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Lake Buena Vista holidays - Joyful, lively and bustling
The home of Walt Disney World Resort, we can think of no place your kids would rather be than right in the thick of Disney's magical ambience and incredible theme parks. With restaurants and shopping aplenty, it's a location none of the family will forget in a hurry.
Close-by to all the theme park action
Lake Buena Vista is home to the Walt Disney World Resort, and located just outside Orlando. You will be able to drive to the theme parks and entertainments of International Drive in about 20 minutes.
Walt Disney World Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista, so if you choose to stay in this area, you will be in a prime position for visiting the four theme parks and two water parks of Disney. For more information on these, click on the Travel Guide for Walt Disney World Resort.
Home to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, this is a fantastic location for snapping up mega-bargains. Outlet favourites include Converse Shoes, Fossil, Gap, Levis, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger and Nike. You will make the most unbelievable savings at these stores. There is free and plentiful parking so you can either drive, or take advantage of the free shuttle service from various locations.
Eating, Drinking & Nightlife
There is a wide variety of neighbourhood restaurants around Lake Buena Vista, Johnnies Hideaway is a favourite place for a treat and the UNO Chicago Bar & Grill is popular for its pizza. If you’re in the mood for Mexican there is Chevy’s Fresh Mex, and there are also some great value options such as Sweet Tomatoes which has a healthy but tasty buffet.
In addition there are also the vast number of restaurants, bars and venues of Downtown Disney, Disney’s Boardwalk and the large resort hotels such as the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa. For more details of these, go to the Walt Disney World Resort Travel Guide or the relevant hotel on our website.
The advantage of Lake Buena Vista is there is more space to breath, and so the hotels in this area tend to be more spacious and with great facilities. The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa is a fantastic option for those wanting to be close to Disney, and the apartment-style suites are perfect for families. Other self-catering options include Staybridge Suites and Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista. A luxurious option is the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress featuring golf courses, a private lake with white sand beach and a swimming pool that is practically a waterpark in its own right.
All of the Disney resort hotels are located in Lake Buena Vista, on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort.