We had made reservations at Destiny"s Secret Lake RV
Resort in December of 1998 to ensure that we would have one of
their best lake side campsites for New Year's Eve 1999. We sent
in a $50.00 deposit to secure our reservation. What a mistake!
In the spring, we received a note saying that the resort was
adding more cottages and we would be moved from our scheduled
location to one of equal charm. When we called in the fall to
confirm our reservation, they had no record of it because "they
had changed computer systems" and the confirmation numbers
were different. After several email messages and a phone call,
they found our deposit. By now we were a bit paranoid and decided
to confirm again. This time everything was fine. We arrived on
December 30, 1999 and stopped in to register.
There was a long line and the desk clerk told us that because
they were expecting us, we could just go set up and return to
register later. A very pleasant park aide showed us to our site
(number 126). It was out in a huge open field about as far away
from the lake as possible (we found out later, we were in a large
rendezvous area). We set up and then went back to register. Back
at the front desk, they did not have any record of our deposit!
I told them I had made our reservation more than a year before
(lucky for us we retained the confirmation numbers) and had expected
a lake side site which was promised. The clerk indicated that
no sites were available but we could have one in a "choice"
area if we wanted it. We said we would go look at the site. The
"choice" site was terrible and in an area of very closely
spaced units. We declined and indicated we
would stay in our present location. For the privilege, we were
charge $50.00 per night. Their rates had been temporarily inflated
because of the New Year's Eve weekend. At this point you should
know that numerous lakeside sites were empty all weekend, we
could very easily have been put in one of those. Needless to
say we will not return to this facility again.
Aside from our administrative problems, the park does have
very nice facilities and it is nicely situated to visit Walt
Disney World and other attractions in the area. We enjoyed our
New Year's Eve weekend visits to Walt Disney World and understand
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