Official Walt Disney World© Hotel with Shuttles to Each Park
Located across from Downtown Disney© Marketplace, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort sits on 13 lakeside acres in sunny Lake Buena Vista. As an official Walt Disney World© hotel, it brims with little touches of the mouse's magic. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, guests can dig into a breakfast buffet at the onsite LakeView Restaurant while Goofy and Pluto mingle with diners and pose for photos. Covered by the daily resort fee is shuttled transportation to the four theme parks and its two water parks.
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista features two outdoor pools, including the kid-focused Oasis Aquatic Playground with water cannons and a spray playground. Nearby, at the outdoor Oasis Bar and Grill, chefs cook casual poolside eats. An onsite director of fun organizes children's activities throughout the day, such as poolside bingo and crafts. Younger guests may also visit the Kids' Corner and its board games, coloring books, and Wii gaming system.
The Disney-view guest rooms, outfitted with two double beds or one king bed, peer out over Downtown Disney© Marketplace. Each night, fireworks from Epcot© light up the sky in the distance.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida: Disney's Theme Parks and Other Family-Friendly Attractions
Directly across the street is Downtown Disney© Marketplace, where you can shop at the Marketplace or venture for a nightcap. Throughout the day, the hotel shuttle drops passengers off at theme-park entrances. Cinderella Castle towers over gentle children's rides and adrenaline-pumping roller coasters at Magic Kingdom© Park, the oldest of the parks. Disney's Hollywood Studios© re-creates the magic of Tinseltown with decor influenced by the 1930s-era silver screen. Housed in a reproduction of Grauman's Chinese Theater, The Great Movie Ride journeys through legendary moments in cinematic history, including scenes from The Wizard of Oz, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Singin' in the Rain. The park’s World Showcase presents the culture, architecture, and cuisine of 11 countries.
About 5 miles away, SeaWorld is home to several species of marine life, including sharks, dolphins, manatees, and stingrays. Marvel at the killer whales' grace, agility, and bedazzled tutus as they breach and race about their enclosure during various Shamu shows. Opening April 27, the new TurtleTrek attraction delves into the life of sea turtles in a 3-D 360-degree theater.