22. March 2018

The Mar­i­ott Vil­lage, Flori­da

The Mar­riott Vil­lage in Orlan­do, Flori­da, is where three hotels con­verge into one vil­lage. Close to Dis­ney, Epcot and oth­er attrac­tions, the hotels are home to vaca­tion­ing fam­i­lies and oth­er trav­el­ers. As you enter the cir­cle dri­ve­way shared by all hotels, you’ll find a beau­ti­ful foun­tain, and in the strip between the Fair­field Inn & Suites and the Court­yard Mar­riott is a Vil­lage Mar­ket­place with plen­ty of din­ing, shop­ping and oth­er con­ve­niences for the hotel guests.

This area offers a focal point for fam­i­lies to gath­er after a day of fun, where they could shop and dine. How­ev­er, the hotels want­ed to expand it into a place where the kids could play while the rest of the fam­i­ly enjoyed the sur­round­ings of the Vil­lage Mar­ket­place. The Vil­lage Green, a strip of grass and palm trees 29 x 90 feet in the Mar­ket­place, was devel­oped into an inno­v­a­tive play­ground vil­lage using the Greenville prod­uct line that blend­ed well with its sur­round­ings.

The Triple Boo gives the look of a classic play house with its bamboo panels, but it is truly more. Standing 13 feet tall, the Triple Boo utilizes the space well by providing play space upward, maximizing play space on minimal ground area. It also contains a 3-dimensional rope climbing web beneath it for kids to climb in and up to the tree house. Climbing in a 3-dimensional net challenges a child’s psychomotor skills, stimulates 3D thinking and provides numerous ways for a child to get from point A to point B. The open tube provides ADA access to the structure, enabling play for all. And, the bamboo panels, which look like wood, offer greater durability and are extremely wear-resistant.

The Triple Boo playground village has been outfitted with plenty of activities to keep children active and challenged, including access nets, ladders, a hammock, an attached slide and an access bridge connecting to the Splash.

The Splash, another bamboo-paneled rope play house, offers more play area for children ages five and older. It is a nice transition from the Triple Boo, ascending down the two access net options to ground level activities, such as the tic-tac-toe board and hammock, and the window panels that created the magical playhouse. The hammock also offers easy transfer and ADA access. Parents love the transparency, which gives them time to enjoy their coffee and still keep an eye on their kids.

The Spooky Rookie, another bamboo playhouse in the village, is designed specifically for younger children ages 2 to 5 to foster early motor development. Again, plenty of play activities keep the younger children busy and challenged, including a climbing ramp, climbing wall, window to stimulate their imagination and other play functions such as a tic-tac-toe board and memory games. All of this activity is packed into an inviting and imaginative design to keep these youngsters energized, safe and happy.