Lake Buena Vista

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Walt Disney World showing interior views, dining out and food
Lake Buena Vista is home to the largest recreational resort in the world, and includes Disney theme parks and world-class golf courses.

Lake Buena Vista is home to the Walt Disney World® Resort which hosts four theme parks, two water parks, PGA-tour-caliber golf courses and Downtown Disney® Area.  

The Downtown Disney® Area offers three lively waterfront districts of shopping, dining and entertainment. The area is divided into Downtown Disney® Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney® West Side and Downtown Disney® Marketplace.

Step inside DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park at Downtown Disney® West Side for five-stories packed with virtual reality gaming, 3-D and motion simulator rides. Prepare to be amazed by the show La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil®.

Throughout Downtown Disney® Area you’ll find a range of dining options. These include T-REX, a dinosaur-themed eatery, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, a 50,000-square-foot bowling and dining complex, House of Blues Music Hall and Wolfgang Puck’s Grand Café.

Shoppers should make their way to Downtown Disney® Area for its designer stores, themed shops and the World of Disney® store. With approximately 51,000 square feet (4,700 square meters) of space, this is the largest Disney store in the world.

As well as the theme parks, golfing is a big draw for Lake Buena Vista. There are a number of golf courses to choose from, the most highly rated of these being Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, which has hosted major national and international competitions.

Lake Buena Vista is situated in Orange County, Florida. There are a few public transport options within the city, but many of the hotels provide complimentary bus services to and from Downtown Disney® Area. If you plan on driving to Downtown Disney® Area, note that parking is free.

Where to stay in Lake Buena Vista

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort Area
Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort Area
3.5 out of 5
1850B Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
The price is CA $126 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
CA $126
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly resort in Lake Buena Vista. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,913 reviews)
"What I didn’t like was on checking in they gave no directions to room and its a big place . Also their bus service to the park , they don’t announce when the bus picks you up or drops off. So we missed a bus. Otherwise the place was really happy and clean. Decorated for Christmas. Breakfast buffet ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort Area
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort Area
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort Area
4 out of 5
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
The price is CA $178 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
CA $178
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Lake Buena Vista. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,261 reviews)
"The person that did my check in was very nice. The room had a nice view and it was very clean."

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort Area
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $318 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
CA $318
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Lake Buena Vista. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (3,724 reviews)
"Walt Disney World Dolphin is an excellent place to enjoy the Disney experience. The transportation, location and proximity to parks, and the walking paths provide all you need for an enjoyable stay."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2022

Walt Disney World Dolphin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Reconnect with nature *FT WILDERNESS PURCHASED SEPARATELY *
Reconnect with nature *FT WILDERNESS PURCHASED SEPARATELY *
Orlando, FL
Stay at this campground in Lake Buena Vista. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Walt Disney World® and Magic Kingdom® ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
exactly what we wanted!
"this cute little camper was perfect for 2 of us to 'live' in comfortably. the sheets and towels were good quality, and there was plenty of hand/dish soap. Loved that the camp chairs and firepit were set up for us. The mattresses were quite firm, so we ended up putting both of them on one of the bunk ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2022

Reconnect with nature *FT WILDERNESS PURCHASED SEPARATELY *
Magical 2 bedroom/2 bathroom located right outside Disneyworld
Magical 2 bedroom/2 bathroom located right outside Disneyworld
Orlando, FL
Stay at this apartment in Lake Buena Vista. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Epcot® and Disney Springs® are located nearby. ...
Magical 2 bedroom/2 bathroom located right outside Disneyworld
The Lion’s Cave located right outside Disney World
The Lion’s Cave located right outside Disney World
Orlando, FL
Stay at this apartment in Lake Buena Vista. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and an onsite playground. Popular attractions Epcot® and Disney Springs® are located ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
Great vacation rental
"We really enjoyed our stay. It was spacious, clean, nicely decorated, comfortable, and close to the Disney parks. Would highly recommend. Host was easily available for communication."

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2022

The Lion’s Cave located right outside Disney World
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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