). Reservations can also be deposited with the exchange provider of the Owner's choice if that is preferred. The logistics of the Speed Up Plan are complex, so availability is limited and will be first-come, first-served.

We know that neither Wind Down nor Speed Up are perfect solutions for every Owner wishing to exit early, but these plans are the best we can do to be fair to the Owners wishing to exit early and fair to the Owners wishing to continue their ownership as originally agreed.

Warmest Regards

Jeff

Jeffrey T Weinland
President
Jeff@Weinland.us 



Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld
Timeshare Owners Association Inc.


5005 Kyng’s Heath Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746


407-396-8530
Fax 407-396-6737 


E-mail Jeff@Weinland.us

Payments

2022 Annual Maintenance Fee
$
1,000.91
Due 1/1/2022
  • Operating Fee: $738.51
  • Reserve Fee: $162.71
  • Property Tax: 99.69
  • Total: $1,000.91
2022 Biennial Maintenance fee
$
500.46
Due 1/1/2022
  • Operating Fee: $369.26
  • Reserve Fee: $81.35
  • Property Tax: 49.85
  • Total: $500.46

Request Your Reservation NOW!

Platinum Season Weeks
5-17, 24-36, 46-47, 51-52

Gold Season Weeks
1-4, 18-23, 37-45, 48-50

What All Owners Should Know About Reservations

  • ​All reservation requests are confirmed on a first come / first served basis. 
  • The timeshare includes 205 townhomes. 
  • ​The first 205 eligible deed owners who request any specific week are assigned a reservation.
  • ​The 206th and all subsequent owners who request a week will be asked for an alternate selection.
  • The maintenance fee associated with the owner usage must be paid before a reservation can be confirmed.
  • ​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).
  • ​Every owner needs a specific reservation at the resort to make use of their ownership.
  • ​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.
  • ​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.
Information for the owners of
Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld Timeshare Owners Association

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. 

PLEASE BE CAREFUL! 

Warmest Regards 

Jeff Weinland, President Jeff@Weinland.us

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

Historical Breakout of Operating, Reserve,
and Property Tax Assessments

Annual Owners

2022

Operating Fee - $738.51
Reserve Fee - $162.71
Property Taxes - $99.69
Total - $1,000.91

2021

Operating Fee - $671.38
Reserve Fee - $147.92
Property Taxes - $90.63
Total - $909.93

2020

Operating Fee - $671.38
Reserve Fee - $147.92
Property Taxes - $90.63
Total - $909.93

2019

Operating Fee - $609.68
Reserve Fee - $134.33
Property Taxes - $82.34
Total - $826.35

2018

Operating Fee - $609.68
Reserve Fee - $134.33
Property Taxes - $82.34
Total - $826.35

Historical Breakout of Operating, Reserve,
and Property Tax Assessments

Biennial Owners

2022

Operating Fee - $369.26
Reserve Fee - $81.35
Property Taxes - $49.85
Total - $500.46

2021

Operating Fee - $335.69
Reserve Fee - $73.96
Property Taxes - $45.32
Total - $454.97

2020

Operating Fee - $335.69
Reserve Fee - $73.96
Property Taxes - $45.32
Total - $454.97

2019

Operating Fee - $304.84
Reserve Fee - $67.16
Property Taxes - $41.17
Total - $413.17

2018

Operating Fee - $304.84
Reserve Fee - $67.16
Property Taxes - $41.17
Total - $413.17

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.

COVID-19 Update

NOTICE

The FantasyWorld Resort proudly complies with its governing documents, state and local health regulations, as well as federal ADA regulations.
We all love our furry friends but to comply with the rules that govern us and to ensure the safety of guests and pets.

NO ANIMALS ALLOWED

Except for Service Animals

“Service Animal” means any ADA recognized animal that is trained to do work or
perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.

PETS PROVIDING GENERAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, COMFORT, OR COMPANIONSHIP ARE NOT RECOGNIZED AS SERVICE ANIMALS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT INDIVIDUALLY TRAINED TO PERFORM A SPECIFIC TASK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ADA.

Unless the service provided by the animal is apparent, our agents will ask:
– Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
– What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

Misrepresenting a Service Animal is a violation of Florida Statute 413.08

YOUR SERVICE ANIMAL MUST ALWAYS BE UNDER YOUR CONTROL

ADA requires your Service Animal be harnessed, leashed, or otherwise tethered unless your disability or the work it does prevents the use of these tools. in that case, the Service Animal must be under control through other means such as voice commands or signals. If the Service Animal is out of control and you do not take effective action to control it, or if the Service Animal is not housebroken, we can require that it be removed from the premises. You are responsible for any damage caused by your service animal.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!

Resort Information

TELEPHONE INFORMATION

Dialing Instructions

Local Calls
When dialing from your unit, for local calls, dial 9 + area code + number on all phone calls.

For Emergency Calls
DIAL 9+911.

Long Distance Calls

For long distance calls, please dial 9 + 1 + area code + number.

Calling Room to Room
Calling between townhomes, dial 4-digit room number.

Voice Mail
Dial 60 when message light is flashing and follow instructions.

Fax Number at Front Desk
407-396-6737
Charges apply for sending and receiving.

Domestic – $2.00 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page.

International – $3.00 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page.

Receiving – $1.25 each page.

Please see a front desk associate to send or receive faxes.

Television

2 – FantasyWorld Resort Splash Page
6 – NASA TV HD
7 – Walt Disney World Info Channel
8 – Orlando Visitor Network
10 – ABC HD-WFTV
11 – CBS HD-WKMG
12 – NBC HD-WESH
13 – News 13 HD
14 – FOX HD7-WOLF
15 – WUCF-PBS
16 – CW HD-WKCF
17 – My TV HD -WRBW
18 – ION HD-WOPX
19 – TBN-WHLV
20 – 27-WRDQ
21 – Good Life-WTGL
22 – Super Channel -WACX
23 – CSPAN HD
24 – Weather HD
36 – HLN HD
37 – CNN HD
38 – CNBC HD
39 – MSNBC HD
40 – Bloomberg HD
41 – Fox News HD
42 – BBC America HD
43 – NY1 HD
47 – Bright House Sports Network HD
48 – ESPN HD
49 – ESPN 2 HD
50 – ESPN Classic HD
51 – ESPN News HD
52 – ESPN U HD
53 – FS1 HD
54 – Golf Channel HD
55 – Fox Sports Florida HD
56 – Sun Sports HD
57 – FS2 HD
58 – GOL TV HD
59 – NBC Sports HD
62 – NFL Network HD
63 – NHL Network HD
64 – Tennis Channel HD
65 – MLB Network HD
66 – NBA TV HD
67 – belN Sports HD
68 – SEC Network HD
70 – Disney Channel HD
71 – Cartoon Network HD
72 – Nickelodeon HD
73 – BET HD
74 – Freeform HD
75 – Animal Planet HD
76 – Discovery HD
79 – TLC HD
80 – Food Network HD
81 – Hallmark Channel HD
82 – HGTV HD
83 – Lifetime HD
84 – Oxygen HD
85 – OWN HD
86 – Discovery Health & Fitness HD
87 – Travel Channel HD
88 – National Geographic HD
89 – History Channel HD
90 – A & E HD
91 – E! HD
92 – Bravo HD
93 – TBS HD
94 – TNT HD
95 – USA HD
96 – AMC HD
97 – Universal HD
98 – Velocity HD
99 – Comedy Central HD
100 – SyFy HD
101 – FX HD
106 – lnfoMas HD Spanish News/Noticias Espanol
107 – Univision HD – WVEN
108 – Telemundo HD – WTMO
109 – UniMas HD – WOTF
122 – TMC HD
123 – LMN HD
124 – Hallmark Movie Channel HD
125 – HBO HD
126 – HBO 2 HD
127 – HBO Family HD
128 – Showtime HD
129 – Showtime 2 HD
134 – VH1 HD
135 – MTV HD

HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Baptist
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
Dial 9+407-847-8348
400 E. Columbia Avenue, Kissimmee, Florida 34744

Catholic
Mary Queen of the Universe
Dial 9+407-239-6600
8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821

Jehovah Witness
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness
Dial 9+407-846-1660
1675 S. Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Jewish
Congregacion Hebrea Nazarena Beth Ha’ Torah
Dial 9+1+321-284-3529
1274 S John Young Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Methodist
First United Methodist Church
Dial 9+407-847-3700
101 W. Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Seventh-Day Adventist
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Dial 9+407-450-8208
2391 Fortune Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34744

Music – Popular

200 – Music Choice Hit List
201 – Music Choice Max
202 – Music Choice Dance/EDM
203 – Music Choice lndie
204 – Music Choice Hip -Hop and R&B
205 – Music Choice Rap
206 – Music Choice Hip -Hop Classics
207 – Music Choice Throwback Jamz
208 – Music Choice R&B Classics
209 – Music Choice R&B Soul
210 – Music Choice Gospel
211 – Music Choice Reggae
212 – Music Choice Rock
213 – Music Choice Metal
214 – Music Choice Alternative
215 – Music Choice Adult Alternative
216 – Music Choice Rock Hits
217 – Music Choice Classic Rock
218 – Music Choice Soft Rock
219 – Music Choice Love Songs
220 – Music Choice Pop Hits
221 – Music Choice Party Favorites
222 – Music Choice Teen Beats
223 – Music Choice Kidz Only
224 – Music Choice Toddler Tunes
225 – Music Choice Y2K
226 – Music Choice 90’s
227 – Music Choice 80’s
228 – Music Choice 70’s
229 – Music Choice Solid Gold Oldies
230 – Music Choice Pop & Country
231 – Music Choice Today’s Country
232 – Music Choice Country Hits
233 – Music Choice Classic Country
234 – Music Choice Contemporary 

Music – Christian
235 – Music Choice Pop Latino
236 – Music Choice Urbana
237 – Music Choice Mexicana
238 – Music Choice Tropicales
239 – Music Choice Romances
240 – Music Choice Sounds of the

Music – Seasons
241 – Music Choice Stage & Screen
242 – Music Choice Soundscapes
243 – Music Choice Smooth Jazz
244 – Music Choice Jazz
245 – Music Choice Blues
246 – Music Choice Singers & Swing
247 – Music Choice Easy Listening
248 – Music Choice Classical

Music – Masterpieces
249 – Music Choice Light Classical

Total Number of Channels: 141

Total Number of Local Channels: 13

Total Number of News Channels: 6

Total Number of Specialty Channels: 43

Total Number of Sports Channels: 20

Total Number of Spanish Channels: 4

Total Number of Movie Channels: 5 

Total Number of Music Channels: 50

CHECK-OUT TIME:
10AM

After this time, a fee may apply.
Please call the Front Desk by dialing “0” for availability and charges.

MAIL & PACKAGES

US Postal service picks up mail Monday-Saturday. 
Drop off outgoing mail at the Front Desk. 

There is a $7.00 charge to receive guest packages and a $15.00 charge for up to 3 packages.

Postage can be purchased at the Front Desk.

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Getting to Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld

Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld, one of the best resorts in Kissimmee Florida, is located approximately 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. FantasyWorld family resort in Florida are near the Disney Resort complex, Sea World, Universal Resort Orlando, the Orange County Convention Center and minutes from many world-class shopping outlet malls.

Vacation Villas at FantasyWorld
5005 Kyng’s Heath Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Directions from Orlando International Airport (MCO):

Take the south airport exit (417 South). Take 535 (exit #6) and proceed to the 2nd traffic light and turn left onto S.R. 535. Go approximately 3 miles to Kyng's Heath Rd. (traffic light) and turn right. The registration center is approximately 2 blocks on the right.

Directions from Tampa:

I-4 East to Highway 192 East (Exit 64A). Continue on 192 East for approximately 3 miles to marker 11 (Olive Garden Restaurant) on left. Turn left on Hart Ave., which runs directly into the registration center.

Directions from North Florida and Georgia:

I-75 South to Florida Turnpike South. Go to I-4 West and continue approximately 4 miles on I-4 West to SR-535 South (Lake Buena Vista – Exit 68) and turn left onto S.R. 535. Go approximately 3 miles to Kyng's Heath Rd. (traffic light) and turn right. The registration center is approximately 2 blocks on the right.

Directions from Miami:

I-Florida Turnpike North to Exit 249 (Osceola Parkway) and turn left. Continue on Osceola Parkway. After the toll booth, take the first exit (SR 535) and turn left. Go to Kyng's Heath Rd. and turn right. The registration center is approximately 2 blocks on the right.

Questions? Feel free to ask.

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