Lake Buena VistaUnited States of America

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Visit Lake Buena Vista

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

Magic Kingdom® Park showing rides and interior views as well as a couple

Bay Lake

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,610 area reviews)

Bay Lake is beloved for its exciting theme parks. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®.

Bay Lake

Top Hotels in Lake Buena Vista

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
$229
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

Nestled on the beach, this Bay Lake resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, and Disney's ...

4.1/5Very Good! (10,998 reviews)

"This hotel is very nice...walking distance from Epcot and the Boardwalk. A boat ride away from Hollywood Studios and buses will take you everywhere else you want to go on Disney property. The room was nice...nothing special but spacious enough and clean."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Walt Disney World Dolphin
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
$129
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney Springs® and Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf ...

3.7/5Good! (4,301 reviews)

"Someone put the tv on the Spanish channel. Even the technical staff couldn’t figure out how to change it back."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort Area
Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs® Resort Area
Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs® Resort Area
3 out of 5
2000 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL
$100
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Disney Springs® and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Epcot® and SeaWorld® Orlando are also ...

3.9/5Good! (6,994 reviews)

"Great location, facilities and staff. Would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Best Western Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs® Resort Area

Popular things to do in Lake Buena Vista

Walt Disney World®
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Walt Disney World®

4.5/5(11,404 reviews)

Enjoy the rides and games at Walt Disney World® and see why this is a favorite amusement park in Lake Buena Vista. Discover the entertainment choices in this family-friendly area, or seek out the golf courses.

Walt Disney World® area
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Walt Disney World® area

4.5/5(8,531 reviews)

Discover why this fantasy land of theme parks, hotels and entertainment venues is the number one holiday destination on the planet.

Magic Kingdom® Park
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Magic Kingdom® Park

4.5/5(8,204 reviews)

One of the most famous theme parks in the world offers a land of fun and fantasy at the foot of a fairytale castle.

Disney Springs®
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Disney Springs®

4.5/5(10,572 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Disney Springs®, a favorite shopping spot in Lake Buena Vista. Stroll along the lakeside in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
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Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

4.5/5(6,609 reviews)

Anchored by the iconic Tree of Life® Attraction, Walt Disney World® Resort’s animal-themed park transports you from lush jungles to soaring mountains. 

Epcot®
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Epcot®

4.5/5(6,850 reviews)

Design your own race car and take an international food safari at the theme park that celebrates human achievement.

Top activities in Lake Buena Vista

Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets
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Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets

$119

Right now is a moment to capture. To crave. To savor together. Because now, more than ever, Walt Disney World® Resort has more to see, do, taste and experience than ever before. Enjoy the freedom to visit between 4 must-see Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks.

Kennedy Space Center with Transportation
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Kennedy Space Center with Transportation

$59

Walk in the footsteps of America's space pioneers on the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center. Enjoy professional service with comfortable roundtrip transportation from your Orlando-area hotel, explore the facility's incredible history, and learn about amazing careers in space travel.

Kennedy Space Center with Transportation
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Kennedy Space Center with Transportation

$119

Your Kennedy Space Center tour begins after an approximate 45-minute drive from Orlando. From the Visitor Complex, view rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, and see an actual Gemini program capsule on display in Early Space Exploration.

Florida Manatee Adventure & Airboat Ride
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Florida Manatee Adventure & Airboat Ride

$139

A perfect opportunity to escape from the theme parks and see what Florida is really all about! After breakfast, it’s off to the picturesque Crystal River – home to the endangered “gentle giant of the sea,” the Florida manatee.

Excursion to Clearwater Beach with Lunch from Orlando
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Excursion to Clearwater Beach with Lunch from Orlando

$80

Watch dolphins from the shore as you slip your feet into the pure white sand of Clearwater Beach, just a 90-minute ride from Orlando, located on the Gulf of Mexico. This panorama keeps locals and tourists coming back year after year.

Planet Hollywood Orlando Meal Card or Certificate
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Planet Hollywood Orlando Meal Card or Certificate

$25

Itinerary Enjoy lunch or dinner at Planet Hollywood, located in the heart of Disney Springs in Orlando. This recently renovated restaurant provides an extraordinary dining experience.

Reviews of Lake Buena Vista

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2338
5 - Excellent 57.899950470529966%
4 - Good
1323
4 - Good 32.76374442793462%
3 - Okay
267
3 - Okay 6.612184249628529%
2 - Disappointing
69
2 - Disappointing 1.7087667161961366%
1 - Terrible
41
1 - Terrible 1.0153541357107478%

5/5 - Excellent

RAD4624

Jan 16, 2020

Welll maintained. One dislike was that I was not made aware (verbally) that there was a $20 parking Fee. It should be part of the welcome package and other options should be available upon booking.

5/5 - Excellent

Harold

Jan 16, 2020

The staff and services offered were excellent, I will be coming back next year! Harold

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Very attentive staff - resolved a slow draining shower very promptly. Everyone was so friendly, it was a lovely experience.

5/5 - Excellent

Gil

Jan 16, 2020

We love visiting Disney

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

DisneyWorld was wonderful and our trip was only tarnished by our stay at the Dolphin Resorts and their fees that they charge after the fact.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

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