Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area
Just across the street from this hotel is the Disney Springs™ shopping-and-entertainment complex—and that’s just the closest of the easily accessible Disney properties nearby. Continuous shuttle transportation ferries guests to and from all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. After a day of fun with their favorite characters, little ones can burn off any remaining energy in the hotel’s aquatic play area while their parents relax at the adjacent Oasis Bar & Grill.
- Disney Character Breakfast every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning
- Poolside fun: The hotel’s two swimming pools are flanked by beach-volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts.
- Dining options include the main eatery, Lakeview Restaurant, the outdoor patio Oasis Bar & Grill, the late-night cocktail bar Eclipse Lounge, and the convenient Sundial 24/7 market.
- Guest rooms are equipped with premium WiFi and flat-screen high-definition TVs.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida: Gateway to World-Famous Theme Parks and Downtown Orlando
About 20 miles from downtown Orlando, Lake Buena Vista is the home of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and is named after the street where The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank is located. The world’s most-visited entertainment resort, spanning nearly 30,000 acres, encompasses four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Area. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day at Magic Kingdom® Park by boarding Space Mountain® Attraction, a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. After that, ride past the ghastly goofballs inside The Haunted Mansion. For dinner, head over to Epcot® to sample cuisine from Morocco, Mexico, France, Italy, and several other countries at the World Showcase. The park’s success has brought an influx of other theme parks to Orlando, including Universal Studios and SeaWorld.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando’s vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as the CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which holds improv shows 5 nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north from the arts district, you’ll find several cultural institutions surrounding Orlando Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, with a collection featuring pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. Loch Haven Park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando Science Center. Visit the science center to take a rover across a simulation of Mars’ red surface, or race model cars down a more than 50-foot pinewood derby track.
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