Magic Kingdom Park is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division, the park opened on October 1, 1971, as the first of four theme parks at the resort. Initialized by Walt Disney and designed by WED Enterprises, its layout and attractions are based on Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and is dedicated to fairy tales and Disney characters.
The park is represented by Cinderella Castle, inspired by the fairy tale castle seen in the 1950 film. In 2015, the park hosted 20.49 million visitors, making it the most visited theme park in the world for the tenth consecutive year and the most visited theme park in North America for at least the past fifteen years.[1] An example of many sand sculptures within the lobbies of this grand hotel. One yummy castle! The World of Chocolate Museum is amazing & you get to sample chocolates at the end of the tour One of the best parts of completing the Round the World tour at Epcot Center is the performances given by all the artists in each country. This was in China, and the dancers had all of the onlookers mesmerized. As I've gotten older, I've grown out of some of the other parks at Disney and really come to enjoy strolling through Epcot. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older, but I felt like it made a lot of sense considering how much I've fallen in love with travel. Visiting each country at Epcot only made me want to visit those places in real life. #colorful Never tire of this landmark.... amazing at night.
Morocco Pavillion at Epcot in Disneyworld
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#patterns Out for a sunset walk with my wife here in Disney Springs, Fl Enjoying an awesome beer at the greatest place in Epcot Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake, Epcot Center, Florida Caribbean beach resort pond in the morning Downtown Disney/Disney Marketplace - Florida Flowering garden celebration at Epcot Epcot Park at Disneyworld
#stunningstructure A picture from a morning boat ride to Downtown Disney from the Port Orleans resort. We were first in line on a Saturday. The rides start at 10:00, but it was quiet that beautiful morning and only a few other people were on the boats. Construction at Downtown Disney has made parking a nightmare. I definitely recommend taking a boat ride there if possible! #waterlust Amphicar Rides !! I have to get one of these... Amphibious Classic cars are about as cool as it gets! These rare “Amphicars” drive on land and in the water. For a mere $125 you get your own car with a Captain and up to three people. This is the only place in the world you can experience this unique ride! Disney Springs hosts the world’s largest, hand-painted helium balloon!
The balloon was custom-built for Disney by the Paris-based company Aérophile and is filled with 210,000 cubic feet of helium. The balloon’s basket holds about 30 people and rises on tethers to around 400 feet.
That big sucking sound is not a hole in the balloon ... it’s coming from your wallet. Expect to pay about $20 for adults and $15 for the kiddies for this short ride. Yummy! Cool photo taken from the boat house Experimental Prototype Community of tomorrow.
Photo taken with my iPhone 5.
Love Florida clouds. Really took this photo as a Day 43 - Resting in Disney Springs.
A couple dressed in their silvery best in honour of Alice in Wonderland. Best 'za in central Florida (from a Chicagoan's perspective) Legos Fireworks at Marriott World Center View over looking the pool So much yummy and different foods Beautiful pool A little Disney magic in one of the clock tower in Germany. Blue skies with the House of Blues We drove over for the day to visit my sister Malathi and her friend Prahba and visited had a great Birthday lunch and walked around Downtown Disney.
The Ghiradelli Ice Cream waffle cone was outrageously good. After a long day in the park and Illuminations fireworks in the evening, I took this picture with my iPhone 6+ as I was heading to the trams. World Disney World Helado de maiz...mmm... Planet Earth. Epcot Center at night! This photo was taken at 21th February 2014 from an IPhone 6 without flashlight. #epcot #atnight Young mouseketeer, doing what comes naturally at Downtown Marketplace. Cars that float! Had to be Disney behind this magical creation. Downtown Disney. We had dinner with good friends from New York Carol Nemore and Jerry Andritz at the Rain Forest Cafe in Downtown Disney. We had an excellent meal and good times with great friends.
Many awesome Coral Aquariums with bright tropical fish. Glimpse of Spaceship Earth from the World Showcase. Cool 👌 View from our room of the river. #green #Disney Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow... Spaceship Earth at night is spectacular. My favorite time to go is in the fall when there are less crowds. #Patterns Morning walk not too shabby this morning. The new Morimoto Asia in Walt Disney World's Disney Springs. I haven't tried the duck yet, but I will eventually! The Marriott World in Orlando now has a nightly laser show Sunset at Epcot Avoid visiting on any holiday.... Serious! Pirate room at Disney's Caribbean resort. Great stay for all kids. #restaurant
Small eatery, great fish and shrimp but it is the bar that makes this place. Epcot center, always wanted to see this in person since I was a kid. Nice spot to rest before hitting the market in epcot At the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, near Orlando, a beautiful view of their lake, pool, and golf course. Especially pretty time of day, with the trees reflecting back into the lake at sunset. An amazing resort! China, in EPCOT, Walt Disney World, Florida. If you live local, and need to travel (but can't), it's something! Alligators and turtles in the lobby at Gaylord Palms. Spaceship Earth! Beer sampler in London. Epcot flower garden festival. Enjoying a cucumber cocktail and the view. Downtown Disney. For discoveries and culture plan your trip to Epcot! Spaceship Earth (the big ball) takes you back to the dawn of man and teaches you all about human technology and advancements.
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#orlando Mhoor excellent seafood at the Gaylord Palms Epcot comes alive at night! It's such a beautiful place to visit. Ice sculptures in Orlando, Florida. There were maid by Japanese crafts man and transported to The location. Amazing The lego store in Disney Springs has some cool mega lego structures including this sea dragon; great place to get a break from the amusement parks, so some souvenir shopping and dining. #disney #disneyworld #orlando #disneysprings #lifeatexpedia Koi Pond at Epcot, 2000 visit Epcot on memorial day weekend.... WTF was I thinking ! Save me ! By the pool Assorted pieces of heaven #SweetSpot Just a simple ride, but happy faces all around anyway! #waterlust
One of the best pools that Disney properties has. Two water slides and lots of FL sun. Sunset at International Showcase in Epcot. Truly talented people who are behind the Flower and Garden festival. New Italian restaurant in Disney Springs.
They have a lunch menu till 4PM and a Dinner menu. Lovely outdoor setting good wine list. Free bread served with olive oil and roasted garlic. Very nice but not a place for a family with small children.
And apparently the birds can be very forward noo
( that's my bread) caught in a torrential downpour while exploring Old Town but did get to see lots of the awesome classic cars that come out for the weekly Friday night car show - a busy tourist spot but a nice change from the neighboring Disney/Sea World/Universal parks fabulous place to stay Butterfly house Epcot Lake Bryan, Florida Back alley, Morocco pavilion. Flower show at EPCOT Taken from the Germany Pavilion looking towards Spaceship Earth. Beautiful sky and spring blooms today. Sunrise. Crème Brûlée - Amorette's Patisserie at Disney Springs #SweetSpot EPCOT Center and Monorail in Disney World. A not-to-miss scene is the periodic feeding of the large fish (snook, tarpon) in the Key West section of this resort hotel. This property, especially at Christmastime, is a wonderful diversion from the theme parks. The huge Christmas tree in the lobby of the Gaylord Palms hotel, providing a backdrop to the stage where numerous musical productions are offered. Mayan replica Awesome place to eat in Orlando where the dinosaurs come to life every 15 minutes Replica of a German town Great food and music. There's nothing like Spaceship Earth at night!
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#orlando Disney is the quintessential summer vacation destination. #EndlessSummer Lake Buena Vista, FL - Disney Springs - Lego Sea Serpent
Disney Springs is full of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Don't miss the Lego Store! (Note: This photo was taken a long time ago.)
#Green Walt Disney World vacation in early December. Typhoon Lagoon was basically empty. Loved it. An amazing resort in Orlando, FL #LifeAtExpedia Disney World Orlando (Florida) - Epcot - World Showcase - China - Street of Good Fortune
Disney’s Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a A&W All American Food - diner. Dumbo in his mom's trunk Recorded word spreads the message far and wide. Plaque commemorating Epcot's dedication in 1982 Margaritaville
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Get an overview of this hotelCondo-style family resort 1 mile from Walt Disney World Resort

Expedia Local Expert Concierge

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
24-hour business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Views by theme parks

These 1- and 2-bedroom condo-style suites are 2 miles from Walt Disney World Resort's entrance at Lake Buena Vista, about 3 miles from Disney Springs® Area. Orange County Convention Center is 6 miles from the resort.

Pool and lake fun

With 900 feet of lakefront footage, the Blue Heron Beach Resort offers myriad water adventures such as jet skiing and water skiing. Families can also stay cool in freeform and kids' pools or warm up in the outdoor spa tub.

Balconies, kitchens

In every condo-style suite, spacious balconies access the cool breezes that blow off Lake Bryan. Each Blue Heron suite also includes a fully equipped kitchen with service for 8, along with a washer and dryer.

Languages Spoken

Property Amenities

Property Amenities

This Orlando waterfront resort is within 2 miles of the Lake Buena Vista entrance to Walt Disney World Resort and 3 miles of Disney Springs® Area. Universal Studios is a 7-mile drive away. A Starbucks drive-thru is on site. The hotel complex also features a mini-golf course, souvenir shops, and dining venues. A full-service spa is nearby.

With a dock on site, this lakefront resort does not skimp on water sports: water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, power boating, and a wetlands walkway are all available on site or nearby. The Blue Heron Beach Resort has a large family pool, a small intimate pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub. A 24-hour fitness center and a miniature golf course provide further recreation options.

A concierge at the Blue Heron Beach Resort assists with activities, while WiFi allows guests in town for business to stay in touch. Along with WiFi, a mandatory resort fee provides guests with parking during their stay and shuttle services to Epcot and SeaWorld.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Local Expert Concierge 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 2007 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Beach towels 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 16 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Separate living room  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Washer/dryer  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Washer/dryer 
  • Furnished balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Limited housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • DVD player 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Jetted bathtub 
  • Kitchen 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Separate living room 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Number of bedrooms -  
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Microwave 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Second bathroom 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Separate bedroom 

Where to Eat

This Orlando hotel has the following on-site dining options:

Starbucks

Dunkin Donuts

Cici's Pizza

Subway

There are 62 dining options within two miles of the resort:

Outback Steakhouse

Hurricane Bar and Wings

Lone Star Steakhouse

Bahama Breeze

Applebees Neighborhood Bar and Grill

Wendy's

Lobster Feast

Entertainment

The Blue Heron Beach Resort is near several night clubs and bars, and one mile from the entrance to Walt Disney World. The resort offers weekend poolside entertainment during peak seasons.

Nearby Things to Do

The Blue Heron Beach Resort occupies 900 feet of lakeshore, with a private dock. Lake activities include motor boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking—either on site or nearby. Water skis, boats, and other rentals are available from an independently operated water-sports center just a short walk from the hotel along the lake. The center can also deliver personal watercraft to the hotel's own dock.

The hotel has one large family pool, one small intimate pool, a children's pool, and an outdoor spa tub.

Numerous public golf courses in the area include Celebration, in the nearby planned community of the same name, and Orlando's own Crooked Cat. The Hawaiian Rumble Adventure miniature golf course is next door to the hotel.

Nature-lovers may want to visit Blue Spring State Park, the winter home of Florida's exotic (and endangered) manatee population, 40 miles away.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

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Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Property Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
This property will place a credit/debit card authorization for up to USD 350 (USD 50 per night, max of USD 350) upon check-in for incidentals. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Cleaning fee: USD 45.00 per accommodation, per stay
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Property Name

  • Blue Heron Beach
  • Blue Heron Beach Resort
  • Blue Heron Beach Resort Condo
  • Blue Heron Beach Resort Condo Orlando
  • Blue Heron Beach Resort Orlando
  • Blue Heron Resort
  • Heron Beach
  • Heron Beach Resort
  • Heron Resort
  • Blue Heron Beach Hotel Orlando

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

20% Off Excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando

Book a stay in a rate plan displaying the “Limited Time Offer: 20% Excursion Discount” green tag now-December 31, 2018 for travel now-February 1, 2019 and receive 20% off the price of excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando.

Full details provided at check-in. Reservation for excursions must be made by visiting the Local Expert concierge desk located in the hotel lobby. Excursions must be purchased by December 31, 2018, for redemption by February 1, 2019. A maximum of 2 tickets per excursion may be purchased using this offer. Offer is only valid for excursions through Florida Dolphin Tours in Orlando carried by Local Expert. Additional tickets may be purchased at the regular retail rate. Taxes are included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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