Vista Way is the oldest housing complex. This does mean that the apartments are a little more… run down, but how your apartment is to live in is based entirely off you and your room-mates’ level of cleanliness.
It’s one of the larger complexes as well, plus it has Clubroom 13501 (a lounge with TV and free wifi), the Disney Learning Centre (a library of books and movies with computer access), the Disney College Program Housing offices (most other complexes will have these too, but this is the main one) and there’s also some of the classrooms for classes, two pools, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball… court? and the Transtar busses that take you to and from work originate from here.
I don’t know of any one bedroom apartments at Vista. Most are two or three bedroom, and there may be four bedroom ones. At the moment, it is the only complex without bunk beds in its rooms, which also means it went from the cheapest to possibly the most expensive complex to live in, depending on your living arrangement.
Because I live at Vista, this complex has a lot of good memories for me. It has a certain reputation, and even people who have not done a college program who work at Disney have a knowing look in their eye when you mention you live at Vista. It’s not that bad, but since it won the number two place for a college coed to get laid (2nd to Cancun) as voted by Playboy Magazine, the rep has stuck. I think it gives it a certain rebellious charm without actually being that rebellious. It’s a very safe place, with 24hr security, like all housing complexes, and the housing office is open 7 days a week to help with any issues you might have.
Don’t let all those over-saturated photos on tumblr fool you — the place looks old and run down. But it’s a nice place to live.
featured image courtesy of Matt Worthington